Dash Cam LED Indicator
- Constant White: Normal Recording
- Flashing White: Emergency Recording
- Breathing Blue: Wi-Fi Hotspot Activated (Dash Cam not recording at this time)
- Flashing Blue: Firmware update or SD card formatting
- Red: Abnormal State i.e. SD card related or other issues
- No Light: Dash Cam off
Key Point Before Pairing
- Make sure SD card is inserted in Smart Dash Cam (SD card is not included inside the box) We recommend using 16G or 32G class 10 or upper SD card in ZUS Smart Dash Cam. If you are using a 64G SD card, please format the SD card (refer to Q3) before usage. This is caused by the format of the card type itself.
- Turn on WiFi & Bluetooth. On the Android phone please enable location service in your phone settings.
- During the pairing process when the Dash Cam LED light shows breathing blue the device is not on the recording.
Step 1: Download the "ZUS" app from the Apple App Store or Google Play
Step 2: Plugin a USB power cable and turn on your vehicle's engine to power up the device. (LED light turns to constant white )
Step 3: Click on the profile icon on the top left corner then select ZUS Smart Dash Cam to start with.
Step 4: Single click on Dash Cam LED button to trigger the light turns into breathing blue.
Step 5: Follow the app guidance to find Dash Cam Wi-Fi in phone settings and key in the password.
Step 6: Adjust the Dash Cam angle by the live screen to finish pairing.
What to do if I get a reset prompt out?
If you get the below reset prompt out, you may follow the message to complete the device reset. After you click on "OK" the device should be turned off for reset automatically. Then you can press the LED button to turn back on the device and repeat the pairing process.
Why did I get a 'Not connected to Wi-Fi' reminder for my Android phone?
Please enable location service in your phone settings.
1. Settings > Security and Location > Location on
2. Settings > apps & notifications > find "ZUS" > permissions > location on
And repeat the pairing process.
How to format my SD card?
You need to manually turn off your Dash Cam ( press the LED button for 2 seconds until the LED light off) before the format. When you see the indicator light turns off, long press the button until the light turns to flash blue. Wait until the LED indicator light turns on white again, then you will know the SD card has been formatted successfully.
You can also format your SD card by using a card reader on a computer running in the Windows system. (Do NOT use Mac to format)
1. insert the DC-SD card in a card reader and plug it into a computer.
2. Open the 'Computer' window by pressing Windows Key + E on your keyboard
3. Find your SD card in the 'Devices with Removable Storage' section. Right-click on your SD card and select Format.
4. Make sure to select the below options:
File system: FAT32
Allocation unit size: 64 kilobytes
Format options: Quick Format
5. Click Start
Why does it take so long for the live view to come out?
This is a sign of your dashcam Wi-Fi that could have been interfered with by other Wi-Fi sources. Thus we would suggest you:
1. move to an outdoor open environment to complete the calibration rather than indoor.
2. Also, it is normal that the first time calibration might take some time. You just need a little bit of patient with us for about 2-3 minutes.
Things you need to make sure and try on are:
1. Dash Cam LED light is in breathing blue.
2. WI-FI is connected with your app
3. Exit and re-enter the calibration page for few times.
How to reset the device via the reset button?
You can manually reset the Dash Cam by pressing the reset button next to the SD card slot.
1. Make sure the Dash Cam is powered on with LED constant white light.
2. Press the reset button with a pin.
3. Wait until you hear a beep sound from the device and the LED will turn to flash a blue light.
4. Turn back on the device and continue with the pairing process.
Is it normal if I get an "Internet may not be available" prompt out on my phone during the pairing process?
Yes, it's quite normal, especially for Android users. The Smart Dash Cam Wi-Fi provides a signal to connect Dash Cam with the ZUS app, it's normal for your phone to identify this Wi-Fi as a non-Internet available Wi-Fi.
Thus, to make sure a connection build-up, you will need to choose to "keep WiFi connection" rather than switch to mobile data. Then you may go back to the ZUS app to process the pairing.
Related ZUS Smart Dash Cam articles:
- Why should I format my SD card on a regular basis?
- ZUS Smart Dash Cam OTA Guidance
- ZUS Smart Dash Cam FAQ
- How to Manage My Device?