THETA WiFi Reset

THETA WiFi Reset

You can easily perform a THETA WiFi reset by either pressing down the WiFi button V models or the mode and Wi-Fi buttons on the Z1 model.

The RICOH THETA Wi-Fi password is set as the numbers from the serial number from the factory. For example, if the serial number is YN10010104, then the default password is 10010104. Be careful to just type in the digits. The default is 2.4GHz.

You can set the Wi-Fi frequency to 5GHz for faster download speed. You can also change the password for additional security. If you are unable to connect to your RICOH THETA camera, you can reset the Wi-Fi by pressing and hold the Wi-Fi and mode buttons on the side of the camera.

THETA WiFi Reset Button Combination

The Z1 should be on when you start this procedure. As the process can be cumbersome, I like to use two hands.

Keep Holding the Buttons Down

You need to keep holding the two buttons down simultaneously until a red flashing light appears on the LED.

The red light should be flashing.

Z1 LED on front of camera is flashing during Wi-Fi reset procedure

After several seconds, the Z1 will shut down. You can now turn the camera on by pressing the power button.

After the camera turns on, the Wi-Fi settings should be reset.

This technique may also solve some mobile app connection problems.

Other Options for THETA WiFi Reset

You can reset all the options in the camera using the USB API. The WebAPI also has camera.reset. However, if you can’t connect to your camera with WiFi, then you can’t use the camera.reset WebAPI.

Notable Replies

  1. This is a useful technique for working with THETA. I don’t use it too often, but when I need it, it’s nice to have the exact sequence available.

    Please note, for THETA V, the technique is different. Press and hold the Wi-Fi button only. It should take approx 10 seconds total.

  2. Avatar for craig craig says:

    I also think it is the wifi only button on the THETA S as well. Have you tested the SC2 wifi reset?

  3. For the SC2, it’s the Wi-Fi and Mode buttons pressed and held simultaneously. It seems to take approx 8 seconds.

  4. Avatar for craig craig says:

    Wifi Reset on RICOH THETA by model

    model wifi reset buttons approximate time
    Z1 Wi-Fi + mode 11 seconds
    V WiFi only 10 seconds
    SC2 Wifi + mode 8 seconds
    S Wifi only

    Reasons you may want to reset Wi-Fi

    • forgot wifi password of RICOH THETA or you bought a used camera and the previous owner changed the password and didn’t tell you the new password
    • you changed it to 5GHz with another phone and the phone you are using only supports 2.4GHz
    • something has gone awry and you can’t connect and you want to reset the wifi to see if it will help

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