One of the most popular action cameras around: GoPro is your true companion when it comes to shooting your memorable adventures, like skiing, surfing, motorcycling, kayaking and so on. However, if you own a GoPro, you must have felt that sometimes it is a bit difficult to control this tiny camera by using its buttons or touchscreen, especially if it’s mounted somewhere not so accessible. To overcome this struggle, the newer models of GoPro come with the option of voice commands.
So, now there’s no need to pause and fiddle with your GoPro anymore! GoPro voice commands will help you get the footage you want, without the hassle of scrolling through menus. With this feature enabled, you just need to call out the commands when the camera is powered on, even if it’s on standby!
In this article, we’ll discuss 12+ major voice commands to control your GoPro, plus some secret commands.
Does Your GoPro Have Voice Control?
Before proceeding further, you must know that not all GoPros have the feature of Voice Control. You get it only in the newer models. These models can understand voice commands in ten different languages. Here’s the list of these models:
- HERO 12 Black
- HERO 11 Black
- HERO 11 Mini
- HERO 10 Black
- HERO 10 Black
- HERO 9 Black
- HERO 8 Black
- HERO 7 (White, Silver, & Black)
- HERO 6 Black
- HERO 5 Black
- HERO 5 Session
- HERO (2018)
If your GoPro is on the list above, you can use this feature right away! Also, since this is now a standard GoPro feature, you can be assured that it will be available in all the future models too.
Don’t get disheartened if your GoPro is not on the list. You always have the option of an upgrade. Or there are other options to remotely control your GoPro too: like purchasing a GoPro remote, or using the Capture app on your phone.
12 GoPro Voice Commands
GoPro Voice Commands is a cool feature, which is surprisingly simple and intuitive too! It lets you start/stop recording video, capture photos, start/stop time lapse, turn your GoPro off and a lot more…
Here’s the updated list of 12 commands that come standard in all GoPro cameras that support Voice Commands:
- GoPro Start Recording
- GoPro HiLight
- GoPro Stop Recording
- GoPro Take a Photo
- GoPro Shoot Burst
- GoPro Start Time Lapse
- GoPro Stop Time Lapse
- GoPro Video Mode
- GoPro Photo Mode
- GoPro Time Lapse Mode
- GoPro Burst Mode
- GoPro Turn Off
In addition to these commands, here are some other commands that are supported only by a few voice command enabled GoPro models:
- GoPro Turn On (only with HERO 12 Black, 11 Black, 10 Black, 9 Black, 8 Black, HERO 7 Black, HERO 6 Black, & Remo + HERO 5 Black)
- GoPro Capture (HERO 7 cameras only)
- GoPro Stop Capture (HERO 7 cameras only)
The 2 Secret GoPro Voice Commands
There are also two ‘secret’ voice commands that your GoPro understands. These commands aren’t listed officially, but do work:
- “That was sick”
- “Oh shit!”
When you use these commands, your GoPro will do the same as it would do if you used the ‘GoPro HiLight’ command. It will mark the video at that exact moment and a highlight tag will be added. Isn’t it cool?
Does the GoPro 10 Have Voice Commands?
Yes, the GoPro HERO 10 Black has voice commands, allowing you to control various camera functions hands-free. This feature is convenient when your hands are occupied, or the camera is not easily accessible. The voice commands enable you to start and stop recording, switch between shooting modes, and perform other basic functions. Remember that the effectiveness of voice control may vary depending on the shooting conditions, such as in noisy environments, when the camera is inside a housing, or underwater.
The GoPro HERO 10 Black does not introduce any new voice commands compared to the previous models like the HERO 9 Black. The voice control feature in the HERO 10 Black supports the same set of commands for basic functions, such as starting and stopping recordings, slow motion, switching between shooting modes, and capturing photos or time-lapses. Find all the best setting for your GoPro Hero 10 in the article below: GoPro HERO 10 Black Settings Cheat Sheet (FREE Download).
The voice commands remain consistent across these models to maintain familiarity and ease of use for users upgrading from older GoPro cameras.
How Do You Use Voice Command on GoPro 11?
The GoPro HERO 11 Black comes with voice control, allowing you to operate basic camera functions hands-free. This feature proves to be extremely convenient when your hands are occupied, the camera is out of reach, or when wearing gloves. Note, that voice control may not be effective in noisy environments, when the camera is inside a housing, at long distances, or underwater.
Similar to previous models, the HERO 11 Black shares the same voice control options as the HERO 10 Black. The HERO 11 Black Mini has fewer voice controls due to its limited shooting modes.
Voice commands on the HERO 11 Black fall into two categories: Action Commands and Mode Switching Commands.
Action Commands control capture, with the simplest being “Capture” and “Stop Capture,” which are equivalent to pressing the shutter button. Other commands enable switching between shooting modes, such as saying “GoPro Take a Photo” when in video mode.
Mode Switching Commands help switch between camera modes, but they do not activate the shutter or function while recording a video or timelapse. To stop recording, use the “GoPro stop capture” command or press the shutter button.
Find more useful info on GoPro Hero 11 timelapse and time warp:
- GoPro Hero 11 Time Lapse & Time Warp GUIDE + Best Settings
- GoPro Hero 11 Time Warp Guide (Settings Explained)
The GoPro HERO11 Black’s voice control feature offers a convenient way to manage basic camera functions when your hands are occupied or the camera is not easily accessible. However, the effectiveness of voice control may vary depending on the shooting conditions. By familiarizing yourself with the available voice commands and their limitations, you can make the most of this feature during your adventures.
GoPro Voice Control Supported Languages
As I’ve let you know before, GoPro Voice Control supports ten languages. These languages include:
- English (U.S., U.K., Australian & India)**
* Voice control is not available for these languages with Remo. **English (India) is only available in Hero7 camera.
How Do I Turn On Voice Control On My GoPro?
Voice command feature in GoPro isn’t enabled out of the box. You need to manually turn it on.
Here are the steps for GoPro Hero:
- Swipe down on the main screen.
- Tap on the voice command icon
For GoPro Session, you need to follow these steps:
- Go to Settings section of the Capture
- Turn the Voice Command feature ON or OFF.
Once these simple steps are followed, you’re all set! Your GoPro is now listening to you…
Now, you may feel that it can be a bit cumbersome to memorize all the voice commands. Well, you don’t need to worry! In case you forget the commands, you can always find it on your GoPro under Preferences > List of commands. In Preferences, you can also set your preferred language for voice commands.
Ideal Situations for Using GoPro Voice Commands
GoPro Voice Commands is a fantastic and useful feature. You no more need to fiddle with the complicated menus of your GoPro while you’re having fun and doing your favourite outdoor activities, such as surfing, climbing, cycling or paddling.
This feature is a MUST in certain situations! Let me give you an example. Suppose you go on a white water kayaking expedition with your GoPro. If you want to capture the amazing footage or pictures of your escapade along the waterfall, you won’t be able to press the button or use the touchscreen while you’re constantly and rapidly on the move. Giving a voice command, however, is a pretty convenient thing to do. And your GoPro will surely obey! 🙂
Which Voice Command Is You Favorite?
Utilizing voice commands with your GoPro can significantly enhance your user experience, making it more convenient and efficient to operate your camera while engaging in various activities. With a wide range of commands available, including basic commands like turning the camera on and off, changing modes, starting and stopping recordings, and more advanced commands like adding HiLight tags or controlling multiple cameras, voice control offers a hands-free way to manage your GoPro. Also secret commands and personalization options provide a fun and unique way to interact with your camera, further expanding its capabilities.
By mastering the available voice commands and incorporating them into your filming process, you can focus more on your adventures and less on camera operation. Voice control allows for seamless adjustments and quick changes to settings, ensuring that you capture the perfect shot every time. As you explore the world of GoPro voice commands, you’ll discover a new level of convenience and ease that can transform the way you capture and share your experiences. Embracing this powerful feature will undoubtedly help you get the most out of your GoPro and elevate your content creation to new heights.
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I hope this guide helped you know all about the GoPro voice commands. 🙂
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