To get new features and optimize the performance of your GoPro Hero 11 Black, make sure that you always keep it up to date with the latest camera software.

In this post, you’ll learn how to update the GoPro Hero 11 Black to the latest Software (Firmware).

 

Why Should You Update Your GoPro Hero 11?


GoPro releases firmware updates for its cameras from time to time. Therefore, you should always ensure that your GoPro’s firmware is up to date. It enables you to get various new features available, performance improvements, usability improvements, general improvements, and bug fixes.

There are 2 ways to update your GoPro Hero 11 camera software:

  1. Via GoPro app
  2. Manual update

 

How to Update GoPro Hero 11 Black – Via GoPro App


The easiest way to update your GoPro Hero 11 Black is by using the GoPro app. Here’s how to do it:

Step #1: Ensure that your phone has internet access.

Step #2: Enable your GoPro Hero 11 Black’s WiFi and connect it to the network in your phone’s Wireless Settings.

connect WiFi

Step #3: Launch the GoPro App on your phone.

Step #4: Select Control Your GoPro and then select your GoPro Hero 11 from the menu.

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Step #5: If an update is available, the app will immediately prompt you to update your camera.

Step #6: Click Update to continue.

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Step #7: Read the legal disclaimer. Press Accept & Continue.

Accept & Continue

The GoPro App will now transfer the new camera software to the camera. The camera will display ‘Transferring Files to your camera’. When the process is done, the app will notify you that the update was successful.

Transferring

Note: Your Hero 11 will power off and on a number of times as it updates its software. As the camera powers off it may disconnect from the app’s WiFi. In such an event, reconnect to the camera on your phone’s WiFi Settings and then relaunch the GoPro App.

Have a look at this video by GoPro to understand better how to update your camera’s firmware using the GoPro app.

 

How To Update GoPro Hero 11 Black Manually


If for some reason, you’re unable to do so using the GoPro app, then you can also opt to update your Hero 11 manually.

Update GoPro Hero 11 Black Manually – Mac OS

Here are the steps to update your GoPro Hero 11 Black manually using a Mac system:

Step #1: Download the Update File using this link.

Step #2: Insert your camera’s microSD card into your computer using a microSD card adapter or USB reader.

Step 1 Mac

Step #3: Transfer the Update File to your microSD card. Here’s how to do it:

  • Open a new Finder window and select Downloads on the left to find the UPDATE.zip file.
  • Double-click on the UPDATE.zip file.
  • Look for your microSD card in the Devices section in the sidebar. It will be listed as Untitled (unless you renamed your card). Drag the Update File to your microSD card.
  • Eject your microSD card by selecting the eject icon

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Step #4: With your camera powered off, insert the microSD card into your camera and power it on.

Your GoPro Hero 11 will automatically start the update. The camera will beep and turn itself off and on several times. A check mark on the front screen will let you know when it’s done.

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However, if you get a ‘CAMERA UPDATE FAILED’ message, remove and reinsert the battery and restart from the beginning.

Note: Your camera’s battery must be at least 20% charged to install the update.

 

Update GoPro Hero 11 Black Manually – Windows

Here are the steps to update your GoPro Hero 11 Black manually using a Windows PC:

Step #1: Download the Update File using this link.

Step #2: Insert your camera’s microSD card into your computer using a microSD card adapter or USB reader.

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Step #3: Transfer the Update File to your microSD card. Here’s how to do it:

  • Click the Windows icon in the lower-left corner of your screen
  • Click “Computer” in the right-hand list.
  • Click “Download” on the left to find the Update.zip file.
  • Right-click on the UPDATE.zip file, click Extract All, and then Save.
  • The UPDATE folder will appear next to the original UPDATE.zip file you downloaded.
  • Look in the devices section on the left. Your microSD card will be listed here as “No Name” (unless you renamed it). Drag the Update File to your microSD card.
  • Right-click to eject your microSD card.

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Step #4: With your camera powered off, insert the microSD card into your camera and power it on.

Your GoPro Hero 11 will automatically start the update. The camera will beep and turn itself off and on several times. A check mark on the front screen will let you know when it’s done.

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However, if you get a ‘CAMERA UPDATE FAILED’ message, remove and reinsert the battery and restart from the beginning.

Note: Your camera’s battery must be at least 20% charged to install the update.

 

Final Words


So, that’s how you can easily update your GoPro Hero 11 Black action camera. In almost all scenarios, updating your camera by using the GoPro app is the most convenient way to update your camera. However, if for some reason, you’re unable to do so using the GoPro app, then you can also opt to update your Hero 11 manually.

Just keep in mind that the battery of your GoPro Hero 11 Black must be at least 20% charged to install the update.

 

Thanks for reading!

I hope this guide helped you learn about all the ways to update your GoPro Hero 11 Black action camera. 🙂

 

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