Wireless Mobile Utility
By Nikon Corporation
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
The Wireless Mobile Utility connects your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to Nikon digital cameras wirelessly (via Wi-Fi), letting you download photos, take pictures remotely, and share them hassle-free via e-mail or upload to social networking sites.
-View the scene through the camera lens live in the app window.
-Establish a wireless connection and take pictures with the camera or remotely from the iOS device (see note).
-Automatically add new pictures to the camera roll.
-View existing pictures remotely and add selected photos to the camera roll.
-Pass photos to other apps via iOS file-sharing and share them hassle-free.
-Add location data from the iOS device to pictures during upload.
-Control optical zoom on COOLPIX cameras (see note).
-Make pictures brighter or darker with the live view window (see note).
-Use the camera to select pictures for download before connecting (see note).
-Take pictures with the self-timer.
-Synchronize the camera clock with iOS devices.
- Cannot be operated with a SnapBridge-compatible camera.
-Note: The features available vary with the camera. See the camera manual or the link below for details.
-The app may not recognize photos taken with non-supported cameras.
-The app can not be used to download movies or record movies remotely.
-Download of Motion Snapshots is restricted to the photograph portion only.
-Only one camera can be connected at a time.
-Performance varies with network and local conditions.
For more information, see the app manual, which can be downloaded from the following URL:
Before using the app, download and read the End User License Agreement, available at the following URL:
Supported Digital Cameras as of December 2016
Requires a camera with built-in wireless LAN or support for the WU-1a/b wireless mobile adapter.
The S800c and S810c are not supported.
D610, D600, D750, D7200, D7100, D3300, D3200, D5500, D5300, D5200, Df
Nikon 1 V3, V2, J5, J4, J3, S2, S1, AW1
COOLPIX S7000, S6900, S6800, S6600, S6500, S9900(s), S9700(s), S9600, S9500, S5300, S5200, S3700, L810, P520, P330, P7800, P900(s), P610(s), P600, P530, P340, COOLPIX A, AW130(s), AW120(s), AW110, AW110s,
iOS Device System Requirements
iOS 8.4 or later, iOS 9.1 or later, iOS 10 or later
There is no guarantee that this app will run on all devices.
iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trade names mentioned in this document are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
What's New in Version 1.5.0
Added iOS 9 and 10 support.
Ended iOS 7 support.
Fixed bug associated with appending location info to images.
My experience WMU
I have both an older iPad mini and an iPhone 6 and have used WMU on both for over a year.
The concerns over connecting and disconnecting during use seem to be not an issue with WMU but rather with how the iOS wifi works. I attempted to use my WMU during graduation at Radio City Music hall. I could connect to the WMU but not for long. The next day while at home I tried again and it worked flawlessly. This morning again after a huge party last night the connection was fantastic. It quickly showed me all 177 images on my D7100 and transferred quickly 4 full sized files to my iPad mini.
The difference in usability seems to be that when used in an area with numerous wifi connections available the WMU has a hard time staying connected. Even in airplane mode my iPhone wanted to grab the best "internet" wifi connection and I believe is the reason the WMU had difficulties in Radio City Music Hall.
So if you are in an area with limited wireless connections available the WMU should work great. Use it in a very public area with lots of wifi connections and it may struggle.
Missing a LOT of features.
Camera: D3300 (with WU-1a adapter)
Phone: iPhone SE (same chipset as the 6S, iOS 10.3.3)
Boy, this app is a pain to use. It's missing a number of potential features purely due to Nikon'a lack of trying.
First, the connection does get wonky sometimes. I've found the app locks up often, especially if you're moving the camera around frequently. But when it works, it does work (and why I didn't give it one star).
- The photos downloaded from the camera directly to the iPhone's camera roll are NOT the RAW files, despite being "Full Size". Even if you don't shoot in JPEG, the app will compress the RAW file to one before saving it. Major drawback, especially with the power of mobile devices, suite of mobile software, and amount of mobile storage these days.
- No video. I understand from a technical standpoint why they don't allow video recording LIVE (bandwidth)--however, an option to set up the camera using the phone as the viewfinder and then being able to at least trigger a recording (app view could go black during) would be nice and easy to implement. For cameras without swiveling screens, it would be an invaluable feature when you're not able to be behind the camera itself.
- The self timer is VERY limited, only to a few seconds. It should be totally user definable. Second, it freaking resets after each time you take a shot. Bad shot and want to quickly retake? Too bad, you have to open and reset it again. Really dumb oversight.
I've read some reviews here and most seem understandable; however I have not encountered any major problems with the app itself. Recently purchased a D5500 and it works great. You can connect through a wireless network and take pictures with your smartphone, & download the ones you currently have on your camera. Only gave 4 stars for two things, occasional freezes, albeit small; and the inability to record/film by using the app. It only lets you take pictures and sure that's good, but it lacks the video recording feature and that's what makes it innovative and truly practical. Only hoping they upgrade the software for everyone to use easily.
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- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: Dec 21, 2016
- Version: 1.5.0
- Size: 7.4 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: NIKON CORPORATION
- © 2016 Nikon Corporation
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.