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, L840, P520, P330, P7800, P900(s), P610(s), P600, P530, P340, COOLPIX A, AW130(s), AW120(s), AW110, AW110s,
iOS Device System Requirements
iOS 9.1, iOS10.3, iOS11.4, iOS12.1
There is no guarantee that this app will run on all devices.
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Added iOS 12.1 support.
Ratings and Reviews
Unreliable connectivity and extreme lag
It’s virtually impossible to take a photo with this, and I think it’s because this app is a disaster. When it finally does connect, you’ll be able to take one or two photos with 30 seconds to two minutes of lag between for the live view to update to what you’re actually photographing. Usually, after about 2 to 3 photos, it will lose its connection, you’ll have to go back into your Wi-Fi settings and find the device again to reconnect it. Then, if you’re lucky, you will actually find a connection again in the app. Most of the time using this is spent waiting for the live view to update or fixing a lost connection to your Wi-Fi settings. When it is actually connected, it’s so laggy that the live view can sometimes not update for longer than a minute or more—if at all.
I actually sent my WU-1a remote back to Nikon to have it checked because I was unable to get a connection for long periods of time when I needed it. They sent the device back saying that I has no issues. So, it must be the app.
I was trying to use it again today after a year or so of forgetting about it (because when I did try to use it in the past, I was unable to actually get it to do what I needed). Today, I was able to get to it take two photos before it disconnected again. I came to search for an app update, because I thought “it must have been updated within the last year due to the bugs and issues making it impossible to use“. Surprise, no update!!
Lousy app & issues. Does Nikon even read these???
This app is such a disappointment. I have the Coolpix p900, which I love, but this app is practically useless. And since the latest updates, both Apple iOS & Nikon WMU, it’s even worse.
The app itself lacks many features that I would think should be easy & obvious: “select all” should allow you to select all the pictures not just clear all the ones I checked by hand. How about the ability to download videos to my iPhone and/or iPad? As it is, I either have to download to pc & Dropbox to my iPad or I need an Apple lighting plug to card reader.
More often than not, I can’t download more than 10 pics before I get “Camera Disconnected”, yet many times my iPad shows that it is still connected to the camera but the app shows the WiFi connection is gone requiring a reboot of the camera & app. Other times the camera does disconnect & still other times the camera actually powers off. Also, since the recent update many photos show as a gray box with a red X in the app. But sometimes, if I exit & come back, they’ll now be available. And worse, the app will just stop during downloading, leaving me to figure out which photos did actually download & which ones I need to try again. Except it does the same thing all over again.
Please, Nikon, please, you are better than this or at least you can be. Fix these issues & upgrade this app to make it useful.
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.
- NIKON CORPORATION
- 5.6 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Nikon Corporation
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.