Ah, the exhilarating adventures captured by your trusty GoPro camera—moments frozen in time, waiting to be relived. But alas, these remarkable devices are known for their insatiable hunger for battery life, always craving more power to immortalize your daring exploits.

Yet fear not, dear adventurer, for I bring tidings of a simple solution. A secret, if you will, that will help you preserve those precious battery reserves when your GoPro is not in use. Prepare yourself as we embark on a journey to unravel the mysterious process of turning off your GoPro camera.

Picture this: You’ve just returned from an adrenaline-fueled escapade, your heart still pounding from the thrill of the moment. As you catch your breath, you realize that it’s time to bid farewell to your trusty companion, but the path to powering down your GoPro may not be immediately apparent.

But worry not, for the way to quell your GoPro’s thirst for energy is simpler than you might think. In the following paragraphs, I shall guide you through the steps, unveiling the secrets to preserving battery life and ensuring your GoPro is ready for the next great adventure.

So gather ’round, fellow adventurer, as we embark on this quest for knowledge. By the end, you shall possess the power to tame the battery beast that dwells within your GoPro. Let us unravel the mystery together and unlock the path to prolonged battery life!

With every adventure, every breathtaking moment, your GoPro captures the essence of your soul-stirring experiences. But remember, my friend, that even the most extraordinary tales need a moment of respite. And in that interlude, when your GoPro is at rest, lies the opportunity to preserve its energy, ready to unleash its power when you need it most.

So join me on this enlightening journey, and discover the simple steps to power down your GoPro camera. Let us embark on this quest together, ensuring that each adventure is met with full battery life, ready to capture the magic that awaits.

Be prepared, fellow adventurer, for the knowledge that awaits you shall forever transform your GoPro experience. The power to preserve, to extend, and to maximize your battery life is within your grasp. Let us venture forth and unlock the secrets that will keep your GoPro thriving, forever poised for the next breathtaking chapter in your exhilarating tale.

Key takeaways

  • The methods to turn your GoPro off are really easy, and you can choose either of the 4 options that suit you.
  • Except for GoPro Hero 5, this device will turn on and start recording once you press the shutter button.
  • If you want to switch off your GoPro in the hopes of preserving your battery, don’t forget to disconnect the wifi settings.

How to turn off your GoPro with voice control

If you’re using any GoPro after the Hero 5, it supports voice commands, and using voice commands is one of the easiest ways to turn off your GoPro.

Turn off GoPro Hero 5/6/7/8/9/10 with voice commands

First, you need to make sure Voice Control is enabled in the camera settings.

The voice command to turn off GoPro Hero cameras is:

GoPro Turn Off”

A similar voice command can be used to wake up your GoPro:

GoPro Turn On”

In order to preserve battery life, the GoPro only listens for a voice command for up to 8 hours after being switched off, so be mindful of that!

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Turn off GoPro Hero cameras with the mode button

  1. Press and hold the mode button on your GoPro camera for two seconds.
  2. The camera status lights will flash and you’ll hear multiple beeps
  3. The camera then turns off

Turn off your GoPro with Auto Power Off

In the preferences menu of your GoPro camera, find the “Auto Off” or “Auto Power Off” option. The exact label of the command may vary depending on which model you have.

Next, you’ll be able to select how long the GoPro should wait before turning off: 5 minutes, 15 minutes, or 30 minutes.

There’s also a “never” option if you always want to keep the GoPro on.

This setting will make the GoPro turn off in the time period you choose.

What about GoPro Fusion?

The GoPro Fusion can be turned off in the same way as other GoPro cameras:

  1. Using a voice command
  2. Using the mode button
  3. Using auto power

However, please note that the Auto Power setting on the GoPro Fusion does not let you adjust the time it will wait before turning off. Instead, the GoPro Fusion will turn off after a default of 7 minutes.

Turn off GoPro Hero 5 Session

If you still have a Hero 5 Session, there’s no way to turn it off. Instead, this GoPro will turn itself off automatically after a few minutes of inactivity.

How to preserve your battery after the GoPro is off

You may have noticed that the GoPro continues to slowly lose battery power even after it has been turned off.

This is because the Bluetooth and WiFi connections are still enabled.

To really preserve battery life, remember to disable Bluetooth and WiFi before turning off your GoPro. You’ll be able to find these settings under “Wireless Connections” in your GoPro menu.

Use QuikCapture

QuikCapture is a really neat GoPro mode that eliminates the need for you to use voice control or the mode button.

If you have a new GoPro model, you’ll need to enable this feature from the menu.

Once enabled, the GoPro automatically wakes up and starts recording when you press the shutter button, and it automatically turns off when you stop recording.


As we conclude this illuminating journey through the art of turning off your GoPro camera, let us recap the four mighty methods at your disposal. These techniques, like formidable allies, will empower you to preserve every ounce of precious battery life, ensuring your GoPro remains ever ready to capture the magic of your adventures.

Imagine this: You stand atop a mountain peak, gazing into the horizon, a whisper of wind brushing against your cheek. With a simple voice command, your GoPro gracefully succumbs to slumber, conserving its energy until the next call to action. Or perhaps, you assert your dominance by firmly pressing and holding the mode button, commanding your GoPro to relinquish its hold on power.

But wait, there’s more! The ingenious auto power feature acts as a loyal sentinel, automatically turning off your GoPro after a period of inactivity, safeguarding your battery when you’re lost in the thrill of the moment. And let us not forget the power of QuikCapture—a swift gesture that wields the ability to both awaken and bid adieu to your GoPro, all with a simple press of a button.

Now, armed with this knowledge, you possess the power to safeguard your GoPro’s battery life, ensuring that each adventure is met with unwavering energy. So, my fellow adventurer, take charge, explore the depths of these methods, and embark on a quest to maximize the life of your GoPro.

Let us celebrate this newfound understanding, for we have unraveled the secrets of the power-off ritual, bringing balance to the symbiotic relationship between you and your trusty camera. With these techniques at your fingertips, your GoPro adventures shall be punctuated with boundless energy and uninterrupted storytelling.

So go forth, my adventurous comrade, and embrace the power to preserve. Capture the moments that take your breath away, knowing that your GoPro stands ready, its battery life conserved, a faithful companion in your quest to immortalize the extraordinary. Let the world be your canvas, and your GoPro be the conduit through which your epic tales are told.

May your adventures be limitless, and your battery life abundant!