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How to Update Your Fujifilm Camera Firmware using the Camera Remote App and More Firmware Update Tips

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Fujifilm Firmware Update

In their wonderful X Summit event, Fujifilm said they have released over 250 firmware updates since the first X series has been launched 8 years ago.

That’s a hefty number, so knowing how to properly update your camera is very important.

In fact, every time an update is released, I get contacted by X shooters having issues with it. In 99,9% of the cases it helps them to read:

But today I’d like to focus on how to update your camera using the Fujifilm camera remote app.

In fact, a Fujifilm manager revealed here that way fewer people than expected (and hoped) update their camera using the App.

And since the manager looked pretty sad about it, I thought I jump in and help a bit by sharing a “How To” guide on FujiRumors.

The update via camera remote is honestly pretty intuitive and straightforward, but the main goal of this article is simply to create a bit of awareness for the in-App-firmware-update-method.

So, if your camera has bluetooth, give it a try, next time your camera gets some Kaizen love.

Oh, and dear Fujifilm X-T3 owners, your camera will be updated in April as Fujifilm said… so you are next :).

So, down below is the guide.

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Downloading the Camera Firmware

Connect the smartphone or tablet to the Internet and download the camera firmware from the FUJIFILM website.

The smartphone will display a notice when firmware is available for download

The smartphone will display a notice when firmware is available for download

If you tap NOT NOW, you can afterwards click the settings icon at any time to update the firmware.

If you tap NOT NOW, you can afterwards click the settings icon at any time to update the firmware.

Tap YES. A confirmation dialog will be displayed (If prompted to choose from multiple cameras, choose a camera to update)

Tap YES. A confirmation dialog will be displayed (If prompted to choose from multiple cameras, choose a camera to update)

Tap Download and review the license agreement

Tap Download and review the license agreement

Tap I Agree to accept the terms of the license agreement and begin download.

Tap I Agree to accept the terms of the license agreement and begin download.

Wait for download to finish. When download is complete, you will be prompted to begin the update.

Wait for download to finish. When download is complete, you will be prompted to begin the update.

Copying the Update to the Camera

After downloading the firmware, copy it from the smartphone to the camera.

Turn on the destination camera. Tap Update on the smartphone to start copying the firmware to the camera.

Turn on the destination camera. Tap Update on the smartphone to start copying the firmware to the camera.

The camera will display a confirmation dialog. Select OK

The camera will display a confirmation dialog. Select OK

A message will be displayed stating that the camera is switching to a wireless LAN connection.

A message will be displayed stating that the camera is switching to a wireless LAN connection.

iOS devices will display a message requesting connection to the camera. Tap GO to "Settings" and choose the destination camera. This step is not required on Android devices.

iOS devices will display a message requesting connection to the camera. Tap GO to “Settings” and choose the destination camera. This step is not required on Android devices.

Wait while the smartphone copies the firmware to the camera. (Smartphone View)

Wait while the smartphone copies the firmware to the camera. (Smartphone View)

Wait while the smartphone copies the firmware to the camera. (Camera View)

Wait while the smartphone copies the firmware to the camera. (Camera View)

Updating the Camera Firmware

Perform the update using the firmware copied to the camera.

Once the smartphone finishes copying the firmware to the camera, the camera will terminate the connection and begin the update automatically. Tap OK on the smartphone to exit when the update is complete.

Once the smartphone finishes copying the firmware to the camera, the camera will terminate the connection and begin the update automatically. Tap OK on the smartphone to exit when the update is complete.

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