How To Open This GoPro Battery Door

How To Open This GoPro Battery Door
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I recently acquired a brand spanking new GoPro Hero 8 to test on an upcoming trip to Ukraine. I’ll also be using the time lapse to capture bread dough rising, because that’s just who I am as a person.

During the setup phase I busted out the manual to learn how to insert the battery. Despite the instructions, it took me an embarrassing amount of time to work it out. According to the internet, I’m not the only one who has struggled. So I’ve made handy video to show you how simple it actually is.

Go Pro Hero 8 Instructions

Here’s what the instructions have to regarding opening the battery panel door.

While it shows which way up the camera should be, it doesn’t clearly mention that you need to dig a nail/finger into the latch and pull it back to reveal a red strip. Only then will you be able to pop the lid open.

I’m sure a lot of people have no issues with these instructions, but as a first time user I wasn’t 100% sure what to do. I was also a bit concerned about snapping a latch off if I applied too much pressure.

How To Open Go Pro Hero 8 Battery Door

Here are my instructions:

  • Hold the GoPro so the mount end is facing towards you
  • Find the gap in the lid and pull it towards you with your finger or nail until you hear a click and a red stripe is revealed
  • Place your thumb under the popped up section of the lid and push gently up
  • Voila!

You can watch me do it here:

Hopefully this has helped those of you who found themselves confused. Happy shooting!

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