Xiaomi Yi Bluetooth Remote Controller
When Bluetooth function was announced in Xiaomi YI, plenty of people (including myself) had no idea what is Bluetooth for. A full month after the camera was released, manufacturer announced the Bluetooth Remote controller.
What this tiny piece of gear does? It allows you to control your camera remotely in 10m range. You can change modes and use it as a remote shutter to start/stop recording video and capture images.
The original Xiaomi YI Bluetooth remote controller can be bought together with a selfie stick or separately. Design of the RC is quite simple. It has two buttons. Mode switch, which switches from photo to video mode, and a shutter button.
You should probably know that this remote controller is not waterproof. Also on the remote itself, you can not see in which mode is camera currently.
Even if you are connected to the app via the WiFi, the controller synchronize very well, so no problem occurs when using WiFi app simultaneously.
How to pair camera and remote control?
Before you start, make sure that the firmware on your YI is at least V1.1.0 or above to use the remote. This is because, as I already said, remote control got released later then a camera.
- Press the “WiFi” button on the side of your camera twice.
- Press Mode button on the remote.
- Blue LED light will start flashing.
- The LED button on the remote control will light blue, when you successfully paired them.
If by any case you want to unpair camera and remote controller, you can do that inside the app settings <Settings<Unbind Bluetooth devices.