GoPro HERO4 Session: How to Take Photos

How to Take a Photo

While GoPro is best known for capturing awesome action video, your HERO4 Session can also take high resolution photos. Here’s how to capture photos using your Session camera:

Photos can be taken on the Session in two ways.

With the GoPro smartphone app:

  1. Open the GoPro app and connect the Session camera. Check out our article on how to get your Session connected to the app.
  2. Select your camera from the Connect your Camera menu inside the app.
  3. Here you will see the live preview from your camera.
  4. Tap the Mode icon at the bottom left, between the record button and the wrench icon.
  5. Tap on the camera icon, then Single to switch to photo mode.
  6. Tap the record button to take a photo.
  7. To change the resolution of the photos taken in photo mode:
    1. Tap the wrench icon.
    2. Under the Photo Settings section, tap the Megapixels menu, then select a resolution.

With the Smart Remote accessory:

  1. Connect the Smart Remote to your Session. Check out our article on how to get connected.
  2. Click the Mode button until the Camera icon is on the screen. This sets your Session to Photo mode.
  3. Click the Shutter button (red circle icon) to take a photo.

GoPro HERO4 Session: How to Improve Your Audio

How to Improve Your Audio

You probably know that audio recorded with a GoPro is not always usable, especially in situations where using a waterproof case is a must. The new HERO4 Session is not only fully waterproof, but includes a new feature to help you get more consistent audio from your videos. Check out how to use it:

The HERO4 Session is the first camera by GoPro that is fully waterproof without needing an external case. That means your Session is ready to go adventuring right out of the box. One major caveat of waterproof cameras has been poor audio performance. It’s understandable: microphones are sensitive electronics, and the same barriers that block water also muffle or block sound.

The session has a neat feature to help you retain the best possible audio recording even in wet environments: a pass-through audio chamber. At the top right corner of the face of the Session camera is the microphone port (notice the small grouping of small holes), and on the bezel of the same corner is the passthrough port.

To ensure high quality audio, simply shake the Session to clear the audio chamber of water or debris. If that doesn’t do the trick, gently blow into the microphone port side to clear. This makes sure that nothing is interfering with the microphone so that you get the best audio from your GoPro Session videos.

GoPro HERO4 Session: How to Take Burst Photos

How to Take  Burst Photos

In addition to capturing great photos and video, the GoPro HERO4 Session includes the Burst feature, which lets you capture a moment with up to ten photos in one second. Check out how to use Burst mode on your Session:

Burst photos are a set of photos taken in quick succession. The rate at which these photos is set by default to take ten photos in one second, but can be changed to take 3 or 5 photos in one second, or 10 photos in two seconds.

Burst photos can be captured two different ways:

With Smart Remote

To take a set of burst photos with the Smart Remote:

  1. Pair the Smart Remote to your GoPro Session. Check out our article on how to get connected.
  2. Click the Mode button until the screen shows the Burst mode icon (a stack of three rectangles).
  3. Press the Shutter/Select button to begin taking Burst photos at the rate you set.

To adjust the rate of Burst photos with the Smart Remote:

  1. With Burst Mode Selected on your remote, click the Settings/Tag button (wrench icon).
  2. Click the Mode Button to scroll between the four burst mode rates.
  3. Click the Select/Record button on the rate you have selected.

With GoPro App

To take a set of burst photos with the GoPro App:

  1. Pair Your Session to the GoPro App on your smartphone. Check out our article on how to get connected.
  2. Tap on the listing for your camera to open Live View.
  3. Tap the Mode icon at the bottom right, then select the Burst Photos icon.
  4. Tap the Record button to begin capturing your burst photos.

To adjust the rate Burst photos are taken with the GoPro app:

  1. With the Session connected to the GoPro app, open Live View.
  2. Select Burst mode by tapping the Mode button to the left of the wrench icon, then select Burst mode.
  3. Tap on the Settings button (wrench icon).
  4. Under the Multi-Shot section, tap on Rate.
  5. Select a rate for bust photos, the move out of the Settings menu.

How to Create a Playlist in Apple Music


With the addition of the new Apple Music streaming service, the music app on the iPhone now looks quite a bit different. Check out how to create and curate a playlist in Apple Music on the iPhone 6.

  1. Open the Music app.
  2. Navigate to the My Music tab at the bottom.
  3. At the top, tap on My Playlists.
  4. Tap the New button next to All Playlists.
  5. Add a title and cover to your new playlist.
  6. Add a description to your playlist, then add your songs using the green plus button.
  7. Tap Done to complete the creation of the playlist.
  8. To rearrange the songs in your playlist, tap Edit, then drag the songs to your desired order using the grab bars to the left of each song.

How to Listen to Beats 1 on Apple Music


In addition to the customized radio features of Apple Music, there is also the Beats1 radio, a live stream of music curated by some of the world’s top DJs. Check out how to listen to Beats1 in Apple Music on the iPhone 6.

  1. Open the Music app.
  2. Tap on the Radio tab at the bottom.
  3. Tap on Listen Now under the Beats 1 logo. You are now listening to Beats 1 Radio.
  4. Tap the heart icon to favorite the currently playing track, or use the share button to start a station based on the song, add to your music, and more.

How to Filter Unknown Senders on iPhone 6


Mass marketers and spammers have caught up with the times. In addition to the annoying phone calls, companies are now sending unwanted text messages as well. On the iPhone, there is a solution. Check out how to filter messages from unknown numbers on your iPhone 6.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap on the Messages menu.
  3. Enable the toggle for Filter Unknown Senders. This prevents seeing messages from numbers that are not in your Contacts list.

How to Change Text Size and Boldness on iPhone 6


The majority of what people do on their smartphones is read. So of course you want to have the best experience for this extremely common activity. Check out how to adjust the size and thickness of the text on your iPhone 6.



  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap on the Display & Brightness menu.
  3. Tap on Text Size to adjust the size of system text.
    • Use the slider to select the desired text size.
  4. Toggle the Bold Text switch to enable bolder text across your iPhone.

Favorite and Recent Contacts in Multitasking Switcher on iPhone 6


The iPhone’s phone app has a favorites list because Apple knows that you have a handful of people that you contact more often than anyone else. With the latest version of the iPhone’s software, it’s now even easier to get in touch. Check out how to use the Recent Contacts shortcut on your iPhone 6.

  1. Double click the home button to open the App Switcher.
  2. You will see your Favorites list from the Phone app at the top.
  3. Swipe left to see your recent contacts.
  4. Tap on any contact to show the contact options: Phone call, Message, FaceTime, or FaceTime Audio.
  5. To disable the Favorites list or the recents list in the app switcher:
    1. Open the Settings app.
    2. Tap on the Mail, Contacts, Calendars menu.
    3. Find the Show In App Switcher menu under the Contacts section.
    4. Toggle on or off either the Phone Favorites or Recents options to show or hide in the App Switcher.

Advanced Mail Features on iPhone 6


iOS 8 brought with it a lot of cool features and improvements across many of the default apps, and the Mail app is no exception. Check out how to use the new gestures in the Mail app to make email even faster on your iPhone 6.

  1. Open the Mail app.
  2. In your Inbox, swipe right on any message to mark as read.
  3. Swipe right again to mark as unread
  4. Swipe left to Trash the email, Flag, or More.
  5. Tapping More will bring up a menu with options to Reply, Forward, Flag, Mark as Read, Move to Junk, Move Message, or Notify Me.
  6. Long swipe left to trash the email without having to tap Trash.

How to Manage Device Storage on iPhone 6


We don’t all want to shell out the extra money required for the bigger capacity iPhones, but that means running out of room for all our apps and media. Fortunately, the iPhone has some features to help make your space stretch further. Check out how to manage the storage of your iPhone 6.

  1. Open the Settings app, then open the General menu.
  2. Tap on Usage. In this menu, you can see an overview of the storage used on your device.
  3. Tap on Manage Storage.
  4. Here, you can see the apps and media that is taking space on your device, organized by most space to least.
  5. While default apps cannot be deleted, third party apps can be deleted by tapping on their listing, then tapping Delete App.
  6. One of the biggest data hogs on iPhones is video. Keep an eye on your Videos album in the Photos app and delete what you can to reduce the used storage on your device.