SnapBridge for pc and mac

SnapBridge for Pc

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What is SnapBridge on Nikon?


The SnapBridge app is a free app that lets you share high-quality photos taken with Nikon's camera directly to your email or social media Via Bluetooth as if the pictures have been taken with a smart device.

With the SnapBridge app, downloading photos from Nikon cameras is easy and direct.SnapBridge app is available for download on both iOS and Android and Windows devices. It is the fastest and the easiest way to get your photos out of your camera and into the world using a compatible smart device.

Having SnapBridge work reliably requires having the camera on and connected and having the app running on the phone. Photos can automatically be transferred from the camera to your phone or other mobile devices as you shoot. If you don’t want to automatically sync every photo, simple controls let you manually sync specific photos, transfer images at larger resolutions, and sync movies.


App Features

  1. You can send photos from your camera directly to your smartphone
  2. It saves your photos to a free cloud storage
  3. You can make automatic transfers to your phone or pick out specific pictures
  4. You can use your phone as a remote monitor to operate your camera depending on the model of the camera
  5. It features low power consumption on both smart devices and camera
  6. Every time you change your location, SnapBridge automatically updates your camera with the right time and date. Whenever your phone or tablet updates itself, your camera does too


Why download Snapbridge?

Snapbridge provides a way to transmit your images from your camera to a smart device quickly and effortlessly, depending on your camera model, SnapBridge can let you remotely control key camera functions from your smart device.

Advantages of the Snapbridge app:

  1. Pairing is simple and convenient, it requires the set up to be made just once for continuing use 
  2. Images are automatically transferred from the camera to the smart devices as 2-MP (Full HD) images in JPEG format. Original-sized JPEGs can also be transferred. This prevents the need for constant connection, constant transfer, constant synching.
  3. Sharing professional pictures to social media platforms and online stores is easier 
  4. The remote control feature allows you to confirm your shot before activating the shutter via the app.
  5. Up to five cameras can be registered and easily switched between the cameras and connecting your Nikon
  6. Snapbridge has low power consumption. It also has an additional power-saving mode that minimizes the battery usage of smart mobile devices.



  1. Snapbridge can only be used with Nikon cameras.
  2.  If the camera is turned off, the app will go into a power-saving mode and may need to be woken up along with the camera. Given that mirrorless cameras use more power than DSLRs (and are more likely to be turned off to save battery), this can create some issues for keeping everything in sync.

Download and install SnapBridge on your Laptop or Desktop computer

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Or follow the guide below to use on PC:

Select your PC version:

  1. Windows 7-10
  2. Windows 11

If you want to install and use the SnapBridge app on your PC or Mac, you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We have worked diligently to help you understand how to use this app for your computer in 4 simple steps below:

Step 1: Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac

Ok. First things first. If you want to use the application on your computer, first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for either the Bluestacks app or the Nox App >> . Most of the tutorials on the web recommends the Bluestacks app and I might be tempted to recommend it too, because you are more likely to easily find solutions online if you have trouble using the Bluestacks application on your computer. You can download the Bluestacks Pc or Mac software Here >>

Step 2: Install the emulator on your PC or Mac

Now that you have downloaded the emulator of your choice, go to the Downloads folder on your computer to locate the emulator or Bluestacks application.
Once you have found it, click it to install the application or exe on your PC or Mac computer.
Now click Next to accept the license agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application properly.
If you do the above correctly, the Emulator app will be successfully installed.

Step 3: for PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10 / 11

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and look for its search bar. Once you found it, type SnapBridge in the search bar and press Search. Click on SnapBridgeapplication icon. A window of SnapBridge on the Play Store or the app store will open and it will display the Store in your emulator application. Now, press the Install button and like on an iPhone or Android device, your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
You will see an icon called "All Apps".
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Step 4: for Mac OS

Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use SnapBridge for Mac are exactly like the ones for Windows OS above. All you need to do is install the Nox Application Emulator or Bluestack on your Macintosh. The links are provided in step one

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How to download and install SnapBridge on Windows 11

To use mobile apps on your Windows 11, you need to install the Amazon Appstore. Once it's set up, you'll be able to browse and install mobile apps from a curated catalogue. If you want to run android apps on your Windows 11, this guide is for you.

Steps to setup your pc and download SnapBridge app on Windows 11:

  1. Check if your computer is compatible: Here are the minimum requirements:
    • RAM: 8GB (minimum), 16GB (recommended)
    • Storage: SSD
    • Processor:
      • Intel Core i3 8th Gen (minimum or above)
      • AMD Ryzen 3000 (minimum or above)
      • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c (minimum or above)
    • Processor Architecture: x64 or ARM64
  2. Check if SnapBridge already has a native Windows version here ». If there is no native version, proceed to step 3.
  3. Install the Amazon Appstore from the Microsoft Store here ». Selecting "Get" will begin the installation of the App and will automatically install Windows Subsystem for Android too.
  4. After installation, the Amazon Appstore and the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app will appear in the Start menu and your apps list. Open the Amazon Appstore and login with your Amazon account.
  5. Go to the Amazon App store and search for "SnapBridge". Open the app page by clicking the app icon. Click "Install". After installation, Click "Open" to start using the SnapBridge app.

To find SnapBridge Android app on Windows 11 after you install it, Go to Start menu » Recommended section. If you can't find the SnapBridge app there, click on "All apps" next to the pinned section in the Start menu and scroll through the list.

Was the setup process hard? Is Amazon Appstore on Windows not available in your country or Is SnapBridge app not working on your Windows 11? Simply download the APK directly and install via emulator. Follow the best guide for this here ».

SnapBridge On iTunes

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SnapBridge Software Features and Description

Supported Digital Cameras as of February 2022 Z 9, D6, Z 7II, Z 6II, Z 7, Z 6, Z 5, Z fc, Z 50, D850, D780, D500, D7500, D5600, D3500, D3400, COOLPIX P1000, P950, A1000, A900, A300, B700, B500, B600, W300, W150, W100, KeyMission 80 The foregoing may include models not available in some regions. Be sure to update the camera firmware to the latest version. Use a computer to download the latest camera firmware from the Nikon Download Center. Principal Features - Once the camera is paired with your smart device, new photos can be downloaded automatically. - Adjust camera settings and take photos. - View the pictures on and download photos from the camera. - Use the app to pair the device with up to five cameras. - Automatically upload pictures taken with the camera to NIKON IMAGE SPACE (Note 1). - View downloaded photos or share them via e-mail or social media. - Add photo info or text to uploaded photos. - Download location data to the camera (Note 2) or set the camera clock to the time reported by the smart device. - Receive notifications of firmware updates for paired cameras. System Requirements iOS13.7、iOS14.7、iOS15.3 iPadOS13.7、iPadOS14.7、iPadOS15.3 iPhone 7 or later, iPad 5th or later, iPad mini 5th or later Bluetooth 4.0 or later There is no guarantee that this app will run on all devices. Notes - Note 1: Upload to NIKON IMAGE SPACE requires a Nikon ID. - Note 2: The GPS function runs continuously in the background, increasing the drain on the battery. The drain on the battery can be reduced by choosing power-saving mode. This feature is not recommended for use with devices not equipped with GPS. - If you are unable to download images or connect via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi after pairing, try one or more of the following solutions:  - Turn the paired camera off and then on again.  - Switch tabs in SnapBridge.  - Exit and relaunch SnapBridge. - Users can register for a Nikon ID using this app. - Enable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when using this app. - Remote movie recording is not supported on some cameras. - Movies can be downloaded by switching to Wi-Fi and selecting the files manually. - Upload/download of AVI and interlaced movies is not supported. - 4K UHD movies transfer and playback are not supported on some devices. - Remote photography and movie download are available only if the camera has Wi-Fi (some cameras only). - Keep the app displayed in the foreground when downloading images from the camera via Wi-Fi. Download is not available when the app is running in the background. - The app may not perform as expected depending on your environment and network conditions. Using the App For more information, use the app "Help" option.

Top Pcmac Reviews

  • Doesn't work with the flagship Nikon D850 or anything else

    By Phototony (Pcmac user)

    Really, Nikon? WMU works with the low end amateur cameras. Consistently. But this abysmal failure doesn't work at all. Why is it that Sony can consistently deliver connectivity, but Nikon can't offer a reasonable solution for their top of the line camera, or any other (I also have the D7500) body. It sometimes worked with version 1 of your software, requiring forgetting/deleting profile EVERY time, then signing up again each time to transfer 1-2 images. REALLY?!? What 75-year-old, out-of-touch engineer thinks this is a workable solution for a modern professional who is charged with social media duties? Now version 2 of this software just hangs and won't connect at all. Calling Nikon tech support doesn't lead to any solutions. As an NPS member, I'm embarrassed by this incredible blunder and complete failure. Wait for version 3 and don't buy a Nikon body until they can fix this, something that every other company can do. EDIT: With the latest update, snap bridge actually works the way it is supposed to. I have to completely change my review, as it actually works as promised, making the D850 the perfect camera for professionals! Took them a year, but someone is listening!
  • Designed to get you to use their cloud, not provide useful features

    By Chris Stockton (Pcmac user)

    First it doesn’t support video for coolpix p1000. Why? It’s designed to get the content on your phone to tempt you to upload it to their cloud. You would not have any reason to do that if it used the cameras built in SD card. As a consequence of them not wanting to provide a useful app for remote control they are unable to stream video on the limited available bandwidth. When presented with the option of saving the footage on the device or not supporting it at all, they chose to not support it. The obsession every single company I interact with wanting to be a cloud provider while lacking the competencies to do so is frustrating. You make high quality cameras, do you not Nikon? Why can’t you focus on your core business, doing the best you can to create a high quality product and an app to fully support and show off those capabilities. Your greed to get into the big data business which you will never, ever manage to do successfully is now affecting your core business. A mindless decision of ineptitude or perhaps sheer negligence. I won’t buy another Nikon product, I’ll add you to the list of companies that have lost their way to seeing dollar signs in the perverse data collection obsession plaguing our society. Pathetic.

    By Andy_Aviles (Pcmac user)

    Back when I got my B700 (first camera) in 2017 I absolutely loved using SnapBridge with the ability to download images off my camera through only Bluetooth (WiFi was only required for videos), I would tell everyone all about it and how much I loved the app and how convenient it was. Soon after when an update was released Bluetooth downloads was removed and now I’m forced to use the cameras WiFi connection, however for years now it’s been nothing but problems. The app will pair to the camera perfectly fine. I’m able to connect to the cameras WiFi with minimal-moderate issues however even when I am properly connected if I try to click download images I’m greeted with a lovely message saying “camera has refused access” I’ve been keeping SnapBridge up to date as well as my camera firmware and even iOS and over the course of approximately 2 years I’m still plagued with this issue and the love for SnapBridge has faded away. I used to live in an rf dead zone so interference plays no role. I have also tried resetting my camera. During all of this time I would estimate the chances of a successful connection to be something like 1/100 or less. It’s absurd. I wish I could go back to the 2017 version of SnapBridge :( (1.something I can’t remember)
  • Just like all the other reviews- App Doesn’t work!

    By vernk715 (Pcmac user)

    Worked great for about a week but now I can not get the auto transfer to connect. I have disconnected, forgotten the devices all both camera and phone, deleted the app and re-downloaded, resetting all settings on the camera. I even tried waiting a day and doing everything all over again in case it needed time to reboot. I’ve tried disconnecting everything with my iPhone and trying to set up with my iPad but that does not transfer either. Nothing will work. I can hit the manual download option and it pulls up all of the pictures but then takes about 20 minutes to download just one picture. I’ve only had this camera for about a week so maybe I can get lucky and return it and try to find something that will actually work like it is supposed to! Very frustrated because I have wasted hours trying to get this to work. Also not helpful that there is literally nowhere to submit questions to get help with the app. Only an option to submit a comment where they can not respond back to you. I’ve never left a review on anything before but this was just so beyond irritating. Also annoying that there have been plenty of complaints with no solutions.

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