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I cannot get my new xt4 to connect to Fuji app for image transfer. I’ve used the app for many yrs with many different models. I’ve tried removing and reinstalling app. Deleted pairings. Re-paired. The app sees the camera and is added to camera list. I can even use the remote release function on the app. BUT I CANNOT get the app to connect to camera and display images for transfer. The app tries to connect but just spins.

 

I’m using iPad 7th gen with iOS 14.2. Fuji xt4 with firmware 1.10.

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I have found that the app spins during connection if I have card slot settings on raw/jpeg. If I set card slots to sequential, the app sees jpegs in card slot 1 and will connect.

So it seems the app stalls if it doesn’t see jpg files in card slot 1.

Would be cool if Fuji open sourced the app if they have limited funds to maintain it.

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I recently left this review on the Apple app.  It’s terrible. I can’t believe after years of owning their amazing cameras that this is the best the can do with their app.  I am tech savvy kind of and I can’t get it to work any more.  Always been a slow and terrible app. 
 

my review

 

For the love of god.  Please employ a new app designer.  This has been a distaste for years this app.  Please give a new app. 
 
Still under iOS 14 not working.  Epic fail.  
 
SORRY FUJI.  it still does not work.  
 
Fuji.  This is a disaster still.  I have been waiting months now for a fix.  I just upgraded to the latest app.  Latest firmware on my XT3.  Deleted app.  Reinstalled.  Reconnected etc etc.  ensure all app and camera settings are correct according to Fuji advise.  And still it does not connect.  This app is dead.  I spent a massive amount on a camera with a working app.  Now I have lost the needed app. 
 
Fuji.  Are you reading these reviews.  How about replying to us.  How about adding  a comment saying you realise this app is broken and you are fixing it!?  How about anything?   You get it doesn’t work don’t you?   You get that this is one of your selling points for camera sales and now we don’t have a working app!?  
 
This has always been a terrible app but now it’s just a disaster of an app.  No longer connects to my X-T3.    At least before iOS updates it connected and worked - although badly.  It worked!   Now it simply won’t connect no matter how many times I restart and reinstall etc etc.  I believe it’s an iOS problem rather than the camera firmware - or maybe a combination.  If I could give it zero stars I would.  Seriously Fuji.  You sell awesome cameras but are let down by this app.

 

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Hi All:

I'll add my complaint to the hopper.  Does Fuji know?  Of course Fuji knows.  They just do not care.  No longer works with iOS 14.2 and and X-T3.

My biggest complaint is that (when it worked) when you wanted to start/stop record video it forced the camera to record only 1080P to the SD card regardless of the camera setting.  Not sure why this is a restriction when the camera can do DCI.   Seems like a stupid decision to me.  I called Fuji support in the USA and all they could offer was that was how the application was designed.

Like I said.  Fuji knows.  But they just do not care!

Don Barar

 

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Since upgrading to IOS 14.2 I've had issues using the stupid app.  Sometimes it connects, and sometimes it doesn't.  I'll keep plugging at it as sooner or later they'll fix it.  And, I am wondering if Nikon, Sony, Canon, etc have a similar app.  If they do, and they work, then shame on Fuji.  If they do not, then in my eyes, Fuji has a leg up on other manufacturers -- doesn't justify the problems we are experiencing but keep in mind this app is a "backburner - when we get time to get to it" kind of app.  To me, it's more of a gimmick than an actual tool.

 

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I read how to fix it:

delete app from phone.

delete pairing from camera

Shut camera off.  Restart phone.

Download the app again and install

go through the pairing again.

I've done this for my X cameras and my GFX and it seems to be working well enough.  It was pretty bad after the latest Apple updates.

Hope this helps.

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I've been able to get the app working again by deleting everything and starting over. First, I turned off bluetooth on my xt4. Then, deleted all my camera's listed in app. Lastly, I deleted app and re-downloaded it.

 

To connect:

1) I turn on camera wifi
2) change ipad wifi to camera
3) open app
4) click "Import images selected on app."

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On 12/29/2020 at 6:02 PM, jlmphotos said:

I read how to fix it:

delete app from phone.

delete pairing from camera

Shut camera off.  Restart phone.

Download the app again and install

go through the pairing again.

I've done this for my X cameras and my GFX and it seems to be working well enough.  It was pretty bad after the latest Apple updates.

Hope this helps.

This helped big time. I spent at least an hour trying to get things to work before following your suggestion to delete the app completely, restart and re-pair. THANK YOU.

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On 1/8/2021 at 6:50 PM, eullman said:

This helped big time. I spent at least an hour trying to get things to work before following your suggestion to delete the app completely, restart and re-pair. THANK YOU.

So Glad it helped!!!

 

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On 12/13/2020 at 9:13 AM, White-collar said:

Do people complain about the android version? That's all I've used and it works fine.

It is a mixed bag. X-T30 works fine on my Android  9 phone, via Bluetooth. File transfer, live view etc.

But connecting older camera via WiFi does not work. The problem is that older camera was paired to my old (now dead) phone, and can't remove/clear pairing from that camera. Tried all options, re-installation, etc., but nothing works. Fujifilm has some instructions, but not working in my case, as the camera get frozen as soon it finds the WiFi signal.

http://digitalcamera-english.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/19377/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xNjEwNDIzNjYyL2dlbi8xNjEwNDIzNjYyL3NpZC9mVWpPYmcxTE5icHJ6cG01VEtCTWROUkppaFhuTnRhTzB1NGd6dVRueGMlN0VGQWFRRmpvVXNZVXA2UlRETGVBbTczaWUzeWtkMUMlN0U2eEs2VFpiTl9EUUVpVGxkdmdqNGZCSlF2TklIM2FHWjRzMmN1eEFvQnhBVW9BJTIxJTIx

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