Save time and battery life by transferring Insta30 One X2 using a USB cable instead of the wireless connection. Here’s how.
The Insta360 app is very useful for editing photos and videos from the One X2 and other Insta360 cameras. Usually, you transfer files wirelessly. However, wireless transfer uses up a lot of battery life and causes the camera to heat up. One option for the Insta360 One X2 is to transfer photos and videos via cable. It’s faster and will save battery life. Here’s how.
What you’ll need:
- Android phone or Insta360 One X2 Apple bundle. This transfer mode only works on iOS if you are using the Insta360 One X2 from the Apple bundle. Otherwise, you’ll need an Android phone.
- For iOS: use Insta360 USB Type C to Lighting port, included only with Insta360 One X2 Apple bundle.
- For Android: Insta360 USB Type C to USB Type C cable (available here). I’ve only gotten it to work with the official Insta360 USB cable. It didn’t work with my Kandao USB Type C to USB Type C cable.
- Insta360 One X2 with updated firmware. I tried Insta360 One R and it didn’t seem to work.
How to transfer Insta360 One X2 files via USB cable
Here’s the process I used:
- Connect the USB cable to your phone but not to your One X2. Make sure the Insta360 app is closed.
- Turn on the One X2. Change the USB mode to Android.
- Connect the USB cable to the One X2. You should see a popup message on your phone asking which app to use. Select Insta360.
- When you tap on Album – Camera, you should see the photos from the One X2.
The Insta360 transfer cable can also be used to transfer files from the One X2 to a Mac with a USB Type C port.