How do I change the date and time of the Spy Cameras?

To change the date to a spy camera is an easy process if you know how. Here's how to do it in just a few minutes.

All spy cameras come with the date and time of the factory. The variation tends to be large.

The first thing we need to do is look at the format of the date and time. Depending on the model, your hidden camera, the date is separated by dashes, dots, or stripes inclined. You can also change the position of the day, month and year.

The 3 most used formats are these

Year·Month·Day and Hour Day·Month·Year and Time Month·Day·Year and Time
2013-12-31 23:59:59 31-12-2013 23:59:59 12-31-2013 23:59:59
2013/12/31 23:59:59 31/12/2013 23:59:59 12/31/2013 23:59:59
2013.12.31 23:59:59 31.12.2013 23:59:59 12.31.2013 23:59:59

To know which format is uses your spy camera you'll need to do a video test and look at the date.

Steps to change date on spy camera

We created 3 text documents with notepad and call
"systemtime", "userconfig" and "time". To create a document with notepad, you should only press the right button of the mouse on the desktop, go to new, "Text Document"

Documento de texto nuevo

Within each file, enter the correct date and time according to the format of the test that we did earlier in our spy camera. I recommend to put 2 more minutes to the current time. Let's imagine that the format is separated by dots with the year in first position.

Formato fecha y hora cámara espía

Connects our spy camera to the PC and copy the 3 files to the root folder.

Then disconnect the device and make a video of proof. If you followed the steps correctly you will have all your videos with the date and time up-to-date.

If you connect again the spy camera to the PC you will see that a text file will be gone. That file is the one that has really set up the camera.

If your spy camera uses a micro SD memory removable make sure that it is formatted in FAT32. Here we teach you how to format in FAT32 SD card , and memory to choose.

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