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How to Backup GoPro without a Computer

How to Backup GoPro without a Computer

When you live an on-the-go lifestyle, it can be difficult not to let breathtaking moments pass you by unnoticed. Fortunately, the GoPro camera can be a creative solution for getting first-person footage of all your significant events. However, when the GoPro’s internal memory card fills up, how can you get the footage backed up so you can clear the card and start capturing new events without using your computer?

You can back up a GoPro without a computer by using the Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2. This portable device allows you to transfer photo and video files from your GoPro to a USB drive by accessing a wireless Internet connection.

If you are traveling in an area where wireless Internet is limited, the Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 comes with a built-in ethernet port that will allow you to connect to a router or landline Internet. Either way, the following steps reveal exactly how to back up your GoPro files using the pocket-size Kingston MobileLite.

Collect the Correct Mobile Technology and Accessories

Before going on your adventure, make sure you have all of the following materials to successfully backup your GoPro files:

  • GoPro Camera
  • USB Storage Device – you will want to get something with significant storage capacity. Most GoPro Memory cards can store 64GB of action, so definitely choose something that can hold much more than that.
  • Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2
  • Smartphone – either an iPhone or Android works equally well.
  • Ethernet cord – optional, but may be worthwhile to pack if you are unsure about your ability to find wireless Internet.

While this looks like a lot of stuff, its combined volume is a fraction of a computer. In addition, as you will likely be carrying the GoPro and smartphone anyway, this is just a way to better utilize them without having to tote more cumbersome technology.

Download the Kingston MobileLite App

It is best to have the app downloaded before recording any footage. This way, you can make sure that everything is functional, and you understand how to navigate the app once you are out in the field.

Record Action and Remove SD Card

Now that you have all of the mobile technology and are familiar with the app, it is time to start backing up that valuable footage.

  1. After recording video on your GoPro, power off the device.
  2. Open the side door and remove the micro SD card. Just press in gently on the card, and it will spring out for easy removal.
  3. Included with your Kingston MobileLite will be a standard SD adapter. Insert the micro SD card from the GoPro into the SD adapter and insert the adapter into the SD port on the side of the Kingston MobileLite.

Connect Kingston MobileLite to USB Drive

Insert your USB drive into the USB port on the side of the Kingston MobileLite. If the USB drive is not a direct insert and uses a cord, make sure both ends of the cord are securely connected to the USB drive and Kingston MobileLite, respectively.

Connect MobileLite to Wireless

Power on the Kingston MobileLite. Upon starting, the wireless indicator should be illuminated green if the MobileLite is connected to the Internet. From there, open the wireless settings on your smartphone and connect to “MobileLite G2.”

Open the Kingston MobileLite App on Your Smartphone

On the app, you should be able to see all files to which the MobileLite is connected. Choose the SD folder to view all of your recently recorded GoPro files. When you click on a specific file, you will be able to view them directly on your smartphone and decide which ones you want to save.

After you have decided which videos to save, you can select the files you want to transfer to the USB drive. Make sure the blue checkmark is illuminated next to the correct video, select the USB folder you want to transfer them to via the MobileLite app, and hit “copy” at the bottom of the screen.

Confirm the Files Have Transferred and Delete from SD Card

You will see a status bar at the bottom of the app updating the progress. Once it informs you that the copy is complete, go into the USB folders and click on a couple of files to view. After you are satisfied that everything has transferred correctly to the USB, delete the files from the SD card so that you can capture new footage with your GoPro.


Nobody wants to pack around a cumbersome laptop when on the go. However, video shot in high resolution can quickly fill up the memory on your GoPro. Fortunately, through a handful of carefully planned steps using the wonders of mobile technology, you can easily backup all GoPro files without the need for a computer.

Backing up GoPro files is a simple process when using the Kingston MobileLite G2. This wireless routing device allows you to transfer files from the GoPro memory card to a USB storage drive using a mobile app on your smartphone. By employing this innovative wireless technology, you can clear space to film more action on your GoPro without lugging around a cumbersome computer.