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FRITZ!App Cam Service

Setting up a live image from FRITZ!App Cam for FRITZ!Fon

Not only can you use FRITZ!App Cam to follow what is happening in front of your Android smartphone or tablet in a web browser, you can also watch it on your FRITZ!Fon. The camera image is shown on the telephone's display as an image sequence without sound.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • A FRITZ!Fon with a color display is being used.
  • FRITZ!OS 6.20 or later is installed on the FRITZ!Box.
  • The FRITZ!Box must establish the internet connection itself and may not use its own certificate, for example for HTTPS internet access to the user interface.

1 Configuring the FRITZ!Box

DECT encryption must be enabled in order to use convenience functions with your FRITZ!Fon:

  1. Open the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Base Station" in the "DECT" menu or "DECT" in the "Telephony" menu.
  3. Enable the option "Permit only secure DECT connections (recommended)" in the section "Security".
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.
  5. If the option was disabled, you must then restart the FRITZ!Box once using the user interface ("System > Backup > Restart").

2 Setting up FRITZ!App Cam

Currently, you can only use the live view function with FRITZ!Fon if access to the camera image in FRITZ!App Cam is not secured with a password or the https protocol:

  1. Start FRITZ!App Cam. If FRITZ!App Cam is not installed, follow the steps in our guide Setting up FRITZ!App Cam.
  2. Tap the menu symbol on the top right and then tap "Settings".
  3. Tap "Connection" in the "Settings" menu.
  4. If access to the camera image is protected with a password, delete the password.
  5. Enable the option "HTTP" in the section "Security" and then tap "Save".
  6. Tap "MyFRITZ! sharing" in the "Settings" menu.
  7. Enable the MyFRITZ! sharing and then tap the "Save" button to complete the configuration.

3 Setting up FRITZ!Fon

  1. Press the "Menu" key on the telephone.
  2. Select "Home Network" and then press "OK".
  3. "Live Image" > "FRITZ!App Cam"
  4. If the live image should be refreshed more often than every 60 seconds:
    1. "Options" > "Edit" > "OK"
    2. For "interval (in s)", enter the number of seconds after which a new image from FRITZ!App Cam should be loaded and press "Save".

Now the live image is shown on the display of your FRITZ!Fon.