It’s now even easier to navigate your Nanit App on Android! We’ve optimized our app so it’s faster to monitor your baby and manage key functions from the Live tab.
Note that this article applies to the Nanit Camera App’s Live tab on Android for devices on the Nanit App above version 22.214.171.124. Learn more about the other tabs and the iOS live tab experience here.
The new Live tab experience on Android includes the following features and enhancements:
- Simplified Split Screen: Quickly swipe between cameras—and simultaneously watch up to 3 (previously 2)!
- Breathing Motion Monitoring supported for up to 3 cameras simultaneously when in Split Screen (including Red Alerts)
- Night Mode moved to the Hamburger menu
- New gestures:
- Double tap to zoom out
- Tap on the stream to enter full screen mode and then pinch to zoom in
- Tap on the stream to enter full screen mode and then drag one finger to pan
- More controls available within both single camera AND Split Screen view:
- Take a photo
- Use 2-Way Audio
- Control the Nightlight
- Control Nature Sounds (ex. White Noise, Birds)
- Control the nursery audio playing through your Android device (no audio, audio on when the app is open, or background audio)
- Set up and monitor Breathing Motion Monitoring
- Track growth or measure with Smart Sheets
- Rotate your screen 180 degrees
- Night Summary + Day Summary now live in the Dashboard
- ‘Live’ dot will slowly flash to indicate a consistent stream
- Easily power off Nanit camera with a long screen tap
About the Live tab
When you open the Nanit app, you’ll be greeted with the Live tab. The live tab allows you to quickly access Nanit’s live video stream, take a photo, turn on the night light, play a lullaby, and more.
Depending on how you’re connected to the Nanit Camera, the pink icon on your video feed will be either a home icon or a pink dot.
- You are connected locally.
- You are connected remotely.
Live feed - The live video feed shows your camera stream and the current temperature and humidity near the camera. If you have an active Insights plan, you’ll be greeted by the Welcome Message–your child’s most recent event, at a glance.
Live Feed View Options
Enter Split Screen View - To switch to split screen, tap the two-bar icon in the top right corner of the screen. You can display up to three cameras simultaneously.
Zoom out (in single or Split Screen view) - The live tab experience is focused on monitoring your baby, so the feed will be slightly cropped. To see the entire feed, simply double tap the screen. This position will be kept until you double tap again.
Switch cameras - If you have multiple Nanit cameras paired to your account, you can switch between them by tapping on the Hamburger menu and then selecting the camera. Alternatively, you can swipe between your cameras from the single view screen. You also have the option to toggle between single view and Split Screen using the bar icon in the top right corner.
Reorder - change the order of the cameras shown in Split Screen. You are able to monitor up to 3 cameras at the same time using Split Screen. If you have more than three cameras, you can choose which you’d like to see in the Split Screen settings.
Enter Full Screen View - You can access Nanit’s full screen live feed from the Live tab by tapping anywhere on the live video feed.
Zoom in/out (in full screen view) - To zoom in on the video feed, simply tap the screen to enter full screen mode and then pinch the screen outwards. Once you’re zoomed in, you can drag one finger on the screen to pan (view different areas of the feed).
Pan (in full screen view) - drag your finger across the screen to pan and see other areas of the camera’s video stream.
Exit Full Screen View - tap anywhere on the live video feed to return to Nanit’s single view or Split Screen
Additional Camera Actions
To reveal more actions for each camera, open the single view or Split Screen view and tap the arrow (“<”) to open the menu. Scroll to access the following actions:
Take a photo - Easily snap photos of your child and share them with friends or family by tapping Take a photo. To learn more about all of the ways that you can share your baby’s most precious moments, click here.
Microphone (2-Way Audio) - Talk through the app and your baby can hear you through the camera’s speaker.
Turn the Night Light on/off - Long press to turn the Night Light on/off, or a single short tap will open the options menu where you can change the brightness or set a timer.
Nature Sounds - Select soothing sounds to play from the camera: Birds, Waves, White Noise, or Wind. You can also set a timer and control the volume from the live feed.
Nursery Audio - Control the audio playing through your device from the camera. The audio can be set to off (no sound playing through the app), on (sound playing when the app is open), or background (sound playing even when the app is sent to the background).
Breathing Motion Monitoring - tap to initiate a Breathing Motion Monitoring session. Read more about BMM here.
Growth - Measure with Smart Sheets to capture and automatically track your baby’s height. You also have the option to use Growth Charts to manually track baby’s height, weight, and head circumference.
Rotate - Rotate the camera feed 180 degrees. Note that the screen will always be displayed in portrait orientation for single camera view and landscape orientation for split screen view.