How to Enable Notifications When Motion Detected on Wyze Security Cameras

Wyze security cameras are affordable yet feature-packed home security cameras. One of their most useful features is motion detection with notifications. This allows you to get a phone notification when the camera detects motion, so you can check what’s happening in real-time.

Enabling motion notifications on Wyze cameras is easy, but the specific steps depend on your camera model. Here is a step-by-step guide for enabling motion notifications on various Wyze camera models.


Before you start, make sure:

  • You have the latest version of the Wyze app installed on your phone
  • Your Wyze camera is connected to power and to the internet
  • You have created an account and claimed your Wyze camera in the app

Enabling Notifications on Wyze Cam v3

The Wyze Cam v3 is one of Wyze’s most popular cameras. Here’s how to enable motion notifications on it:

Step 1: Open Camera Settings

In the Wyze app, tap on your v3 camera on the home screen. This will open the camera settings.

Step 2: Tap on Event Recording

Under the Settings section, tap on “Event Recording”. This is where you configure motion detection settings.

Step 3: Enable Motion Detection

On the Event Recording screen, toggle “Motion” to the on position. This enables motion detection in general.

Step 4: Customize Motion Detection

Under Motion Detection, tap on “Customize Detections” to specify what types of motion you want notifications for. The options are Person, Package, Vehicle and Pet.

Step 5: Enable Notifications

Still under Motion Detection, toggle “Send Push Notification” to the on position. This will make your phone send a notification when motion is detected.

And that’s it! You will now get notifications on your phone when the Wyze Cam v3 detects motion.

Enabling Notifications on Wyze Cam Pan

The steps are mostly similar for the Wyze Cam Pan:

Step 1: Open Camera Settings

In the Wyze app, tap on your Pan camera on the home screen to open its settings.

Step 2: Tap on Notifications

Tap on “Notifications” from the list of settings. This is where you configure notifications.

Step 3: Enable Motion Notification

Under “When motion is detected”, toggle “Send me a push notification” to the on position.

Step 4: Customize Motion Detection

Scroll down and tap on “Customize” next to Motion Detection to choose what types of motion to get notifications for.

And you’re done! The camera will now send motion notifications to your phone.

Enabling Notifications on Other Wyze Cams

The steps are very similar for other Wyze cams like the Wyze Cam Outdoor, Wyze Cam Indoor, etc. The main things to check are:

  • Motion detection is enabled
  • Push notifications for motion is enabled
  • You have customized motion detection if needed

Refer to the Wyze app and your camera’s settings to find these options.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you have enabled motion notifications on your Wyze cam but are still not getting them, here are some things to try:

Check notification settings:

  • Go to the Notifications screen in the Wyze app and make sure Allow Notifications is enabled
  • Check your phone’s notification settings and grant notification access to the Wyze app

Check background restrictions:

  • On Android, make sure the Wyze app is not restricted from running in the background
  • On iOS, disable Low Power Mode which can block background notifications

Restart the camera:

Restarting the camera can help clear any stuck settings. Just unplug and reconnect the camera.

Contact Wyze support:

If none of the above help, contact Wyze support. They can further troubleshoot or determine if there are any app issues causing problems.

Customizing Your Alerts

Once you have motion notifications working, you can customize them to your needs:

  • Set a motion detection schedule for when you want notifications enabled/disabled
  • Adjust the motion sensitivity to reduce false alerts
  • Create motion notification rules based on zones or types of motion detected
  • Integrate your camera with IFTTT for more advanced automations

So that covers the basics of enabling motion notifications with Wyze security cameras! Let the cameras do their job and notify you about activity so you can respond in real-time if needed.

About the Author

As a long-time user of Wyze home security cameras, I have configured motion notifications on various Wyze cam models over the years. Getting notifications properly enabled can be tricky across different camera models and phone platforms, so I wanted to provide a definitive guide to help others based on my experience. Let me know if you have any other questions!