Here we will show you how to fix the Wyze camera if it shows black and white. Wyze cameras use infrared lights to see in the dark and normally the picture will be in black-and-white mode. So, this is normal, nothing’s wrong with the camera. The Wyze cameras can’t show colors when it is pitch dark.
However, there are a few cases where the Wyze camera is showing black and white even when it’s daytime or there’s enough light in the environment (such as a room).
If that is what’s happening to your camera then most likely the night mode is permanently enabled in the settings and you need to disable that in order to get a color live view. Maybe someone enabled the continuous night mode by mistake.
How to change the Wyze Cam night mode settings
Step 1. Go to the Wyze app and click the gear icon at the top right side.
Step 2. Click “Advanced Settings”. Check what’s the Night Vision Mode. Enable Auto.
- Off: the night vision is permanently disabled.
- Auto: the night vision is will automatically switch on when it gets dark
- On: night vision is enabled all the time.
You need to select Auto and let the camera switch to night mode only if there’s not enough illumination. When it’s day time or enough light the picture will be in color when it gets dark it with auto-switch to black and white mode.
So just enable the Auto mode and you are done. You can check your camera’s view and the picture should be in color.
To conclude, if you’re having a black-and-white issue on your Wyze cam, you need to change the camera settings. In case the problem still remains read this article on how to reset the Wyze Cam.