By uploading security camera footage to the FTP server, you can enjoy these advantages without paying expensive subscription fees.

Below are the quick guides for your reference to set up FTP via Reolink App. 

Whether or not a Reolink product can support FTP uploading depends both on the product model and the hardware version. To know if your Reolink device supports FTP, refer to: Which Cameras/NVRs Support FTP Uploading.

Note: Please verify that your FTP server is working properly before configuring FTP settings on Reolink App. If you don't have one, see how to build FTP Server on Your PC (Cerberus FTP Server).

FTP settings

Step 1. Launch Reolink App, log into your device, and tap the setting iconsettings_icon.png to go to the Device Settings.

Step 2. Tap FTP Upload, enable the FTP Upload option, and then tap FTP Settings to enter the settings page.


Step 3. Complete the information required and tap Save to save all the settings.


  • Server Address: Type in the address of your FTP server and FTP port.
  • Server Port: The default FTP port for Reolink products is 21.
  • Username and Password: Enter the username and password of your FTP server. If there is no username and password required, please enable Anonymous FTP.
  • Transfer Mode: Choose to transfer the data by Auto, PORT, or PASV mode. We suggest you choose the Auto option.
  • FTPS Only: Your FTP server must support the FTPS protocol. If this option is enabled, the camera will communicate only using FTPS. 
  • Remote Directory: Set an upload directory for device video recording. You may also leave it blank.
  • Generate subfolder by: The format of the generated subfolder. 
  • Upload: Choose to upload only video, only image, or both video and image. 
  • Video Resolution: Resolutions for the uploaded videos.
  • FTP Postpone: Set the record time limit after a motion is detected. This option is only available when the File Type is Video and the FTP Schedule is Alarm.
  • Max File Size (MB): Customize the maximum file size. 
  • Overwrite File: Choose to overwrite the single file (which will only retain the latest file) or alternately overwrite two files (which wil generate temporary files). 
  • Image Resolution: Resolutions for the uploaded images. 
  • Interval: The interval for uploading the image to your FTP server. 

FTP Schedule

You can also set up an FTP schedule for your camera to upload the recordings to the FTP server at the time you want.

Step 1. Tap Schedule. Set a weekly schedule for uploading files to the FTP server.


Step 2. Tap the blue bar to set a specific time in a day, and you can copy the same settings to other days.


You can choose to detect Any Motion, Person, Vehicle, or Pet.


Step 3. Tap Save in the top right corner to save the settings. 


  • Alarm means that the recordings will be uploaded when there are motions detected, and Timer means that the recordings will be uploaded to the FTP server at a certain time according to the FTP Interval you set on the FTP settings page.
  • The detection type will vary from different models of your camera.
  • One grid represents one hour.