How to Use Dahua DMSS app on iPhone & Android Phone

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This tutorial, How to Use Dahua DMSS on iPhone & on Android Phone, is updated in 2022 with updated screenshots, since Dahua has changed the graphic interface of the mobile apps.

What is DMSS

DMSS is a mobile phone surveillance application from Dahua, which are available on iPhone and Android phones respectively, supporting Dahua CCTV Camera, XVR, NVR, HDCVI CCTV Camera, IP Cameras, etc. The app is free and can be downloaded from Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

The key features of Dahua DMSS Mobile Surveillance Application include:

  • Support real-time live/playback
  • Support view and control live video streams from cameras and video encoders
  • Support Push Alarm, Video Playback, Task wheel, Finger Gesture, Windows Slide and so on.
  • Task Wheel to change Favorites Group
  • Support H.265/H.264/MPEG-4/JPEG decoding
  • Support Easy4IP – Dahua’s own P2P solution
  • Support Dahua Video IP intercom system
  • Support Dahua Alarm control

If you have installed the Dahua CCTV Camera, XVR, NVR, or IP Camera system from us, and would like to find out how to use Dahua DMSS on phones, you can refer to the below tutorial as the step-by-step guide.

1. For iPhones, go to the “App Store”, download the app: DMSS . Here is the link: DMSS on App Store ; For Android Phones, please go to the “Google Play market”, download the app: DMSS. Here is the link: DMSS on Google Play Store

2. After downloading the app, click to open it. You will see the step that is asking you to choose the “Country or Area”. Please choose the country of your current residence. The purpose is to facilitate the P2P connection of Dahua’s Easy4IP. The country or area you choose can be changed later, so don’t worry if you will move to other countries in the future.

3. Click skip to go to the next page

4. The first thing you need to do now is to add the Dahua IP Camera, XVR, NVR, etc to the DMSS  so press “Plus” icon.


5. Scan the barcode on the Dahua IP Camera, XVR or NVR (on the device itself, on the packaging box, or on the web interface). You can also enter manually the serial number if scanning fails.

6. Press “Next” at the next step (it means your Dahua device is online now)

7. Select the device to add it to the app

8. After that, please enter the device name, username and password. Press the Save on the top right to watch the live video footage.

9. Another way to watch the Live View is to Press the play button, followed by the icon on the  right, as shown below:


10. Referring the image below, pressing the icon circled will enable the switch between mainstream and substream – a way to switch between fluent transmission and clear image.

11. Referring to the image below. Pressing the icons circled will allow you to do the playback, take pictures, enable the microphone (sound), keep the video clips, or close the live view.

12. To replay the recorded video footage, Press the Playback, followed by the icon on the left, as shown below:



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