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How to Use Dahua iDMSS on iPhone & Dahua gDMSS on Android Phone (Updated in 2020)


This tutorial, How to Use Dahua iDMSS on iPhone & Dahua gDMSS on Android Phone, is updated in 2020 with updated screenshots, since Dahua has changed the graphic interface of the mobile apps on both iOS and Android (The logic is the same on both platforms.)

What are iDMSS and gDMSS

iDMSS and gDMSS are mobile phone surveillance applications from Dahua, which are available on iPhone and Android phones respectively, supporting Dahua CCTV Camera, XVR, NVR, HDCVI CCTV Camera, IP Cameras, etc. both iDMSS and gDMSS have two versions each: lite and plus; all the Apps are free and can be downloaded from Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

The key features of Dahua iDMSS and gDMSS Mobile Surveillance Applications 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 iDMSS on iPhone & Dahua gDMSS on Android phones, you can refer to the below tutorial as the step-by-step guide. In this tutorial, we use gDMSS on Android as the illustration, rest assured that the logic is the same for iDMSS on Iphone.

How to Use Dahua iDMSS on iPhone and Dahua gDMSS on Android Phones

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

How to Use Dahua iDMSS lite and Dahua gDMSS plus

3. Click the Top Left Corner as shown below to enable the menu choices.

How to Use Dahua iDMSS lite and Dahua iDMSS plus

4. The first thing you need to do now is to add the Dahua IP Camera, XVR, NVR, etc to the iDMSS or gDMSS. So please press “Scan” 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 serial number if scanning fail.

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 icon on the top right to watch the live video footage.

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

10. Now you can choose the IP camera / NVR / XVR you want to watch, or you can also select all to watch all the CCTV cameras at the same time, then Press “Start Live view”



11. 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.

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

13. To replay the recorded video footage, Press the Video, followed by the icon on the top right, as shown below:

14. Upon pressing Playback, select the start and end time for the recorded video, also remember to select the Dahua device of which you want to replay the video.


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