The Wi-Fi in the BlackVue DR970X-2CH LTE is perpetually on, so it's already turned on once you plug in power to start your dash cam.
Next, pair your smartphone with the BlackVue dash cam via Wi-Fi direct. In the BlackVue app, navigate to the camera tab at the bottom. Once there, press the “+ Camera” button a bit above this BlackVue has a feature called Seamless Pairing which makes the connection process easier:
How to do Seamless Pairing:
Select “Seamless Pairing Model”. The BlackVue app scans for your dash cam and automatically detects it (as long as it is powered, and bluetooth is on, of course). Once your model appears, click on it, and you confirm the connection by tapping the side of the dash cam with the DR970X-2CH LTE’s touch sensor, formerly proximity sensor for the X and X Plus series.
And that’s it. You are now connected and the dash cam is saved in your app for even easier connection later. As soon as you close the app, the connection will cut so you don’t lose your internet on your phone.
How to do Manual Pairing:
Select “Wi-Fi Only Mode”. Next, exit the BlackVue app, and navigate over to the settings of your phone. Choose your BlackVue dashcam from the network list. The dashcam’s default SSID begins with its model number (e.g. BlackVue ****-******). Enter the password and tap join. The default Wi-Fi SSID and password are printed on the BlackVue DR970X-2CH LTE’s label, underneath the mount, or on the interior of the box. Once connected, return to the app, and press continue. After this is done, the app will instruct you to leave the app, and disconnect from the camera’s wifi. Please do so, and once done, your camera will be registered in your camera tab of the BlackVue app.