Getting Started

Getting Started with Pearl RearVision

Getting started with RearVision is easy and fast - it’s wireless, installs in minutes, and instantly upgrades your car. Check out our quick how-to video: Before you get started, take a look inside your RearVision box - you’ll find the following: Camera Frame with attached security screw, licens...

Will Pearl RearVision work with my phone?

The Pearl App works on: iPhone® 5 (or newer) with iOS™ version 9 (or newer). Android™ phone with Bluetooth® 4.0 and 5GHz Wi-Fi support (Android version 5 or newer). Check out our Compatibility Page for the latest details. The Pearl App is free and is available now on the App Store® or Google Pl...

Will Pearl RearVision work with my car?

Pearl RearVision is wireless and installs in minutes -- no drilling holes or running wires is necessary. It’s designed to work on all standard passenger vehicles (cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans) made after 1996 for the US market, the year OBD-II ports became standard. Check out our related arti...

What do I need to use Pearl RearVision?

To use Pearl RearVision, you'll need: A car 1996 or newer A phone iPhone® 5 (or newer) with iOS™ version 9 (or newer) Android™ phone with Bluetooth® 4.0 and 5GHz Wi-Fi support (Android version 5 or newer) The Pearl App Free at the App Store® or Google Play™ Check out our related articles or...

How do I get the Pearl App?

The Pearl App is free and is available for both iOS™ and Android™ devices. Download it from the App Store® or Google Play™.   The Pearl App works on: iPhone® 5 (or newer) with iOS™ version 9 (or newer). Android™ phone with Bluetooth® 4.0 and 5GHz Wi-Fi support (Android version 5 or newe...

Using the Pearl App

The Pearl App works on your iOS® or Android™ device in both horizontal and vertical orientations (sometimes called “landscape” or “portrait” views). Your device screen displays what’s behind and to the left and right of your car. You have control over your view in either orientation, and the app ...

How do I know if my car has an OBD port?

RearVision is designed to work on all standard passenger vehicles (cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans) built and sold in the United States after January 1, 1996, the year On-Board Diagnostic ports became standard. In general, this means all 1996 model year (and later) cars have a standardized OBD-II...

Will the Pearl Phone Mount work for my phone and car?

We’ve designed our Phone Mount to work with a wide variety of phone shapes and sizes, with or without cases, to enable hands-free viewing. And it’s easy to install. Choose the base option that works best for you: Vent Mount: It’s ready to go. Just clip the mount into your vent. Dash Mount: Firs...

How to install Pearl RearVision

Installing RearVision is easy! It’s wireless and installs in minutes - no drilling holes in your car or running wires. Check out our Getting Started guide for details and a helpful video, but here are the basic install steps: Remove your license plate: Attach the Bracket to your rear license pla...

Do I need Wi-Fi in my car to use Pearl RearVision?

Your car doesn’t need Wi-Fi or wireless connectivity to use RearVision. The Car Adapter, plugged into your car’s OBD port, creates a secure wireless connection to its companion Camera Frame. Together, they connect wirelessly to the Pearl App, allowing you to see and control super-wide views of wh...