TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Mandatory iOS Prompts
- Selecting Your Network
- Indicator LED Colors & What They Mean
- Issues Connecting To Your Network
- iOS Failure Prompts
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes, 41 seconds.
The bluebot device transmits data using Wi-Fi technology over a wireless access point in your home. The standard with nearly all IoT devices like camera's, doorbell's, and bluebot's is to create a wireless access point (called AP mode) that allows wireless devices to connect to a wireless network. For bluebot, to operate correctly, a dedicated 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network must be available. You are in luck, most internet service providers set up two networks by default: 2.4GHz and 5GHz. But, we still encourage you to verify 2.4GHz anyways. By design, bluebot will find only a 2.4ghz network and ignore the 5ghz network. Dual band networks are also acceptable.
Tip: We require performing the initial connection of bluebot to your Wi-Fi network physically near your router/AP where there is full bars of Wi-Fi signal. The app will instruct you when it's time to move from your router to the installation location. Upon power-up, bluebot will automatically reconnect if the Wi-Fi network is in range.
During the app led connection process (Step 2) we will ask you to plug in your device and place the device into pairing mode (AP mode).
After holding down the button and following the in-app instructions, the light will turn solid green
At this point, bluebot creates it's very own Wi-Fi hotspot network. The network name is "bluebot" and is ready for the pairing/hand off.
Accept Mandatory iOS Prompt For Location Settings
During connection, it's important to take your time and accept all the iOS prompts and allow location settings to allow the Wi-Fi connection process via iOS to function properly. The is an Apple security rule, which we like, and you can disable this setting after connection. We do not need
|Allow "bluebot" to use your location?||Allow Once or Allow While Using App|
|"bluebot" would like to find and connect to devices on your local network.||OK|
Selecting Your Network
Info: If you attempt to connect bluebot to an unsecured network with no password you must add at least one space into the dialog box to continue.
Incorrect Credentials or Too Far From The Access Point
Attempting to connect to the access point, connection failed.
Solution: Ensure your network name (SSID) and password are correct, this is a very common issue. You may also be too far from your router. To test, plug the bluebot device in near your router to rule out wrong password. Read more about Wi-Fi Troubleshooting.
Indicator LED Colors & What They Mean
Tip: Use the LED indicator to troubleshoot during the connection process. The LED has a lot to say. Read Article
Issues With Pairing / Wi-Fi Hand-Off
Allow "bluebot" to use your location?
You must allow location settings to allow the Wi-Fi connection process via iOS rules to function properly. We respect your privacy and do not track your location. You can disable this setting after connection as we do not need or store this information for bluebot operation.
Location Services Disabled
Solution: You must temporarily enable location services during the setup process and either "allow while using App" or "Allow once" for a successful installation. Apple requires this for security purposes and we like that. If by mistake you "Don't Allow" You can fix the issue by exiting the set up process, navigate to your iPhone settings > scroll down to bluebot > and Turn On location services.
Issues Connecting To Your Network
Unable to join the network "bluebot"
Solution 1: Please restart the set up and power cycle your device by unplugging it and setting it to pairing mode again with a long press of the button then a solid green LED. Make sure you have all the settings enabled if you denied any of the mandatory iOS Prompts.
Not receiving data from bluebot!
Solution: Restart the connection process from the beginning for best results. Make sure you have all the settings enabled if you denied any of the mandatory iOS prompts.
Solution: First select "OK, Try Again" but if you are reading this that likely failed.
Restart the connection process from the pairing step and make sure you are near your router and you accepted all the iOS prompts, most importantly the "bluebot" would like to find and connect device on your local network prompt.
If you did not accept this prompt, you must go into your iPhone settings > bluebot > turn on local network and repeat the connection process.
iOS Failure Prompts
If you intentionally or accidentally denied access to the local network or temporary access to the location services on your phone you WILL have issues with pairing or connection to the Wi-Fi network you selected. No worries, it is an easy thing to remedy by manually updating access in the settings app on your device. The following walks you through this process.
Manually Allowing bluebot Access
1. Enter iOS Settings by either swiping down from your home screen and searching "settings" or locating this icon visually.
2. Locate "bluebot" towards the bottom of settings main screen listings and bluebot will be listed as an application if it's installed on your phone. Look for the bluebot logo.
3. Select and enter bluebot settings, Turn On any settings that are OFF. Remember you may turn off location setting after installation and contacts are optional as well.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of the bluebot team, contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text (831) 275-2715 M-F 10 AM - 6 PM PST.
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