How to Set Up Twinkly Christmas Lights and App Configuration
These days people expect more from their Christmas lights than simple on/off functionality. They want more control, more colors, and more customization. They don't want a light set that is only capable of a single color, but rather a light that is able to achieve any color combination imaginable. And that is where Twinkly comes in. Twinkly Christmas lights true power lies behind its innovative Computer Vision feature. The app uses your device's camera to detect the exact position of every light bulb in your Christmas lighting project. Whether it's a small tree or an entire complex scene. Combine this advanced mapping functionality with the ability to achieve more than 16 million different colors and you have a Christmas light that is capable of achieving even the most ambitious design ideas.
Setting up the Twinkly App is very straight forward. Once set up, you can use the incredible power that Twinkly offers to fully customize your Christmas lighting display.
Twinkly comes in a consumer-friendly Home version as well as a Pro version which is designed for even the most demanding commercial Christmas lighting applications. Below we'll outline how to set up Twinkly Home Christmas lights on your smartphone or tablet. Keep in mind that Twinkly does work best on Apple devices and the functionality may be more limited on Android devices.
Note: The instructions below are not intended to be used for Twinkly Pro. If you are installing Twinkly Pro, please see our video here:
Step By Step Guide to Setting Up Twinkly Christmas Lights
Step 1: Download the Twinkly app from the app store
Step 2: Make sure you are connected to your home or office WiFi
Step 3: Open the Twinkly App. It will begin searching for your Twinkly device, but it will not find the device on its own. Once the screen shows "Choose your Twinkly!", proceed to the next step.
Step 4: Select the device you are connecting to. This will typically be the Generation II option.
Step 5: Hold down the button on the controller until the light turns bluish-green and then release the button. Then choose Home/Office Wifi.
Step 6: Select the network name for your home/office WiFi and enter the WiFi's password and then select "Connect".
Step 7: At this point, you can either map the lights, or if you'd like to wait and play around with the pre-sets for the lights first, select "Skip Setup". You can go back and map your lights at any time.
Step 8: At this point, it's a good idea to check to make sure you have the most up to date firmware. Tap the device button and then the gear icon to the right of the device name. If you see the exclamation mark on the firmware line, you'll need to update your firmware by clicking on "Update Firmware" at the bottom of the screen.
Step 9: When you are ready to map, tap the mapping icon and follow the mapping instructions on the app.
Step 10: If the device is not working properly, it's a good idea to do a factory reset. To do a factory reset, first, unplug your lights. Hold down the button on the controller and plug the lights in. Continue holding down the button until the light on the controller stops blinking and then release the button. Once the lights turn back on, the set has been successfully reset to the original factory settings.
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