Gen II first-time configuration procedure: how to pair your Gen II Twinkly device with the App
Applies to Twinkly Generation II devices
Like a wizard needs his wand, yours will be the Twinkly app for tablets and smartphones!
Connect Twinkly to your local Wi-fi network..and here is where the real spell is cast! You will be able to access many new features such as integration with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa and like a real magician, you will only have to ask, to light the sparkle!
If you're ready for a real smart experience, it’s time to wave your magic wand and configure your device!
Step by step configuration process.
Just plug Twinkly Generation II into the socket to switch on.
The round button on the controller allows you to swipe through a gallery of pre-set effects, but to reach an even more magical, and truly smart experience, you need to download the Twinkly app for tablets and smartphones
This way, you will be able to connect Twinkly to your local Wi-fi network and access many new features such as integration with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa , the online effects gallery and much more.
To configure Twinkly for the first time, follow this guided procedure.
Check that you have access to the mobile network and local Wi-Fi network on your smartphone.
Make sure you have your local Wi-Fi network password at hand.
Download the mobile app
Minimum requirements for using the Twinkly app are:
- For iOS devices: iOS 13
- For Android devices: Android 6 or later.
If you have already downloaded the Twinkly app, make sure you have the latest update! We regularly release new versions, to make your Twinkly experience, every day better!
Login or Signup
Launch the Twinkly application and create your user account:
- By email: click on the “Sign Up” button, enter your data (Full Name, Email, Password), and click on the “Sign up” button.
Confirm your registration by clicking on the link you will receive via email.
- Via Facebook: Click on the “Sign in with Facebook” button to access Twinkly via Facebook.
You can manage all the data sent to Twinkly through the Facebook Access Management panel.
- Log in / Sign up via Apple ID Select “Continue with Apple” button to access Twinkly via Apple
If you already have Twinkly credentials (email and password), click on the “Login” button to access the application.
After logging in, the application will automatically launch a procedure to search for any Twinkly devices.
If you skip this setup, the app will ask you to choose what kind of device you want to configure. And if you have a Generation II device, the App requires you to press the button until the status led is greenish-blue.
Launch Connect your GEN II Twinkly, using the direct internal WI-FI
Each Twinkly device can develop its own Wi-Fi signal allowing you to control it from your smartphone.
Check the Wi-Fi networks available on your smartphone and scroll down through the list and select the network emitted by your Twinkly device, showing as “Twinkly_XXXXXX”.
Type the Twinkly Wi-fi password: Twinkly2019
Congratulations! Twinkly is now connected to your smartphone!
The light on the controller is now green and steady: a direct connection is established.
- The connection may have been marked as “unsafe” and “without internet”, which is normal at this stage of the procedure. Discard the alert message eventually shown by your smartphone.
Please consider that Twinkly internal WiFi, creates a communication channel among the device and the app, to be able to use the app as a sort of remote control, but it doesn’t have an internet protocol, so if you should see an alert, once you connect to your Twinkly WiFi, informing you that you may not have access to the internet, it’s perfectly normal.
This doesn’t affect your Twinkly experience that much, you won’t be able to access and download the effects on the gallery, but you can easily use all the principal features.
To be able to have access to the internet while using Twinkly direct WIFI, you can use your Mobile Data connection. Just turn Mobile Data on, and your phone will use them to access the internet, allowing you to use your phone as usual, but at the same time, to be connected to your Twinkly.
- According to the recent California Law, the default password needs to be changed after the first use, to avoid other people taking control of the lights. Once the direct connection password (default Twinkly2019) is changed, the user will be disconnected, and will have to go to mobile device settings to select the Twinkly_xxxxxx Wi-Fi again, set the new password, and, once connected, open the app again. Remember that if you reset your device, next time you will access the Twinkly_xxxxx network you will have to re-enter the old Twinkly2019 password (and then change it)
Connect Twinkly Generation II to your Local Wi-fi
Make sure Bluetooth on your smartphone is turned on and click on USE HOME/OFFICE WIFI
Press and hold the button on the controller until the light turns to a solid CYAN color (about 5 seconds). This indicates that Twinkly is ready to be paired via Bluetooth to your phone.
Don’t leave the app, the automatic procedure will present the list of available Networks.
Select your local network, type the password in and click on: “Connect”.
(If your local network doesn't appear, refresh the list of available networks using the scroll-down menu)
Be sure to give the App permission to access your local network.
Here's how to do it:
iOS -> Settings menu -> select Twinkly App -> enable access to Bluetooth, Local network and Camera (Mapping)
Android ->Settings => Apps => All Apps or Manage Apps => Twinkly => Permission camera, location, files and media, microphone)
Settings => Apps => All Apps or Manage Apps => Twinkly => Mobile Data (mobile data, wifi)
(On Android the procedure may slightly change depending on the smartphone/tablet model)
Twinkly is now connected to your local Wi-Fi network and is ready to give its best!
The light on the controller is now solid blue and indicates that Twinkly is associated with a local Wi-Fi network.
Follow the guided procedure to Map your lights for the first time.
Learn more about mapping here.
Rename your Twinkly
You can rename your Twinkly now, this way, if in the future you should add other devices, it will be a lot easier to identify them.
At this article, you find the full procedure
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