Just plug Twinkly Generation I into the power supply to switch on.
The round button on the controller allows you to swipe through a gallery of pre-set effects but to switch on the magic and make your decoration really Smart, you need to download the Twinkly app for tablets and smartphones
That way you can connect Twinkly to your local Wi-fi network and access to many new features such as integration with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa and the online effects gallery.
Configuring Twinkly Generation I
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 handy.
Minimum requirements for using the Twinkly app are:
- For iOS devices: iOS 11 or later
- For Android devices: Android 5 or later.
If you have already downloaded the Twinkly app, make sure you have the latest update! We update the app regularly so your experience is even more amazing!
Set up your lights and switch on your Twinkly
Decorate with your Twinkly lights as you prefer.
Plug Twinkly into the power supply and switch on.
A green and blue light on the controller will come on. This tells you that both lights are working.
Wait about 10 seconds to see a flashing green light. The controller is on AP (Access Point) mode and it’s ready to be connected to your smartphone.
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: Select the “Continue with Facebook” button to access Twinkly via Facebook. You can manage all the data sent to Twinkly through Facebook Access Management panel.
- Via Apple ID: Select the “Continue with Apple” button to access Twinkly via Apple.
If you already have a Twinkly credentials (email and password), click on the “Log in” button to access the application.
After logging in, the application will automatically launch a procedure to search for any Twinkly devices already registered. At the end of the procedure, the following screen will appear: select the controller corresponding to the one in your possession.
Select the controller GENERATION I
Connect Twinkly Generation I directly to your smartphone via its Wi-Fi network
Each Twinkly device can develop its own Wi-Fi signal that allows it to be managed from your smartphone.
Leave the Twinkly app and Check the Wi-Fi networks available on your smartphone.
Scroll down through the list and select the network emitted by your Twinkly device, showing as “Twinkly_XXXXXX”.
The connection may have been marked as “unsafe”, this is normal at this stage of the procedure. Discard the alert message eventually shown by your smartphone.
Return to Twinkly App.
Congratulations! Twinkly is now connected to your smartphone!
The light on the controller is now green and steady: a direct connection is established.
Click on “Connect to local Wi-Fi” to add Twinkly to your local Wi-Fi network.
By choosing “Use Twinkly Wi-Fi” instead, you will connect directly to Twinkly. The application will work but you will not be able to have access to the internet or the online gallery and other features for which internet access is required.
Connect your Twinkly Generation I to your local Wi-Fi network.
When Twinkly is connected to the local Wi-Fi network you can access Twinkly Store, create Twinkly groups and control Twinkly remotely through devices like Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Click on “Connect to local Wi-Fi”, the application will search for available Wi-Fi networks around you.
Select from the list of available Wi-Fi networks the one you want to associate Twinkly with, like your local home network.
Type the password in and click on: “Connect”.
If you skip this step now, you can access again to the Wi-fi list following this path:
Open the Twinkly app, access the Menu > Devices, and select your Twinkly.
Tap on the Network name and launch again the Wi-fi network discovery procedure.
Note: installing extensions.
Some products are set up for physical add-on extensions so you can have more lights. If you are asked, state if you have extensions or not.
You can always modify this setting later.
If you are installing a pre-lit tree you will be asked to select the correct number of LEDs available.
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.
Click on “Start using app” to proceed in your Twinkly configuration.
Click on “Add another device” to connect another Twinkly.
Rename your Twinkly
You can rename your Twinkly now. If you add others over time you can identify them easily.
Manage more than one Twinkly from the same smartphone you need to link them to a local Wi-Fi network.