How do I setup the Avi-on Movable Switch?

The Avi-on Movable Switch enables you to add a switch, anywhere.

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In addition to this FAQ, here is another article about how the Movable Switch works that may be of interest to you.

1)  Get an Avi-on Account and Devices to Control

To use an Avi-on Movable switch, you first need to have an Avi-on User Account, and set up an Avi-on compatible device, like a plug in or in-wall switch, or light bulb.

2)  Install the Batteries

The next step is to power up and install your switch.

First remove from the box and remove the back plate by pressing your thumbs forward on the front of the switch, near the top.  The back panel should slide down opposite the switch.  Lift the back panel off.

Next install the three CR2032 batteries provided in the box.  They should be installed fat side up (+).

IMPORTANT:  The red indicator light should come on for about 1 second and go off.  If the light stays on permanently, it is necessary to remove the batteries and reinstall them again.  The switch will not function if the light is on permanently.

3)  Add to Your Account

Go to the Avi-on app and navigate to the controller screen.

Press the "+" button on the upper right.

Next, Press the button on the Switch so that the red light is flashing a double flash.

At this point you should see the switch appear on the screen.  If the switch does not appear in the screen before the flashing light goes off, then press the button on the switch again and repeat the process.

Select the switch and press "Done."  It may take up to 30 seconds for this process to complete.

If the switch does not successfully add before the flashing light goes off, then press the button on the switch again and repeat the process.

At that point the switch will be added and you will be ready to associate it to a device.

4)  Associate the Switch to Devices

If you want to associate to a single device, select the "Devices" tab at the bottom.  Swipe the device photos left or right until you find the device you want.

To associate to a group of devices, create a group if you have not done so already. Then press the "Groups" You must create the group before you associate with the switch. Next swipe the group photos left or right until you find the group you want.

If you like, you can give the switch a name and a photo by touching the switch name or photo.

5) Save the Association to the Switch

Before your switch will work, it is necessary to save the configuration to the switch.  There are two steps to this process:

1) Hit "Save" in the upper right corner of the app screen.

2) Press the button on the switch.

Pressing the button on the switch is necessary because the switch circuitry stays "asleep" unless someone is specifically touching it.  This is done to extend the battery life.

You will know that the switch has properly saved when the app closes the association screen and returns to the controller dashboard, and you will also see the device or group name on the switch dashboard.

IMPORTANT:  If you do not press the button on the switch and see the app close the association screen, the changes will not be saved to the switch and it will not work as expected.

 6) Install the Switch

You can put the switch pretty much anywhere you like.  use the included tape or screws to stick to the wall, or just put on an end table or coffee table.  More detailed installation instructions are included below.

Hard Reset of Switch

If for some reason the above instructions don't work for you and you would like to start over, do a hard reset of the Movable Switch. Follow these instructions explaining how to reset the movable switch.

How the Movable Switch Works

Please see the separate FAQ on how the switch works.

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