Welcome to the world of Miko 2! This blog will tell you all about setting-up Miko 2 for the first time.
Have you unboxed your Miko 2 yet? You should find the following things in your box:
- Miko 2
- Power Adapter
- Quick Start Guide
Is everything in place? If yes, great! We can move on to the next step and get to know the robot. If not, please get in touch with our dedicated customer support team who is always happy to help.
Know your robot:
Have your Quick Start Guide handy for instructions on how to set up.
Step 1: This robot loves a nice snack of electricity! So charge Miko 2 by plugging-in the power adapter in the pin-slot on the back of the robot and switch the Power Charger on. The charging indicator behind Miko 2 will turn green. The rim lights will glow red when the robot is dis-charged and green when the robot is charged. Charging time is 1.5 hrs. Switch the power button on once the robot is charged.
Follow step 2 till the robot gets charged.
Step 2: Download Miko 2 app.
Miko 2 app is a Parental app which parents can download on their phones.
If you have an Android phone, download the Miko 2 app from the Play Store and if you are have an Apple phone, download the app on your iOS device from the Appstore.
After the download is complete, open the app and enter your details to create your account. Please enter the number of the phone that the parent will be using.
Once you enter your mobile number, an OTP will be sent to your number. Enter the OTP to finish the account creation process.
After entering your details, the app will start searching for Miko 2 using your Bluetooth. Please make sure that your phone’s Bluetooth is on and your phone is near the robot. Go to your phone’s Settings to check if the Bluetooth is on and if not, please switch it on, Go back to the Miko 2 app and click on “Continue” once your Miko 2 is detected by your phone’s Bluetooth.
After you click on Continue, you will find the robot number of your robot on the screen. If you have more than one Miko 2’s you will see the robot numbers of the Miko 2’s which are switched on. To check the robot number, turn Miko 2 upside down and you will find the serial number printed on the bottom side of the robot. The last 6 digits of the serial number is your robot’s number. Select the robot number that you want to connect to in the app and click on it. Miko 2 will now be connected to your phone’s Bluetooth.
It is now time to connect Miko 2 with your Wi-Fi. The Miko 2 app will scan for the Wi-Fi networks available in the vicinity and they will be displayed on your screen.
Select the Wi-Fi network that you want to connect to, enter the password and click on Save. Congratulations! Miko 2 is now successfully connected to your Wi-Fi. Miko 2 is now awake and ready to roll!
Please note that in case you change your Wi-Fi details, you can always re-enter them in the app. You can also set-up multiple Wi-Fi networks and your phone’s Hotspot. The advantage of this is that you can switch between different Wi-Fi networks if the signal is weak. This can be done directly by going to the Settings tab on Miko 2 robot through the Touch Panel. Press the Center key of the Touch Panel to enter the app menu on Miko 2. Use the right arrow key to scroll to the Settings tab. Enter the tab to go to Wi-Fi settings. You can check if your current Wi-Fi signal is strong enough. The Wi-Fi symbol will be completely blue if the signal is strong enough.
To add another Wi-Fi connection, enter the Wi-Fi details of this new connection in your Miko 2 app. You can now go back to the Touch Panel on Miko 2 robot and scroll to right to connect to this new Wi-Fi and continue using the robot uninterrupted.
Also, please make sure that the Wi-Fi network to which you want to connect to should be a protected network. Miko 2 will not connect to open networks i.e. Wi-Fi networks not protected with passwords, for privacy reasons.
More about the Miko 2 app
The Miko 2 app is a parental dashboard with which parents can get suggestions about some cool commands to try with Miko, use the revolutionary TeleConnect feature (more about this later), get notifications etc.
Click on the drop-down button on the dashboard visit the FAQ section under the “Help & Support” tab and get more information about Miko 2.
If you want to unlink the Miko 2 connected to your phone to connect it to another user’s phone, click on the Unlink Miko option.
Click on the Logout option if you want to logout from the app.
If you want to enter the app again to visit the parental dashboard, enter your mobile number in the app, enter the OTP and click on Cancel on the “Searching Miko” screen.
That was all about Setting-up Miko 2 and getting to know the Miko 2 app. This blog is a part of our “How to” series of Miko 2. To know about how to use the robot, watch out for our next blog, “How to Use Miko 2”. Happy Miko 2 time!