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Setting Up My Nanoleaf Canvas on AndroidUpdated 6 months ago

TIP | To pair before mounting, lay out the design for your Nanoleaf Canvas on the floor or table and ensure that each panel is connected with a Linker.

Step 1:
Download the Nanoleaf Smarter Series App. 

When opening the app for the first time you will be prompted to create an account. This is used to connect to applications like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT, but is not a mandatory step for setup otherwise. 

Step 2:
Arrange the Canvas squares such that each can connect to at least one (1) adjacent square. Use the "Layout Assistant" to verify the layout and map out where to place your squares.

Ensure that at least one (1) power supply is used per every 25 squares. If you are setting up a larger layout (greater than 25 Canvas squares) check out our best practices in our Larger Layout article.

Plug your Nanoleaf Canvas into power, and wait for the boot-up cycle to finish. 
You'll know it's finished once your Shapes begin cycling through colors and the light on the Contol Panel remains steady. 

IMPORTANT RE: PAIRING WINDOW
The Control Square will start flashing after 15 minutes, signaling the need for another soft reset.

Step 3:
Ensure you're on your home network and is set up as a 2.4 GHz network.


Press "Start Pairing" in the app.
NOTE | If this prompt does not appear automatically, you can find it by going into the "...More" tab in the bottom right corner, tapping "Devices", then tapping the "+" in the bottom right corner.

Step 4:
Select your pairing option: QR code, NFC Tap, or Manual Input. 
NOTE | Your pairing and QR code can be found on the postcard that came with your Canvas, on the back of the Controller, and on the back of the Power Supply.

Alternatively, Nanoleaf Canvas can be paired through NFC pairing, by tapping your phone to the back of the Controller.
NOTE | NFC will need to be activated on your mobile device to use this feature. Only certain phones support NFC pairing 

Step 5:
Select the network that you want to connect your Canvas and enter your password to your network.

- Go to settings and join "Shapes XXXX"

- Return to the app and press "Continue".

The panels should flash green at some point during this step. 

Step 6: Name your Canvas and assign them to a room.

Step 7:
The "Setup Orientation" screen will appear and verify the alignment of your Canvas within the on-screen display. While the "LayoutDetect" feature automatically detects how your Canvas are connected, you may still need to rotate the layout on the screen. This ensures that the animations of your Scenes follow the correct direction.

Enjoy your Canvas!


If at any point during this process, you encounter issues, please contact our tech support team and fill out as many details as possible within the form. Please identify the step where you encountered difficulties and/or any error codes or other messages that may have popped up.


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