TIP: Lay out the design for your Canvas panels on the floor or table to ensure that each square is properly connected to a linker.
Upon opening the Nanoleaf Smarter Series App for the first time, you will be prompted to create an account. This is used to connect to other applications like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT. Check out our integrations page for more information on this.
Arrange the Canvas squares such that each is able to connect to at least one adjacent square. Use the Layout Assistant to verify the layout and map out where to place your squares.
Ensure that at least one 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.
Once the Canvas is cycling through colours, the power button LED will remain on and steady - this indicates that the Canvas is ready to be paired to your mobile device.
Start by pressing the Start Pairing button in the app. Select the network that you want to connect the Canvas to (Note: this must be a 2.4GHz network). Once it is connected to the network, the squares will flash green to indicate that they were able to successfully join.
Following this, you will be prompted to input the pairing code. This code can be found on the cover of the user guide booklet or on the back of the Control Square. Alternatively, the squares can be paired through NFC pairing.
Note: NFC needs to be activated on your mobile device in order to use this feature.
The Add Accessory window will pop up to accommodate renaming the device. Here, you can also assign it to a specific room.
The Setup Orientation screen will appear in order to confirm the orientation of the installation with what is displayed on the screen.
Note: This is required to enable proper scene direction, and ensure that touch and swipe gestures work properly.
After that you are ready to use your Nanoleaf Canvas!