Now that you're done uploading the correct firmware, disconnect your device from your computer and power it via LiPoly or AAA battery pack.

Pairing device to PyLeap

Once powered, press the small Reset button in the center of the board (Circuit Playground Bluefruit) or on the top right of the board (CLUE). When the blue light flashes, press the Reset button again.

Circuit Playground Bluefruit with a small Reset button in the center of the board
Adafruit
Adafruit CLUE Reset Button (Highlighted on the upper right)

When done correctly, the LEDs will flash yellow followed by solid blue. Once this occurs, the board will continuously be in discovery mode.

Scan & Connect

When your Circuit Playground Bluefruit or Adafruit CLUE is in discovery mode, hold it very closely to your iPhone or iPadOS to pair. 

Below the spinning Blinka, you'll notice a status indicator that will let you know your current pairing status.

Once you've found your device and received the Bluetooth Pairing Request message, press Pair to pair your board to your iPhone or iPadOS.

If your Circuit Playground Bluefruit doesn't appear:

  1. Check to see if your Circuit Playground Bluefruit is powered on. Verify that the green On light is lit.
  2. Make sure your Circuit Playground Bluefruit is running the correct firmware. See the CircuitPython page in this guide.
  3. Try resetting the Circuit Playground Bluefruit by pressing the small Reset button near the center of the board.

This guide was first published on Oct 19, 2022. It was last updated on May 24, 2024.

This page (Pairing) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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