IHC® Captain – fjernbetjening, automatisering og overvågning



http://jemi.dk/ihc/

Introduktion

IHC® Captain er et webbaseret “værktøj” der kan overvåge en IHC® styreenhed (ofte kaldet controlleren) og reagere på ændringer i IHC installationen. Er du ikke bekendt med IHC® systemerne kan du læse mere på lk.dk.

Princippet bag er basalt set at man installere IHC® Captain på en computer af en art (helst en Raspberry Pi) også kan softwaren forbinde med IHC styreenheden (controlleren) og udlæse alle informationerne i denne. Når dette er gjort kan man via en hjemmeside vælge en ressource/indgang/udgang som skal overvåges og sætte et simpelt regelsæt op som skal opfyldes for at udføre en handling, som f.eks. at stoppe musik afspilning.

Fra og med version 0.9990 er der også kommet mulighed for at benytte IHC Captain som fjernbetjening af IHC installationen – så man kan styre hele IHC installationen direkte fra IHC Captain på computeren/mobil – og dermed slukke/tænde lys/ventilation med mere.

Et eksempel

Hvis man glemmer at lukke garagen som er koblet til ens IHC installation kan man få en notifikation på sin mobiltelefon.

Et andet eksempel

Man har fået lavet en knap til at slukke alt lyset i hele huset – men man har samtidig også installeret SONOS® musik system. Så kan man lave sådan at når funktionen til at slukke alt lyset i huset aktiveres så stopper musikken også.

Historien bag…

Det hele startede som et hurtigt forsøg for at se om man kunne få en controller der ikke var af typen Visual til at snakke med “internettet” – det var relativt nemt også, opstod der lidt sjov om man kunne lave en måde at få en computer til at reagere på ændringer/input/outputs fra controlleren, for at på den måde bryde lidt ud af begrænsningerne som der er i LKs systemer.

Lidt efter lidt opstod det aktuelle IHC® Captain software som er noget webkode (PHP) som er bygget omkring en Raspberry Pi.

Pt. understøtter systemet overvågning af næsten alle ressourcer på controlleren og kan udføre en række funktioner

Funktioner

  • Fjernbejtjening af IHC installation
  • Tænd og sluk af lys/kontakter
  • Sæt temperatur
  • Sæt lysniveau
  • Generelt alt hvad der er muligt via IHC installation
  • Sonos styring
    • Stop afspilning
    • Start afspilning
    • Start/pause afspilling
    • Pause afspilning
    • Skip fremad
    • Skip bagud
    • Skrup op for lyden
    • Skrup ned for lyden
    • Sluk for lyden
    • Tænd for lyden
    • Sluk/Tænd for lyden
    • Afspil favorit
    • Afspil playlist
  • HEOS styring – skal tilkobles via kontrolpanel.
    • Stop afspilning
    • Start afspilning
    • Start/pause afspilling
    • Pause afspilning
    • Skip fremad
    • Skip bagud
    • Skrup op for lyden
    • Skrup ned for lyden
    • Sluk for lyden
    • Tænd for lyden
    • Sluk/Tænd for lyden
  • Phillips HUE styring – skal tilkobles via kontrolpanel
    • Styring af rum/grupper
    • Styring af lamper
    • Tænd, Sluk, Kip/Skift (også pr. gruppe)
    • Sæt farve
    • Sæt lysstyrke
    • Sæt overgangstid
    • Alarm
    • Effekt modul
    • Styring af lysstyrke(lysdæmper) med special IHC funktionsblok
    • Frekald scenarie
  • Indikation af om et input/output er IHC Wireless
  • Batteri og signal status vises ved wireless enheder
  • Log/Gem værdi til disk eller website – temperaturer, fugtighed etc kan så registeres og gemmes
  • Kør lokal kommando
  • Send e-mail
  • Pushover notifikation – se mere på pushover.net

  • Video gennemgang af installation/mulighederne/funktioner

     

    Kom igang!

    Alt nedenstående tager udgangspunkt i en hvis grad af kendskab til linux/ubuntu etc. – og antager at du benytter en Raspberry Pi til at installere på – læs også gerne http://www.raspberrypi.org/help/quick-start-guide/.

    Ny installation

    Der findes 2 måder at installare IHC Captain på – den nemmeste er vha. SD kort installation, alternativt kan der benyttes Automatisk installation.

    Læs om de forskellige installationstyper herunder – men husk kun at følge en enkelt vejledning og det anbefales at følge SD kort installation.

    Helt klart den nemmeste måde at installere på hvis du har en “ren” Raspberry PI der skal installeres.

    1. Hent SD kort filen her – bemærk filen er pakket med ZIP og fylder 507 MB. Udpakket fylder filen ca. 2 GB
    2. Pak filen ud
    3. Følg guiden for hvordan du installere SD korter herunder – vælg ud fra dit operativ system:
    4. Benytter du Windows kan du alternativt benytte Winflash Tool som er super nemt at bruge – husk at markere “Resize the last EXT2FS partion….” – se evt. videoguiden herunder
    5. Når du har lavet SD kortet skal du isætte SD kortet i din Raspberry Pi, forbinde denne med netværk og strøm
    6. Herefter åbner du blot http://jemi.dk/findmypi i din browser.
    7. Herfra kan du tilgå IHC Captain ved at trykke på “Åbn” knappen ud for din Raspberry PI og følg vejledningen på skærmen / læs Manualenfindmypi

    Manual

    Opstart

    Ved første opstart åbnes der en login dialog som skal udfyldes med brugernavn og adgangskode til IHC® controlleren. Det anbefales at lave en specifik bruger til dette via IHC administrator softwaren. Controllerens IP adresse skal også udfyldes.

    Bruger du andre porte end standard IHC opsætning kan du angive webport bagefter controllerens ip adresse i formattet: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:portnummer (f.eks. 192.168.1.20:8123).

    Har du din Raspberry PI til at sidde så den kan tilgås ude fra offentligt netværk anbefales det at du IKKE fjerner afkrydsningen i “Login altid påkrævet” – det anbefales også at lave koden om på din Raspberry PI hvis den står på et åbent netværk – raspberrypi.org

     

    Hvis du indtaster de korrekte oplysninger og det hele virker burde der nu komme en oversigt op med de forskellige lokationer i venstre side (i højre side som slidein hvis du er på mobil/tablet). Man skifter til de forskellige lokationer ved at klikke på dem, derved kommer ressourcerne på lokationen frem.

    Som standard starter IHC Captain op i fjernbetjening modus – der kan skiftes til at lave “handlinger” ved at trykke på blyant ikonet i øverste højre hjørne

    fuldvisning 

    Generelt kan man start, stoppe og genstarte overvågningen af controlleren via  knappen i nederste højre hjørne.

     skifter til handlingsredigering.

     frakobler handlingsredigering.

     giver adgang til: Opsætning, fuldskærmsvisning, Genstart af Raspberry Pi, Sluk af Raspberry Pi og Log af.

     knappen sortere rækkefølgen af de forskellige lokationer.

    overblik 

    Hver ressource har en knap med teksten Opret (Ret hvis der tidligere er lavet en regel) – ved at klikke på Opret knappen kan man sætte en regel op for ressourcen.

    regler

    Man kan sætte hvornår reglen skal udføres, hvilken handling reglen skal udføre og sætte eventuelle parameter for handlingen. Derudover kan handlingen også testes med “Test” knappen som gør det muligt at kontrollere at f.eks. E-mail eller notifikationer afsendes korrekt.

    Vigtigt! Du skal altid genstarte IHC Captain vha. knappen i nederste højre hjørne (læs mere) når du har lavet om i reglerne.

    BEMÆRK: for at benytte Heos styring skal du tilkoble Heos module via kontrolpanelet

    hue styring

    Til at styre Sonos/Heos enhederne er der lavet en specifik IHC funktionsblok som gør det nemmere at styre det vha. IHC knapper. Sonos/HEOS styring filen kan hentes her.

    For at bruge funktionsblokken skal du pakke den ud og ligge den ind i mappen FunctionBlocks hvor dit LK IHC Visual program ligger – typisk er det C:Program Files (x86)LK IHC ControlIHC VisualFunctionBlocks – put evt. filen i mappen 07. Mine egne fb

    Nu skal man inde i LK IHC Visual programmet vælge det rum (i højre side, “Funktioner”-siden) du ønsker at styre Sonos/Heos fra, og lave et højreklik og vælge FunktionsBlokke og vælge Sonos Styring

    sonos styring

    Når dette er gjort skal man have forbundet et “input” (f.eks. venstre tanget på et tryk) fra venstre side (Installation) af LK IHC Visual til "Play/Volume op/Skip Back i Sonos/Heos styring blokken i højre side(Funktioner).

    Derudover skal du også have forbundet et andet “input” (f.eks. højre tanget på et tryk) fra venstre side (Installation) af LK Visual til Stop/Volume ned/Skip fwd i Sonos/Heos styring blokken i højre side(Funktioner)

    Når det er gjort og programmet er lagt på IHC controlleren så skal man i IHC Captain bare gøre som i videoen – altså for hver Udgang under Output (i Sonos/Heos funktionsblokken, Sonos/Heos styring) tilkoble den relevante Sonos/Heos funktion – så under Output->Play sætter man den til at køre Sonos/Heos modulet hvis værdien er sand, med “Start afspilning” i hvad nu rum den skal gøre det.

    Herefter fungere styringen sådan at der er 3 typer tryk alt efter varigheden af trykket på knapperne

    1. Hvis du holder knappen inde i mere end 1.5 sekund så starter/stopper afspilling på de to inputs
    2. Hvis du holder inde i mere end 0.5 sekund men under 1.5 sekund springer Sonos/Heos afspilleren et nummer frem/tilbage i playlisten
    3. Hvis du laver et kort tryk (under 0.5 sekund) så så skruer du ned/op

    Se Sonos opsætnings videoerne herunder

    Vigtigt! Du skal altid genstarte IHC Captain vha. knappen i nederste højre hjørne (læs mere) når du har lavet om i reglerne.



    For at benytte Phillips Hue styring skal modulet først tilkobles vha. kontrolpanelet.

    hue styring

    Bemærk at første gang skal IHC captain forbindes med Phillips Hue bridge – følg anvisninger på skærmen i IHC Captain

    hue styring

    Til at styre HUE lys er der lavet en specifik IHC funktionsblok som gør det nemmere at styre det vha. IHC knapper til dæmpning. HUE styrings filen kan hentes her.

    For at bruge funktionsblokken skal du pakke den ud og ligge den ind i mappen FunctionBlocks hvor dit LK IHC Visual program ligger – typisk er det C:Program Files (x86)LK IHC ControlIHC VisualFunctionBlocks – put evt. filen i mappen 07. Mine egne fb

    Nu skal man inde i LK IHC Visual programmet vælge det rum (i højre side, “Funktioner”-siden) du ønsker at styre Sonos/Heos fra, og lave et højreklik og vælge FunktionsBlokke og vælge (07. Mine egne fb >) HUE styring/dæmper

    hue styring

    Når dette er gjort skal man have forbundet et “input” (f.eks. venstre tanget på et tryk) fra venstre side (Installation) af LK IHC Visual til Input->Indgang i “HUE styring/dæmper”, i højre side(Funktioner).

    hue styring

    Når dette er gjort skal man gemme og overføre sit projekt til IHC Controlleren

    Herefter skal resten af opsætningen laves i IHC Captain så det ren faktisk kan styre noget. Først skal IHC Captain sættes i handlingsredigering mode

    Så vælger man rummet hvor man har anbragt HUE styring/dæmper funktionsblokken, i eksemplet er det soveværelset. Så ruller man ned og åbner “Funktioner” sektionen ved at klikke på overskriften

    hue styring

    Nu skal HUE lamperne forbindes knapperne – Tryk “Opret” ud for “FadeOp” – og sæt “Hvis input værdien er” til at være “forskellig fra..”, vælg “Brugerdefineret” og indtast 0. Vælg “Phillips Hue” i “så kør handlingsmodul”

    hue styring

    Under fanen “Phillips Hue” skal du vælge de rum eller pærer du ønsker at styre – i eksemplet herunder er valgt “Pære 1”. Vælg “Tænd” i “Tænd/Sluk”. Resten skal stå som standard.

    hue styring

    Vælg nu fanen “Avanceret” og i “Lysstyrke justering” skriver du “40” – og tryk “Gem”

    hue styring

    Gør nu det samme for “FadeNed” som du lige har gjort for “FadeOp” men under avanceret fanen skriver du: -40 ved “Lysstyrke justering” også “Gem”

    hue styring

    Så trykker du “Opret” ud for “Sluk/tænd” – her sætter du reglen til at input værdien skal være “sand” og den skal køre “Phillips Hue”

    hue styring

    Under fanen “Phillips Hue” skal du vælge de rum eller pærer du ønsker at styre – i eksemplet herunder er valgt “Pære 1”. Vælg “Kip/SKift” i “Tænd/Sluk”. Resten skal stå som standard – tryk “Gem”

    hue styring

    Nu skal du blot genstarte IHC Captain vha. knappen i nederste højre hjørne. Læs mere

    Du har nu følgende funktioner på et tryk

    1. Tryk og slip for tænd/sluk
    2. Tryk og hold inde og lyset tænder og skrues op for i lysstyrke…
    3. … slip og tryk hurtigt igen, og hold inde – så skrues derned for lysstyrken.

    Du skifte “retning” på lysstyrke dæmpning ved at slippe og trykke hurtigt igen

    Videoguide er på vej…



    Det er muligt at modtage notifikation direkte på smartphone eller tablet vha. pushover.net

    Se notifikation opsætnings videoen herunder

    Vigtigt! Du skal altid genstarte IHC Captain vha. knappen i nederste højre hjørne (læs mere) når du har lavet om i reglerne.



    Det er muligt at gemme dataene fra IHC controlleren enten til lokal disk eller internettet.


    Se hvordan der gemmes til lokal disk herunder

    Vigtigt! Du skal altid genstarte IHC Captain vha. knappen i nederste højre hjørne (læs mere) når du har lavet om i reglerne.



    Se hvordan der gemmes til internettet herunder

     

    Gemme data til data.sparkfun.com

    1. Dette eksempel tager udgangspunkt i opsætning af en pir sensor log – altså hver gang der registreres bevægelse gemmes der data i datasparks “sky” – bemærk der kan “kun” gemmes 50mb data og når dette maximum opnås roteres dataene således at de ældste gemte data slettes når nyt indsættes
    2. Start med at oprette en stream på https://data.sparkfun.com/streams/make – læs http://phant.io/docs/management/create/ for en forklaring af felterne.
    3. Beslut hvilke felter du skal gemme i din “stream” – skriv dem i fields feltet, adskilt med komma. Bemærk der vil automatisk blive indsat et tidspunkt når dataene gemmes. I vores eksempel laver vi dog to felter: “lokaltid,bevaegelse”. Som udgangspunkt behøver du altså ikke at logge tiden da systemet selv gemmer et timestamp men det kan være “forvirrende” at oversætte til danske tidspunkter 🙂 
      1
    4. Når du trykker “Save” kommer der en række “koder” frem som du skal gemme – start med at få nøglerne sendt via e-mail – benyt “Send yourself a copy of your keys” – så har du en backup til senere. 
      1
    5. I en ny browser fane/tab åbner du nu “IHC Captain” og finder det input/output du vil gemme data fra.
    6. I vores tilfælde ønsker vi at gemme når PIR aktiveres, så derfor sættes “Hvis input værdien er” til at være “sand”. Hvis du altid bare ønsker at gemme dataen ved ændringer skal du sætte “Hvis input værdien er” til at være “forskellig fra…” også vælge “den sidste aflæste værdi”. 
      1
    7. Vælg “Gem til URL” under “så kør modul”
    8. Under fanen “Gem til URL” skal du udfylde følgende:
      • URL: http://data.sparkfun.com/input/[publicKey] – hvor du indsætter “Public Key” fra punkt 4. istedet for “[public key]” – i vores eksempel er det så: 
      • Parametere: private_key=[privateKey]&bevaegelse=[newval]&lokaltid=[date][time] – erstat selv [privateKey] med din privatekey fra punkt 4. [newval] bliver automatisk erstattet med værdien fra aflæsningen, i vores eksempel vil den så altid indholde “true”/”sand”. [date] og [time] bliver automatisk erstattet med lokal dato og tid.
      • Type: get
      • Dataformat: form/get


      1

    9. Tryk nu “Test” og indtast en “værdi” du ønsker at gemme – f.eks. 1 – der skulle gerne komme en “cURL Weblog HTTP response: 200” frem. Kommer der noget andet frem så check din “privateKey” og alle punkter i 8. 
      1
    10. Besøg nu “Public URL” som kom frem i punkt 4 – i vores eksempel her: 

      – her kan du se dataene og hente dem

    11. Tryk nu “Luk test” og derefter “Gem” så skulle dataene altid blive gemt
    12. Du kan slette alt det gemte data vha. https://data.sparkfun.com/streams/clear – du skal bruge nøglerne fra 4 – og hvis du helt ønsker at slette alt dit data er det her: https://data.sparkfun.com/streams/delete

    Bonus læs evt. http://phant.io/graphing/google/2014/07/07/graphing-data/ for at lave fine realtime grafer med google – kræver lidt nørderi.

    Eller besøg mit eksperiment her som burde kunne lave grafer:  http://jemi.dk/ihc/sparkfungraph.php

    Der er flere måde at fejlsøge hvis der er problemer – prøv at benyt nedenstående som burde give mere information som kan bruges i fejlsøgning – skriv evt. inde på http://www.ihc-user.dk/forum/forums/forum/39-ihc-captain/ med hvad du oplever af problemer.

    Prøv først at tilføje #debug til URL’en – så det bliver til: (DINRASPBERRY PI IP)/index.php#debug – det giver lidt mere forklaring på hvad der sker.

    Du kan også overvåge selv overvågningen – dette gøres ved at logge ind på din Raspberry Pi og køre:cd /opt/ihccaptain/tools/ og derefter ./showmonitor.sh – dermed forsøger den konstant af forbinde med den “proces” som kører overvågningen.

    Versioner

    Version 1.01

    • Phillips HUE styring – HUSK HUSK: at tilkoble modulet under kontrolpanel!
    • Ny IHC funktionsblok til fader/dæmpning op/ned primært tænkt til Phillips Hue – Hent her: jemi.dk/ihc/files/HueStyring.zip
    • HUE og HEOS moduler er nu standard frakoblet da det er begrænset hvor mange der har disse og de tunge at starte
    • Nyt Phillips HUE modul til styring af lys
    • Styring af rum/grupper
    • Styring af lamper
    • Tænd, Sluk, Kip/Skift (også pr. gruppe)
    • Sæt farve
    • Sæt lysstyrke
    • Sæt overgangstid
    • Alarm
    • Effekt modul
    • Styring af lysstyrke(lysdæmper) med special IHC funktionsblok
    • Frekald scenarie
  • Bedre fejlhåndtering af ajax/login fejl
  • Bedre håndtering af login/opstart
  • Forbedret håndtering og visning af IHC ikoner
  • Indikation af om et input/output er IHC Wireless
  • Forbedret håndtering af input dialoger på små skærme og ved “skæve” opløsninger
  • Spring/link imellem tryk/ressourcer
  • Batteri og signal status vises nu ved wireless enheder
  • Mulighed for at “gentage”/Import sidst gemte handling indstillinger – ved masseredigering af f.eks. SONOS styring er det meget nemmere, tidligere kopierede den automatisk medover = forvirring
  • Løst problem med at gemme web indstillinger fra kontrolpanel
  • IHC inputs er nu tilpasset IHC egne max/min regler
  • Ved login “imod” controller vises nu controller information
  • Løst fejl ved volumestyring på Sonos grupper
  • Mange forbedringer ved Sonos styringen
  • Forbedret visning/opdatering af regler i brugerfladen
  • Fremtiden

    • Kombinationsmoduler – så en ændring kan udføre flere moduler: gemme i log + starte SONOS
    • Mulighed for at den automatisk starter igen hvis controlleren genstarter
    • Controller log (lav batteri på wireless) -> skal kunne trigger en “custom” alarm – f.eks. pushover om lav strøm
    • Sende e-mail modul
    • Sonos modul
      • Mulighed for at sætte bestemt input

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    Kontakt

    Du kan altid skrive til mig på ihccaptain@jemi.dk


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    How to add IKEA Trådfri to Philips Hue – How To


    How to add IKEA Trådfri to Philips Hue – How To – Smart Home Geeks

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    How to add IKEA Trådfri to Philips Hue


    We originally brought you the exclusive comment from IKEA about Trådfri eventually supporting ZigBee  interoperability and therefore allowing you to add IKEA lights to your Hue network. Here is the original article.

    For those of you wondering what on earth this means, it basically means they both operate using the same standard meaning they ‘must’ work together.

    Now the software update has been released here is a detailed guide showing you exactly how to add IKEA Smart bulbs to your Philips Hue network!

    You can buy Philips Hue bulbs from Amazon,currently for under £25 for a pair.

    Unfortunately there is no way to check the bulb firmware from the packaging.

    The bulbs we tested were from central London on 20/9/17 and still had the old firmware. This means they require an update so you need a controller and hub.

    If your reading this a few months later you might be ok to try just a bulb and jump to part 2.

    Let us know in the comments how you get on and dont forget to like us on Facebook for the latest guides, reviews and news.


    Part 1 – Updating firmware

    1. Follow the IKEA instructions setting up your hub, controller and bulb. You do need both the hub and controller to update, sadly just the hub wont do it.
    2. Open the Trådfri app and check to see the firmware, now press update. the text will change to ‘Update pending’.Adding IKEA bulbs to Hue
    3. Our firmware update took over an hour to install. Once complete the lights blink.
    4. Go back into the app and confirm the bulb firmware shows as 1.2.217
    5. Make sure the light is on and remove it from the app.
      Remove bulb from app
    6. Turn off the bridge – we found it can cause issues with the Hue Bridge, most likely due to using the same channel by default.

    Part 2Adding to Hue network

    1. Turn the light that has the IKEA bulb in on and off 6 times quickly, this resets its settings but maintains the firmware.
    2. Turn off all other Hue lights, to prevent ZigBee interference, and if possible move the IKEA bulb near the Philips Hue hub. If it can touch the hub even better!When we did ours we added the bulb in a portable light we could put near the hub before moving the bulb later once added.
    3. Open the Hue app and search for the a bulb, in the same way you normally would.
      Adding Ikea bulbs to Hue search for light
    4. The bulb will appear as ‘colour temperature light 1’Adding Ikea bulbs to Hue added
    5. You can now name it add it to any room or group as you would a Philips Hue Bulb. We named our bulb ‘IKEA TRAFADIL’ so you could clearly see it in the group.Adding bulbs to roomsIKEA Trådfri added philips hue

    Note this does not give you HomeKIt or Alexa control of the bulb, yet. You do get an error about ‘Failed to update Siri’ we ignored it and all was ok.

    We did ask Alexa to turn off the Living room and all but the IKEA Trådfri turned off.

    This might be different when the bulb firmware is updated to support Alexa.

    If you could not find your bulb via the App you can try a 3rd party application called Lamp Finder, we didn’t need to use it but it is an option.


    Part 3 – How to pair your IKEA Remote to Phillips Hue Lights.

    However when you you pair them to the remote it removes them from the Philips Hue Hub. This means the app and Home Kit, Alexa can no longer talk to it. Also it is slightly tricky to add them back to the Philips hub.

    You can however put up to 10 lights to one remote.

    We spent a lot of time trying to pair the remote to the Philips Hue hub but didn’t find a solution despite getting them to communicate!

    1. Turn off other hue lights
    2. Hold the remote next to the bulb
    3. Hold down the small multipurpose button on the underside of the controller, the same one used to pair with IKEA smart lighting.
    4. Keep it held down for a maximum of 10 seconds or till the light stops flashing, for example if can be 5 seconds till it stops.
    5. The light will now be controllable by the IKEA Remote.

    Reminder: You can buy Philips Hue bulbs from Amazon,currently for under £25 for a pair.

    WiFi QR Code Generator



    https://qifi.org/

    Ever wanted to create a cool QR code for your guests? But never wanted to type in your WiFi credentials into a form that submits them to a remote webserver to render the QR code? QiFi for the rescue! It will render the code in your browser, on your machine, so the WiFi stays as secure as it was before (read the code if you do not trust text on the internet :-))!

    If you use the Save-button to store a code, this is still secure, as the data is stored in HTML5 localStorage and is never transmitted to the server (in contrast to cookie-based solutions).

    Don’t trust your browser either? Just pipe the string WIFI:S:<SSID>;T:<WPA|WEP|>;P:<password>;; through the QR code generator of your choice after reading the documentation.

    Supported Scanners

    Android

    Barcode Scanner from ZXing.

    Every other Android Barcode Scanner based on the ZXing library.

    Maemo

    mbarcode with the mbarcode wifi plugin on Maemo 5.

    iOS

    The iOS Camera App has support for WiFi QR codes since iOS 11.

    QR Reader for iPhone from TapMedia and Avira Insight QR Code Scanner by Avira Holding GmbH & Co. KG also support WiFi QR codes. Please note: Due to iOS design, third-party apps cannot modify WiFi settings directly and you’ll have to copy&paste the details. The only alternative would be downloading a mobile profile from the Internet, but that would mean leaking your credentials to a third-party.

    Other

    Every other QR scanner out there should be able to scan the code too, but probably won’t interpret it as intended. If your scanner supports WiFi QR codes, please send me a mail!

    QiFi was written by Evgeni Golov, using jQueryjQuery QRCodejQuery Storage and Twitter Bootstrap.

    If you have any comments, suggestions, bugs or complaints: please write to: evgeni+qifi@golov.de.

    Fork me on GitHub

    How to update your iOS devices using Apple Configurator 2



    https://www.imore.com/how-update-your-ios-devices-using-apple-configurator-2

    APPLE CONFIGURATOR 2

    How to update your iOS devices using Apple Configurator 2

    Manage your iOS device updates all from a single administration point.

    ANTHONY CASELLA

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    Managing my ever-growing library of iOS devices that includes 4 Apple TVs, 4 iPhones, 2 iPod touches, and 4 iPads is becoming quite the chore in my household. Although targeted toward schools and businesses, Apple Configurator 2 is a free macOS tool that allows you manage all of the iOS devices in your organization (or home!) from a central location.

    Instead of having to go to each device and initiate an OS update, I’ll be able to do everything at the same time (as long as the requisite number of USB ports exists per device), saving me a lots of time from my Mac. It being a free tool is an extra bonus.

    If you are in need of maintaining, configuring, securing and deploying a multitude of iOS devices, then Apple Configurator 2 may just be the tool you’re looking for.

    How to update your iOS devices using Apple Configurator 2

    First, you’ll need to install Configurator 2 on your Mac.

    In order to update your iOS device you’ll need to have it physically connected via USB to the Mac running Apple Configurator2. You can use a USB hub for multiple devices or if you have multiple daisy-chained displays, you can use the USB ports that exist on the back of each display. Once connected, your device will enumerate and display it self in Apple Configurator 2.

    1. Plug in your device to USB.
    2. Wait for your device to enumerate. Once enumerated, your device will appear as an exact replica in Apple Configurator 2 of what exists on the physical device including wallpapers and apps.

    3. Option click the image of the device you want to update. If an update exists, a little red indicator will be present above and to the right of your iOS device to reflect that.
    4. Select Update.

    5. The update process will ask you if you wish to update to the latest OS. If you have various revisions of updates downloaded, you’ll be able to pick which iOS version you want to update to. Once selected, click Update.

    6. Slide to unlock your iOS device.
    7. Enter your passcode.

    Your device is now updated.

    Summary of the device

    You can finally get a quick glance of your device or a more detailed look if you desire:

    1. Option click the image of the iOS device you wish more information for.
    2. Select the view Quick view for a overview synopsis.
    3. Optionally select the view Get Info more more detailed information.

    Conclusion

    Apple Configurator 2 isn’t necessary for everyone but a welcome addition to my toolset for managing my family and our myriad of iOS devices. Do you use Apple Configurator 2? Do you have a better way to mange a multitude of iOS device? Let us know in the comments!


    macOS High Sierra

    macOS Sierra


    How to transfer data from your old iPad to your new iPad



    https://www.imore.com/how-transfer-data-old-ipad-new-ipad

    MOVING TIME

    How to transfer data from your old iPad to your new iPad

    Here’s how to move data from your old iPad to your new iPad.

    JOSEPH KELLER RENE RITCHIE

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    How to transfer data from your old iPad to your new iPad

    If you’ve recently upgraded your iPad, you might be looking to transfer data from your old tablet to your new iPad or iPad Pro. There are a few options available to you to get this done, whether you want to transfer data using iTunes, or wirelessly transferring everything through iCloud and Automatic Setup.

    Here’s how you can move your data from your old iPad to your new one.

    How to transfer your data to your new iPad using iTunes

    Just as you can with an iPhone, you can use iTunes to back up your old iPad, then restore that backup on your new iPad.

    1. Plug your old iPad into your Mac or PC.
    2. Open iTunes.
    3. Click on the iPad icon.

      Open iTunes, click iPad icon

    4. Click Back Up Now under Manually Back Up and Restore. Wait for the backup to complete.
    5. Disconnect your old iPad.
    6. Connect your new iPad to the same Mac or PC that you used to back up your old iPad.
    7. Click the iPad icon in iTunes.

      Click Back Up Now, click ipad icon

    8. Click Restore from this backup: if it’s not already clicked.
    9. Choose the backup you want to use.

      Click restore from this backup, choose backup

    10. Click Continue. iTunes will then restore your iPad from your iTunes backup. This can take awhile.
    11. Tap Continue on your new iPad.

      Click Continue, tap Continue

    Follow the instructions on your new iPad to finish setting it up.

    How to transfer your data to your new iPad using iCloud

    If you use iCloud to back up your iPad, your can transfer everything to your new iPad wirelessly. Before you do that, however, you’ll want to trigger one last manual backup on your old iPad to make sure you get everything as up-to-date as possible on your new device.

    1. Open Settings on your old iPad.
    2. Tap the Apple ID banner.
    3. Tap iCloud.

      Open Settings, tap Apple ID banner, tap iClouda

    4. Tap iCloud Backup.
    5. Tap Back Up Now.

      Tap icloud backup, tap Back Up Now

    After you back up your iPad, you’ll want to get started with your new iPad and restore the older device’s backup to it.

    1. Press the Home button on your new iPad to start the setup process.
    2. Follow the instructions for initial setup. If you’re looking to transfer everythingfrom your old iPad to your new iPad, try using the Automatic Setup process in iOS 11.
    1. Tap Restore from [date of most recent backup] Backup to restore from your latest iCloud backup when you’re using Automatic Setup.
    2. Tap Agree.
    3. Finish setting up your new iPad with settings for Siri, location, app analytics, and Apple Pay.

      Tap Restore from date, tap Agree, finish setup

    Your iPad will now restore from your iCloud backup. This could take some time.

    How to transfer your data to your new iPad using Google or Microsoft

    If you’re coming from an Android tablet or Microsoft Surface, you can still move some of your data, though you can’t transfer apps, for instance.

    Questions?

    If you’ve got any questions about moving data from an old iPad to a new iPad, then let us know in the comments.

    Updated Janurary, 2018:Added new information about restoring from iTunes, as well as updated information about restoring from an iCloud backup.


    iOS


    9 Common Sense Home Automations You Must Try



    https://www.imore.com/common-sense-home-automations-you-must-try

    9 Common Sense Home Automations You Must Try

    It’s time to take your smart home setup to the next level with these common sense automations!

    MIKAH SARGENT

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    The Automation tab in iOS’s Home app can seem a bit intimidating at first, but it’s a great way to get more out of your smart accessories. Make them work for you instead of the other way around with these common sense automations!

    Now before we get into the thick of things, you’re going to need to know a little bit about automations and how they work in Apple’s HomeKit system. Don’t worry, it’s a simple process that’s mostly pressing a couple buttons and solving some logic puzzles. 🤓 Here’s what you need to know about setting up, removing, and triggering automations! If you’re already experienced in the ways of Smart Home Automation™, you can skip ahead to the automation ideas.

    How to set up an automation

    1. Launch the Home app.
    2. Tap the Automation tab (looks like a clock).
    3. Tap Create new Automation.
    4. Choose when you want the automation to occur. For this example, we’re going to choose A Time of Day Occurs.

    5. Dial in your specific time.
    6. Tap Next.
    7. Choose which accessories or scenes you’d like to control with this automation.
    8. Tap Next.
    9. Adjust the settings of your chosen accessories to your desire.
    10. Tap Done.

      How to set up an Automation

    How to remove an automation

    There’s nothing worse than having an automation in place that you no longer want. If you’re tired of that bedroom light turning on every morning at 6 a.m. (hey, we all get a little hopeful from time to time), here’s how you go about shutting off automations:

    1. Launch the Home app.
    2. Tap the Automation tab (looks like a clock).
    3. Tap on one of the automations you’ve set up.
    4. Tap the switch next to Enable This Automation to temporarily disable an automation, then tap Done.

      How to set up an Automation

    5. Tap Delete Automation to remove the automation, then tap it again to confirm.

      How to set up an Automation

    Understanding the different automation triggers

    There are several different automation triggers you can choose from, so it can get a little overwhelming when you first set ’em up. Here’s what they all mean:

    • My Location Changes: Your automation takes place when you, someone else, or multiple people leave or arrive at a location.
    • A Time of Day Occurs: Your automation takes place at a specific time or at sunrise/sunset.
    • An Accessory is Controlled: Your automation takes place when you or someone else controls another accessory in your home.
    • A Sensor Detects Something: Your automation takes place when a sensor accessory (smoke detector, motion detector detects something).

    9 Common Sense Home Automations You Must Try

    Automations are a powerful tool for making your smart home work for you, but they can be a little overwhelming at first. It’s like a blank smart home canvas — what the heck do you automate

    Home app humidifier automation

    1. A sunset-driven humidifier

    One automation I’m really happy I set up involves the iDevices switch connected to the humidifier I have in my bedroom. Every day at sunrise (it changes based on when the sun actually rises and sets, not just a static time) the humidifier automatically turns off, and every day at sunset it automatically turns on. That way the humidifier isn’t running while I’m away from my bedroom, but it automatically humidifies as I’m winding down and heading to bed for the night.

    2. Turn on the lights as I arrive home from work, only after sunset.

    It’s nice to be able to make your way through your home when you’ve arrived home from work. There’s no need to use Siri to trigger your lights or go tapping about in your Home app. If you set up a location-based automation, you can have your HomeKit setup turn on your lights as soon as you arrive home from work. What’s more, you can make it so it only activates if the sun is down.

    3. Turn off the lights as I leave the house, only before sunset.

    Conserve energy by making sure many of the lights in your house go off when you leave your home. If it’s during the day (i.e. the sun is still out), you can have HomeKit turn off your choice of lights when you leave the GPS bubble you setup in your Home app automation. Again, you can stipulate that this only works while the sun is still up so you don’t end up leaving a roommate or partner in the dark when you go to get some groceries!

    4. Turn on the fan every day at 7 p.m.

    Like to keep the air from getting stale? I often forget to turn on the fan in any given room I happen to be occupying, but love having a bit of movement in the air. You can keep yourself from having to remember this step by automating it! Turn on the fan in your living room every day at 7 p.m. And don’t forget: There are plenty of times and conditions you can add to this automation to get it just right.

    5. Turn on the kitchen lights every morning at 6 a.m.

    You probably don’t want to turn on the lights in your bedroom every morning at 6 a.m. … at least not too bright. You can get the coffee brewing and the light turned up to a bright-enough-to-wake-me-up-but-not-bright-enough-to-give-me-a-headache setting so you can get the jolt you need to get going!

    6. Turn the office desk lamp blue when the front door lock is used.

    This concept is one of my favorite home automations. Using your color-enabled lighting to notify you of different conditions in your HomeKit home is not only helpful, it’s just doggone cool! Say you’re in your office and you’d like to know when the garage door is opened or the front door is unlocked — you can use this type of automation to give you a subtle notification.

    7. Turn on the fan in the bedroom when the bedroom lights are turned on.

    If you’ve got a fan-light combo running on two different switches, this is a great way to combine the two into one “switch” by automating the turning on and turning off. When you hit the button or flip the switch to turn on the lights, the fan’ll come on. When you hit the button or flip the switch to turn off the lights, the fan’ll turn off. It’s handy!

    8. Turn on all the lights at full brightness when the smoke detector detects smoke.

    This automation in and of itself could sell just about anyone on a smart home. If you’ve got a HomeKit-enabled smoke or CO detector, you can set up this automation to turn on all the lights in your house at full brightness when things go awry. There’s no sleeping through a smoke detector alarm or CO warning when all the lights in your house are blasting your eyes with their sweet, sweet rays.

    9. Turn on my garage lights when the motion sensor detects movement in the garage.

    This is one that I’ve got set up in my own home. I found the garage lighting in my home a little lacking so I set up some clamp lights throughout the structure that are all powered by HomeKit-enabled plugs. A motion detector looks for motion and triggers the lights to turn on (you could also use a contact sensor placed on the garage door). The automation is set up to turn off the lights after a certain period in which it no longer detects motion, meaning I don’t have to remember to turn off the lights on my own when I’m done in the garage.

    Any ideas?

    As you can see, there are loads upon loads of different automations you can set up in the iOS Home app. Do you have any automations you swear by? I’d love to hear about them — shoot me a message on Twitter or leave a comment below!


    HomeKit

    HomeKit


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    Mikah Sargent

    Mikah Sargent is Senior Editor at Mobile Nations. When he’s not bothering his chihuahuas, Mikah spends entirely too much time and money on HomeKit products. You can follow him on Twitter at @mikahsargent if you’re so inclined.

    How to Take Long Exposure Photos on iPhone & iPad with Live Photos


    How to Take Long Exposure Photos on iPhone & iPad with Live Photos

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    You’re probably aware of Live Photos by now, the interesting iPhone and iPad feature that transforms a regular image capture into a brief movie clip. But the latest versions of iOS support an assortment of exciting Live Photo effects, including an ability to easilyy create beautiful long exposure images.

    Long Exposure photography is typically left to the realm of more advanced digital cameras and a tripod, and by leaving the shutter open longer you get a nice blur effect of any motion. Thanks to the Live Photo effects features in modern iOS however, you can get this Long Exposure capability almost instantly on any Live Photo you have taken with the iPhone or iPad camera.

    This tutorial will show you how to take and create long exposure images on an iPhone or iPad by using the Live Photos feature.


    To have access to the Live Photo Long Exposure feature, you will need an iPhone or iPad running iOS 11 or newer, earlier versions of iOS may support the Live Photos feature but they do not have the Long Exposure capability.

    How to Take Long Exposure Photography on iPhone and iPad

    Capturing Long Exposures with Live Photo in iOS may seem a little counterintuitive at first, you take a regular Live Photo, and then add an effect that Live Photo after the fact. It sounds more complicated than it is however, and once you get the hang of it you’ll see just how easy this process is:

    1. Take a Live Photo image with the iPhone or iPad camera as usual*
    2. Go to the Photos app and select the Live Photo you just took by tapping on it
    3. Swipe up on the photo
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    5. Swipe over to find in the Effects section available for the Live Photo
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    7. Tap on “Long Exposure” and wait a moment for the effect to transform the image into a long exposure photography
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    The image will magically transform into a long exposure image, using the data from the Live Photo to determine what is moving and blur that, while keeping the unmoving image data as normal as possible.

    In the example pictures here, we took a regular Live Photo image of a river and turned it into a Long Exposure image, which blurs out the rapids to give that classic long exposure motion look.

    Here’s the Long Exposure effects version of the original Live Photo image of a river:

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    And here is the original Live Photo image, which looks like a regular picture of a river:

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    You can share the long exposure images just like any other photo, through messages, posting to social media, Facebook, Instagram, copying them to your Mac or PC, or you can edit them further in other image editing apps or by applying the native iOS filters in Photos too.

    Tips for Capturing Long Exposure Photography on iPhone and iPad with Live Photos

    * For best results with shooting Long Exposure photographs using Live Photos, try the following tips on an iPhone or iPad:

    • Take a Live Photo of something obviously moving. For example, the feature works particularly great on water, whether that’s a river, creek, ocean waves, waterfall, etc, or fast moving traffic in the evening hours when the cars have lights on, or when taking pictures of fireworks from an iPhone.
    • Keep the iPhone or iPad camera as steady as possible, this will reduce blurring of the Long Exposure image
    • Long Exposure works best where there is contrast between motion against otherwise stationary surroundings
    • You can undo the Long Exposure effect if desired by returning to the Live Photos effects section and selecting the regular “Live Photo” option instead of Long Exposure

    This is one of the more interesting uses of Live Photos yet (aside from making animated gifs, of course), and if you’re a fan of long exposure photography then it’s certainly worth checking out. Before this capability was bundled into iOS Photos apps, you had to use third party apps to mimic the long exposure effects. Try it out, it’s pretty cool.

    If you liked this tip you might want to check out more Live Photo tips here.

    How to Fix connection errors in Mail for iPhone or iPad


    How to Fix connection errors in Mail for iPhone or iPad

    Getting connection errors in Mail for iPhone or iPad? Here's how to fix them!

    For a lot of people, the built-in Mail app on their iPhone or iPad is a perfectly fine way to get their email. But even though it’s easy to use and a fine, barebones email app, problems can still arise. People often run in to connection problems when sending or receiving mail, with those issues cropping up for reasons like a bad or missing internet connection or server errors.

    Here’s what you can do to fix connection problems that might crop up in Mail on your iPhone or iPad.

    • Check your internet connection
    • How to manually configure your account
    • How to delete a problematic account

    Check your internet connection

    First, you’re going to want to check to make sure you have an internet connection. Take a look at the top-left (iPhone 8 or earlier) or top-right (iPhone X) corner of your phone to make sure you’ve got an active cellular connection, Wi-Fi connection, or both.

    If you need to connect to Wi-Fi or manage your connection, you’ll want to follow this guide for setting up and dealing with Wi-Fi on your iPhone or iPad.

    How to manually configure your account

    You might need to check various settings for your afflicted email account. Apple provides a tool that shows you what the proper settings for your given email address ought to be, Mail Settings Lookup. You can then enter these settings in the appropriate fields in the Accounts section of Settings on your iPhone or iPad.

    1. Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
    2. Tap Accounts & Passwords.
    3. Tap on the mail account that you want to check.

      Open Settings, tap Accounts & Passwords, tap account

    4. Tap on the account email address.
    5. Tap SMTP if you think you need to switch the SMTP server.
    6. Tap on a new SMTP server connected to the service you’re using (Gmail servers will look like ‘smtp.gmail.com‘).

      Tap account address, tap SMTP, tap new server

    7. Enter your account password.
    8. Flip the switch next to Server to the ‘on’ position.
    9. Tap Done.

      Enter password, flip switch, tap Done

    10. Tap Account.
    11. Tap Advanced.
    12. Set a new IMAP Path Prefix or Server Port as needed.

      Tap Account, tap Advanced, set new IMAP prefix or server port

    How to delete a problematic account

    If an account keeps giving you trouble, you can always delete it, then add it again to your iPhone or iPad.

    1. Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
    2. Tap Accounts & Passwords.
    3. Tap the account that you want to delete.

      Open Settings, tap Accounts & Passwords, tap account

    4. Tap Delete Account.
    5. Tap Delete Account.

      Tap Delete, then again

    You’ll then want to add the email account back to your phone, which you can set up using this guide:

    Questions?

    If you’ve got any more questions about fixing connection errors in Mail, let us know in the comments.

    Overraskende fototrick får dig til at fremstå som en stærkere jobsøger | Jobfinder


    Overraskende fototrick får dig til at fremstå som en stærkere jobsøger

    Når du uploader dit professionelle billede på LinkedIn eller andre steder i forbindelse med din branding og en direkte jobjagt, ønsker du at fremstå mest muligt attraktiv som en professionel kandidat.

    En overraskende opdagelse fra hjerneforskningen viser nu vejen til, hvordan dit portræt skal være, så du fremstår ekstra magtfuld og effektiv.

    Nye jobtilbud hver uge. Tjek Jobfinder.

    Det er Simone Schnall, direktør for Cambridge Embodied Cognition and Emotion Laboratory på University of Cambridge, der gennem sin forskning har opdaget en forbløffende sammenhæng mellem, hvordan mennesker på billeder opfattes, alt efter hvilken retning de kigger.

    Underbevidst tolkning

    Mennesker, der i deres billede ser eller peger mod højre, opfattes ubevidst som mere magtfulde, robuste og proaktive end de, der ser eller peger mod venstre. Det viser forskningen inden for ‘spatial agency bias’ – hvor simple handlinger på foto og film bliver vurderet.

    Design- og udviklingsingeniører er fortsat i høj kurs. Find dit drømmejob.

    Mennesker, der ser en handling, der går fra venstre mod højre, tillægger handlingen højere kvalitet end samme handling, der går i modsat retning. For eksempel vurderer de grupper af forsøgspersoner, som forskningen har brugt, at biler, hvor forenden holder mod højre, kører hurtigere end biler, hvor snuden peger mod venstre.

    Blik følger læseretning

    Ifølge Simone Schnall ligger forklaringen i, at mennesker ‘læser’ billeder på samme måde, som de læser en tekst – fra venstre mod højre. Den retning er i underbevidstheden ensbetydende med fremdrift og udvikling – og bliver derfor opfattet som positiv og stærkere.

    I hvert fald i den vestlige kulturkreds.

    Søger du job it-specialist eller -leder. Se de nyeste jobtilbud.

    Hvis du derimod ønsker at gøre dig godt på billeder i den arabiske eller jødiske kultur, er det en fordel at have et billede, der peger i den modsatte retning, mener Simone Schnall.

    Artiklen er en genudgivelse (udgivet første gang d. 5. januar 2017). Jobfinder udgiver nogle af de bedste historier fra 2017 mellem jul og nytår samt i januar.

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    How to set up and use Apple Pay Cash


    How to set up and use Apple Pay Cash

    [Update: Apple has shared a new video on its YouTube channel promoting Apple Pay Cash called How to send money on iPhone, check it out below.]

    While Apple Pay Cash started rolling out yesterday, the new feature has just gone live for many users today. Follow along for a look at how to set up Apple Pay Cash and the various ways to use it.


    AirPods

    Apple Pay Cash is integrated with iOS 11.2 and provides a seamless way to send and receive payments and also spend your money. The new feature competes with services like Square Cash, Venmo, and PayPal and is only available in the United States for now.

    It’s free to send money with Apple Pay Cash when you use a debit card, while there is a 3% fee when using a credit card. The good news is that even if your primary Apple Pay card is a credit card, Apple Pay Cash defaults to using the debit card on file to help avoid that fee.

    Apple Pay Cash requirements

    • Must be running iOS 11.2 on a compatible device and watchOS 4.2 on any Apple Watch
    • Must be signed into iCloud and iMessage with the same Apple ID and using two-factor authentication
    • Must be 18 years old
    • Have an eligible debit or credit card
    • For full functionality, you’ll need to verify your identity

    How to set up Apple Pay Cash

    When Apple Pay Cash first rolls out to your device you’ll see a pop-up in iMessage. However, if you don’t set it up right away, you can always return to Settings → Wallet & Apple Pay → Apple Pay Cash to do so later.

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    Apple Pay uses Green Dot bank and the Discover Network to process transactions, but also uses your debit card for funds when you don’t have an Apple Pay Cash balance.

    When you go to add a debit card, note that the card that auto populates may not be a debit card. In that case, tap on Add a Different Card.

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    You can use Apple Pay Cash right away, but to prevent future issues and for a smoother experience, it’s best to verify your identity with Apple right away.

    How to verify your identity for Apple Pay Cash

    Head to Settings → Wallet & Apple Pay → Apple Pay Cash, then swipe down below Card Details to find and tap on Verify Identity. The process will ask you for your name, address, date of birth, and last four digits of your social security number. Apple is required to collect this information.

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    Once complete you’ll see a confirmation and the Verify Identify option will be gone from the Apple Pay Cash screen.

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    How to use Apple Pay Cash

    Now that you’re all set up, it’s time test this new feature out! In iMessage,  Pay will show up as the first option once you tap the App Store icon next to the text field. Keep in mind you can only send money to others who have Apple Pay Cash set up.

    You can use the plus or minus symbol to adjust the amount or tap on the middle to show the keypad to enter more specific amounts. You’ll also need to select if you’d like to send or request the amount chosen.

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    Once you tap Request or Send, the amount will populate in the text field and you’ll have a couple chances to confirm it before sending.

    Particularly when sending money with Apple Pay Cash for the first time (or when you are low on your balance), double check the payment method is correct. Your debit card should automatically default to be the Apple Pay Cash payment method, even if your primary Apple Pay method is a credit card.

    Tap on the blue arrow next to your payment method to change cards. If you have funds Apple Pay Cash funds available, the payment method will show up as Apple Pay Cash Balance.

    On the iPhone X a double click of the Side button will process the payment with Face ID authentication, while Touch ID will be used for other iPhones and iPads.

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    Just like any iMessage, sending Apple Pay Cash will be confirmed with a Delivered status below it. You can tap on the Apple Pay Cash message to see your transaction history and even request a statement, as shown above.

    Various ways to use Apple Pay Cash

    Besides selecting the amount you would like to send via the iMessage app, you can also just type things like “Oh and $5 more bucks for snacks” like in the image below. When you type a dollar amount in a message, iOS 11 creates a link for others to tap on to send you money quickly via Apple Pay Cash.

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    Another nice feature is that when you tap on someone else’s request for money, you can adjust the amount after you tap Pay. Although it’s super easy to use Apple Pay Cash in the iMessage app, it’s even easier to use it with Siri.

    Saying something like “Send x dollars to Zac using Apple Pay cash” is a super fast and satisfying way to pay others. Just make sure to get “Apple Pay Cash” in the request, as Siri won’t know quite what to do otherwise. Siri will give you a confirmation once the transaction is complete.

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    You can also use Siri to request payments from others.

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    Conveniently, you can also use Apple Pay Cash with all Apple Watch models running watchOS 4.2 or later.

    Now that you’ve got everything set up, you can also choose to link your bank account to withdraw funds from Apply Pay Cash. You can also quickly add funds from your debit card.

    Head to Settings → Wallet & Apple Pay → Apple Pay Cash then tap Add Money or Transfer to Bank.

    Using Apple Pay Cash in stores/online

    If you have available funds you can use Apple Pay Cash just like you would any other Apple Pay card, whether in store, online, or in apps. If Apple Pay Cash isn’t your default card, double press your Side button on the iPhone X or double press your Home button on other iPhones and iPads to bring up Wallet and choose the Apple Pay Cash card.

    Note that some stores might ask for your debit PIN when using your Apple Pay Cash balance, which is 0000, you can check this just under Device Account Details in Settings if you forget.

    More information can be found on Apple’s support pages including details on Apple Pay Cash limits, Identity Verification, and Set up help. Apple has also shared a brief how to video on its YouTube channel.




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