Main Setup and Preferences

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Main SetupThe Main Setup screen is the jumping off point for configuring any RedEye rooms on your network. It also provides some basic application preferences and links to technical support resources.

RedEye Hardware

Tap on a RedEye in the RedEye Hardware section to edit specifics for that RedEye unit. The Find RedEye by IP Address option is for use with the networked products (RedEye and RedEye Pro). Detailed information about adding rooms by IP address can be found under Find RedEye by IP Address.

If your RedEye unit’s configuration has been locked with a password, the application will prompt you to enter the password. If you forget your password, you can remove the password lock by performing a network reset (please note that this will also reset the network configuration for your RedEye unit).


RedEye mini allows you to toggle recognition for the RedEye mini on and off. If you are not using a RedEye mini and want to listen to music through your headphones while using your RedEye system, you will need to turn off the RedEye mini switch. If you are using a RedEye mini, you must turn on this switch or the application will not power up your RedEye mini.

Screen Auto-Lock allows you to override the Auto-Lock preference for your iOS device while the RedEye application is open. By default, Screen Auto-Lock is set to “Yes,” which means that your iOS device’s screen will go to sleep after the amount of time you have specified in Settings > General > Auto-Lock. If you turn off Auto-Lock, then while the RedEye application is open your iOS device will never go to sleep. The benefit of preventing the iOS device from going to sleep is that you will not have to wait for the WiFi radio to turn on again or for the mini to reboot before using the RedEye system. Because the screen is the primary consumer of power in your phone, we only recommend turning off auto-lock when you have a charger nearby, such as the one built into the Wi-Fi model.

Motion Gestures lets you toggle the option to control your devices using the accelerometer in the iPhone and the iPod Touch. If this is set to ON you will be able to specify one of five motion gestures for any button in one of your activity layouts.

Channel Guide lets you toggle the Channel Guide function on or off. Currently the channel guide only supports providers in the US and Canada, so customers in other countries may want turn off this feature until local guide information is available.

Hide Toolbars allows you to specify whether or not you would like the toolbars on the Activity Layout to be hidden. You can specify that they are hidden automatically, when tapped, never, or that only the bottom toolbar is hidden.

Button Feedback OptionsButton Feedback gives you options to provide a response when you tap on a button within an activity. “Sound” plays a short click when each button is tapped, and “vibrate” causes the phone to vibrate briefly (unfortunately we cannot control the duration of the vibration, which may be a little longer than ideal). Please note: the vibration setting does not work on iPod touch models, and first generation iPod touch devices do not have a speaker for sound playback. Also, button feedback does not work with the RedEye mini because vibrations are tied to “sound” for Apple iOS devices, and therefore cannot work with the mini plugged in.

Mute on Call will mute or pause the current activity when a call comes in while you have the RedEye application open. For activities that can be paused or stopped (e.g., watching recorded content on a DVR or Blu-Ray player), RedEye will pause or stop playback; for other activities, RedEye will mute the volume. Turn this option off if you do not wish RedEye to respond automatically to inbound phone calls. (Requires iOS 4 or later.)

Adjust button indicates whether RedEye will display a toggle adjustment button on the activities list and individual activity screens. If you use toggle commands in your activity launch or shutdown actions, this button can be useful for getting your devices back in sync with your RedEye system when they are controlled outside the system. However, as the adjust button does take up some space on those pages, you may prefer to hide it, which you can do using this preference.

Button ColorButton color determines the default color of the buttons in your activity layouts. There are twelve button color choices: white, black, gold, coral, rose, violet, moss, teal, coffee, sand, lavender, and stone. Tap on a row to select, and then tap Save to finalize your choice.

Button style indicates the overall look for each button in your activity layouts. There are four button styles: flat, framed, gel, and plastic. Tap on a row to select, and then tap Save.

Wallpaper allows you to choose the background displayed behind your activity layouts. RedEye includes twenty built-in styles (black, alligator skin, asphalt, bamboo, brick, canvas, carbon fiber, carpet, concrete, denim, granite, coarse-grain leather, fine-grain leather, linen, paper, sand, stone, stucco, wicker, large wood grain, and small wood grain). The built-in styles are monochrome so as not to clash with your button color choices or make it difficult to see buttons on the page. They also tile seamlessly, accommodating activity layouts of any height. To select one of the built-in wallpaper styles, simply tap on the row to select and then tap Save.

As an alternative to the built-in styles, you can also select your own custom wallpaper from the photo library on your iPhone or iPad. Tap on the “custom image” row to select this option. If you have not previously selected a picture, doing so will open your photo library, where you can browser your available pictures and select one you would like to use. If you have a previously selected custom wallpaper, tapping on this row once simply chooses the old image; to select a new image, tap a second time. When you are finished, tap Save to finalize your selection.

Lock Setup gives you the option to password protect your settings on your iOS device so you do not make any accidental changes to your configuration. This setting is only active on the iOS device where you added the password. You will need to enable password protection separately for each iOS device you use with your RedEye hardware.

Advanced Options determines whether or not to show some of the advanced customization options for RedEye and RedEye Pro. These settings include scripting and custom variables. Choosing to hide advanced options does not turn off or disable these functions, it simply governs whether they are available for display in the iOS application. In many cases these advanced settings are not convenient to configure from an iPhone or iPad, and are better accessed through your RedEye unit’s browser app where you have access to a full keyboard and a larger screen more suitable to things like typing out custom scripts.

Technical Support

Go to ThinkFlood website opens the Safari browser on your iOS device and takes you directly to the support pages here.

Contact by email opens the Email application and addresses an email to

Software Version

The number here indicates which version of the RedEye application you are currently running on your phone, and may be useful if you are contacting our support team.
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