How do I connect/pair my Sphero to a device?

Updated 8 months ago by Micah Daby

iOS Pairing

  • Remove Sphero from the Induction Charger.
  • Shake Sphero awake. A double tap will usually work. 
    • Your Sphero will flash 3 consecutive colors when it is awake and ready to pair. 
  • Access iOS Bluetooth settings. 
    • Go to "Settings" then "Bluetooth".
    • Make sure Bluetooth is enabled.
  • Wait for the device to detect Sphero.
    • The name of your Sphero robot will match the flashing colors of your Sphero. For example, Sphero-RYW means that your Sphero will be flashing red, yellow, and white. 
  • When your Sphero is detected, select it for pairing.
    • Pairing usually takes less than 30 seconds, but it can take up to 2 minutes.
    • Your Sphero will glow white once it is paired to your iOS device. 
    • Occasionally you will need to try pairing more than once.
  • Once your Sphero is paired and glowing white, connect to it with one of the supported Sphero apps. 

Android OS Pairing

  • Remove Sphero from the Induction Charger.
  • Shake Sphero awake.  A double tap will usually work. 
    • Your Sphero will flash 3 consecutive colors when it is awake and ready to pair. 
  • Access Android OS Bluetooth settings. Depending on the Android device, Bluetooth controls may be in different locations in settings. 
    • Check "Settings -> Connections -> Bluetooth" or "Settings -> Bluetooth". These are common locations. 
    • Make sure Bluetooth is enabled.
  • Wait for the device to detect Sphero.
    • The name of your Sphero robot will match the flashing colors of your Sphero. For example, Sphero-RYW means that your Sphero will be flashing red, yellow, and white. 
  • When your Sphero is detected, select it for pairing.
    • Pairing usually takes less than 30 seconds, but it can take up to 2 minutes.
    • NOTE: On Android OS, Sphero will show as paired, but will not glow white while paired (like iOS). 
    • Occasionally you will need to try pairing more than once.
  • Once your Sphero is paired, connect to it with one of the supported Sphero apps.

If you encounter difficulty paring Sphero, especially if you cannot find it listed in your Bluetooth menu when it is on and flashing its name colors, try restarting your device by completely turning it off and turning it back on again. This will clear the Bluetooth cache and should allow Sphero to connect.


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