How to set up your iBeacon

Just received your iBeacon in the mail? This step-by-step guide will show you how to connect it.

If you haven’t ordered your iBeacon yet, or want to learn more, click here.

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I am new to Driversnote

Welcome! We recommend you start by downloading the Driversnote mobile app for Android or iPhone to activate your iBeacon.

With the app, you’ll be able to record your trips automatically, keep a log of your mileage and create tax compliant reports. Check our Get started with Driversnote guide to learn more about the app’s features.

Once you’ve downloaded the app, you’ll need to create an account. Tap on Get started and follow the sign-up process. Then follow the steps below to connect your iBeacon.

I already have the mobile app

Open the Driversnote app and make sure you are logged in with the email address you used when signing up. You can proceed with the below steps and connect your iBeacon.

Step-by-step: How to connect the iBeacon

Remove the plastic tab from the back of the iBeacon to activate the battery. Then:

  1. Make sure Bluetooth is turned On on your phone (for iPhone: also check that Bluetooth permission is toggled on by going to your phone’s Settings -> Driversnote)
  2. Open the Driversnote app
  3. Go to Settings in the app menu
  4. Tap on iBeacons
  5. Select your iBeacon (If there is more than one in the area, you can identify yours using the 4-digit code on its side)
  6. If you have more than one vehicle in the app, choose the one you’ll use the iBeacon for from the dropdown menu
  7. Tap Add
  8. Make sure “Auto track” is toggled on in the upper lefthand corner of the app

Note 

Even though the iBeacon is a Bluetooth device it is not possible to pair it in your phone's Bluetooth settings. You can only connect to it through the Driversnote app.

I have connected the iBeacon. What next?

Now all that's left to do is leave it in your vehicle: Place the iBeacon in the glove compartment, main console, or the car door. Just make sure it’s not obstructed by water or metal, as they can hinder the connection. The battery won't need to be replaced for at least 2 years.

“Auto track” in the Driversnote app and your phone’s Bluetooth should be turned on for the iBeacon to record your trips.

Tips

You can turn auto-tracking with the iBeacon on and off by toggling “Auto track” On or Off on the home screen of the Driversnote app.

See how to set “Work hours” in the app for automatic classification of your trips between “Business” and “Personal/Private”.

I can’t connect my iBeacon

If you can’t connect your iBeacon, take a look at our iBeacon troubleshooting guide. You’ll need to double-check your settings to make sure they are set correctly.

My iBeacon is not tracking my trips

If you notice that some or all trips are not tracked, try reconnecting the iBeacon as explained in this “Why can’t I see my trips?” guide. Get in touch with us if the iBeacon isn’t reconnecting or still isn’t tracking trips.

We’re here to help

Contact us at support@driversnote.com if you need assistance with connecting your iBeacon or have any questions whatsoever.

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