This guide is for the Bluetooth Mic which is included in the Audio Kit.
This article covers:
- Pairing the Microphone (for the first time)
- Connecting to the Microphone
- Microphone Light & Charging Guide
- Pairing Status Guide
- Battery Level guide
- Microphone Management (Not mixing up the microphones)
Pairing the Microphone (for the first time)
1. When pairing for the first time make sure the distance between the device and microphone is less than 3 feet
2. Turn on the microphone by pressing and holding the button for 3 seconds until the indicator light shows a purple light, then release
3. Navigate to your device’s Bluetooth settings menu (Settings > Bluetooth)
4. Turn on Bluetooth and select IRIS Connect Microphone from the list of available Bluetooth devices
5. The device will now show the status as ‘Connected’ on the Bluetooth menu
Connecting to the Microphone
Provided you have done the steps in "Pairing the Microphone", whenever you turn on your microphone, it should automatically connect to your device (provided it's in range and your bluetooth setting is turned on).
1. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on on your device
2. Press and hold the microphone button for 3 seconds to turn the microphone on
3. The microphone will automatically connect and show a blue flash every 5 seconds
4. The device will now show IRIS Connect Microphone as ‘Connected’ on the Bluetooth menu
Bluetooth Mic Light and Charging Guide
When plugged in:
Pairing Status Guide
To check the pairing status you can use:
1) The microphone LEDs (see guide above)
2) The app's microphone icon color
3) The app's microphone icon status
4) The audio bar on the record screen
Grey means the microphone is not yet paired
Green means the microphone is paired to the device
Red mean the microphone has become disconnected from the device
If you tap the icon you can also see the paired status
You can also check the audio bars on the app. If you tap the microphone you should see the bars respond to your tap.
Battery Level guide
To check the battery level of the microphone, review the icon on the device it's paired to, which indicates the remaining battery charge.
The icon will only display on some Android devices
Alternatively, you can tap on the Bluetooth mic icon on the right-hand side of the record screen and the pop-up will tell you the battery level.
Currently, the battery level only shows on Android devices.
Microphone Management (Not mixing up the microphones)
It is important to not mix up the microphones between your devices, to ensure the correct audio gets recorded.
If you have, for example, two microphones these will be paired with specific recording devices. If you then mixed up the microphones between those two devices, there are two concerns:
1) The microphones would need to be paired again to the new device before they will work.
2) A larger issue is that if you have two recordings taking place next door to each other at the same time and the microphones have been swapped, then if they are within range of the device they are paired to they will automatically re-pair when turned on. This would lead to a recording with audio from a different room.
The range on the microphones is quite large so this is a real possibility (it has happened at least once that we are aware of). Therefore we strongly recommend labeling your microphones if you have multiple, to ensure this doesn't happen.