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13 Features Of The Chipolo Bluetooth Finder

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Chipolo’s Bluetooth trackers are best known for 2 main features: Helping you find your keys & helping you find your phone.

But that’s not all a Chipolo can do!

Find your misplaced things

Do you often misplace or lose everyday things like your keys, wallet, phone, bag, backpack, or umbrella? You're not the only one!

Luckily, with Chipolo you can find your missing things with just a few simple taps on your phone screen. You can attach a Chipolo tracking tag to things you're always searching for, connect it to the Chipolo app on your phone and ring them whenever you’re within the Bluetooth connection range (max 200 ft / 60 m).

Just tap the green Ring button in the Chipolo app and the Chipolo attached to your item will start ringing!

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When you find yourself outside the Bluetooth connection range, you can still check the map in the Chipolo app and see where your Chipolo key finder was last connected to your phone.

The location it displays is a good place to start your search or it can help jog your memory so you know exactly where you left your lost keys or wallet.

Find my phone

When you can’t find your lost phone, you can double press the Chipolo and if you’re within the 200 ft Bluetooth connection range, your phone will start ringing, even if it's on silent. It will continue to ring until you double-click your Chipolo phone finder again or swipe away the notification that displays on your phone's screen.

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You can also make your lost phone ring or check it’s location on a map through the Chipolo web app. And if your phone is not nearby or if you forgot it in a public place, you can leave a custom notification on its lock screen for the finder.

You can virtually share your phone through the Chipolo app with another person (more on how to do this below) and if you can't make your missing phone ring with Chipolo or can't access a computer to check its location through the web app, the other person can use the Chipolo app on their phone to make your phone ring or check your phone’s location on a map.

Out of Range Alerts

Ever left home without your wallet?

With Chipolo’s Out of Range Alerts, you can avoid such situations, and get alerted when you leave your home without your wallet or keys before it's too late.

The alerts are enabled by default for each Chipolo when you pair it with the Chipolo app on your phone, but you can disable them if you only want to receive alerts for some of your things.

When activated, these alerts will trigger a notification and a small beep on your phone when you go out of range of your Chipolos, so you can go back and get your missing wallet or keys.

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The range is based on your phone’s Bluetooth signal, so it cannot be set to an exact distance (this can only be done with GPS trackers). The distance where the alert can trigger will change depending on your surroundings. The alert range can extend up to 200 ft (60m) and generally speaking, will trigger within 3 - 5 minutes of you leaving your home.

Share your Chipolo

How many times a week do you look for your car keys, because you share them with another person?

With a Chipolo, both of you can separately find the missing keys in moments, just by checking your phones!

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Download the Chipolo app on your phones, create your own Chipolo accounts, share the Chipolo tracker on your car keys, and you will both be able to track and ring the same keys or backpack or umbrella (not simultaneously).

There is no limit to how many other Chipolo users (or your own mobile devices) you can share your Chipolo with. And if the Chipolo is not connected to your phone, the Chipolo app will still show you when, where and with whom your Chipolo was last connected, making your keys easier to find.

Voice commands

Tell Siri, Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant what you’re looking for and Chipolo will find it for you.

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Use your smart speaker or download the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa app on your phone and use voice commands to find your missing items.

Or set up a Siri shortcut on your iPhone in the phone’s internal settings. If you don’t like the suggested phrases, you can even record your own custom commands.

Low battery notifications

No need to worry how long the battery on your Chipolo finders will last – we’ll let you know before it runs out.

We did our best to make sure the batteries on your tracking tags last as long as possible and now you’ll know when it’s time to change them too.

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You’ll get a phone notification, and the low-battery warning will also show in a couple of places in the Chipolo app, along with instructions on how to change the battery on your Chipolo tracker to keep it active.

Chipolo widget

The Chipolo app can also be set up as a widget on your phone, to display your connected Chipolos directly on your home screen.

You can set up any Chipolo connected to your Chipolo account as a widget and ring them with just one tap on your phone, without having to open the app every time you want to check on your belongings.

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Just unlock your phone and press the green Ring button!

Change the name, icon or ringtone on your Chipolo

If you’re using multiple Chipolos to keep an eye on a few of your things at the same time, you can assign each Chipolo a different name and icon, depending on what you use them for.

You can change the name and icon any time in the individual Chipolo settings within the Chipolo app.

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Similarly, you can also set up a different ringtone for each Chipolo that’s connected to your Chipolo account.

There are a few different ringtones available in the Chipolo app to ensure people of different ages and different hearing ranges can hear their Chipolos too!

Available in multiple languages

The Chipolo app speaks 17 different languages, and you can choose between English, German, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian, Turkish, Chinese, Korean, Czech, Polish, and our very own Slovene!

On Android devices, the Chipolo app will use the default language you’re already using on your phone if it’s available among one of the 16 languages we mention. If you’re using a language the Chipolo app doesn’t cover yet, the app will be available in English by default.

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On Android devices

If your phone is set to one of the languages the Chipolo app doesn't support, the Chipolo app will display in English instead.

On iOS devices

You can choose which language to use. If you would like to keep your phone's default language in one of the languages not available in the Chipolo app but want the Chipolo app to display in one of the supported languages other than English, you can set it up by moving preferred languages up or down the list in the Language and region settings of your phone.

Take a selfie

Any Chipolo connected to your phone can also be used as a wireless selfie stick and it works as a remote camera shutter for as long as the Bluetooth connection with your phone is active.

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How does it work?

Open the Chipolo app on your phone and select the Selfie feature in the menu of your Chipolo. Then position your phone to capture the scene and strike a pose!

Forget the awkward selfie stick and selfies with weird angles and outstretched arms. And the best part? It fits in any pocket and keeps an eye on your keys and phone for you too!

Chipolo web app

If you can’t find your lost phone and there isn't a Chipolo nearby, you can still check where your phone is in the Chipolo web app.

Log into the web app on any computer and you can make your phone ring, send a message to its locked screen or just check its last known location on a map.

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It's important to keep the Chipolo app running in the background on your phone, otherwise, you won't be able to make it ring or regularly update the location on the map.

You can also adjust your Chipolo account settings and decide which notifications, connected apps and privacy settings you want to keep active.

Share your phone

Like your Chipolo, you can also virtually share your phone through the Chipolo app. If you can’t find your misplaced phone, and your Chipolo is not nearby, you can use the Chipolo app on the other person’s phone to check the location of your phone and even make it ring.

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The Chipolo app uses your phone’s internal GPS to locate it so the phone isn’t limited to the Bluetooth signal range like a Chipolo is.

Community search

Ask the Chipolo community to help with your search when you’re looking for lost keys, wallet or bag with a Chipolo that hasn’t connected to the Chipolo app for a few days.

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If a Chipolo is disconnected from your phone, the Chipolo app will display a blue ‘Mark as Lost’ button instead of the green ‘Ring to find’ one. When you tap on the blue ‘Mark as Lost’ button, every active Chipolo user in the Chipolo community anonymously joins in on the search for your lost item.

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As soon as someone with a Chipolo app running on their phone comes near your lost Chipolo and picks up on its new location, you will receive a notification with the updated location, letting you know that your Chipolo has been found by the community.

You can stop the community-wide search anytime by tapping the blue button in the Chipolo app again.

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