Setting up your Loop
Plug in your Loop with the supplied power adapter and USB cable. Your Loop will automatically turn on and guide you through the setup process.
Download the Loop iOS app on the App Store. You can find it by searching for ‘Loop display’ or by clicking the app store badge at www.joinloop.com.
Open the app and create a user account. If you're setting up multiple Loops for family members take a look at the guide 'User accounts and Loops' at the bottom of this page for some suggestions on how to set things up.
A prompt will appear on your phone afterward signaling that you’re ready to setup your Loop.
Choose a name for your Loop.
Select your wifi network and enter its password.
You can also set up Loop for a family member’s wifi network. Set up the Loop on your network first and then follow the remote wifi network setup guide afterward.
Your app and Loop will show the following confirmation letting you know that it’s successfully joined the wifi network.
Once your Loop connects to the internet, it’ll check for any software updates. If there are any it will perform an update before proceeding to the next step. This will take several minutes.
You can continue to the next step below while this happens.
After your Loop finishes updating you’re ready to setup your first channel. We’re going to start with creating a channel from your phone’s camera roll.
Tap the Camera Roll button below.
Select the photos you’d like to add into your first Loop channel. You’ll be able to add more photos and make additional channels later if there’s anything you missed.
Now choose a name for the channel you put together and tap the Done button to finish.
Your Loop will begin to download the new photos and videos. This may take a few moments depending on the number of photos and the speed of your internet connection. Take a look at the channel tutorial in our next guide to learn how to create other channels on your Loop.
Take a look at the channel tutorial in our next guide to learn how to create other channels on your Loop.
User accounts and Loops
If you’re setting up multiple Loops and giving them to family members you’ll want to take a moment and think about how you setup the user account(s) and the Loops are connected to.
Setting up multiple Loops on one account:
Setting up your Loops on one account lets you easily control all of them them right from your app. You can create channels, add new content and change the Loop’s settings at any time. This is the best setup approach when you’re the one controlling and using the Loops (or acting as their administrator).
If the following applies to you, we recommend setting up your Loops all under one account:
- I have multiple Loops within my house.
- I want to setup Loop and give it to my parent’s. My parents won’t be using a phone to interact with the Loop and I want to easily control and add new content to it.
Each Loop on its own account:
Setting up Loops on individual accounts will make each device independent. If you wish to share photos and videochat between accounts (and their respective Loop) you’ll need to invite the other account to share your channels first.
We recommend setting up your Loop on seperate accounts if you want each person using the Loop to have independent control of the Loop. This will also allow everyone to keep their personal channels, photos, and social media on private on each account.