The short answer:
If your favorites are out of sync, the easiest way to get back in sync is to find the extra modes and delete them.
The long answer:
Syncing favorites across multiple props:
You can save any mode, including its adjustment, to favorites. You can also adjust, duplicate, move, and delete single favorites, or delete them all at once.
Favorites are stored individually, so it’s also possible to save different favorites to each prop, which can be useful for creating looks, scenes and shows.
We do not yet have a way to transfer favorites from one prop to another, but they can be created and managed across a connected group from a single prop.
When managing favorites as a group, any human, hardware, or firmware error can cause the favorites to get out of sync, so it’s important to pay close attention.
Common causes of favorites out of sync:
1. props in the group were not on or present (make sure auto-sleep is not activating while saving)
2. props not connected to the group (temp or saved group change)
3. radio signal missed
4. firmware bug: duplicate favorite
- If auto-sleep is triggering while you are saving favorites, you can temporarily change it to a longer setting like level 4 or 5, or off (level 1). Just don’t save and it will revert to your previous setting, the next time you turn the prop off.
- Every prop in the group will blink when saving. If one did not blink, it missed the signal --> Look for the blink every time.
BUG: Occasionally a save will be duplicated. The duplicate will be in the default adjustment, so if you had adjusted the mode, it may look different. When saving, there will be an extra flash of light after the save blink.
To edit the favorites on a single prop you have 2 options:
- The simplest option is to group-off, then solo-on only that prop (or a few props if needed), it should return to the mode/adjustment it was in.
- To keep other props running for reference, temporarily change the group color of the prop/s you plan to edit.
- if the mode had not saved, save it, then group-on the rest of the group by pressing the button on one of the members that were off.
- if there was a duplicate save, go to page 4, double-check that there is a duplicate, then delete it (should be the first mode)
- if there is a duplicate in the middle of your favorites, navigate to that mode and delete it
- if there is a missing mode in the middle of your favorites, you have 2 options: (this would be a good time to keep another prop running for reference, or use a spreadsheet/list)
- delete every mode before the missing one, then save the missing mode followed by all the ones you just deleted
- save the missing mode, then duplicate every mode that should have come before it (duplicate always goers to mode 1) THEN delete all the modes after it that should have been before it [this option is easier if you don’t have a reference or list]
- If you are adding a new prop to the group (e.g. a new addition or replacement or combining with a friend for a show), then save the favorites before grouping (or temp ungroup) and use an existing group member as reference.
- Remember that the most recently saved goes first, so you’ll need to start from the last mode on the existing prop and work backwards.
- If you have a lot of favorites, it’s much faster to make a list. We like the annotation “P#M#” eg. P1M1=Page1 Mode1. for adjusted modes you’ll need to use your eye and might need the other prop to compare/match.
- To delete all favorites, delete favorites autoplay (the last mode) --> this will revert to the default: 1 favorite: red.
- We recommend not deleting the default favorite (red) as it makes a good landmark for finding autoplay.
- It is possible to save dark/black as a favorite. Do not confuse it for off, or you’ll drain your battery.
- Yes, we are working on an app and software solutions that will make all of this faster and easier to do, once you’ve read and understood the much longer manual and more complicated interface ;)
- flowOS may only have one button, but the favorites feature is powerful, use responsibly ;D