We strongly recommend installing the TapManager app to pair your TapXR for the best user experience. It contains brief, important tutorials, critical software updates that improve product function, and other guided materials. TapManager is available on iOS, Android, OSX and iPad OS, and we expect to launch it for all other systems very soon.
To download the app from the app store please follow this link using either an iOS or Android device: http://tapwith.us/GetTapManager or search for “TapManager” in the App Store or on Google Play. If you do not want to use TapManager, please skip to the Pairing Your Device section.
When you open TapManager for the first time, you will first create an account and then be prompted to pair your Tap.
Pair Your TapXR to Your Device Using TapManager
When using TapManager to pair your TapXR, you will be prompted to turn your XR on and hold it near your device. This prompt will only occur on your first use of the app.
You may also turn on your Tap and pair it in your device settings under Bluetooth. The XR will appear as an external keyboard device named “TAPXR_” and a series of numbers.
If you do not see your TapXR listed or it is not pairing through TapManager, ensure it is in pairing mode as indicated by the LED.
Your Tap’s LED has 3 modes: Paired, unpaired, and charging.
- Paired: Slowly blinking at 1 flash every 2 seconds
- Unpaired: Quickly blinking at 2 flashes per second
- Charging: Slowly glowing in a breathing pattern
Once paired, you will be prompted to select your tapping hand.
If a software update is available, you will be prompted to install it now.
Lastly, you will be given some tapping tips and move through a brief tutorial. This tutorial will only appear automatically on your first use of TapManager and can be accessed again any time under the LEARN tab within TapManager.
Pairing Your TapXR Directly to Your Computer or Headset (Not Using TapManager)
Here are the steps to connect your Tap to your Mac:
- Ensure your Mac is running OSX Yosemite or above
- Ensure your Mac supports Bluetooth 4.0+ (LMP 0x6 or above)
- Make sure the Tap is turned on and discoverable (LED blinking quickly, 2 blinks/second). If your Tap's LED is blinking slowly, it is paired to something else and needs to be disconnected before it can be discovered.
- On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Bluetooth.
- Select the Tap in the list, then click Connect.
- Start tapping!
Here are the steps to connect your Tap to your PC:
- To connect, your Tap must be on and within range (10 feet) of your device.
- Make sure your Tap is charged and powered on.
- Make sure the Tap is in Pairing mode as indicated by the quickly blinked LED (1-2 blinks/second, similar to a car blinker)
In Windows 8.1
- Turn on your Tap.
- Select the Start button > type Bluetooth > select Bluetooth settings from the list.
- Turn on Bluetooth > select the device > Pair.
- Select your Tap device
In Windows 10
- Turn on your Tap
- Turn on Bluetooth on your PC if it's not on already. To do this, select the Start button, then select Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices and turn on Bluetooth.
- You can also use action center to turn on Bluetooth. To do this, on the taskbar, select action center > Bluetooth.