Beecon - Frequently Asked Questions





  • What's the difference between Beecon and Beecon+?

  • My beacons can't be found.

  • What are regions and how/why should I use them?

  • I have multiple regions, but I can't switch between them.

  • How/where should I define my GPS or iBeacon regions?

  • The app detects my Philips lights, but I can't control them

  • How do HomeKit actions work?

  • Which HomeKit accessories are supported?

  • My HomeKit accessories can't be found.

  • Why I can't add HomeKit actions to my beacons and regions?

  • How do I integrate Beecon with IFTTT?

  • How do I automatically pass events and actions parameters to IFTTT?

  • What are Tesla Commands and how do they work?

  • What is Api.ai and how does Beecon+ integrate with it?

  • Can I use Beecon without regions?

  • Does Beecon+ work without the Apple Watch?

  • How do Apple Watch and Today view shortcuts work?

  • How can I add shortcuts to my iOS Today screen and Apple Watch app?

  • How can I change the icons, colors and order of my shortcuts?

  • Are voice commands compatible with my Philips bridge 1.0?

  • When I close the app, nothing happens.

  • My actions are not called when I enter/leave a region or when I get close to a beacon.

  • How to create regions based on single iBeacons (with major and minor values)?

  • If I use iBeacon regions, how many iBeacons do I need?

  • Does the Apple Watch detect iBeacons without the iPhone?

  • What's the difference between iBeacon and GPS regions?

  • Can I use GPS and iBeacon regions together?

  • My GPS regions are not called.

  • What are multiple actions and how to make them work best?

  • Can I use Beecon to manually control things without automation?

  • What is Sync and how does it work?

  • My beacons keep showing multiple alerts / executing actions repeatedly

  • What are action delays and how should I use them?

  • How to connect to SmartThings or other home automation products?

  • What are Spoken Alerts and how do they work?

  • What are Spoken Titles?

  • What are Spoken Actions and how do they work?

  • What are Spoken Reminders and how do they work?

  • Can I customize the Spoken Actions phrases?

  • What are weather and temperature actions and how do they work?

  • Does Beecon consume battery when I close the app?

  • Does the today screen widget consume battery?

  • How can I control infrared devices?

  • How to control infrared devices remotely?

  • How can I control Belkin WeMo switches?

  • Can I control Belkin lights, switches or sensors?

  • How do I enable actions to work with my Philips Hue lights?

  • What is the username and IP address under the Philips Hue Configuration?

  • How do I control my Philips lights when I'm not at home?

  • How do I enable actions to work with my LIFX lights?

  • Which Philips products does Beecon support?

  • Can I specify the hours that my actions are allowed to work?

  • How do URL actions work?

  • My URL actions cannot be reached when I use HTTPS.

  • Can I use URL actions with HTTP Basic Authentication?

  • Can I load a web page with my URL actions?

  • What happens if my URL action can't be reached?

  • What are iBeacons Major and Minor ID values and how should I define them?

  • What are regions' Major and Minor ID values and how should I define them?

  • What's the difference between regions and beacons, and how should I treat both?

  • Can I set my iBeacons Major and Minor ID values to zero?

  • I keep receiving multiple enter/exit iBeacon region alerts.

  • What is beacon "out of range" action and how does it work?

  • Can I set the distance of my actions in meters or inches?

  • Why enter and exit region actions don't have the distance option?

  • What are iBeacon regions UUID for?

  • Is it fine to create many regions and keep them all enabled?

  • Can actions be called when the app is closed?

  • The radar of my Apple Watch app doesn't show anything.

  • How does Beecon+ Apple Watch complication work?

  • The proximity of my beacons seems unstable on the screen.

  • Which cheap beacon models are recommended?

  • I've enabled the password. How can I disable it?

  • How Launch App actions work and which apps are supported?

  • How do I connect my beacons to Twitter?

  • What is debug mode and how does it work?

  • The app suddenly crashes or can't be opened anymore.

  • Does the app consume battery when it is minimized or totally closed?

  • Which iOS devices are supported?

  • How can I have further support?


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