Make sure you are on the Adult dashboard and then click on the child you wish to set up with the piggy bank.
Press on the settings icon in the top right corner and then press on the little green piggy button next to the profile picture.
On the piggy bank landing page, choose ‘Set up new ERNIT pig’.
If you’re ready, go ahead and press that ‘YEAH’ button!
Choose the child that will become connected to the ERNIT piggy bank and press ‘Next’. If you have yet to add children to the ERNIT app, you will be prompted to do so.
Name the piggy bank.
Note: This screen is removed from later versions of the ERNIT app.
Press the ‘Set up a goal for…’ button to create one. The experience will be way better if you do! Or simply skip it.
Make sure your ERNIT piggy is connected to a USB power outlet and press ‘Next’.
Note: Plugging your pig into a computer-based USB port will not always work, due to different voltages some computers provide. You get the best result by plugging your piggy into a phone charger or the like. Output must be 5V – 2A.
Press and hold the ERNIT piggy bank’s snout for 3 seconds and then release. It will turn on and give you a greeting, and afterwards its snout will start pulsating. The pulsation indicates that the ERNIT piggy bank is in Setup Mode and is ready for further instructions.
Press ‘Next’ when done.
Confirm that the snout has begun pulsating, then press ‘Next’. If it hasn’t, let us know – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read these instructions carefully. Basically, what is happening now is that the ERNIT piggy bank, which is in Setup Mode, has to know what WiFi network it must connect to – assumably the WiFi in your home. To tell the piggy this, first you have to connect your phone to your ERNIT piggy bank’s own little WiFi – which is called something like ‘ERNIT-xxxxxx’. You do this by entering your phone’s WiFi settings: Press ‘Go to WiFi settings’.
Here, in your phone’s WiFi settings, you have to locate the network the ERNIT piggy bank is emitting. It is called something like ERNIT-xxxxxx. The last 6 digits are special to your particular piggy.
Select the network, wait for the phone to connect to it and then return to the ERNIT app.
Note: If the ERNIT network does not appear, make sure the piggy’s snout is pulsating and refresh the list. If the network still does not appear in your phone’s list of networks, contact email@example.com.
Immediately when you return to the ERNIT app, the app will look for networks in the area for the ERNIT piggy bank to connect to. Wait until the yellow spinner finds a list of networks – it usually takes between 1 and 10 seconds.
The list being presented to you will hopefully include the WiFi network you want the ERNIT piggy bank to connect to. If not, press ‘refresh’ and reload the list. If your WiFi network still isn’t showing in the list, move closer to the router. If that still doesn’t solve it, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choose the network you want the piggy to connect to and press ‘Next’.
Type in the password for your WiFi network and press ‘Connect’.
After pressing ‘Connect’ your ERNIT piggy bank will try to connect to the WiFi with the password you inserted.
If it does not succeed, go to pt. 18.
If it succeeds, you will see the screen at pt. 19.
If your ERNIT piggy can’t connect, it can be caused by several things:
If your ERNIT piggy successfully connects, you’ll see this screen. Press OK.
Congrats! Your child’s ERNIT pig is now connected.
Happy saving! 🙂