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  • Docking connector works with:

    • iPod nano 7th GEN, iPod touch 5th GEN
    • iPhone 5
    • iPad mini, iPad 4
    • How to change the clock display to 12hr. mode or 24hr. mode (military time)?

      Press and hold “Clock Button” for 2 seconds. Press and release “Alarm 1 or 2 button” to select 12 or 24 hour display. Press clock button again (or no button within 10 seconds) and the settings are automatically saved.

    • What is “Sleep mode”?

      “Sleep mode” lets you fall sleep to your iPhone/iPod or radio, gradually lowering the volume until the unit shuts off at the selected time.

    • The volume (VOL+ or VOL-) cannot be adjusted.

      1. Press the MODE button to regain the use of the volume buttons.
      2. Update the Firmware to V1.1.5 or greater via the iHome Set App.
    • Can I dock my iOS device without the backrest support attachment?

      Please do not dock any iOS device on the lightning connector without the backrest support attachment. If an iPad is docked on the lightning connector without the backrest, the weight of the iPad may break the dock connector.

    • How can I activate the 3D function in Radio mode

      The 3D function is not available in Radio mode. The 3D sound effects are available in the Dock, USB, and Aux-in modes. The 3D effects reduce noise and synthetic sound.

    • My iDL45/iDN45 is not charging my iPad when connected to the USB port.

      The USB port only provides 1 amp of electrical current which is about half the necessary amperage needed to charge an iPad within a normal charging cycle. However, iPad’s with a “lighting” port can be charged normally via the iDL45’s docking connector which provides the required 2.1 amps.

    • What is the wattage output?

      The unit produces 6 Watts of output.

    • Can the USB port charge Android devices?

      Yes, the USB port will charge most Android devices.

    • My unit is inoperable and “RECOVER” is displayed on the unit.

      The unit can go into “RECOVER” mode if it loses connectivity with the app.

      Solution: 1. Undock the iOS device from the iDL45. 2. Go to the App Store and update the iHome Set app (v1.1.3 or later). 3. Dock the iOS device back on the iDL45. 4. Open the iHome Set App. 5. Within iHome Set App, scroll down and select “Search for Update.” 6. Select “Update” to download the latest version. 7. The upgrade takes approximately 5 minutes. The unit will function properly after the update has been completed.

    • Should I disconnect the unit if I am going on vacation?

      If the unit is to be left unused for an extended period of time, such as a month or longer, the power cable should be unplugged from the unit to prevent damage from power outage.

    • The display is too dark?

      Try pressing the Snooze/Dimmer Button on top of the unit repeatedly to adjust the LED brightness.

    • What is “Sleep mode”?

      “Sleep mode” lets you fall sleep to your iPhone/iPod or radio, gradually lowering the volume until the unit shuts off at the selected time.

    • Can the USB port charge and play Android devices?

      The USB port will charge your Android device but does not support audio. To play audio you can connect it via a patch cord to the 3.5mm line-in jack.

    • Can I use this iHome unit with Lightning 8-pin and with 30-pin iOS devices (iPod, iPhone, iPad)?

      Yes, you can dock Lightning connector devices and connect 30-pin devices to the USB port.

    • What’s the warranty period for this product?

      Limited 1 Year Warranty: iHome Products, a division of SDI Technologies Inc. (hereafter referred to as SDI Technologies), warrants this product to be free from defects in workmanship and materials, under normal use and conditions, for a period of 1 Year from the date of original purchase.

    • My iHome unit is not recognizing my iOS device (iPhone/iPad/iPod) through the dock connector.

      Protective cases require removal prior to docking to the iHome unit. Please try docking the device without the protective case. NOTE: You can use the USB port to charge and play your device as well.

Troubleshooting

Having Problems? Find answers to specific support topics.

    • My unit doesn't respond.

      If the unit is plugged in and doesn't respond, try resetting the unit by following these steps.

      a) Remove iOS device (iPhone/iPod/iPad) from dock b) Unplug unit from power source c) Remove back up batteries d) Wait a few minutes, then reinstall battery and resume use

      iPhone/iPod/iPad is not docked properly.

      a) Remove your iPhone, iPod, or iPad from the dock and check for obstruction on the connectors in the dock and on your iPhone/iPod/iPad. Then reseat it in the dock.

    • Battery Low icon always flashing.

      1. Battery are weak.

        • Replace with new batteries
      2. Battery was not installed properly.

        • Check to make sure the + side is facing outwards
    • The iOS device (iPhone/iPod/iPad) does not respond to the unit, the iOS device is playing but no sound comes out.

      1. The iOS device (iPhone/iPod/iPad) is not docked properly.

        • Remove your iPhone/iPod from the dock and check for obstruction on the connectors in the dock and on your iPhone/iPod. Then reseat it in the dock.
      2. Your iPhone/iPod/iPad software is too old.

        • Upgrade software on your iPhone/iPod/iPad via iTunes on your computer.
      3. The iOS device is locked up/plays but no sound comes out.

        • Check the volume setting. Make sure your iPhone/iPod/iPad is working properly before docking into the unit. Please refer to your iPhone/iPod/iPad manual for details. See above for software upgrade information.
        • You may need to reset your iPhone/iPod/iPad. Refer to your iPhone/iPod/iPad user guide for details on how to perform a reset.
      4. Using non-touch screen ipod, 1st or 2nd generation iPod, iPod Shuffle or other devices:

        • Unit cannot control those iPod models or other devices.
    • Unit/iPhone/iPod/iPad performance is erratic.

      The unit is reacting to external interference.

      • Move unit away from potential sources of external interference such as computers, modems, wireless devices (routers) or fluorescent light.
    • No sound.

      1. Volume is set too low on unit or playing device.
        • Make sure volume is turned up.
      2. The iOS device (iPhone/iPod/iPad) is not docked properl.
        • Remove your iOS device (iPhone/iPod/iPad) from the connector and check for any obstruction on the connectors in the dock and on your iOS device (iPhone/iPod/iPad). Then reseat it in the dock.
      3. Your iOS device (iPhone/iPod/iPad) is not playing.
        • Press play button on your iOS device (iPhone/iPod/iPad) to play it manually.
      4. The iOS device (iPhone/iPod/iPad) is locked up.
        • Please make sure your iOS device (iPhone/iPod/iPad) is working properly before docking it to the unit. Please refer to your manual for details.
    • Time sync didn’t work.

      Older iPod models such as iPod mini do not support time sync function: - Make sure you are using an iPhone or newer iPod such as touch, nano or classic. If not available, set time manually.

    • My iOS device (iPhone/iPod/iPad) did not charge up.

      1. iPhone/iPod/iPad is not installed properly.

        • Remove your iPhone/iPod/iPad from the dock and check for obstruction on the connectors in the dock and on your iPhone/iPod. Then reseat it in the dock.
      2. iPhone/iPod/iPad is locked up/ frozen or battery has a problem.

        • Please make sure your iPhone/iPod/iPad is working properly before docking into the unit. Please refer to your iPhone/iPod/iPad manual for details.
    • Sound is distorted.

      1. Volume level is set too high:

        • Decrease the volume
      2. Sound source is distorted:

        • If the iPhone/iPod original sound source (MP3) is old or of poor quality, distortion and noise are easily noticed with high-power speakers. Try a different file from a trusted source such as iTunes.
        • If you are using an external sound source like older generation of iPod or iPod Shuffle, try reducing the output volume on the device itself. Also try turning bass boost OFF.
      3. EQ settings are too high. For example, if the treble is too high, the 3D effect may not sound as good:

        • Lower EQ settings.
    • Unit or adaptor gets warm after extended audio playback at high volume.

      1. This is normal due to the power needed to drive the speakers at maximum volume. Turning the unit off for awhile or lowering volume will reduce heat.
    • Snooze time is too long/short.

      1. Custom snooze time is not set.
        • Press and hold the Snooze/Dimmer Button then press + or - to adjust and customize the snooze timer.
    • Alarm did not sound or is not working properly.

      1. Verify that the AM/PM time and alarm time is set correctly.

        • When setting the clock or alarm time, take note of the AM/PM indicators.
      2. Alarm time or source selected for alarm 2 , not alarm 1 or vice versa:

        • Make sure to set the alarm time and source for the appropriate alarm and verify that alarm icon 1 or 2 icon is shown on the display.
      3. Wake schedule setting is not correct:

        • 7 days is every day alarm, 5 days is Mon-Fri, and 2 days is Sat-Sun.
      4. Calendar is not set correctly, which can affect 7/5/2 day alarm operation:

        • Please refer to the owners manual for setting Clock/Calendar.
    • Battery Low icon always flashing.

      1. Remove the battery tab.
        • To enable the battery/batteries
      2. Batteries are weak.
        • Replace with new batteries
      3. Batteries were not installed properly.
        • Check to make sure the polarity ( + and – ends) matches the diagram in the battery compartment
    • Unit does not turn on

      1. AC adapter is not plugged into a working wall socket or not plugged into the power supply jack on back of the unit:

        • Make sure the AC adapter is properly connected to a working wall outlet and to the power supply jack on the unit.
      2. Wall outlet is not functioning:

        • Plug another device into the same outlet to confirm the outlet is working.
        • Make sure any associated wall switch that control the outlet is ON.

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