How to change uBeacon settings

Most of uBeacon settings can be changed using a the mobile configuration application or other BLE tools. This chapter describes most common parameters.

Changing parameters

In some situations iBeacon parameters need to be changed. The following properties can be modified to suit the needs of your particular application.

You can take advantage of the free uBeacon manager app and the cloud manager to configure all your beacon settings and keep track of them.

Have a look at this short video on uBeacon devices configuration

ProximityUUID

ProximityUUID attribute is a primary identifier for Beacons. This is how an example UUID: D4A8645A-65EA-4361-B528-B4A57C88E127. For more detailed information on UUID go to UUID on Wikipedia.

Client devices (eg. iOS applications) use this identifier to specify a range of devices to look for. For example iOS applications cannot monitor for any ProximityUUID like with major and minor attributes.

Major

Attribute used to identify a beacon. Depending on your application you should set it to a value expected by Ubudu Backoffice. Possible values are numbers between 0-65535.

Minor

Second attribute used to identify a beacon. Possible values are numbers between 0-65535.

This value is subject to be changed if security features are enabled. Refer to the Security knowledgebase article.

TX Strength parameter

This is a reference value used by mobile devices when discovering uBeacon. Changing this value will not affect battery consumption but only discovered distance readouts on client devices.