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ActiveBuds User Manual

  • Using Spotify

  • Accessing ChatPal

  • Real-Time Translation

  • Pairing with Smart Devices

  • Operating ActiveBuds Earphones

  • A Note to Our ActiveBuds Community

    ActiveBuds stands for innovation. We're constantly improving our software to achieve breakthroughs, thanks to your feedback and support. Our goal is to combine superior sound with an easy-to-use experience. We're now focusing more on software development, with regular updates planned. Make sure to keep your ActiveBuds updated. Thank you for your continued support.

  • In our ongoing efforts to foster a closer community, we're paving the way for an ActiveBuds hub on our website. This space, dedicated to all things ActiveBuds, will be your go-to for insights, learning, and rich discussions. We're buzzing with anticipation for its unveiling!

    Lastly, we're happy to share that the official iKKO mobile app is in the pipeline, targeting a launch in the next 2 months. The future looks bright, and we're glad you're with us.

1. Start:

  • 1. Power On:

    Long press the home button to switch on your device.

  • 2. How to Enter the App:

    On the Home Screen, swipe from the center-right area to the left to open the App menu. Then, Long press to enter the App.

  • 3. "Long Press or Tap to Enter App"  toggle button:

    - By default, is Long Press to open Apps.

    - Go to the Quick Menu, to find the finger icon, tap it to switch between Long Press/Tap to enter the App.

  • 4. WiFi Setup:

    Long press the Quick Menu in the App List, and then Long press the WiFi icon to access the WiFi settings. Tap the WiFi list to connect to your preferred network.

  • 5. Update the Apps and System:

    1. Go to the quick menu, find the Cloud icon.
    2. Select the Cloud icon and then Update the System.
    The ActiveBuds will reboot automatically after the upgrade. No need to manually restart it.

    In the App List, enter the iKKO Store. Tap the app to initiate the update.

  • 6. A Floating Window:

    On any screen, swipe left from the right edge of the screen to open the floating window

    Allows adjusting volume, toggling play/pause music, quick access to Apps, etc.
    - Long-press the App icon to switch between Apps within the floating window. 
    - Tap allows direct entry into the App.
    Continue sliding the floating window to the left to access more shortcut keys.

2. Bluetooth Pairing

  • Pairing Your Earbuds with the Case:

    1. Slide open the case: Ensure both earbuds are inside.

    2. Begin Pairing: Long press on the background and wait for the cursor to complete its cycle.

    During this time:
    - The earbuds are pairing with each other.
    - The earbuds are sending out a Bluetooth signal to other electronic devices.

    Click "Bluetooth Connection" at the top:
    Select "iKKO ActiveBuds" to connect.

    3. Connection Indicators:
    - A gray circle: pairing failure. Please retry.
    - A blue circle: successful connection.

  • Pairing Earbuds with Your Phone:

    1. Slide to open the case and Long Press the Background.

    2. Simultaneously, locate 'iKKO ActiveBuds' in your phone's Bluetooth settings and connect before the on-screen circle completes its cycle. If you couldn't connect in time, simply repeat step 1.

3. Operating Your Earphones

On first use, peel off the insulation film on the earbuds.

Basic Controls:

  • Double-tap either earphone: Play/Pause or Answer/Hang up.

Advanced Controls:

  • Triple-tap left earphone: Enter Pairing Mode.
  • Tap either earphone four times: Activate Latency Mode.

Mode Adjustments:

  • Hold right earphone for 2 seconds: Toggle between ANC/Standard/Transparency.
  • Hold left earphone for 2 seconds: Activate ChatPal.

Power Controls:

  • Hold button on either earphone for 3 seconds: Power on with beep confirmation.

  • Take out / Put Back Earphones

    If disconnected for 3 minutes, they will automatically shut down and emit two short beeps.

    A voice alert will activate when the battery level falls below 15%.

  • Choose Your ActiveBuds Ear Tips

    ActiveBuds come with three sizes of ear tips (S/M/L). Choose the size that ensures the best sound quality and noise cancellation.

    To remove an ear tip, firmly grasp the base where it connects to ActiveBuds and pull. When attaching an ear tip, push it onto the connector until it clicks into place.

  • Switch Earphone Modes on the Home Screen

    Options include Standard Mode, Transparency Mode, and ANC Mode. You can also switch modes using the buttons on the earphones.

4. Touch Control Your ActiveBuds

  • SIM Card Installation (SIM Card Version Only):
    Use a pin to open the SIM slot on the left, insert the SIM card, and push the slot back in. Restart ActiveBuds to connect to the network.
  • Charging/File Transfer: Use the Type-C port at the top for both charging and file transfers.
  • 1.8-Inch AMOLED Touchscreen: Tap the screen with your fingertip to select the desired function or apps.
  • Side Touch Bar Control: Scroll screen content by swiping up or down on the side touch bar.

  • Go to App List on the Home Screen

  • Go to Home Screen from the App List

  • Back to the Previous Level

  • Return to Home

  • Power Off / Reboot

Swipe from the center-right area to the left to open the App menu.

Swipe from center-left area to right to return to the Home Screen.

Swipe from the left edge of the screen to the right to return to the previous level.

On any screen other than the app list screen, click the button to return to the home.

Press and hold the button for 2 seconds to power off, reboot, or adjust the volume.

Quick Settings

  • Screen Brightness Control

  • Power Saving Mode

  • Wi-Fi Settings

  • 4G Network Settings

  • Hotspot Settings

  • Airplane Mode

  • Do Not Disturb Mode

  • Switch between Long Press/Tap to enter the App

  • Language Settings

  • Low Latency Mode

  • Update Notifications

  • Quick Settings

Pairing with Smart Devices:

  • The charging case can be paired with speakers or other Bluetooth-enabled devices that have playback functions.

  • ActiveBuds earphones can be paired with phones, tablets, and other smart devices that have Bluetooth capabilities.

How to Charge Your ActiveBuds

  • Type-C Charging

    Plug the Type-C cable into the charging case and a power source, ensuring ActiveBuds are in the case while charging.

    Charger: Supports 5V=1A or 5V=2A outputs.

  • Wireless Charging

    Place the charging case with ActiveBuds inside on a compatible wireless charging pad or dock for charging.

  • To preserve battery life

    Store the ActiveBuds in their charging case when not in use. The case has enough power for multiple charges, ensuring convenient recharging as needed.