This article is a very simple, step-by-step guide to setting up your Sentinel for the first time! With these easy steps, you’ll be earning 12x rewards in no time!
If you would like a detailed article with pictures, please see this article: Sentinel User Guide
Step 1: Download COIN App
COIN is a smartphone app, so you can download it at both the iOS App Store, and the Google Play Store on Android.
Download for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1450443351
Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=network.xyo.coin
Step 2: Make an Account
When you first open COIN, you’ll see a login screen. You can geomine without an account, but if you ever want to withdraw the digital assets you earn, you’ll need to create an account.
Note: You can always make an account later, even if you decide at first to play without one.
Step 3: Turn on Bluetooth
Your Sentinel is a Bluetooth device, so you'll want your phone's Bluetooth activated for the next few steps. If you're new to COIN, the app will ask for Bluetooth permissions, and you'll see a pop-up to accept.
Please note that you do NOT "pair" your Sentinel with the Bluetooth pairing screen like a set of a headphones or a speaker. Your phone's Bluetooth simply needs to be activated in order for your phone to locate the Sentinel.
Step 4: Activate your Sentinel
NOTE: If your Sentinel came with a plastic tab inside, please pull out the tab before continuing. Not all Sentinels have a plastic tab.
With your COIN App logged in and open, activate your new Sentinel by pressing the button on the front of the device. This wakes the Sentinel up, and allows it to make a Bluetooth connection with your phone.
Step 5: Ready for 12x Rewards?
With Bluetooth on, and your Sentinel handy, you can Geomine! You'll want to check the top left corner of your COIN App for a notification that the Sentinel is nearby. If there's a checkmark, that means you're ready to go! In order to make sure you get your 12x rewards, make sure your Sentinel is always within Bluetooth range, and you can see that active notification. If you don't see it, make sure your Bluetooth is on.
Simply click the pickaxe at the bottom of the screen to start earning your rewards immediately. Happy Geomining!