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App Settings (Android)

The ‘App Settings’ page in Ruuvi Station allows you to set global settings and hidden features used in the app. Access ‘App Settings’ from the ‘Main Menu’ at the top left corner of your screen. In ‘App Settings’, you will be able to set the following:

  • Background scanning
  • Unit settings
  • Data forwarding settings
  • Enable/disable dashboard view
  • Modify chart settings

Background Scanning Settings

Ruuvi Station will always collect sensor data in 5 second intervals when the app is running in the foreground.

When background scanning is enabled, your mobile device will periodically search for Ruuvi sensors, even when your device screen is turned off/locked or Ruuvi Station is minimised. When background scanning is enabled and the app is running in the background, new sensor data is recorded in selected intervals.

Scanning modes

No background scanning: Ruuvi Station will collect sensor data only when the app is in the foreground; it will not record new data if device screen is turned off/locked or Ruuvi Station is minimised.

Continuous background scanning: Ruuvi Station will collect sensor data according to scanning interval setting, when device screen is turned off/locked or Ruuvi Station is minimized. When app is running in the foreground sensor data will be collected in 5 second intervals. When continuous background scanning is active, a notification will be displayed in the notification drawer. Constant scanning can drain your mobile device’s battery faster than normally.

Set Scanning Interval

When background scanning is enabled, it will use scanning interval settings to collect sensor data.

  • Scanning interval can be set between 15 seconds and 1 hour.

Data Forwarding Settings

Data forwarding is an advanced feature of Ruuvi Station and it’s mainly intended for power users.

With this feature you can let the app act as a gateway, forwarding sensors measurements to a HTTP endpoint using POST requests.

The app will act as gateway, when:

  • Background scanning is enabled, and
  • A valid URL has been added in App Settings or sensor Settings.

If the above mentioned conditions are fulfilled, the app will POST background scanning results to the specified URL.

Useful tip: background scanning uses scanning intervals, which can be set in App Settings.

Keep the device awake while scanning

When enabled, this setting will make the device stay awake while background scanning is enabled in order to improve scanning reliability.

Data Forwarding URL

A URL address, which will receive POST requests sent from Ruuvi Station app. This can be configured freely.

Device identifier

Unique device identifier information is collected when recorded sensor data is being sent to a gateway URL. This information helps you identify devices during data collection. A default UUID is generated to this field, when launching Ruuvi Station for the first time. This can be configured freely.

Test Data Forwarding

Selecting this button will check if the specified URL is responding. An error will be shown if the URL is not valid.

More information regarding the Data Forwarding feature can be found on GitHub.

Change Units

Choose the global temperature unit used in Ruuvi Station. This setting affects temperature unit shown in sensor Card (temperature), sensor Settings (temperature, alert range) and Graphs (temperature, y-axis range).

Important notice: this setting also affects temperature values sent to an external gateway. Data forwarding can be configured in App Settings > Data Forwarding Settings.

Available temperature units

  • Celsius
  • Fahrenheit


Once enabled, you will be shown a Dashboard, which lists all sensor Cards on a single page and shows a simplified summary of each sensor Card.

The Dashboard can be handy when you have multiple sensors added to Ruuvi Station and when you need to see sensor readings from multiple sensors at a glance.

The dashboard of Ruuvi Station

Every sensor Card in Dashboard will show:

  • Tag name
  • Alert indicator
  • Temperature
  • Relative air humidity
  • Air pressure
  • Movement counter
  • Updated time

Selecting any simplified sensor Card in the Dashboard list will open the full sensor Card page.

Important notice: when you enable Dashboard in App Settings, you will need to restart the Ruuvi Station in order for Dashboard to become visible.

Chart Settings

Define chart history view period from 1 to 10 days and other settings related to the charts displayed for each sensor.