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App Settings

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
App 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 minimized. When background scanning is enabled and the app is running in the background, new sensor data is recorded in selected intervals.

Due to Apple’s more restricted data protection regulations, you may have issues with background scanning settings. You have to update the firmware to enable background scanning. See how to update Ruuvi Sensor’s firmware here.

Set Data Logging Interval

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

  • Data logging interval can be set between 10 seconds and 1 hour.

Change Units

  • Choose the global temperature unit used in Ruuvi Station between Celsius degree (°C), Fahrenheit (°F), and Kelvin (K).
  • Choose the humidity unit used in Ruuvi Station between Relative (%), Absolute (g/m3), or Dew point (°).
  • Choose the pressure unit used in Ruuvi Station between Pascal (Pa), Hectopascal (hPa), Millimetre of mercury (mmHg), and Inch of mercury (inHg).

Important notice: this setting also affects values sent to an external gateway.


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.

Dashboard view with 4 Ruuvi Sensors

Every mini Sensor Card in Dashboard mode will show:

  • Tag name
  • Alert indicator
  • Temperature
  • Air humidity
  • Air pressure
  • Movement counter
  • Update 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.

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 an 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 as explained above.

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.

Chart Settings

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