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Sensor Settings in Ruuvi Station

The Sensor Settings page gives you control over an individual sensor that has been added to Ruuvi Station. In Sensor Settings you are able to:

  • Choose a background image (jpeg, png or gif formats are allowed)
  • Name sensors
  • Set ownership for the sensor (requires Ruuvi account)
  • Share the sensor to another user (requires Ruuvi Gateway)
  • Pair the sensor using Bluetooth (iOS)
  • Set limits for Alerts, activate or deactivate them and add custom descriptions
  • Set offset corrections for temperature, humidity, and pressure readings
  • View additional information related to the sensor
  • Update firmware of the sensor
  • Remove the sensor and the related Sensor Card

Background Image

Every individual sensor card can be customized to show a unique background image. You can choose from a collection of default images or upload your own image by selecting the camera symbol.

User images can be uploaded from the camera (take a photo) or from gallery (select from phone gallery). Please note that Ruuvi Station will crop any image to fit into the app background.

We recommend using portrait images that blend nicely into the background, but any kind of standard .jpg, .png, or .gif image may be used. Ruuvi Station app does not support .gif animations or video file formats to be used as backgrounds.

Any sensor that was shared to you will create a new sensor card with an image that was used at the moment the sensor was shared to you. You can change this background image to suit your taste later in Sensor Settings. Sharing your sensor requires a Ruuvi Gateway router.


Ruuvi Station will use unique (Ruuvi + last 4 characters of sensor MAC address) as new sensor name by default, but you are able to name them freely just by tapping on the Name field and adding a preferred name.

Sensor ownership

Email address of the owner of the sensor is displayed here, when the owner has been defined. Only the owner can decide who else can see the sensor’s data via the Ruuvi cloud service.

Note! Always claim your sensor ownership. Signing in to your Ruuvi account and claiming ownership ensures that your sensor is assigned to the correct owner in Ruuvi Cloud and it cannot be used by other Ruuvi Cloud users. Sensor ownership can only be claimed in the Ruuvi Station mobile app.

Sharing your Ruuvi sensor

It is possible to share the sensor with friends or family. When sharing a sensor, the receiver will be notified by email. Note that the user will have access to all the sensor data, name, and background image. 

Sensors can only be shared by their owners in Ruuvi Cloud. Re-sharing sensors that have been shared to you is not possible.

Bluetooth connection (iOS)

Pairing your sensor to your mobile device in the Ruuvi Station app is required for using local Bluetooth sensor alerts and background scanning on iOS devices.

Enable Pair and use background scan to set the Bluetooth connection active.

Note! Pairing is only possible to one iOS device at a time. Bluetooth alerts will become unreliable if the same sensor was paired to multiple iOS devices in range of your Ruuvi sensor signal.


Ruuvi Station alerts are displayed in two locations within the Ruuvi Station app: an alert will trigger a notification to be displayed as Notification Message and an Alert (bell) icon will be displayed on any individual sensor Card (full image view, dashboard) to indicate the specific sensor, which has triggered the alert.

Furthermore, an email notification will be sent to the email address used to sign in on your Ruuvi account when you have claimed sensor ownership and are signed in (requires a Ruuvi Gateway router). Push alert notifications are also available for Ruuvi Cloud subscribers (requires Ruuvi Cloud Basic or higher).

All alert types can be set to enabled or disabled individually by switching the on/off toggle under any individual alert type.Ruuvi Station supports two different measurement data sources for triggering alerts that can be used individually or in conjunction with each other: local Bluetooth connection and Ruuvi Cloud. Cloud based alerts are only available when signed in to a Ruuvi account (requires Ruuvi Gateway). Enable Cloud mode in App Settings -> Ruuvi Cloud when you wish to receive alerts only via Ruuvi Cloud.

Alert types and limits:


Temperature alerts will be triggered if a value is recorded outside the selected range. Operating range can be set anywhere between -40 and +85 (Celsius), -40 and +185 (Fahrenheit) or 233 and 358 (Kelvin) respectively.

Relative air humidity

Humidity alert will be triggered if a value is recorded outside the selected range. Operating range can be set anywhere between 0 and 100.

Humidity alert can only be set using relative humidity (%) unit values.

Air pressure

Air pressure alert will be triggered if a value is recorded outside the selected range. Operating range can be set anywhere between 30,000 and 110,000 (Pa, Android only), 300 and 1,100 (hPa), 9 and 32 (inHg) or 225 and 813 (mmHg).

Pascal air pressure unit is only available on the Android version of Ruuvi Station. Pa units are converted to hPa in Ruuvi Cloud when synchronising settings to iOS version of Ruuvi Station app (requires Ruuvi account).

RSSI (Received Signal Strength)

RSSI alert will be triggered if a value is recorded outside the selected range. Operating range can be set anywhere between -105 and 0 (dBm).

Note! Using RSSI alert on iOS requires you to be signed into the app, that you have claimed the ownership of the sensor and it’s in the range of Ruuvi Gateway router. iOS devices are unable to indicate signal strength information of received data sent by Ruuvi sensor when sensor is paired and measurements are being received in the background. Signal strength used in this alert is defined by your sensor distance to the nearest Ruuvi Gateway router. Furthermore, real-time Bluetooth signal strength is shown in the app (under More info) but it doesn’t affect this alert.


Movement alert will be triggered when a change has been recorded in any of the accelerometer’s 3-axis.

Connection (iOS)

Connection alert will be triggered when Bluetooth connection is disconnected or connected.

Other settings

Offset correction

If your Ruuvi sensors are displaying a bit inaccurate information you may fix it by using offset correction. Offset correction is available for temperature, humidity and pressure values.

Humidity correction can only be set using relative humidity (%) unit values.

More info

View additional information related to the sensor such as MAC address, data format (iOS), data received via (iOS), acceleration data on three axes, signal emission strength (Tx power), signal reception strength (RSSI) and measurement sequence number.


Here, you are able to see the current firmware version installed on your Ruuvi sensor device and update your firmware to the latest version.

Always keep your sensor firmware up-to-date. Updating requires you to have physical access to the Ruuvi sensor in order to push the button or buttons on the device depending on the model inside the sensor. To press the buttons, you must remove the sensor cover.

Follow the instructions given on the screen to update your sensor firmware.

Remove this sensor

Selecting Remove this sensor will remove the sensor card and all related data from Ruuvi Station. After removing a sensor, it will be visible on Add a New Sensor page as an unassigned sensor again.

WARNING: Removing a sensor will also remove all stored history data and associated sensor settings from the Ruuvi Station app.

Also, when removing a sensor that was assigned under your ownership in your Ruuvi account, its ownership information will be deleted, the sensor will be removed from your account and all of its cloud history data and associated sensor settings will be deleted. You are able to see ownership information in the Sensor Settings page under General/Owner when you’re signed in to your Ruuvi account.