How to Update Wink Hub
You’ll need to make sure you’re connected to a LAN in order for your Wink Hub’s firmware update to take effect. If you must connect over wifi, please make sure the signal is strong and that all other devices on said wifi connection have been disconnected until after the update has been completed. After verifying that all of these requirements have been met, please follow this guide step-by-step to complete a Wink Hub firmware update successfully.
Benefits of Updating The Firmware
Performing a firmware update on your Wink Hub is an important part of maintaining and optimizing your home automation system. Not only can updating often give you access to the newest features, but it can also fix bugs in the existing software, helping make sure that your home automation system operates as efficiently as possible. Additionally, updates may add support for new protocols and devices which extends the capability of your Wink Hub. Performing a firmware update is easy and brings many distinct benefits.
Benefits of updating the firmware include:
- Increased reliability and stability of your home automation system
- Access to new features or bug fixes in existing software
- Improved compatibility with different protocols and devices
- Ability to take advantage of hardware upgrades without needing to purchase new hardware
- Possibility for increased security due to bug fixes
Prerequisites For a Firmware Update
Prior to starting a firmware update, there are a few prerequisites that should always be checked. These include confirmation of:
1.Having the latest version of the Wink App installed on your mobile device
2.Confirming the Wink Hub is powered on and signals at least two bars when connected to Wi-Fi
3.Ensuring that all service lights on the Wink Hub are blue, indicating ‘Ready’
4.Having sufficient battery power left in any remote sensors used by the devices paired with your hub
5.Confirming that at least 65% free space is available in Memory for a successful firmware update.
It is important to always check these criteria before attempting to perform a firmware update, as any slip-ups can lead to errors and instability with your devices until the issue is resolved. After you have confirmed all criteria are met, you may proceed with the firmware update process for your Wink Hub.
Step-by-Step Guide to Updating The Firmware
To ensure your Wink Hub always runs with the latest and most secure software, it’s important to regularly update the firmware. This guide will cover the general steps necessary to download, install, and use any available firmware updates for your Wink Hub.
Before updating the firmware, it is always good practice to backup all of your data for your Wink hub since some firmware updates can cause problems with existing configurations or settings. After making a backup of your data and settings, you should:
1. Download any available updates by logging into the Wink app on your mobile device or opening their website in a web browser. 2. From there, navigate to the Devices tab, select Settings (gear icon), then open Firmware Update. 3. Select Download new Update and then follow on-screen instructions to confirm that you want to download and begin installing the latest version of firmware available for your device version. 4. Once installed correctly, you should be prompted by an on-screen message that reads “Firmware update complete”. You should now be running the newest version of software available from Wink! 5. Finally, it is recommended that you restart the Wink Hub in order for it to recognize and apply any changes made by this update. Doing so will help make sure everything is applied correctly and working as expected in order for users to get optimal performance from their devices going forward.
If you experience any problems when attempting to perform a firmware update for your Wink Hub, there are several troubleshooting steps that should be taken. First, ensure that the Wink Hub is connected to a good and reliable Wi-Fi connection. If possible, you can attempt to control the settings of the router or Wi-Fi range extender used in order to maximize signal strength and minimize interference. If this is not possible, it may be necessary to move the Wink Hub closer to the router or extender in order to ensure proper updates are received. Additionally, check for any ongoing maintenance or outages with your network provider as this may also prevent successful downloads.
Next, check with any additional devices connected on your network and make sure that none of them are consuming a large amount of resources which could cause delays in download speeds for the Wink Hub updates. If a download appears slow or stalling, some setting adjustments can often improve its progress. It is also recommended that users avoid any downloads from other sources while attempting firmware updates on their Wink Hub as these files may interfere with final installation steps needed afterwards.
Finally, if updating via smartphone/tablet device please ensure Bluetooth™ is enabled on both devices before attempting download processes and make sure all previous versions of related applications have been removed entirely since they may conflict with newer downloads being attempted by users. Users should also check Apple Store/Google Play regularly for forced updates related to their relevant application being used which may also provide better support for future updating processes as well when downloading new software versions from their registration outlets mentioned above. Once all these steps have been followed successfully your update should successfully go through as desired!