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How to use an iOS device as an iBeacon

You want to see iBeacons in action, but don't have an iBeacon? Don't worry, just follow this guide to easily use your iOS device as an iBeacon.

[block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "1. Install broadcaster application" } [/block] We recommend using Tyten, L.L.C.'s [**Beacon Broadcaster**](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beacon-broadcaster/id741239984) to make your device act as an iBeacon. It's easy to use with a nice UI [Download and install it from App Store.](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beacon-broadcaster/id741239984) [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "2. Start broadcasting" } [/block] The Beacon Broadcaster application only has one screen. When you open the application you will see this information: * UUID * Major * Minor UUID is generated randomly and Major, Minor is "1". You can modify them by tapping the "Edit" button on the top right corner of the screen. This information tell you "When you hit the blue circle below, this application will start to broadcast those UUID, Major, Minor data like an iBeacon". Now hit the blue circle on the bottom of the screen. [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Bravo!" } [/block] Now your iOS device is broadcasting as iBeacon. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/royhLXNkRQKd9PsXfDzG_beacon-broadcaster.png", "beacon-broadcaster.png", "680", "1158", "#132a43", "" ], "caption": "If you're going to use this beacon with Pushmote, enter this information to add it to the dashboard." } ] } [/block] [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/7myoWVjJTKKOocO8zKTQ_beacon-broadcaster-working.png", "beacon-broadcaster-working.png", "680", "1158", "#0862c3", "" ], "caption": "When broadcasting, the blue circle fills and starts to animate. The title also changes to \"Broadcasting\"." } ] } [/block] [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Caveats" } [/block] * Because of Apple's restrictions, this only works when a device is awake and the application is in the foreground. * Android doesn't allow you to turn your device into an iBeacon at this time.