Help Articles Troubleshooting Error: Please Connect to the Rain Bird Network

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Error: Please Connect to the Rain Bird Network

If this error comes up when setting up a new controller use these three steps to resolve:


Verify the WiFi module is blinking green and red, and that you are connected to the WiFi network with Rain Bird in the name. For additional information on this step refer to the WiFi Module setup article.

Rain Bird LNK Wifi Module: Installation, Setup, and Connection


Ensure location services are enabled in the mobile device settings, and location access is enabled for the Rain Bird App.

Refer to this article on how to do this for an Android device:

Enabling Android Location Services

For information on why location services are required, refer to this article:

The Rain Bird App and Enabled Locations Services


If you are still having issues, and are using a device with iOS 13, then it may resolve the issue to reset the phone. Please turn off the phone for 10 seconds before turning it back on again and then try to again to set up the controller.

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