Congratulations! You have purchased the best robotic vacuum available today. With any new product, especially one as sophisticated as the iRobot i7 and i7+, there is a period of adjustment that will be needed to acquaint yourself with the latest in vacuum technology ever produced. Taking time to learn all bout your new iRobot vacuum will produce the best cleaning results with maximum performance.
Designed with the owner in mind, this robotic vacuum will make your life easier with voice commands and programming that is hassle-free and easy to learn. After unpacking either your new iRobot i7 or i7+, take a few moments to become familiar with the following information. This valuable information will save you time and frustrations learning all about the best robotic vacuum that will be the best investment you will ever make by following these simple steps:
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Step #1- Understanding the Apps
Both the iRobot i7 and i7+ are controlled with the use of iRobot HOME App You can download this “free” App through Google pay store or directly from iRobot. WiFi connectivity is required for the proper operation of your new state-of-the-art vacuum. *IMPORTANT* These robotic vacuums will not function on a cell phone signal or frequency.
For sending voice commands directly to your new iRobot i7 or i7+, Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant in conjunction with your WiFI is required . *NOTE* Vacuums will work perfectly with programming from you i-phone, i-pad or tablet without installation of either Amazon Alexia or Google Assistant for voice commands, however WiFi connectivity is mandatory.
Both the iRobot i7 and i7+ have the latest in computer on-board technology installed that are the brains of this ingenious vacuum. This technology includes:
iAdapt 3.0 Navigation allows your new iRobot i7 or i7+ to create “virtual” Imprint Smart Maps. Creating and storing virtual maps of the room in your home or office including square feet and obstructions. Giving you options on your smartphone, you may program your new iRobot i7 or i7+ to “Clean All” rooms or certain high traffic areas of your home. Simply click “Enable Imprint Smart Maps” on your device to activate this feature.
Imprint Smart Mapping assigns digital floor plans to your new iRobot i7 or i7+ allowing you to assign titles to each room of your home such as “kitchen”, “Bedroom #1”, “Living Room” E.g. iAdapt 3.0 Navigation is the heart of your new iRobot i7 or i7+ and must be used correctly to ensure proper operation of your new vacuum. *NOTE* Your new iRobot vacuum has the capacity to recognize no more than 10 rooms at any given time.
Programmed correctly with the enabled Adapt 3.0 Navigation working properly, it may take your new iRobot vacuum three or four passes to become familiar with your rooms. Once your New iRobot recognizes your rooms, the increased technology of this superior vacuum stores this information in digital form virtual maps for future use and reference.
Step #2- Points of Interest
Placement of the Charging Station
Your new iRobot i7 or i7+ should be placed in a centralized area of your home, free of obstructions with 3-4 feet of free space to the sides and front of the charging station. Remove all loose obstacles such as toys and clothing from the floor where your new iRobot vacuum is scheduled to clean. Doors to all rooms that are to be cleaned should be left open when your new iRobot is vacuuming. Additional lighting in dark and narrow hallways may also be required.
Getting acquainted with the operation of your new iRobot i7 or i7+ may take a few “training runs” in order to appreciate the true efficiency of this remarkable robotic vacuum. The i7 make take a few additional “training runs: vs the i7+ which typically has the rooms in your home office mapped out in two to three “training runs”.
Due to the high-power suction capability of either the iRobot i7 or i7+ cleaning of the home or office is recommended during the day. With the included “Cleaning/Charging Base Station” of the iRobot i7+, a slightly increased tone may be heard while the debris from the i7+ vacuum is automatically transferred into the i7+ “Cleaning/Charging Base Station”.
Your new iRobot will be shipped with the lithium-ion battery approximately 75-percent charged. Fully charge either the i7 or i7+ battery at the charging station. Automatically returning to the charging station, it may take your new iRobot i7 or i7+ vacuum up to three hours to fully charge the rechargeable battery. Completing these “training runs” will familiarize both you and your new iRobot vacuum with performance and new operating environment.
Upon the initial operation of your new iRobot vacuum, you will notice the cleaning procedure is similar to cutting your lawn, with a back and forth motion. This ensures that all floor surfaces are perfectly cleaned with no dirt left behind.
Although completely self-sufficient, periodic cleaning of the sensors and dirt bins of either the iRobot i7 or i7+ is recommended. Using a microfiber, slightly damp cloth, wipe the sensors located on the top of the iRobot vacuum to remove any dust or dirt. These sensors house the iAdapt localization camera and may interfere with the overall mobility and navigation of your new robotic vacuum if not cleaned properly.
NEVER use any harsh cleaning agents to clean the sensors on your iRobot i7 or i7+ vacuum. Possible damage to the sensors is possible. Remove any debris on the iAdapt Floor Tracking Sensor located on the bottom right side of either the iRobot i7 or i7+. Open the iRobot App on your smartphone and select “Cleaning Preferences”. Click on “Edge Clean” to activate the angled brushes on either the iRobot i7 or i7+ to ensure that your new robotic vacuum is cleaning your entire floor surface.
Dirt Bins/AeroVac Filter
Periodic cleaning of the dirt bins is recommended for both the iRobot i7 and i7+ depending on the built-up accumulated dirt. * IMPORTANT* These dirt bins are NOT DISHWASHER SAFE!! Rinse interior of the dirt bins with warm water and dry completely before re-installing. NEVER wash or get the specialized AeroVac Filter on either the i7 and i7+ wet. This will permanently damage the filter.
Getting fully acquainted with your new iRobot i7 or i7+ will require some patience and understanding of the information provided above. Your new iRobot vacuum is not only intelligent but efficient. Through trial and error, programming your new iRobot vacuum will become easier through repetition. Sit back and enjoy hands-free vacuuming by the only robotic vacuum that is capable of thinking for itself while providing you a better tomorrow.