Have you opened your account and set up your app configuration?
- If not, start here: https://app.thereceptionist.com/sign_up. We'll walk you through everything. You'll use these same credentials to login to your app on your iPad.
1. Turn on the iPad
Desk Stand - The power button for the iPad is on the back and on the opposite end from the where you will find the home screen button. It is back and in the corner just behind one of the enclosure support arms.
Floor Stand - press the power button in the upper back left. Next, swipe your finger from left to right until you see the “Siri App Suggestions” box. Open any of the apps listed and use a 5-finger pinch out gesture to get to the home screen. (Use 5 fingers and pinch them together to a point) This is necessary to circumvent pressing the home button to get to the main app screen.
2. Connect to your Wi-Fi
Once you turn on your iPad there will be three apps at the bottom of the screen. One is the Settings tab which is shaped like a gear. Press this, click on Wi-Fi and select your network to connect.
3. Download The Receptionist app
Open the “App Store” app and press “Sign In” to log into or create a new icloud account for your iPad. If you chose to create a new apple ID, you will be required to validate the email address by pressing a link in an email Apple will send to you. We recommend you use a distribution email address if you can to ensure that the account is not tied to the personal email address of an employee who might not work at your company in the future. Once you are logged in, search for “The Receptionist for iPad” and download it.
4. Log into the app
Open The Receptionist app and log in with the account you setup during step 1 on the front page.
Guided Access is a built in Apple feature that can be used to lock the iPad to one app, so your visitors can't exit out of the software.
Looking for more? Check out our video on the basics of getting started: