STEP THREE: Pair Iridium GO! with your smartphone
Iridium GO! provides a Wi-Fi (802.11g/n) access point connection with a range of approximately 30
meters (100 feet) depending on conditions. On your smartphone or tablet go to Wi-Fi settings and
ensure your Wi-Fi function is enabled. With the Iridium GO! device on, select the Iridium GO! Wi-Fi
network (ex. “Iridium-6088CC”) and connect. Once your device has connected, you can begin using
the Iridium GO! application.
The Iridium GO! Wi-Fi is an open (visible) network with no password. Iridium GO! Wi-Fi can be
configured with a WPA2 password; see “Troubleshooting” in Chapter 6.
Important: Always confirm you are connected to your Iridium GO! Wi-Fi network prior to use of the Iridium GO! application.
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STEP FOUR: Configure the application
Iridium GO! application screen
NOTE: Tracking, SOS, and Twitter functions require configuration before use.
Iridium GO! Main Menu
Not logged in to Iridium GO!
Not registered to Iridium network
Logged in to Iridium GO!
Number of users
General Settings for the Application and Iridium GO! Device
Iridium GO! application configuration and settings
To login to the Iridium GO! application, press the Login button located at the bottom of the
application home screen to enter your user name and password. The Iridium GO! application
provides a default user name of “guest” with a password of “guest” (both the user name and
password are case sensitive). Up to 5 users can concurrently send messages (Tracking, Twitter, SMS)
while only one active call (voice or internet) can occur at the same time. See the Advanced settings
section of this chapter for more information on setting up unique user accounts.
If prompted for a SIM PIN, enter the four to eight digit SIM card PIN code provided by your Iridium
service provider. The default SIM PIN is 1111 and may be modified. Pressing the incorrect PIN
multiple times will lock Iridium GO! and require an unlock code. The unlock code can be provided by
your Iridium service provider.
The display language in the Iridium GO! application is automatically selected based on the
designated language of your smartphone. The supported languages are: English, French, Spanish,
Japanese and Russian. Non-supported languages will default to English.
To change the language setting:
1. Iridium GO! device – navigate the menu and select Languages
2. Iridium GO! application - Settings > Display > Language
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User management in Advanced settings
The Iridium GO! application’s “guest” user profile enables access to all functions within the Iridium
GO! device. Connect up to 5 devices simultaneously to the Iridium GO! Wi-Fi as “guest” users.
To create or delete user profiles, edit privileges, or control access for individual users, go to the
Advanced menu and select Users.
Important: All users will be able to modify programmed SOS contact information unless individual privileges are
Multiple user accounts can be created with different privileges if required.
Iridium GO! offers a programmable SOS button
that can be used to notify specified contacts
or a commercial safety service provider in the
event of an emergency. You must properly
configure the SOS settings within the Iridium
GO! application or Advanced Features portal.
Once configured, an SOS can be initiated
either from the Iridium GO! device by opening
the SOS cover and pressing the red SOS
button or from the Iridium GO! application
by pressing the SOS icon when paired to the
Iridium GO! device.
An SOS initiated by pressing the SOS button on the Iridium GO! device will only send an
emergency message with location, while an SOS initiated from the Iridium GO! application will
also provide the option for two-way voice communication with a designated contact.
NOTE: The operation of the SOS button feature is limited by any conditions affecting the Iridium and GPS signal strength and GPS
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GEOS safety services
To support the SOS feature, Iridium has contracted with GEOS Travel Safety Group to provide an
emergency response coordination service for your Iridium GO! at no additional charge. These
services are offered and provided exclusively by GEOS and not by Iridium, which is a separate,
unrelated company. Standard airtime charges will apply to SOS mode messages and/or calls to
GEOS; a valid Iridium SIM subscription and online registration at www.geosalliance.com/iridium
Configuring SOS settings
You must configure the SOS button in order for the SOS to send an emergency message to a designated Call Recipient and
Message Recipient. Failure to configure the SOS button will result in no message being sent when the SOS button is pressed.
This could prevent or delay an emergency response and result in serious injury or death.
Using the Settings menu in the Iridium GO! application, you may configure SOS while paired to the
Iridium GO! device. Only one SOS emergency contact setting can be stored per Iridium GO! device,
so multiple users will all share the same SOS settings. It is important to plan accordingly. The SOS
settings will provide the option to use or not use the GEOS service.