UPLIFT Desk Connect
An App for Your Desk & Your Health
Take your desk to the next level with our UPLIFT Desk Connect app. Control your desk, save your preferred heights, get reminders to raise your desk, set a daily standing goal for yourself, and get a head start on setting up your workstation, all with your smartphone or tablet.
*App requires the UPLIFT Desk Connect Dongle to work with your desk.
*Available for iOS and Android. Installation requires a device running a minimum of Android OS 4.3 or iOS 8.0 and access to the phone's camera (to scan QR code). Version 1.11 and later is compatible with Android 9 Pie.
How to Connect
Set up is quick and easy. You'll need access to your desk's control box (version 3 or higher), the UPLIFT Desk Connect dongle, and the UPLIFT Desk Connect app. To connect the app to your desk and dongle, follow these eight simple steps:
To know which control box you have, check the silver label located on the box. If it says V3 or V4, your control box is compatible with the UPLIFT Connect app and dongle.
Plug the dongle into the narrow port on your desk's control box. Three-leg desks will use an additional included adapter to allow the dongle to fit into the auxiliary port on their control boxes.
2 and 4-leg control boxes
3-leg control boxes
Open the app, and follow the prompts. You will be asked to give consent for our disclaimer and give permission for the app to access your phone's camera.
Click on Start.
After Start, click Add Your Desk, and then one use one of the following three ways to connect the app to your Bluetooth dongle:
Search for Desks
Select your desk, the default name will be “BLE:...”
Scan QR Code
Scan the sticker with the QR code included with your dongle. This function is meant to be a point of use scan, the app will not remember the code/desk that is scanned. We recommend placing the QR sticker in a spot on your workstation that is easily accessible.
My QR Code
Scan the sticker with the QR code included with your dongle. The app will remember a QR code scanned with this method for future use.
Select your desk from the Select Your Desk screen by tapping on the screen.
Once connected, you will be taken to the Desk Height Adjustment page, where the desk height will be shown. You can now set your sitting and standing heights. See App Instructions for more details..
You can access the Customize and Health Plan screens via the gear at the top right of the screen. See App Instructions for more details.
You'll Be a Pro in No Time!
So you're all connected and ready to use the app? Here's how!
Choose Your Desk
Swipe left and right to choose the desk you want to control.
Adjust Your Desk
Hold finger down and slide up and down to adjust the height of your desk.
Save Your Preferred Heights
Once desk is at desired height, click Save Height button, then select Sit or Stand to set preset before progress bar is complete.
Personalize Your Desk
Customize and personalize your desk with our customize feature under settings.
We Know. You Forget Things.
Set up your Health Plan and let the app do the remembering for you! Here's How:
- After your desk is connected to the app, tap the gear icon at the top right corner of the screen.
- Choose Customize, then tap Movement Reminder.
- Select the days of the week when you want reminders.
- Select your work day start and end times. You must set your work day hours for the morning and afternoon separately, and it is not necessary to enter breaks or lunch time - just your start and stop times. Most users will select the ending morning time as 11:59 am and the starting afternoon time as 12:00 pm. Example: If you work 8:30-5:30, you will select 8:30 to 11:59 in the morning and 12:00 to 5:30 in the evening.
- Turn on Movement Reminders by sliding the tab to the right, then choose how long you'd like to sit before you receive a reminder. You can set standing reminders for certain intervals of time in .25 hour increments.
- Turn the ringer on by sliding the tab to the right, and select the Ringtone you would like to use for reminders.
- Turn vibrate on for notifications by sliding the Vibration tab to the right.
- If you would like to set up a health plan and standing goal, turn the Health Plan on by sliding the tab to the right, then select the number of hours a day you would like to try to stand for. You can see that day's progress on the Health Plan screen. (Note: The app will not track your progress from day to day.)
- Save your settings by tapping the Save button at the bottom, or choose Cancel if you do not want to save your changes.
We Have the Answer! Probably...
Check out our list of frequently asked questions. Don't see the answer you need? Give us a call!
- I downloaded the app, how do I find my desk?
After you launch the app, select "Search for Desk" a list will show up with the all of the desks with dongles in your area. The dongle name should start with "BLE…", which can be changed. At this point you can name your desk and start setting your heights from your phone.
- How do I set my sitting and standing heights?
From the Desk Height Adjustment menu, you can raise your desk by dragging your finger up or down on your screen. Once you find a comfortable height, click Stand or Sit before the progress bar finishes to set the height for either working posture.
- My desk has the advanced keypad, how do I know it will work with this app?
Any keypad can be used with the UPLIFT Desk Connect app and dongle, because the app communicates with the control box, not the keypad. However, if there is not a memory function, like with that of a standard keypad, then you will not be able to access the saved heights from the keypad, only through the app.
- I can't find my desk from the Search for Desk page. Is something wrong?
Probably not. When searching for device, a dongle will not show up on the list if it has already been added to the device. If you're having issues connecting, we recommend closing the app and relaunching it. We also recommend restarting your phone. If that doesn't do the trick, please reach out to our Support Team and we'd be happy to help you get connected.
- How do I adjust my desk from my app?
You must first tap the screen to activate the app, then tap and slide to adjust the desk's height. Once you find a comfortable height that you want to save, tap the Sit or Stand button at the bottom of your screen to set the height. You must set the standing height before the progress bar finishes to save your height.
- What kind of name can I choose?
Personalize your desk by giving it a name. Passwords are limited to 28 characters of letters and/or numbers and ".", but it cannot contain spaces or special characters.
- I changed my standing goal, and now I can't find my goal on my app. Is something wrong?
No, probably not. If you change your standing goal during the day, you must reconnect the desk for the app to update the percentage you have stood.
- I can't find my desk in the app! Help!
If you go back to the Select Your Desk screen, you must reconnect to your desk with the app.
- My desk heights in the app, are these in centimeters or inches?
Desk heights will be in inches or centimeters, depending on how your control box is set up.
- I'm on the Search for Desk screen and my desk isn't coming up. What should I do?
Some phones have issues with Bluetooth connectivity, so resetting is not an issue with the app or dongle—it's more to do with the functionality of Android and Apple devices. If the app can't find your dongle, close the app. Then manually disable and re-enable the Bluetooth on the device. Open the app again, and then try reconnecting with your desk. Restart your phone if these tips don't work. If all else fails, call us and we can help.
- My desk thinks I'm sitting, but I'm standing at my sit-stand desk. Is something wrong?
The minimum height the desk can be for the app to recognize it is in a standing position is 950mm, or 37.4". If your desk's height is set below that, then the app will think you are still sitting.
- How do I reset my desk?
If you need to reset your desk, you can do so with the reset button at the bottom of the Error List from the Settings menu.
- I forgot my password. Can I reset it?
Yes, if you forget your desk's password, you can manually reset it by restarting your control box and removing your current password. To do this, simply unplug the control box's power, and press the up or down button on the keypad for five seconds (to drain any residual power stored inside). Now, plug your control box back in to its power source. The app's password function will reset to "off." Conversely, if your desk's power is cut off for any reason (as in event of a power outage or if it becomes unplugged), the password function will turn "off."
- I forgot my password. Help!
If you forget your password, you can reset it by restarting your smartphone or tablet; the password will then be canceled. This means if you ever need to turn off your device for an issue unrelated to the app, the password will automatically be removed and need to be reset.
- How long does my password need to be?
Passwords are four numeric characters long.