Wirelessly connecting a VEX IQ (1st gen) Brain to an iPad / Android Tablet in VEXcode IQ

Turn on the VEX IQ Robot Brain by pressing the Check button.

Press the X button on the Robot Brain to see the Settings menu.

Press the Check button to select 'System Info'.

Remember the Brain ID number that you will use to connect the Robot Brain to the iPad / Android Tablet.

Note: Radio Data is always on by default, and does not need to be turned on or off in Settings.


Open the Devices window to confirm that the 1st gen Brain is selected.

Select '1st gen' if it is not already selected.

Select the Brain icon at the top of VEXcode IQ.

Select the + button to add your Robot Brain ID number.

Use the number keypad to enter in your Robot Brain ID number.

Select Submit after entering your Robot Brain ID number.

Wait a few seconds for the Robot Brain and iPad / Android Tablet to connect.

See that the Robot Brain is connected when the Brain icon turns bolded green.

You’ll also see that the arrows at the top of the Brain’s screen are solid now which indicates a successful Smart Radio Connection.

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