Locking Your Lock
Once your LINKA lock is connected with your smartphone and unlocked, you will be able to lock it using the two options below. The LINKA app will show you the status of your lock and whether or not it is locked.
⇨ TIP: Make sure the lock is not moving when you attempt to lock it. As a safety precaution, LINKA locks will not lock if they detect movement.
1. Connect and Lock
a. Open the LINKA app on your phone. If the center lock icon is gray, your lock has not connected. Press the button on your lock to wake it up and begin automatic connection.
b. Once your LINKA lock is connected, the center lock image will turn green. Press the center lock image and hold under the circle fills with red and slide down to initiate locking.
2. Quick Lock
a. After you enable Quick Lock in your app’s lock settings, you can lock LINKA by simply pressing the button twice quickly.
⇨ TIP: LINKA sounds three beeps once the lock is successfully locked.
NOTE: If something obstructs the locking, the lock’s shackle will automatically retract and LINKA will remain unlocked. If this happens, you will receive an alert on your smartphone with the instruction to try locking your LINKA lock again. Check to ensure that there are no obstructions this time and attempt to lock again by double-tapping the button on your LINKA.
Unlocking Your Lock
Once your LINKA is locked and connected to your smartphone, you will be able to unlock it. There are four ways to unlock:
A. Unlock through the LINKA app
On the LINKA home page, hold the center lock image and swipe down. Your lock will unlock, and its current status will be updated in the app.
B. Unlock through the button
Double-press the button on your LINKA lock to unlock it manually. This only works if your smartphone is connected to the lock within bluetooth range.
Unlock through the Auto-Unlock feature
When Auto-Unlock is enabled, your LINKA lock will recognize you as you approach and unlock automatically. To use Auto-Unlock:
i. Enable the Auto-Unlock feature in your LINKA app’s lock settings.
ii. Once you leave the lock’s bluetooth range (~50m), the app will automatically disconnect from the lock, but in order to prevent accidental auto-unlocking, LINKA’s Auto-Unlock feature will not engage until you leave the safe zone of 200m and re-enter.
iii. Once you leave the lock’s safe zone of 200m, you will receive a message that Auto-Unlock is engaged.
iv. Your LINKA lock will automatically unlock again when you return to within a 3-5m (10-15 ft) radius of your bike.
NOTE: For the best experience with Auto-Unlocking, have your LINKA app running in the background before you begin walking to your bike, or simply leave your LINKA app running in the background so that it is always ready to automatically reconnect to the lock.
⇨ TIP: Auto-unlocking requires your lock to be active and awake, increasing battery usage drastically. If you wish to save battery, disable Auto-Unlocking.
D. Unlock With the Phoneless Access Code (PAC)
In some cases, your phone may be unavailable when you need to unlock your LINKA. This is why when you first pair LINKA to your phone, the app will be ask you to create a Phoneless Access Code (PAC).
Save your 4-digit PAC so that you can use it to unlock your LINKA without your phone and ride your bike without worrying about phone battery. To unlock your LINKA using your PAC:
i. Press and hold down the button on LINKA for six seconds, until the LED starts blinking purple.
ii. Press the button the number of times equivalent to your first digit, then release until you hear a beep.
iii.Repeat step (ii) for the next digit in your PAC until all four digits are entered. Your LINKA will automatically lock/unlock once you have entered all four digits successfully.
NOTE: If the PAC is entered incorrectly, a buzzer beep will sound and your LINKA lock will remain locked. In this case, repeat steps (ii) and (iii) again. After four incorrect attempts, you will be required to wait one hour before attempting again.