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- Developer: Hasbro, Inc.
- Publisher: Hasbro, Inc.
- Genre: Edutainment
- Release: Aug 20, 2013
- ESRB: Not Set
Question & Answers
Scan Problem With Furby Boom
When I downloaded the Furby Boom app and I wanted to play with my furby on it, it wouldn't scan my furby and it kept saying make sure it am near. I need help with this!
Answer from: Ava
I downloaded the furby boom app but it doesn't not scan my furby and it said make sure your furby is near but it already was and my furby is a normal one
Answer from: melmac
Make sure that your phone speaker is facing the furby, it picked ours up in seconds
Answer from: crawfy
We had the same problem and the following will sort it. go into settings on your apple device and then into the privacy menu. in there you will see a tab for the microphone. go into this and there will be an icon for the furby app. slide this to switch it on and it will all work
Answer from: person
Make sure that this is the right app if u have a regular fur by then the app for the boom won't work but if u have a boom then both apps will work. at least from my experience
Answer from: turbo
Make sure u have a furby boom not just a regular furby if u want to play in furby boom with your furby
Answer from: jess
Its scans fine but after it scanned the screen goes black and freezes how do i fix it?
Answer from: mel
And while the device is scanning, try to make your Furby makes lots of noise so it can detect it. try a few times if it fails.
Answer from: bon
I tried to download the fur by boom and it says failed because the resource could not meet what does that mean
Answer from: JimP
So I am posting my experiences on a few sites to help people out today with their Furby Boom while Hasbro's customer support people have a Christmas break, which means that we consumers get screwed with this crappy product. I tried this on 2 android tablets and 2 android smart phones and worked for 4 hours trying to get the furby to scan for my daughter. I finally figured it out.
The trick is to find ** EXACTLY ** where the microphone is on your device. There is no room for error here, folks. Once you know your microphone is (google your phone/tablet manual), then hit the scan button, make sure your furby boom hears the scan, and then place your microphone RIGHT NEXT to Furby's mouth. Furby will say some things which the app will then pick up, and you are good to go. There are a few times in the app when it tries to find out how your Furby is 'feeling' or how it is doing. This is your queue to place your tablet's microphone RIGHT NEXT to Furby's face. Then it will hear it. The problem does not seem to be in Furby's hearing. Furby can usually hear a tablet pretty good. But apparently Furby needs a sound boost because he doesn't speak loud enough for most tablets / smartphones to hear. I thought maybe the problem was that Furby couldn't hear the phone, so I tried to plug some smartphone speakers. But Hasbro found another way to mess up again, as it will immediately disable the app when it detects that 'headphones' (aka speakers) are plugged in. Anyway, that's the end of my rant, I have the Furby working, and you can too.
1. Find microphone on your tablet
2. Find speaker on your tablet
Guess which one should be closest to Furby based on what you think the app is doing.
Good luck, and Merry Christmas!
Answer from: OldLinuxGuy
Wish some of these worked. I don't even have the settings that CRAWFY suggested! Either on my ipad or ipod. Tried my Asus tablet which runs the latest Android OS and the Furby Boom just seems to be deaf.
Answer from: Adriano
I tried scan my child Furby Boom using the proper app with both my iPhone and iPad. Thousand of times what are making me upset! Even using all the hints here. The only logical thing I can think now is a hardware defect on the reception system. What is the word Furby says when it detects iPhone or iPad sync info?
Answer from: GL
If you have ipod or similar, try to use a small pin to clear any dust, or other muck from pinhole microphone next to camera. Thats what did it for us. Or if you are using IOS 7 make sure that the app is allowed to use the microphone in the privacy settings
Answer from: Kaybay 23
Hi I had the same problem as all you guy what I had to do is delete it and then get it back again and I scanned it again and it worked
Answer from: Lah
Thank you, Jim P! It worked! I was following the directions on the app (saying make sure the SPEAKER was toward the Furby) and you were right! The MICROPHONE needed to be toward the Furby.
Answer from: Suze
I have scanned a lot of times on the app and it still doesn't work . I have done all the things it told me to do but it still doesn't work! Can u please help ? By the way my micro phone is on. Can u please help and give my things to help?
Answer from: kmb
I have tried this app on my ipad and iphone both with ios7 & it workef, however my sons ipod is only ios6 4th generation, wondering if that has something to do with it. Also ipod has no microphone adjustment. my autistic son has just got a furby for xmas and we cannot use it. PLEASE help me.
Answer from: Epsom Ells
Thanks a million Jim P - scanned loads of times with no luck, took your advice and it worked first time, result is one happy daughter (at last!)
Answer from: Diana
My sons' kindle is scanning the orange star fury, but the image shows the black and white furby? My other son has the lightning bolt furby and his own kindle, and it scanned and had the right furby on his on the first try. any suggestions?
Answer from: ZenNana
Thanks, Crawfy! I followed your tip with our iPad & it worked in just a few seconds!
Answer from: Lan
I tried it a million times the way the directions said and it wouldn't work. Scanning with the mic right up to the mouth and the device slightly tilted upwards worked on the very first try!