Step 5 of 5 – app walkthrough – discover all awesome functions
If you have additional questions about your Catit PIXI Smart Feeder, please check our help and advice page.
Please note that the app features below can only be accessed once you set up your Catit PIXI Smart Feeder and paired it with the app as shown in our Setting up your PIXI Smart Feeder blog.
- 5.1 Set feeding plan
- 5.2 Overview
- 5.3 Adjust / delete meals
- 5.4 Dispense food
- 5.5 Audio
- 5.6 Do not disturb schedule
- 5.7 Share your device
- 5.8 Manage your shared devices
5.1 Set your cat’s feeding plan
Open the Catit PIXI app and select your feeder. Tap ‘Schedule’. Here, you can add individual meals. To do so, press ‘add meal’.
Determine how many portions you want to feed for this meal. Next, set a time at which you want the meal to be dispensed and save.
You can schedule up to 12 meals per day, and each meal’s size can be different.
Want some help determining how many portions to feed your cat? Please have a look at this helpful article on creating a feeding plan.
By default, your feeding plan will be active each day, and will be repeated indefinitely. To skip a certain day of the week, deselect that day at the top of the screen by tapping it.
This screen shows an overview of all upcoming meals, as well as those that have already been served. Select a day to see the meals that have been scheduled for that day.
The app indicates which meals have been served.
5.3 Adjust or delete meals
Scheduled meals can be adjusted or rescheduled at any time.
To do so, press ‘Schedule’ and select the meal you would like to adjust.
Enter the new values and save.
You can delete a meal by swiping it to the left and tapping ‘delete’.
5.4 Dispense food
There are two ways to instantly dispense food:
- by tapping ‘Dispense food’ in the app
- by pressing the cat nose-shaped button on the Catit PIXI Smart Feeder (button can be disabled in the Settings menu)
Both actions will instantly dispense one portion of food.
To increase the default number of portions fed when manually dispensing food, go to ‘settings’ and set the preferred meal size.
When you next dispense food using the app or the cat nose-shaped button on the feeder, the newly set meal size will be served.
Note: The button on the front of your feeder can be disabled by toggling the slider in the Settings menu. If disabled, pressing this button will no longer dispense food.
The audio is disabled by default. With audio enabled, the feeder will play a sound each time a meal is served to notify your cat.
5.6 Do not disturb schedule
While mobile notifications come in handy when you’re on the go, you may not want to receive these updates when you’re at home or asleep. The Do Not Disturb feature allows you to set a timeframe during which you won’t receive notifications from a particular or any of your Catit PIXI Smart devices.
5.7 Share your device
It’s possible to share control of your Catit PIXI Smart device with your friends or family, so that they can help care for your cat. Sharing means they will be given the same access to your device’s features as you have.
To start sharing, go to ‘Account’ and select ‘Share’.
Select the device and tap ‘Share’.
Ensure that whomever you are sharing the device with has already created an account in the PIXI app. Enter the email address that your friend’s account is linked to and press ‘Share’. Your PIXI Smart device will now appear in your friend’s app
5.8 Manage your shared devices
For an overview of the people you are sharing Catit PIXI Smart devices with, go to ‘Account’ and tap ‘Share’.
To stop sharing your device with someone else, select their email from the list and toggle the switch next to the device to the off position.
Toggle the switch back on to start sharing the device with them again.
To stop sharing devices that belong to someone else, open the ‘External’ tab and swipe the device to the left. Tap ‘Stop sharing’ and confirm.
Step 5 completed – Mission accomplished
Now you know everything you need to know about the PIXI Smart Feeder! Still have questions about your device? Return to the PIXI Smart Feeder Help & Advice page to find all the information you need.