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Once you have set up your Catit PIXI Smart device and paired it to your Catit PIXI app using our Quick Start Guide, you can choose to enable smartphone notifications.

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1. Enable notifications in your smartphone’s settings

For iPhone: Go to your smartphone settings and scroll all the way down to the last section of the page, until you see the PIXI app. Select the app to manage notifications and choose in which places you want them to appear.

For Android: Go to your phone settings. Next, tap Apps & notifications > See all apps. Scroll down to find the PIXI app. After you tap the PIXI icon, you can allow notifications. Important: Settings can vary between phone types. For more info, contact your device manufacturer.


2. Notifications index

Would you like to know what kind of messages to expect from your Catit PIXI
Smart Device? Here is a list of notifications per product:

Catit PIXI Smart Fountain

  • Water level alert – lets you know when the fountain is running low on water or has run empty and needs refilling. Message repeats every 4 hours until the water is topped up.
  • Filter replacement alert* – lets you know when to replace the filter (every 30 days).
  • Pump maintenance alert* – helps remind you to clean the pump (every 60 days). 

* Manually reset the counter in your PIXI app once you have replaced the filter or cleaned the fountain pump.

Catit PIXI Smart Feeder 

  • Meal served – lets you know a meal has been successfully served.
  • Food refill alert – notifies you when the food level is below 10% of total reservoir capacity. 
  • Obstruction alert – alerts you when the feeder is jammed. 

Catit PIXI Smart 6-meal Feeder 

  • Feeding successful – lets you know a meal has been successfully served.
  • Obstruction alert – alerts you when the feeding tray was obstructed briefly, by a cat’s paw for example, and will turn again in 60 seconds.
  • Meal not served alert – notifies you when the feeder is unable to resolve an obstruction after 3 alerts and the meal couldn’t be served. Please check the feeding tray.
  • Low power alert – lets you know when the device is low on power. Please check if the device is plugged in or replace the batteries.

Catit PIXI Smart Mouse Camera

  • Motion detected – notifies you when motion has been detected in the camera’s field of vision or a selected area thereof. It’s possible to set an interval for this feature so you only get notified every 1, 3, or 5 minutes in case of continuous motion.

3. View history

For an overview of all recent notifications, select ‘Messages’ in the app.

View history

4. 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. 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.

In the app’s home screen, tap ‘Account‘ and navigate to ‘Do Not Disturb schedule‘. Select ‘Add Do Not Disturb schedule‘.

Do Not Disturb schedule

The timeframe you enter will apply to all your Catit PIXI Smart devices by default. To select an individual device, tap ‘All devices‘ and toggle ‘Selected devices‘ on the next screen before selecting your preferred device(s). Go back using the arrow at the top left.

Select devices for Do Not Disturb schedule

Select on which day(s) of the week you want the Do Not Disturb schedule to be active. Blue dots represent active days. Tap them to deactivate. Once you press ‘Save‘, your weekly schedule will be repeated indefinitely.

Select dates for Do Not Disturb schedule

Next, set the start and end time of your Do Not Disturb schedule and tap ‘Save‘ at the end.

save schedule

You need to create a new Do Not Disturb Schedule for each timeframe you want to add. You can do so by tapping ‘Add Do Not Disturb schedule‘.


5. Q&A

GENERAL

Can I get selected notifications? 
Using the Do Not Disturb feature (see chapter 4 on this page), you can make it so you won’t receive any notifications from a certain Catit PIXI Smart Device. At this time, it’s not possible to receive only select notifications from a particular device.


CATIT PIXI SMART FEEDER NOTIFICATIONS

Just now I received multiple notifications for one meal served, why is that? 
This only occurs when your internet connection is unstable. Even though you received multiple notifications, the meal only has been served once, as scheduled. 

My Catit PIXI Smart Feeder’s food reservoir is nearly empty (less than 10% of full capacity), but this is not mentioned in the app and I’m not getting any notifications on my phone? 
First, make sure notifications for the PIXI app are enabled in your phone settings. Fun fact: cat food contains various oils that can accumulate on the sensor window over time, blocking it. Simply remove all food from the reservoir and clean the sensor window, which is located near the bottom. Next, place the reservoir back onto the motor block, but don’t fill it just yet. Wait for a few minutes until the PIXI app informs you that the feeder is out of food. Now that you’re sure that the sensor as well as the notifications work just fine, fill the reservoir with dry food and screw the lid back on.