The new iPad Air and iPad Mini Retina are not compatible with the Barbie Digital Makeover app.
There is a known issue with iPad Air and iPad Mini Retina devices that is preventing the Barbie Digital Makeover App from functioning properly. We are aware of this issue and we are doing our best to resolve the situation and we will update the app as soon as a fix is available. We do not have a timeframe as to when it will be updated.
The product is compatible with iPad 2, iPad (3rd Generation), iPad (4th Generation) and iPad mini.
iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
During the setup process your device is connected to your new Hello Barbie™. If the Hello Barbie™ Companion App is closed while Hello Barbie™ is still connected to your device, the "Connection Error" will appear. Please take the following steps:
Close the Companion App
Go to your device's WiFi settings
Reconnect to your WiFi network, Re-open the Barbie Companion App
The error should be resolved and you can continue the setup process. In some cases, you may have to start over.
Hello Barbie™ may occasionally encounter issues sending and receiving conversations. The issues may be based on signal strength, roaming, or Internet congestion. Usually the issues are brief and Hello Barbie™ will resume operation quickly. This can also occur when Hello Barbie™ has been in connection mode for along time or has timed out after a long period of inactivity. Turning Hello Barbie™ off and on again will enable the doll to resume normal activity.
This may also happen if Hello Barbie™ loses its WiFi connection. Please take the following steps:
Close the Companion App
Go to your devise's WiFi settings
Reconnect to your WiFi network
In addition, you may get this message if Hello Barbie's batteries are low. If this is the case, please place Hello Barbie™ back on her charger.
If this occurs during the Hello Barbie™ setup process, make sure the doll is properly charged. Hello Barbie™ should remain in the charging station and connected to power during the setup.
When putting Hello Barbie™ into connection mode, make sure you see white flashing lights (they may also look light blue) If the lights flash (royal) blue, Hello Barbie™ has been reset and will automatically say "My batteries need to recharge. Please connect me to the charging station." Connect Hello Barbie™ to the charger and continue putting her into connection mode.
If this occurs during conversations or red lights appear, connect Hello Barbie™ to her charger, make sure that the charging cable is firmly connected to the doll, and that the orange charging indicator is illuminated.
If this occurs during the Hello Barbie™ setup process, the WiFi SSID name or the WiFi password was possibly entered incorrectly. Select the "Manage WiFi" option to add the correct SSID name and password.
If the issue occurs during conversations and/or Hello Barbie's lights are flashing yellow you may need to move the doll closer to the WiFi router/modem. Hello Barbie's lights will flash yellow if the WiFi signal is getting weaker.