Server Mode

Server Mode

Server mode is officially released to the public! These are steps the to getting on server mode.

  1. Connect via Point to Point
  2. Then connect to Home WiFi
  3. Once connected connected to Home WiFi, head over to the Settings screen and you will see a button that says “Server Mode” (Server mode button replaces the WiFi mode button once you have already connected to your homes WiFi)
  4. Press Server Mode button, confirm your network and give the app about 30-45 seconds to connect to the GMG Servers.

Server Mode Tips and Tricks

Server Mode Indicator Light:

On the front of the digital control board is a small red led light (above green buttons and below Temp Display). When you connect the grill into server mode, this red LED will remain lit as long as the grill is connected to the server. If you notice the LED is no longer lit and you did not remove your grill from server mode, the grill has lost connection.

 

Grill Disconnects from Server Mode:

If the grill fails to connect to the server or disconnects from the server it will attempt to reconnect up to 3 times, every 90 seconds. If it fails to reconnect after 3 tries, (about 5 minutes) it will revert to WiFi mode or PtoP mode, depending on if it’s able to detect if it’s a client on your WiFi. Similarly if the grill is disconnected from WiFi mode it will attempt to reconnect up to 3 times, and revert to PtoP mode if unsuccessful.

If the grill still does not connect, it may have fallen back to Point to Point mode. If this happens, open the WiFi settings on your phone and check to see if the grill is broadcasting a network. If it is, start the connection process over. If it is not broadcasting the network, you will have to do a board reset. To reset your board, click here.

 

Hot Starts:

If your grill falls off Server mode and you have to reset the board, the quickest way to get back to get back up to temp is to bypass startup mode. To do this, start the grill like you normally would, and when you see it running through startup mode, hold the up button until the grill exits startup mode and displays the internal temp of the grill.

 

Notifications:

To adjust notifications from temperature targets and profile steps, head to the Settings screen in the app and select “Repeat Notifications”. Choose between Single or Repeat notifications.