Firmware update - how & why?

Ampler is in the process of moving to an in-house built connectivity platform, which means new firmware, mobile application and backend systems. In this period of transition, there are bikes that are running the previous firmware and the new one, which means two apps are available simultaneously for some time. Read more about where to download each app and when the new app will be available to you here.

Every Ampler has a motor controller – the so-called brain of your bike that provides all the functions of your bike, directing every other part of the electronics system. The motor controller itself is managed by firmware (it’s tech-speak for software that controls hardware).

Like most other software, firmware also requires updating every now and then as we’re aiming at providing you with the best possible ride experience.

A firmware update has no effect on the bike's speed limit, whether it's a bike built before 2019 or after.

 Updating the firmware in the new Ampler App

If new firmware is available for you, the app will notify you the next time you connect to your Ampler.The update is done via Bluetooth and the internet connection of your smartphone. Before updating the firmware, make sure that the battery level is above 25%.

To update the firmware, bring your smartphone close to the e-bike and preferably close to the Wi-Fi router that your smartphone is connected to.

The update is done via Bluetooth and your phone's internet connection, in two steps. The two steps are almost identical and need to be done in a row. This means that after completing the first update, there will be a second update still available, and you will also need to complete this. The updates should take about a few minutes to complete, depending on your phone's Bluetooth- and data connection. 

The files are small (~30kb) so don't worry about the phone's data volume.

If the update has failed, no need to panic. Just wait 10 minutes and try again. If you continue to have problems, please contact us!
If you want to check whether you have the latest version, or have postponed your update, open the settings in the app via the cog on the top right of your dashboard.
The current firmware version is displayed under "System maintenance". The inactive button shows that your firmware does not need to be updated.
 Updating the Firmware in the previous Ampler App
In the previous Ampler App, you either get a notification when your bike connects, or you can check inside app menu. All good - your e-bike does not need a firmware update

  • If you see a yellow exclamation mark in the app menu, please go to the "vehicle" settings and update your firmware. Prior to updating the firmware, make sure the battery level is above 25%. To run through the update, place your phone near the bike and, preferably, next to the WIFI router you are connected to.
  • The update is done via Bluetooth and your phone's internet connection, in two steps. The two steps are almost identical and need to be done in a row. This means that after completing the first update, there will be a second update still available, and you will also need to complete this. The updates should take about a minute to complete. The files are small (30kb) so don't worry about the data volume.
  • If all is done, tap on the photo of your bike in the "Vehicle" view and check if it says "Bike firmware is up to date".

The firmware is up to date.

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