Initial Setup

Step 1: Obtain Batteries & SD card

To use your AudioMoth you must first purchase appropriate batteries and SD card for your deployment. SD cards must be re-formatted to MS-DOS (FAT32) before use.

Step 2: Insert Batteries & SD card

After purchasing the appropriate batteries and SD card, set your AudioMoth to CUSTOM and insert them into your device. Both LEDs should begin to flash.

Step 3: Set switch to USB mode

Set the switch on the side of the device to USB/OFF.

Step 4: Configure using your platform's configuration app

Download the configuration app for your desired platform from the apps page. Once installed, configure the device by following the steps in the configuration app usage guide.

Step 5: Deploy device

With the AudioMoth configured and the switch in the CUSTOM position you can now deploy.

While waiting for a recording period, the green LED will flash. While making a recording the red LED will flash.

Note: If the switch is moved from DEFAULT or USB/OFF to CUSTOM during a scheduled recording period, AudioMoth will immediately sleep for the configured recording length. After this initial sleep it will start the configured settings as normal.


Ensure the device has batteries inserted or the configuration will be lost when the device is disconnected and it loses power. 

Additional Functionality: Record on the fly

With switch set to DEFAULT AudioMoth will start recording immediately outside of the configured timing schedule, at either the default settings (if the device wasn't configured) or at the set sample rate, sleep length and record length configured. 

The default settings are:

Sample rate: 48 kHz

Sleep duration: 0 seconds

Recording duration: 60 seconds

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