A Tour of the Voyager Air App

By Mike Clements, on March 12, 2013

The Voyager Air app is intuitive and functional and it provides a very nice user experience. The logical layout is geared towards giving you quick access to the content on your Voyager Air so that you can manage and use it efficiently and easily. Let’s take a little tour.

Here is the main screen that you will see when you launch your Voyager Air app. This is the root directory of your drive. From this page, you can navigate the content on your Voyager Air drive.

Select a folder to open it. The name of the folder will be displayed at the top of the screen, and the “Back” button will display the name of the previous folder (or, on some devices , the word “Back”). Touching the “Back” button navigates back to the previous folder.

 

Main Folder View

 

The Voyager Air supports creating and using multiple partitions. If you create more than one partition on your Voyager Air, your main screen will not show you the root directory of the first partition as seen above. You’ll see the partitions listed as seen in the picture below. Once you select a partition, you will see your content in folder view and be able to navigate the content using the options explained below.

 

Main with 2 Partitions

 

The navigation menu for your Voyager Air app is on the left side of the app. The navigation options are Folders (as shown above), Local, Recent, and Settings.

  1. Folders – files and folders on the Voyager Air drive
  2. Local – files downloaded from the Voyager Air and stored locally on the mobile device.
  3. Recent – most recently accessed files
  4. Settings – change settings for the drive or app

 

The Local option allows you to browse the content stored locally on your device.

 

Main Local

 

The Recent option displays your most recently access files.

 

Main Recent

 

The Settings option allows you to view and modify your Voyager Air device settings and app settings. In this section, you can view your drive Power, see how many Connected Users are connected to your Voyager Air, view your Drive firmware version, and your Application version as seen below.

 

Main Settings

 

The Voyager Air drive settings allow you to customize the settings for your Voyager Air device. In this section you can make changes to the following settings.

Change the Drive Name.

Push the Change button, then enter your new password using the on-screen keyboard. It must be 4 to 15 characters with no spaces or special characters.

After changing the drive name the Voyager Air wireless server must restarted, so you will need to reconnect (via Wi-Fi Settings on your tablet or Smartphone), using the new drive name, before continuing to use the Voyager Air app.

 

Change Drive Name

 

Enable Password

Press the Enable button, then enter your new password using the on-screen keyboard. It must be 8 to 63 characters with no spaces or special characters.  

After enabling or changing a password the Voyager Air wireless server must restart, so you will need to reconnect (via Wi-Fi Settings on your tablet or Smartphone), using the new password, before continuing to use the Voyager Air app.

 

Set Password

 

Wireless Channel

Your Voyager Air is set by default to channel 11. If you are receiving signal interference try changing the wireless channel by pressing the Change button, then selecting another channel.

After changing the wireless channel the Voyager Air wireless server must restart, so you will need to reconnect (via Wi-Fi Settings on your tablet or Smartphone) before continuing to use the Voyager Air app.

 

Change Wireless Channel

 

Wi-Fi Passthru

Enabling Wi-Fi Passthru connects the Voyager Air to another wireless network and turns the Voyager Air into a wireless hub, sharing that internet access with the devices connected to it.

Push the Enable button to see a list of available wireless networks. Select one and enter a password if required. The Voyager Air wireless server will then restart, so you will need to reconnect (via Wi-Fi Settings on your tablet or Smartphone) before continuing to use the Voyager Air app.

For some public hotspots it may then be necessary to open a web browser on your device (after reconnecting wirelessly to the Voyager Air) to enable full internet access.

 

Enable Wireless Passthru

Note: If the wireless network you are connecting to requires a password, you will also need to have a password enabled on the Voyager Air in order to connect (and prevent creating a security vulnerability on that network).

Edit Lockout

The Edit Lockout feature allows you to turn off the Edit functions (Delete, Move or Copy) for files and folders on the drive. Example: If multiple users are enjoying the Voyager Air and you want to make sure there are no changes made by anyone but yourself. The setting, circled in red is either Off or On.

 

Edit Lockout

 

Note: The VoyagerAir Account (Android only) option may assist in troubleshooting, as it forces the app to make a connection to the remote Voyager Air drive. This Change button and dialog is reserved for system testing and debugging and has no user-accessible features. The Voyager Air App Settings (iOS only) dialog is reserved for system testing and debugging and has no user-accessible features.

If you open your app while you are not wirelessly connected to the Voyager Air, your navigation menu will show only Folders and Settings as seen below. If the icon at the bottom of the screen looks like the image above, you are not wirelessly connected to the drive. You can access those files you previously downloaded to your device as Local, but you cannot access the Voyager Air drive in this mode. Check your tablet or smartphone Wi-Fi Settings to make sure you are connected to the drive.

 

Disconnected Mode

 

The Voyager Air app will appear slightly different when viewed on smartphones or an iPod Touch, which displays the app exactly as an iPhone does.

 

Smartphone or iPod Touch View

 

The Voyager Air app will appear differently on tablets as compared to smartphones. The Voyager Air app uses the available screen area, offering different options when it is running on a tablet. When running on a tablet, the Voyager Air app has controls that allow you to customize the display. These include switching between List View and Thumbnail View, and changing the alphabetic sort order of the displayed files and folders.

 

App Differences for Tablet

 

The 2 icons seen below allow the tablet user to select between List View and Thumbnail View. Switch between List View and Thumbnail View by tapping the small square (with lines or dots) on the lower right-hand side of screen.

 

Folder View Buttons

 

You can also change your sort order which can be convenient when browsing your content. To Sort files by alphabetical order tap the arrow with an A on the lower, right-hand side of your screen. You may Sort from A-Z or Z-A.

 

Sort Order Button

When you are inside of any folder, you will see the Edit button as circled in red below.

 

Edit Button

 

When you select Edit, you will have the option to Delete, Move, or Copy items. Selecting one or more files and folders will update these three buttons to show the number of items selected. Pressing a button will initiate the button action.

Note: If the user has enabled Edit Lockout (in “Settings”) the Edit button will not be visible.

 

Edit Functions

 

The app used on a tablet also offers the ability to Upload to Drive and Create New Folder. These buttons are circled in red below. The Create New Folder icon at the bottom of the screen will allow you to create a new folder. The folder will be created at the location displayed in the app. The Upload to Drive icon at the bottom of the screen will allow you move files from your mobile device to the Voyager Air. The files will be uploaded to the location displayed in the app.

Note: iOS limits the files available for uploading to just photos and videos taken with your mobile device camera. Android devices do not have this limitation.

 

Upload and Create Buttons

 

So, now that you know how to navigate the app, let's look at audio and video playback. The Voyager Air app will use your device defaults for audio and video playback. When you select a file for playback, you will see the options as shown below. Selecting the Play option will begin video playback with the default video player. If you have not selected a default video player, you will be prompted to select one in the same way that the Play With option does as detailed in the next section.

Note that the Resume option will only appear for video files. Once you start your video playback, your standard video controls will appear slightly differently depending upon which video player you have set as your default.

 

Video Player Controls

 

Note: For IOS users, playback of video files purchased from iTunes automatically opens a Safari browser window. This is necessary for playback of protected files. Your mobile device (iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch) must also be synced with iTunes to enable you to play protected files.

If you select the Play With option and you have not yet set a default player, you will be prompted to select a video playback option. Your view may vary, depending on what apps you have installed for video playback as seen below.

 

Video Player Select

 

You can also view photos stored on your Voyager Air. As with the audio and video playback, the device will view the photos with the default photo viewer. You will see the View and View With options as well as have the ability to Rename pictures.

 

Photo Viewer Options

 

Voyager Air uses the default viewers for the documents that your mobile device knows how to open. Your ability to use and modify these documents will be dependent upon the apps that you have installed on your device.

 

Document Viewer

 

Note: Some audio, video, photo, or document file types may not open. Check your device’s documentation for a list of files that are supported.

We hope that this guide is useful and enhances your use and enjoyment of your Voyager Air. Mastery of these functions will fully bring out the best your Voyager Air and your devices with which it is used.

Here are links to other helpful Voyager Air resources.

Voyager Air Product Page

Introduction to the Voyager Air

A Tour of the Corsair Voyager Air App

The Voyager Air Connectivity Guide

Corsair Voyager Air - Passwords and Positioning for Performance and Security

Corsair Voyager Air Goes Mobile


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