Setting up

Sikkens Color Sensor

Congratulations on purchasing a Sikkens Color Sensor. Now, let’s set it up!

Setting up your Sikkens Color Sensor is a simple process. Follow the steps in this easy-to-follow video or read our written instructions below, the choice is yours!

What's inside the box

Sikkens Color Sensor


USB-C Charging Cable

Getting set up

Step 1: Wake your device

Wake up your Mini 3 by plugging it into the USB-C cable, and the cable into a charger. A pulsing orange light on the bottom of the device shows it’s charging. A pulsing green light shows it’s charged.

Step 2: Download

Download the free Sikkens Expert App from either the Google Play store or Apple App Store.

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Step 3: Location & wireless connectivity

You must allow location services and wireless connectivity on your device for your Sikkens Color Sensor to function.

Step 4: Connect

In the top right of the Nix Toolkit App, select the device icon. Choose “Connect to Nix” and select your Sikkens Color Sensor from the list.

Step 5: Scan Away!

Place your Sikkens Color Sensor firmly on any flat surface for the most accurate results. Remember to save and share your scans!

Tips and Tricks

Maintaining your device:

  • Charge your device every month when not in use
  • Keep the lens clean of all dirt, lint, and smudges 
    • Dust and debris can be removed by gently wiping the lens with a dry microfiber cloth.
  • Avoid dropping or hitting your device
    • Don’t use outside of 5 – 35° Celcius temperature range. If you bring your device in from outside, allow it to come to temperature slowly to avoid condensation.
Mini 3

Objects with textures, patterns, extreme gloss, or soft surfaces may be less accurate.

The Sikkens Color Sensor works best on solid opaque surfaces.

Ensure your device is placed flat to the scanned surface before scanning.

Device indicator light index


How do I reset my device?

The Sikkens Color Sensor automatically restarts its firmware when a USB charger is attached.  The Sikkens Color Sensor does not have or need a manual reset button.

My device seems stuck

  1. Force quit your app
    1. Instructions on iOS
    2. Instructions on Android
  2. Recharge your device for at least an hour (you should see a pulsing red light while charging)

I’ve tried everything and my Sikkens Color Sensor won’t connect. What do I do?

  1. Make sure your device is close to your phone before pairing
  2. Follow the steps above
  3. Follow the Sikkens Expert App Troubleshooting

What is IPX4 rating?

IPX4: Resistant to splashing water. It does not mean that the device is waterproof!  Don’t submerge your Nix device!

Charging time and procedure

Charging your Sikkens Color Sensor should take approximately 2-3 hours from a standard USB charger. When charging starts you should see a pulsing orange light. When charging has completed you should see a pulsing green light.