How to Switch Modes on Hoverboard – Control & Customize

Did you get a new hoverboard and can’t figure out how to switch to different modes? Is the high speed of your hoverboard making it difficult for you to ride it properly as a beginner? Well, we are here to help you out with your problem by showing you how to switch modes on a hoverboard. Through this, you will be able to set your board to the mode that best suits your mood or situation.

How To Switch Modes On Hoverboard

Hoverboards are one of the most popular modern-day recreational vehicles among children and adults alike. Basically, they are like a motorized skateboard that has two large wheels on either side and self-balancing features. And to ride a hoverboard, first, you need to put your feet on either of the foot pedals. Then you can move it by leaning forward or backward.

Because hoverboards are motorized, they run on batteries that you need to charge after a period of time of using them. And so, they don’t require any sort of expensive fuels, which makes them a more convenient and eco-friendly transport option. Furthermore, they are also quite fun to ride. And so all of this is the reason for their high popularity. But despite so many people buying and using them on a daily basis, many don’t know about a lot of other features that these boards have to offer. And different riding modes is one of such features.

What are the Different Modes on a Hoverboard

Most hoverboards have two main modes that differ by the speed at which the board moves and makes 360° turns. The first mode is the beginner mode, also sometimes known as the cruiser mode. Just like the name suggests, this mode is best suited for beginners. This is because, in this mode, the speed of the hoverboard is quite low. Because of this, the rider is able to balance well and have better control of their board. Because of this, it is much easier for them to learn how to ride a hoverboard.

The next mode is the advanced mode or the freestyle mode. In this mode, the speed of the board is much faster, and the turns are sharper than in the standard mode. Because of this, it is much more suitable for advanced riders that have better control over the board. This mode makes riding the board quite thrilling and great for performing various tricks.

How to switch modes on Hoverboard

Now that we have established what these two modes are, the question arises, how to switch modes on a hoverboard? While it may seem quite daunting to mess with the settings on a hoverboard, especially if you are a beginner, switching modes is a relatively easy process. All you need to know is the placement of the power button, and you can easily change the mode yourself.

Usually, your hoverboard will come in the advanced mode, which you can switch to beginner mode if you want. And so, to switch to the beginner mode, first, you have to turn your board off if it is on. Next, press the button to turn it on and quickly press it another time to switch it to advanced mode. If done correctly, you will notice a second beep after the on sound of your hoverboard without it turning off.

And so, you have successfully changed the mode of your hoverboard from advanced to beginner. To switch the board back to advanced mode, just turn it off and turn it back on again. This is because as the advanced mode is the default mode, your board will switch to it automatically after turning it on. For some hoverboards, these settings are opposite, with the beginner mode being the default one and not the advanced one. But don’t worry because the switching process between the default and the other mode is usually the same.


How do you take a hoverboard off beginner mode?

If your hoverboard has the beginner mode set as default, then you can take it off by first turning the board off. Then press the power button, turn it on and quickly press it another time. This will switch your board to advanced mode. But if the standard mode of your board is the advanced one and you have switched it to beginner mode, then in order to take the hoverboard off the beginner mode, turn the board off and then turn it back on again. This will restore the board back to advanced mode.

Why does my hoverboard beep when I go fast?

In many hoverboards, there is a feature to start beeping when its speed increases to a certain limit. This is because not only is it unsafe to ride a hoverboard extremely fast, but it can also damage your board. And so, there is a safety mechanism in many boards that emit a warning beeping sound to alert the rider. Along with the beeping sound, the board will also start to slow down in order to prevent damage.

How do you turn the speed down on a hoverboard?

You can turn the speed down of a hoverboard by placing it in beginner mode. This is because, as this mode is designed for beginners, it reduces the speed of your board to make it easier to control. To switch your board to beginner mode, you need to, first of all, turn off your board. Next, press the power button twice, first to turn it on and second to switch it to beginner mode. And so, the speed of your board will be turned down quite a bit.

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Even if you don’t plan to frequently avail the different modes of a hoverboard, it is important to know how to switch between them. This is because many first-time buyers have complained about their hoverboards being defective because they found the speed too fast or slow instead of realizing that it is in a different mode. This is why we think it is important to know about the different modes and how to switch between them. And so this article tells you all you need to know about how to switch mode on a hoverboard.

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Charles is the co-owner of BudgetOrbit and manages all the technical aspects of the website. He's an eco-friendly commute advocate and has been interested in hoverboards and skateboards since his childhood.