Config Builder

Config Builder (Conf) is the tab where you turn the modular features on and off. The boxes on the left hand side allow you to select which one to use, the boxes on the right hand side allow you to view these as a tab in AndroidAPS. Where there are additional settings available within the module, you can click on the cog graphic which will take you to the specific settings within Preferences.

First configuration: Since AAPS 2.0 a Setup wizard guides you through the process of setting up AndroidAPS. Push 3-dots-menu on the upper right hand side of the screen and select ‘Setup Wizard’ to use it.


Select the basal profile you wish to use:

  • NS Profile uses the profiles you have saved on your nightscout site (https://[yournightscoutsiteaddress]/profile). You can use the Profile Switch to change which of those profiles is active, this writes the profile to the pump in case of AndroidAPS failure.
  • Simple Profile profile with just one time block (i.e. no basal rate changes during the day)
  • Local Profile uses the basal profile manually entered in phone. See Profiles page for more setup information.


Select the type of insulin curve you are using. Basic AndroidAPS options are bilinear ‘Fast Acting Insulin’ for an insulin with DIA of less than 5 hours, or ‘Fast Acting Insulin Prolonged’ for an insulin with DIA of greater than 5 hours. These curves will only vary based on the duration of the DIA. The Oref options ‘Rapid-Acting Oref’, Ultra-Rapid Oref’ and ‘Free-Peak Oref’ are exponential and more information is listed in the OpenAPS docs, the curves will vary based on the DIA and the time to peak. You will need to enter additional settings for these. You can view the insulin curve graph on the Insulin (Ins) tab to help you understand which curve fits you.

BG Source

Select the blood glucose source you are using - see BG Source page for more setup information.


Select the pump you are using. For people wanting to open loop this needs to be ‘Virtual Pump’. See DanaR Insulin Pump, DanaRS Insulin Pump or Accu Chek Combo Pump pages for more setup information.

Sensitivity Detection

Select the type of sensitivity detection. This will analyse historical data on the go and make adjustments if it recognizes that you are reacting more sensitively (or conversely, more resistant) to insulin than usual. Details about the Sensitivity Oref0 algorithm can be read in the OpenAPS docs. You can view your sensistivity on the homescreen by selecting SEN and watching the white line. Note, you need to be in Objective 6 in order to use Sensitivity Detection/autosens.


Select either OpenAPS MA (meal assist) or OpenAPS AMA (advanced meal assist). More detail about OpenAPS AMA can be found in the OpenAPS docs; in simple terms the benefits are after you give yourself a meal bolus the system can high-temp more quickly IF you enter carbs reliably. You can view the active detail of the chosen algorithm in the OpenAPS(OAPS) tab. Note you need to be in Objective 7 in order to use OpenAPS AMA.


If you wish to use open or closed looping you will need to enable this here. You can see the active request and success of enactment in the Loop tab.


If you view the Objectives (Obj) tab, you can see more information about how far you have progressed and what actions you still need to complete. See Objectives page for more information.


If you view the Treatments (Treat) tab, you can see the treatments that have been uploaded to nightscout. Should you wish to edit or delete an entry (e.g. you ate less carbs than you expected) then select ‘Remove’ and enter the new value (change the time if necessary) through the Careportal (CP) tab.


  • Actions allows you to make Profiles Switches (see Profiles page for more setup information), Temporary Targets, and for those using DanaR/RS or Combo pump to set a manual TBR or prime the canula.
  • Careportal allows you to record any specific care entries and view the current sensor, insulin, canula and pump batter ages in the Careportal (CP) tab.
  • SMS Communicator allows remote caregivers to control some AndroidAPS features via SMS, see SMS Commands for more setup information.
  • Food allows you to view and use the Nightscout food database, see Nightscout Readme for more setup information or http://[yournightscoutsiteaddress]/food to access your database.
  • Wear allows you to view and control AndroidAPS from the Android Wear watch, see watchfaces for more setup information.
  • xDrip Statusline (watch) Display loop information on your xDrip+ watchface
  • Ongoing Notification displays a summary of current BG, delta, active TBR%, active basal u/hr and profile, IOB and split into bolus IOB and basal IOB on the phones dropdown screen and phonelock screen.
  • NS Client Setup sync of your AndroidAPS data with Nightscout