Cast spells with the Magic Caster Wand

With the Harry Potter: Magic Caster Wand, you can cast spells, duel with friends, and create magical effects with connected devices.

Note  Connecting to smart devices and duelling aren't available with child accounts at this time.

Before you begin

To cast spells you need to:

To duel or interact with your TV device or smart lights, the Magic Caster Wand mobile app needs to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

The Spellbook

The Magic Caster Wand mobile app has a Spellbook with all the spells you can cast. Initially, you can choose from 8 unlocked spells. As you master spells, additional spells are unlocked (50+ spells total). More spells will be available in future app releases.

To see what spells are available:

  1. In the Magic Caster Wand mobile app, choose the Spellbook icon (spellbook with wand).
  2. If there's a red triangle at the top of the app, connect your wand.
  3. Scroll through the spells in the Spellbook. Each spell has a name and gesture (the motion you'll make to cast the spell). By default the spells are sorted by Level, or you can choose alphabetical (A-Z or Z-A).
  4. Choose a spell to learn more.
    If prompted, log in to your account (if you're not logged in, you can't earn points or level up). If you don't have an account, choose Register.
  5. Scroll down to learn more about the spell.
    Here you'll find an Overview of the spell and Notable Uses from the Harry Potter storyline. There's also a progress indicator that shows you how many times you need to successfully cast the spell before you achieve mastery.

Spell pronunciation (e.g. LOO-mos for Lumos): You don't need to say the spell name when you cast it, but it may make you feel like a wizard.

Locked spells: Spells with a lock icon can't be used until you unlock the spell. Choose a locked spell to find out what you need to do to unlock the spell (e.g. gain points and reach Level 15 to unlock a spell).

There are 3 levels of spell difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert (by default, the spells are sorted by Level in the Spellbook).

Cast a spell

When you set up your wand, a wand tutorial helps you cast your first spell. To run the wand tutorial again, do the following:

  • iOS: In the Magic Caster Wand mobile app, choose the Devices icon (light bulb), then choose Wand, and Tutorial.
  • Android: Choose the Spellbook icon (spellbook with wand), choose a spell, and then scroll down below the spell details. Choose Having Trouble Casting Spells?

Once you've completed the tutorial, you're ready to cast spells. Here's how:

  1. In the Magic Caster Wand mobile app, choose the Spellbook icon (spellbook with wand).
  2. Choose a spell.
  3. Hold your wand at the ready: grasp it between your thumb and index finger (thumb on top, and index finger on bottom).
    The Wand Status icon (blue circle with wand) at the top of screen changes to blue when your grip is correct.
  4. Move your wand in the air to match the on-screen spell gesture.
  5. Lift your thumb when you're done casting the spell.

In the app, you'll get visual and audible feedback on your spellcasting.

If you have trouble casting spells, see the Troubleshooting section below.

Master a spell

To master a spell, you need to successfully cast the spell a number of times: 5, 10 or 20 times (the number of times varies by spell difficulty).

To find out how close you are to mastering a spell, open the spell in the Spellbook. A progress indicator shows you how many times you need to successfully cast the spell before you achieve mastery.

When you master a spell, you'll earn points and possibly move up a level or unlock a spell.

Does the Magic Caster Wand app need to be open?

Yes, the Magic Caster Wand mobile app must be open when casting spells.

  • iOS: The Magic Caster Wand mobile app must be open, but doesn't need to be on-screen (the app can be running in the background).
  • Android: The Magic Caster Wand mobile app must be open and on-screen when you cast spells (the app can't be running in the background). Casting spells when the app is running in the background is coming in a future app release.

Troubleshooting

Having trouble casting a specific spell?

If you're having trouble successfully casting a spell, try the following:

  • With your arm extended out in front of you, draw the shape from the Spellbook in the air.
  • Don't move your wand until the Wand Status icon (blue circle with wand) at the top of the mobile app changes to blue. A blue circle means your grip is correct. Your wand also changes to blue.
  • Move your arm when drawing the spell gesture (instead of just your wrist).
  • When you're done with the spell gesture, try lifting both your thumb and index finger.
  • Try casting easy beginner spells until you get the hang of it.
  • Open the spell in the Spellbook to see how your gesture is tracking on screen.

Once you get familiar with casting, you can cast spells without opening the Spellbook. You do still need to have the Magic Caster Wand mobile app open when you cast spells.

Lumos Maxima
Some spells take practice to master. If you're having trouble casting Lumos Maxima, open the spell in the Spellbook and draw the shape small (much smaller than Lumos).
My wand is misbehaving
wand-tracking-error

If your wand isn't tracking your movement correctly, you may need to reset your wand.

Here's how to reset your wand:

  1. Open the app store on your phone or tablet and search for Magic Caster Wand. If an app update is available choose Update.
  2. Open the Magic Caster Wand mobile app, choose the Devices icon (light bulb) and then Wand. If your wand is disconnected, choose Connect.
  3. Scroll down and choose Misbehaving wand?
  4. Place your wand down on a stable flat surface (e.g. a desk or table). Make sure your wand is not moving.
  5. Choose Reset Wand.
Spell gesture matches the Spellbook, but doesn't work

If the shape that you draw matches the gesture in the Spellbook but still doesn't work, do the following:

Delete and reinstall the app

  1. Delete the Magic Caster Wand app from your phone or tablet and install it again from the app store. (Don't worry, your points and levels are saved with your account.)
  2. Open the Magic Caster Wand mobile app, choose the Profile icon (house crest, lower right), choose Log In, and log in to your account.
  3. Now try casting a spell again.

Reconnect and recalibrate your wand

  1. In the Magic Caster Wand mobile app, choose the Devices icon (light bulb), then choose Wand.
  2. Choose Connect new wand, then Connect new wand again.
  3. Hold your wand toward the top as shown on screen. Your wand can't calibrate if it's on a flat surface or in its wand box. It needs a wizard's touch to calibrate properly.
  4. Choose Press here to pair or Press here to start.
  5. Once connected, try casting a spell again.
Wand isn't charging

If your wand isn't charging, go to Charge your wand and wand box.

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