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How to Schedule a Vacation on an ecobee Switch+

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Introduction

ecobee.
In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to use the Vacation Mode feature of your ecobee Switch+.
You'll Need:
  • Your ecobee Switch+ to be already installed on your wall and set up within the companion app.

1 Access Smart Features

To access the ecobee Switch+ Smart Features you need to take the following steps:

  1. Launch the ecobee app on your mobile device.
    ecobee.
  2. Go to the Switches tab at the bottom right.

    You will only see this screen if you have both switches and thermostats set up in the app.

    Switches tab highlighted in ecobee app.
  3. Tap the name of the switch you want to manage.
    Switch name highlighted in ecobee app.
  4. Then go to Smart Features at the bottom middle of the screen.
    Smart Features symbol highlighted in ecobee app.

2 Use Vacation Mode

Vacation Mode is a smart feature that randomly turns the light on then randomly turns it off when you're away from home to make it seem as if you're at home.

  1. The feature is only available when your switch is set to operate indoor lighting.
    Indoor light features highlighted in Smart Features options of ecobee app.
  2. If the switch is set to operate outdoor lighting, you can change the operation mode if you tap the Info symbol ( circle around lower case i ) in the top right then select indoor lighting.
    Info icon highlighted in Smart Features options of ecobee app.
  3. On the Smart Features screen, go to Vacation Mode.
  4. And choose between:
    • Appear home - to enable the feature
    • Keep lights off - to keep the feature disabled
    Vacation Mode feature in ecobee app.

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ecobee.
In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to use the Vacation Mode feature of your ecobee Switch+.
You'll Need:
  • Your ecobee Switch+ to be already installed on your wall and set up within the companion app.

To access the ecobee Switch+ Smart Features you need to take the following steps:

  1. Launch the ecobee app on your mobile device.
    ecobee.
  2. Go to the Switches tab at the bottom right.

    You will only see this screen if you have both switches and thermostats set up in the app.

    Switches tab highlighted in ecobee app.
  3. Tap the name of the switch you want to manage.
    Switch name highlighted in ecobee app.
  4. Then go to Smart Features at the bottom middle of the screen.
    Smart Features symbol highlighted in ecobee app.

Vacation Mode is a smart feature that randomly turns the light on then randomly turns it off when you're away from home to make it seem as if you're at home.

  1. The feature is only available when your switch is set to operate indoor lighting.
    Indoor light features highlighted in Smart Features options of ecobee app.
  2. If the switch is set to operate outdoor lighting, you can change the operation mode if you tap the Info symbol ( circle around lower case i ) in the top right then select indoor lighting.
    Info icon highlighted in Smart Features options of ecobee app.
  3. On the Smart Features screen, go to Vacation Mode.
  4. And choose between:
    • Appear home - to enable the feature
    • Keep lights off - to keep the feature disabled
    Vacation Mode feature in ecobee app.