How to Set Up an August Connect

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Complete first-time setup of your August Connect.
  • Install the August Home app onto your mobile device.
  • Link your August Connect with the August Home app.
Before We Begin:
  • Unbox your August Connect.
  • Have your mobile device handy.
August

1 Plug In & Power Up

  1. Plug your August Connect within 15 feet of your Smart Lock for optimal performance.
  2. Wait for the flashing green light on the Connect.
    Top of August Connect with green arrow showing green LED
  3. If you don't see the light, press and hold the button for 3 seconds.
    Top of August Connect with green circle around the button

What the LED Colors Mean

Steady Green Light
Steady Green LightThe August Connect is ready to be set up. Go to Lock Settings and tap Connect to Wi-Fi.
Flashing Green Light
Flashing green lightThe August Connect is connecting with your August Smart Lock. A green light indicates normal remote operations are in process and requires no action.
Steady Red Light
Steady Red Light
A solid red light indicates that August Connect needs to be set up. This can occur when:
  • The initial configuration period of 30 minutes times out.
  • Your August Connect is on the Wi-Fi network but not setup to operate your lock.
  • August Connect is unable to join the local WiFi network
Flashing Red Light
Flashing red light
There is a communication problem, either between August Connect and your August Smart Lock or between August Connect and the internet. This typically represents a temporary problem.

2 OS Choice

To continue, we need to know what Operating System your smartphone or tablet has.

There are 2 main Operating Systems for smartphones currently available, Android and iOS.

Android Smartphone
Android smartphones are produced by multiple companies, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo, and HTC.Android Home Screen
iOS Smartphone
Apple is the only company that makes iOS smartphones.iOS Home Screen

? Next, we need to install the August Home app.

  1. Install the app on my Android phone or tablet
  2. Install the app on my iPhone or iPad

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Complete first-time setup of your August Connect.
  • Install the August Home app onto your mobile device.
  • Link your August Connect with the August Home app.
Before We Begin:
  • Unbox your August Connect.
  • Have your mobile device handy.
August
  1. Plug your August Connect within 15 feet of your Smart Lock for optimal performance.
  2. Wait for the flashing green light on the Connect.
    Top of August Connect with green arrow showing green LED
  3. If you don't see the light, press and hold the button for 3 seconds.
    Top of August Connect with green circle around the button

What the LED Colors Mean

Steady Green Light
Steady Green LightThe August Connect is ready to be set up. Go to Lock Settings and tap Connect to Wi-Fi.
Flashing Green Light
Flashing green lightThe August Connect is connecting with your August Smart Lock. A green light indicates normal remote operations are in process and requires no action.
Steady Red Light
Steady Red Light
A solid red light indicates that August Connect needs to be set up. This can occur when:
  • The initial configuration period of 30 minutes times out.
  • Your August Connect is on the Wi-Fi network but not setup to operate your lock.
  • August Connect is unable to join the local WiFi network
Flashing Red Light
Flashing red light
There is a communication problem, either between August Connect and your August Smart Lock or between August Connect and the internet. This typically represents a temporary problem.

To continue, we need to know what Operating System your smartphone or tablet has.

There are 2 main Operating Systems for smartphones currently available, Android and iOS.

Android Smartphone
Android smartphones are produced by multiple companies, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo, and HTC.Android Home Screen
iOS Smartphone
Apple is the only company that makes iOS smartphones.iOS Home Screen
  1. Open the Play Store, then select the Search Bar at the top.
    Google Play Store.
    Google Play Store with Search highlighted.
  2. Type in August Home, then select August Home from the list.
    Play Store app with August Home highlighted
  3. Select Install.
    Install button
  4. Select Open to open the app.
    Open button
  1. Tap the Menu icon.
    August Home app page showing menu highlighted in top left corner
  2. Tap Settings.
    August Home app menu with settings highlighted
  3. Tap your lock in Lock Settings.
    August Home app menu with Lock Settings for Front Door highlighted
  4. Tap Set Up August Connect.
    August Home menu for Front Door with set up august connect highlighted

In order for you to connect your August Connect with your August Home app and WiFi network via Android, you will need to have a working August Smart Lock already set up within the August Home app.

  1. Open the August Home App.
    August Home icon
  2. Tap the Menu icon.
    August home app screen with menu icon highlighted
  3. Tap Settings.
    August Home app page with Settings highlighted
  4. Tap your lock in Lock Settings.
    August home app page with Lock Settings Front Door highlighted
  5. Tap Set Up August Connect.
    August Home app page with Set Up August Connect highlighted
  6. Tap Begin Scan to start connecting to Wi-Fi.
    August Home Connect to Wi-Fi page with Begin Scan highlighted
  7. Select your network.
  8. Type in your Wi-Fi password.
    August Home app Wi-Fi setup page with keyboard for password
  9. The Connect will show that is connecting.
    August Home app connect to Wi-Fi page showing Connecting circle
  10. Tap Done.
  1. Open the App Store and select Search in the bottom right corner.
    iOS App Store
    Apple App Store navigation bar with Search highlighted.
  2. Type in August Home, and select Get for August Home in the list.
    August Home app with the Get button highlighted
  3. Select Get or Cloud Install for August Home.
    Get button Cloud install
  4. Select Install.
    Install
  5. Select Open.
    Open button

In order for you to connect your August Connect with your August Home app and WiFi network via Android, you will need to have a working August Smart Lock already set up within the August Home app.

  1. Open the August Home App.
    August Home icon
  2. Swipe right. In the side menu, tap Set Up New Device.
    August Home app page with set up new device highlighted
  3. Tap Set Up An August Connect.
    August Home set up a device page with set up an august connect highlighted
  4. Choose a lock to pair with your Connect.
  5. Tap Connect is Plugged In.
    August Home app page with OK, Connect is plugged in highlighted
  6. Choose your network and input your Wi-Fi password.
    iOS Accessory Setup page
  7. Tap Finalize Setup.
    August home app page with finalize setup highlighted
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