How to Use a Nest x Yale Lock

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to use your Nest x Yale lock.

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  1. Setting Up the Lock
  2. Installing the Mobile App
  3. Pairing with Google Assistant
  4. Programming the Lock
  5. Creating User Passcodes
  6. Locking and Unlocking
  7. Replacing Batteries
  8. Resetting to Factory Defaults

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to use your Nest x Yale lock.

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You can program the lock either from the device itself or using the Nest app.

From the Lock Itself

The Master Passcode created during the setup is required to create program the door lock.

  1. Touch the Yale logo to wake the keypad.
    Yale logo highlighted on lock.
  2. Enter the Master Passcode and touch the gear wheel.
    Gear wheel highlighted on lock keypad.
  3. The lock will talk to you and present the menu options, with each function associated to a number. The functions you'll hear are:
    1. Changing Master Passcode
    2. Changing User Passcode
    3. Advanced Lock Settings with the following sub-functions:
    4. Volume Setting
    5. Language Setting
    6. Master Passcode Only

  4. Enter the digit corresponding to the function you wish to perform and touch the checkmark.
    Checkmark highlighted on lock keypad.
  5. Continue in the same manner to set your preferences for each function you selected.
  6. When presented with the option to repeat a function touch the left arrow, otherwise touch the checkmark to complete the programming.
    Left arrow highlighted on lock keypad.

From the Nest App

  1. Launch the Nest app.
    Nest.
  2. Tap the door lock icon.
    Lock icon highlighted in Nest app.
  3. Tap the gear wheel in the top right corner.
    Gear wheel highlighted in Nest app.
  4. From here you'll be able to change settings such as:
      • Automatic Locking
      • Receiving Notifications
      • One Touch Locking
      • Privacy Mode
      • Sound Volume
      • Spoken Language
      • Lock Calibration
      • Lock Placement
    Door lock settings in Nest app.

You can create user passcodes either from the device itself or using the Nest app.

From the Lock Itself

The Master Passcode created during the setup is required to create User Passcodes.

  1. Touch the Yale logo to wake the keypad.
    Yale logo highlighted on lock.
  2. Enter the Master Passcode and touch the gear wheel.
    Gear wheel highlighted on lock keypad.
  3. The lock will talk to you and present the menu options.
  4. Touch 2 for the Changing User Passcode function.
  5. Touch 1 for the Change option.
  6. Enter the 4-8 digit passcode and:
    • Touch the left arrow if you want to create another user passcode
      Left arrow highlighted on lock keypad.
    • Touch the checkmark if you are done creating user passcodes
      Checkmark highlighted on lock keypad.

From the Nest App

  1. Launch the Nest app.
    Nest.
  2. Tap the door lock icon.
    Lock icon highlighted in Nest app.
  3. Tap Family & Guests at the bottom of the screen.
    Family & Guests option highlighted in Nest app.
  4. Then tap Add a person.
    Add a person option highlighted in Nest app.
  5. Choose the type of access you want to give them.
    Access type selection screen for new passcode.
  6. Set the passcode and schedule when it can be used. If you wish to email the passcode information to the person it is created for tap Send info, otherwise tap Done.
    Passcode setup screen in Nest app.

You can lock/unlock the Nest x Yale Lock either from the device itself or using the Nest app. For safety reasons you can only lock or check the status of the door lock with Google Assistant.

From the Lock Itself

  • To lock or unlock the door from the inside, simply use the thumbturn like on a traditional door lock.
    Turning directions pointed out for thumbturn on lock.
  • To lock the door from the outside touch the Yale logo or hold your palm on the keypad.
    Yale logo highlighted on lock.
  • To unlock the door from the outside touch the Yale logo to wake the keypad, enter your passcode and touch the checkmark.
    Checkmark highlighted on lock keypad.

From the Nest App

  1. Launch the Nest app.
    Nest.
  2. Tap the door lock icon.
    Lock icon highlighted in Nest app.
  3. You will see the status of your door lock.
  4. To lock or unlock the door, touch and hold the padlock icon.
    Padlock icon highlighted in Nest app.
  5. Keep holding until the circle around the padlock is complete and you see the Locking or Unlocking message, otherwise you will cancel the procedure.
    Door being locked with Nest app.
  6. You will see the door lock change its status.
    Door lock status in Nest app.

Talking to Google Assistant

Examples of what you can say to Google Assistant are:

  • Hey Google, is the front door locked?
  • Hey Google, what's the status of the front door?
  • Hey Google, lock the front door.
  • Hey Google, make sure my front door is locked.
  1. Insert a thin, sturdy rod into the top of the lock, such as the special key included with the lock, or a thumbtack.
    Keying open the battery cover.
  2. You will see the 4 AA batteries.
    Battery cover removed.
  3. Replace the four AA batteries.
    Four AA Batteries
    Make sure the batteries are going in the right direction.
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