How to Use an Apple HomeKit with an ecobee Switch+

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to use Apple HomeKit to control your ecobee Switch+.
You'll Need:
  • Your ecobee Switch+ to be already installed on your wall and set up within the ecobee app.
  • Your ecobee Switch+ to be already linked with Apple HomeKit via your Apple mobile device.
ecobee.

1 Setup Check

In order to continue, your Ecobee Switch+ must be installed and functioning properly with the Ecobee app.

Ecobee

? Is your Ecobee Switch+ installed and working properly?

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to use Apple HomeKit to control your ecobee Switch+.
You'll Need:
  • Your ecobee Switch+ to be already installed on your wall and set up within the ecobee app.
  • Your ecobee Switch+ to be already linked with Apple HomeKit via your Apple mobile device.
ecobee.

In order to continue, your Ecobee Switch+ must be installed and functioning properly with the Ecobee app.

Ecobee

In order to control your ecobee Switch+ using Siri, you will need to link your ecobee Switch+ with Apple HomeKit.

ecobee and homekit.

  1. Launch the Home app on your mobile device.
    Apple Home.
  2. Locate your ecobee Switch+ on the Home or Rooms tabs.
    Home and Rooms tabs highlighted in Apple Home app.
  3. You will see multiple tiles for the switch, for each of its features:
    • Shows whether the light controlled by the switch is turned on or off (1). You can also turn the light on or off using this tile.
    • Shows whether someone is occupying the room or not (2).
    • Shows whether someone is moving about the room or not (3).
    • Shows the room tempereture (4).
    ecobee Switch+ tiles annotated in Apple Home app.

Using Switch+ Features With HomeKit Automation

You can also include ecobee Switch+ features within HomeKit Automation, such as lights being turned on or off automatically when a specific event occurs, or having another smart home device perform a task when the switch's sensors change states.

  1. Tap the Automation tab at the bottom of the app.
    Automation tab highlighted in Apple Home app.
  2. Tap the plus sign in the top right to start creating a new automation.
    Plus sign highlighted to create automations in Apple Home app.
  3. Select the type of automation you'd like to create.
    New automation selection screen in Apple Home app.
  4. The automation configuration options depend on the type of automation you select. Set them the way you prefer and tap Next through each screen you get.
    Next button in Home app.
  5. Tap Done to finish.
    Done button in Home app.
  6. Once finished the automation rule will start waiting for the set event to perform the selected task.
  1. Launch the Home app on your mobile device.
    Apple Home.
  2. Tap Add (+) in the top right corner.
    Add button in Apple Home app.
  3. Select Add Accessory.
    Add Accessory option in Apple Home app.
  4. Use the camera to scan the HomeKit code on the back of the switch installation manual or on the back of the switch wall plate.
    HomeKit code on back of installation manual.
  5. Tap the name of the scanned device: ecobee Switch+.
    ecobee Switch+ detected in Home app.
  6. Set the device options the way you prefer.
    Device options for added device in Home app.
  7. Then tap Next to continue and repeat the same process for each screen you get.
    Next button in Home app.
  8. Tap Done to finish.
    Done button in Home app.
  9. Once finished you can manage the device using the Home app or giving voice commands to Siri.
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