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How to Use Smart On and Off on an ecobee Switch+

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Introduction

ecobee.
In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to use the Smart On / Off features 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 Smart On / Off

  1. The Smart On / Off features do the following:
    • Smart On - automatically turns on your light when you walk into a dark room, using occupancy and daylight sensors.
    • Smart Off - automatically turns off your light a few minutes after you leave an empty room.
  2. They are only available when your switch is set to operate indoor lighting.
    Indoor light features highlighted in Smart Features options of ecobee app.
  3. 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.
  4. You can toggle the switch to the right of a Smart Feature's name to turn it on or off.
    Smart On / Off toggle switches highlighted in Smart Features options of ecobee app.
  5. Or you can tap a Smart Feature's name to get more details or customize its options.

For Smart On

  1. You can configure:
    • Daylight detection - If enabled, Smart On only activates when the room is dark
    • Do not disturb - If enabled, Smart On doesn't activate between set times
    Smart On feature in ecobee app.
  2. Tap an option's name to configure it.
  3. For Daylight detection, toggle the switch to the right to turn the option on or off.
    Toggle switch highlighted for Daylight detection option in ecobee app.
  4. For Do not disturb, toggle the switch to the right to turn the option on or off and set the activation time interval.
    Toggle switch and set times highlighted for Do not disturb feature in ecobee app.

For Smart Off

  1. Set the time after which the light should turn off when no one is left in the room.
    Countdown time highlighted for Smart Off feature in ecobee app.

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ecobee.
In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to use the Smart On / Off features 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.
  1. The Smart On / Off features do the following:
    • Smart On - automatically turns on your light when you walk into a dark room, using occupancy and daylight sensors.
    • Smart Off - automatically turns off your light a few minutes after you leave an empty room.
  2. They are only available when your switch is set to operate indoor lighting.
    Indoor light features highlighted in Smart Features options of ecobee app.
  3. 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.
  4. You can toggle the switch to the right of a Smart Feature's name to turn it on or off.
    Smart On / Off toggle switches highlighted in Smart Features options of ecobee app.
  5. Or you can tap a Smart Feature's name to get more details or customize its options.

For Smart On

  1. You can configure:
    • Daylight detection - If enabled, Smart On only activates when the room is dark
    • Do not disturb - If enabled, Smart On doesn't activate between set times
    Smart On feature in ecobee app.
  2. Tap an option's name to configure it.
  3. For Daylight detection, toggle the switch to the right to turn the option on or off.
    Toggle switch highlighted for Daylight detection option in ecobee app.
  4. For Do not disturb, toggle the switch to the right to turn the option on or off and set the activation time interval.
    Toggle switch and set times highlighted for Do not disturb feature in ecobee app.

For Smart Off

  1. Set the time after which the light should turn off when no one is left in the room.
    Countdown time highlighted for Smart Off feature in ecobee app.