How to Use the ecobee App with an ecobee Switch+

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn About:
  • The basic functionality of the Ecobee app to modify settings on your Ecobee Switch+
Before We Begin:
  • Have the Ecobee app installed on your smartphone or tablet
  • Be near your Ecobee Switch+
Ecobee

1 Ecobee App Features

Generally, the Ecobee app allows you to register and modify the behavior of your Ecobee Switch+.

Normally, you do not need to use the app; you will interact with your Ecobee Switch+ with the buttons on the Switch+ itself, speaking to it for Alexa commands, or simply being nearby and letting it automate your lights for you.

Ecobee

? What would you like to do with your Ecobee Switch using the Ecobee app?

  1. Turn on or off my lights
  2. Adjust the auto-off timer
  3. Turn on or off the occupancy sensor
  4. Adjust Do Not Disturb times
  5. Enable or Disable the Night Light

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In This Guide
You'll Learn About:
  • The basic functionality of the Ecobee app to modify settings on your Ecobee Switch+
Before We Begin:
  • Have the Ecobee app installed on your smartphone or tablet
  • Be near your Ecobee Switch+
Ecobee

Generally, the Ecobee app allows you to register and modify the behavior of your Ecobee Switch+.

Normally, you do not need to use the app; you will interact with your Ecobee Switch+ with the buttons on the Switch+ itself, speaking to it for Alexa commands, or simply being nearby and letting it automate your lights for you.

Ecobee

You have multiple ways to turn on or off the lights attached to your Ecobee Switch+.

Using the Physical Button

  1. Press the large physical button on the Ecobee Switch+ one time.
    Ecobee Switch+ with main button highlighted.
  2. The light will turn on or off.

Using the Ecobee App

  1. Open the Ecobee app.
    Ecobee
  2. Select Switches.
    Ecobee Switches
  3. Select your Switch+ from the list.
    Switches with switch highlighted.

    You can see if your light is on or off on this screen, as well.

  4. Select the large button in the center of the screen to turn your lights on or off.
    Light options with on off button highlighted.

Using Your Voice

  1. Say to your Switch+ or any other Alexa-enabled device in your home:
    • "Alexa, turn on my [name of the room where Switch+ is located] lights."
    • "Alexa, turn off my [name of the room where Switch+ is located] lights."

Using Auto-On and Auto-Off

By default, your Ecobee Switch+ will sense you coming into the room using the occupancy detector built-into the switch itself, and turn on the light.

When you leave the room, after a set period of time, the light will automatically turn off.

You can adjust how long the lights stay on using the 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.

More features and greater compatibility is always being added to your Ecobee device through updates.

You can always visit https://support.ecobee.com/ for more information on the features and abilities of your Ecobee device.

Night Light is a smart feature that helps you locate your ecobee Switch+ on the wall when it's dark. It automatically turns on the small light located below the switch when the room is dark, and automatically turns it off when there's enough light in the room to see again.
ecobee Switch+ Night Light.
The ecobee Switch+ can operate indoor or outdoor lighting and the Night Light feature can be enabled for either of them.

To change the type of lighting your ecobee Switch+ operates:

  1. Tap the Info symbol ( circle around lower case i ) in the top right.
    Info icon highlighted in Smart Features options of ecobee app.
  2. And choose the type of lighting your ecobee Switch+ operates.

To enable or disable Night Light:

  1. Toggle the switch on the right to turn the feature on or off.
    Toggle switch highlighted for Night Light feature in ecobee app.
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