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How to control your Wemo® devices with your Nest Thermostat using rules

Now that Wemo® works with Nest, automating your home has become even easier.  You can now control both your Wemo devices and your Nest Thermostat using the Wemo App.  You can also have your Nest Thermostat control your Wemo devices using rules.
 
Using the new Nest Home/Away Rule your Nest Thermostat can turn ON and OFF your Wemo devices based on the mode your Nest is set to.
 
Before we start, there are a few requirements that need to be checked:
                         
1.  Your Nest Thermostat is installed and working with the Nest App.
2.  Your Wemo devices are set up and working.
3.  Your Wemo Network is set up to work with your Nest Thermostat.
4.  You have Wemo Remote Access enabled on your smartphone or tablet.
5.  You are using Wemo App v1.18 or higher.
6.  Your devices are on firmware v10486 or higher.
 
If you are missing one of these requirements, do not proceed with the configuration and use the links below if you need assistance:
NOTE:  The Wemo App images may vary depending on the device (iOS or Android™) being used.

Step 1:  Launch the Wemo App.

Step 2:  T
ap on the Rules button to bring up the rules tab.
 
Step 3:  Tap on the plus (+) icon to add Rules.

Step 4:  Tap the With Nest Home / Away option under CONTROL A DEVICE.
 
 
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NOTE:  This option will only show if you have a Nest account linked with your Wemo network and Remote Access is enabled for your phone or tablet.
 
Step 5:  Choose a Nest Thermostat to trigger the ruleUnder the IF section you will see a list of the thermostats on your Nest account.  Choose the thermostat you wish to trigger this rule.
 
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Step 6:  Next you will need to choose the Wemo device(s) that you want this rule to control.  You can choose to have the Wemo turn on or off when this rule is actioned.
 
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Step 7:  Tap on When to choose when the rule should be active. 

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Like other Wemo Rules you can have it run All the time (default) or during select times and days.
 
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Step 8:  Give the rule a name of your choice and tap save to finish.
 
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Now you have a custom rule set to control your Wemo devices using your Nest Thermostat. 
 
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Your Nest Thermostat can be set to Home or Away mode using the Wemo App, the Nest App or on the thermostat itself.  No matter which way you choose to control your Nest Thermostat, the rule will control your Wemo devices when it is active.


Related Articles:
 
How to deauthorize your Nest Thermostat from your Wemo®
How to control your Nest Thermostat using your Wemo App

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