How To Make Nest Thermostat Manual ? (2023)

You must have an idea about old thermostats in which you have to set your desired temperature on your own and then keep the record of the current temperature. But this is an old news now, we have smart thermostats like Nest which learn the user requirements of heating and cooling and then sets the temperature accordingly.

All this working is done automatically. During this phase, you might come up with various problems which could be solved if you set your thermostat to manual mode. There is more than one single option involved to adjust the settings of your thermostat to manual.

How To Turn On Nest Thermostat Manually Involves 4 Major Steps; Turning Off The Auto-schedule, Turning Off The Eco Settings, Disabling Home/away Assist Feature And Lastly Clearing All The Saved Data.

NEST THERMOSTAT MANUAL OVERRIDE

If you want to turn ON Nest thermostat manual mode then you will need to disable multiple features separately. As discussed above, we have 4 major steps to perform in order to set Nest thermostat to manual.

Setting Nest thermostat to manual mode will save you from issues like when your Nest thermostat is not providing heat or it keeps changing temperature on its own.

HOW TO SET NEST THERMOSTAT TO MANUAL?

In this section of the article we will be discussing the details of the 4 steps which we have mentioned earlier.

  1. TURNING OFF AUTO-SCHEDULE FEATURE:

In order to do this follow the below mentioned steps.

STEPS TO FOLLOW:

STEP 1 – Visit the main screen
STEP 2 – Tap on the β€œSettings” option
STEP 3 – Look for β€œNest Sense” option by performing a right scroll, click on it
STEP 4 – You will see β€œAuto-Schedule” option, disable it by pressing β€œNO”
STEP 5 – Now scroll till the end and tap on the β€œDone” option

nest thermostat manual by turning Off Auto-Schedule

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  1. TURNING OFF THE ECO-SETTINGS:

In order to do this follow the below mentioned steps.

STEPS TO FOLLOW:

STEP 1 – Visit the main screen and select β€œSettings”
STEP 2 – Now select β€œEco” option by scrolling to the left
STEP 3 – Set the Cool to and Heat to option to β€œOFF”
STEP 4 – To set β€œHeat to” to β€œOFF” first select it and then scroll the dial in left direction
STEP 5 – To set β€œCool to” to β€œOFF” first select it and then scroll the dial in right direction
STEP 6 – After doing this, select the β€œDone” option

nest auto schedule vs manual schedule

  1. DISABLING HOME/AWAY ASSIST FEATURE:

In order to do this follow the below mentioned steps.

STEPS TO FOLLOW:

STEP 1 – Visit the β€œSettings” option
STEP 2 – Look for Home/Away assist option by scrolling to the right
STEP 3 – You will be provided with 3 options; select β€œStop Using”

adjust nest thermostat manually by Disable Homw Away Assist

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  1. CLEARING ALL THE SAVED DATA:

In order to do this follow the below mentioned steps.

STEPS TO FOLLOW:

STEP 1 – Click on the β€œSettings” option present on the main menu
STEP 2 – Keep scrolling right until you find the β€œReset” option
STEP 3 – You will be provided with plenty of options; select β€œSchedule” and then reset option
STEP 4 – You will see a ring on the display. Turn that ring to the right
STEP 5 – Select β€œOK” option
STEP 6 – Your thermostat will restart automatically

manually control my nest thermostat by cleaing save data

HOW TO TURN OFF NEST THERMOSTAT MANUALLY – WITHOUT THE APP

If you want to turn OFF your Nest thermostat manually then it is of course possible. Just follow the steps.

STEPS TO FOLLOW:

STEP 1 – Search for the β€œMode” option from the display and select it
STEP 2 – Now keep scrolling down using the ring
STEP 3 – Select the option β€œOff”

NEST AUTO SCHEDULE VS MANUAL SCHEDULE:

The three key differences between the auto and manual schedule of Nest thermostat are mentioned in the table below.

Auto-ScheduleManual-Schedule
This feature is available for Nest learning thermostat and Nest thermostat E.This feature is available for Google Nest thermostat, Nest thermostat E and Nest learning thermostat
Turns ON or turns OFF the heat according to the set schedule and can even switch to energy saving mode when people are not at home.Keeps the heating and cooling mode ON until the user itself doesn’t turn it OFF
Home/Away assist feature automatically turns ON energy saving mode when no one is home and comes back to the normal mode by itself when anyone arrives.Has ability to set Eco temperatures at any time of the day

ENDING WORDS:

In some cases it is better to have your Nest thermostat working in its manual mode. You can still have some of the features to access in manual mode but it is more convenient if you let your thermostat to operate automatically. However, the choice depends from person to person so make sure you make a wise choice regarding this.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q – How Do I Manually Control My Nest Thermostat?
A – If you want to manually control your Nest thermostat then check whether it is operating in manual mode or not. If yes, then you are good to go but if not then bring it to manual mode in order to access manual features.

Q – How To Adjust Nest Thermostat Manually?
A – Adjusting Nest thermostat manually involves 4 steps;

  • Turn OFF the Auto-schedule
  • Turn OFF the Eco-settings
  • Turn OFF the Home/Away assist
  • Clear all the saved settings

Q – Can Nest Work Without Wi-fi?
A – Yes, Nest is able to work without Wi-Fi but you will be able to use only its few features.

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Hello there, I'm Melvin Castillo, a highly skilled tech author specializing in home appliances. With over a decade of experience in the industry, I've become an authority on home appliances. I pride myself on my ability to provide concise, clear, and accurate information that helps my readers make informed decisions when it comes to choosing the right home appliances for their needs.

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