Can Nest Thermostat be connected to two phones?

Answered by Willie Powers

The Nest Thermostat can be connected to two phones. By using the Nest app, you can control and monitor your Nest Thermostat from multiple devices, including smartphones and tablets. This allows you and another person, such as a family member or roommate, to have access to the thermostat’s controls and settings.

To connect the Nest Thermostat to multiple phones, follow these steps:

1. Download the Nest app: Install the Nest app on both phones from the App Store or Google Play Store. Make sure you are using the latest version of the app.

2. Create or log in to your Nest account: Open the Nest app and either create a new account or log in to your existing Nest account. This account will be used to connect and control the thermostat from multiple devices.

3. Connect the thermostat to Wi-Fi: Follow the on-screen instructions in the Nest app to connect your thermostat to your home Wi-Fi network. This step is necessary for remote control and access from multiple devices.

4. Share access with another phone: Once the thermostat is connected to Wi-Fi, you can share access with another phone. In the Nest app, go to the thermostat’s settings and find the “Family” or “Home Sharing” option. From there, you can invite another person to access and control the thermostat by entering their email address or phone number. The person you invite will receive an invitation to join your Nest home.

5. Accept the invitation on the second phone: The person you invited will need to accept the invitation on their phone. They can do this by opening the Nest app, going to the “Invitations” section, and accepting the invite to join your Nest home. Once they accept, they will have full access to the thermostat and can control it from their phone.

It’s important to note that when you connect the Nest Thermostat to multiple phones, all users will have the same level of control and access. This means that both phones will be able to adjust the temperature, set schedules, and access other thermostat settings. However, if you want to restrict certain users from making changes, you can set up a PIN code in the Nest app to prevent unauthorized access.

In my personal experience, connecting the Nest Thermostat to multiple phones has been convenient for my family. It allows us to control the thermostat from any device, whether we’re at home or away. For example, if someone forgets to adjust the temperature before leaving the house, another family member can easily make the necessary changes from their phone. It’s a great feature that adds flexibility and convenience to our home heating and cooling.