How To Turn Off a Nest Thermostat Motion Sensor (step-by-step)

Tap on your Nest Guard near the bottom. In my case, it’s named “Entryway”. Select “Motion Detection”. Tap on the toggle switch to turn it off.

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2. Modify the Motion Sensor’s Settings in the Google Home App

Once you’ve successfully connected your device to the Google Home app, turning off the motion sensor via the app is pretty straightforward.

Open up the Google Home app and follow these steps:

  • Select your Nest device from the list of devices.
  • Click on the gear or on the Settings icon.
  • Select Notifications, turn all to off.
  • Once these notifications have been set, you can leave the app and finish the configuration.

    Away and Guarding  settings

  • In Security levels, select Away and Guarding .
  • Select Entry countdown.
  • Tap Entry countdown again to set the entry countdown for Guard and all Detects.
  • For advanced settings refer to: customize countdown time for Guard and Detects.

    Choose the amount of time you need to leave your home after you arm Nest Secure.

  • In Security levels, select Away and Guarding .
  • Select Leaving countdown.
  • Tap Leaving countdown again and select a time to set the leaving countdown for Guard and all Detects.
  • In Security levels, select Away and Guarding .
  • Select Motion detection.
  • Tap the switch on Guard and each Detect for which you want to enable or disable motion detection. Keep in mind, motion detection can’t be turned on for windows, so this option wont appear for Detects installed on windows.
  • If you want to comply with UL Security standard requirements, you must install Nest Secure by following the UL installation requirements in the User’s Guide. You must also use the limited settings in the Nest app.

    When you turn on limited settings, the following will automatically be set for you:

  • Arming with a passcode is required.
  • Disarming with Nest × Yale Lock is disabled.
  • The entry countdown to disarm is set to 30 seconds.
  • The leaving countdown to arm is set to one minute.
  • To learn how to use your Nest Secure alarm system, watch these videos directly in the app.

    Why Would Your Nest Thermostat Light Up When You Walk By

    Nest Thermostats and 3rd Gen Nest Learning Thermostats are configured to light up when you approach them, while the Nest Thermostat E is programmed to light up when you pass by. Nest Thermostats blink various lights to indicate different things.

    In addition to this, the 3rd Gen Nest Learning Thermostat comes with a feature called Farsight, which allows the thermostat to wake up and switch to a Farsight screen when it detects activity up to 20 feet away.

    Your Nest Thermostat lights up when you walk by to display important information like the current temperature, the target temperature, and the time, making it very convenient to use.

    Naturally these features were carried on to the latest Nest Thermostat 4th Generation.

    The 3rd Gen Nest Learning Thermostat’s Farsight feature does make life easier.

    Not only can it detect activity from up to 20 feet away, but it also switches to a Farsight screen which displays important information to you in a large font that makes it very easy to read, even if you are on the other side of the room.

    If you find that your Farsight feature is not working as intended, you can check the configuration by following these steps:

  • Press the thermostat ring to open up the Quick View menu.
  • Use the ring to navigate to Settings and press it to select.
  • Select Display and go to Farsight.
  • You can select what you want Farsight to show you on this screen, or you can even turn off the feature.
  • Your Farsight screen can show you the thermostat’s target temperature, the room’s current temperature, an analog or digital clock to display the time, the weather report, and important messages like smoke alerts or errors in the system that require your attention.

    nest thermostat turn off motion sensor?

    The Nest thermostat charges its internal battery with the power that it gets from the wires connected to the system.

    Usually, when the Nest Thermostat battery level gets low, the thermostat will display a notification about a power or wiring issue and also implement power-saving techniques to ensure that you can keep using the thermostat.

    Among the different power-saving techniques, turning off the thermostat’s wake feature is one of them.

    If the battery gets too low, the display will turn off completely.

    If you find that your Nest thermostat is not lighting up because its battery is drained, all you need to do is to let it charge, and it will eventually work normally again.

    Charging a Nest thermostat can take up to an hour if the battery is severely depleted.×399.jpg?ezimgfmt=rs:372×145/rscb1/ng:webp/ngcb1

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