Program a schedule for your Nest camera

You can have your camera turn on and off at specific times regardless of whether someone’s home or not.

Before you start

Turn off automatic switching for your camera if you use a schedule. When you use a schedule and automatic switching at the same time, your camera can turn off and on unexpectedly. Use one or the other, but never both at the same time.

If you have other Nest products in your home, you can still set them to automatically switch when you leave or come home. You only need to turn if off for any cameras currently using a schedule.

Change Home/Away Assist settings

Change Home & Away Routines settings

Create a camera schedule 

  1. On the Nest app home screen, select your camera.
  2. Tap Settings   Schedule.
  3. Turn Schedule on or off. An editable daily schedule will appear when you turn on Schedule.
  4. Pick the day of the week that you want to schedule. Note: By default, your camera is scheduled to be on all the time.
  5. Tap Add time.
  6. Set the time you want your camera to turn off and when you'd like it to turn on again.
  7. If you want the same schedule to repeat over several days, tap Repeat and choose the days you'd like to use this schedule.
    Note: If you schedule your camera to turn off at a certain time, but it's already past that time when you set the schedule, your camera won't turn off until the next time it's scheduled to be off.
  8. Once you're ready to start using the schedule you've set, turn off automatic camera switching. 

Note: You can schedule your camera to turn off and on up to 32 times per week.

Change Home/Away Assist settings

Change Home & Away Routines settings

Turn your camera's schedule on or off 

If you turn off your camera's schedule, the app will remember the times and days you set, so you can simply turn the schedule back on again when you're ready.

  1. On the Nest app home screen, select your camera.
  2. Tap Settings   Schedule.
  3. Turn Schedule on or off.
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