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Nest thermostat software update history

Important: Some software updates may take a few weeks to make it to all Nest thermostats that are connected to Wi-Fi.

Nest Thermostat

Version 1.1-9 - released June 7, 2021

Version 1.0 - released October 30, 2020

  • Original release

Nest Thermostat E and Nest Learning Thermostat

Version 6.2-22 - released November 1, 2021

  • Bug fixes and improvements

Version 6.1.1-21 - released September 7, 2021

  • Bug fixes and improvements for 3rd gen Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Thermostat E only

Version 6.1.1 - released May 24, 2021

  • Bug fixes and improvements for 3rd gen Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Thermostat E only

Version 6.1 - released November 18, 2019

  •  Bug fixes and enhancements

  • Only for 3rd gen Nest Learning Thermostats (US) and Nest Thermostat E (US and other regions)

  • Requires Nest App 5.39

Version 5.9.4-5 - released October 10, 2019

  • Google logo updates - 1st and 2nd gen Nest Learning Thermostat Only

  • Short cycling and power loss mitigation - 1st and 2nd gen Nest Learning Thermostat Only

Version 6.0 - released July 10, 2019

This software update is only for the US.

  • Bug fixes and enhancements - 3rd gen Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Thermostat E only

Version 5.10 (named 5.10-1) - released May 9, 2019

  • Bug fixes and enhancements - 3rd gen Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Thermostat E only

Version 5.9.3 - released December 10, 2018

  • Bug fixes and enhancements

Version 5.9.1-6 - released October 22, 2018

  • Bug fixes and enhancements

Version 5.8.2 - released July 9, 2018

  • Bug fixes and improvements

Version 5.8-8 - released April 10, 2018

  • Now it’s easier to manually switch to an Eco temperature
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  • Support for the Google Nest Temperature Sensor. Control the temperature in the room that is most relevant for you, not just where your thermostat happens to be. Learn about the Nest Temperature Sensor.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Version 5.6.6 (named 5.6.6-4) - released January 11, 2018

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Version 5.6.5 (named 5.6.5-1) - released October 16, 2017

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements
  • Patch for KRACK vulnerability
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  • Version 5.7 - support for Nest Thermostat E only

Version 5.6.3 (named 5.6.3-1) - released August 7, 2017

  • Improvements to Rush Hour Rewards
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Version 5.6.2 (named 5.6.2-3) - released May 1, 2017

  • Improvements to Rush Hour Rewards
  • Improvements to Time of Savings
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Version 5.6.1-4 - released February 15, 2017

  • Added Italian and Spanish language support
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Version 5.6 (named 5.6-7) - released October 24, 2016

  • Eco Temperatures
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  • Added compatibility with multi-speed fans and PTAC systems
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Version 5.5.1 (named 5.5.1-6) - released July 19, 2016

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Version 5.5 (named 5.5-5) - released June 6, 2016

  • Farsight improvements
  • Bug fixes and other improvements

Version 5.1.8 (named 5.1.8-3) - released February 3, 2016

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Version 5.1.7 (named 5.1.7-3) - released January 21, 2016

This software update further improves performances of devices which respond slowly or become unresponsive.

  • Bug fixes

Version 5.1.6 (named 5.1.6-4) - released January 11, 2016

  • Bug fixes

Version 5.1.5 (named 5.1.5-7) - released December 10, 2015

For now, this software update is only available for European thermostats and a limited number of thermostats in the US and Canada. It will be made available to every Nest Thermostat in January 2016.

  • Early-On bug fixes
  • Improved compatibility for OpenTherm combi boilers
  • Connectivity bug fixes

Version 5.1.3 (named 5.1.3-1) - released November 17, 2015

  • Brand new thermal model and Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) control algorithms to make you more comfortable and save more energy at the same time
  • Support for the Nest Thermostat for Europe, 3rd generation
  • Ready for winter Rush Hour Rewards
    Learn more
  • Auto-Schedule Improvements
  • Early-On improvements
    Learn more

Version 5.1.1 (named 5.1.1-2) - released November 11, 2015

New screens, graphics, and Furnace Heads-Up alerts to 1st and 2nd generation Nest Thermostats in the US and Canada.

Version 5.1 (named 5.1-4) - released November 4, 2015 (3rd gen thermostats only)

This software update will take a few weeks to reach all 3rd gen Nest Thermostats in the US and Canada.

  • Farsight analog clock now displays a second hand
  • Wi-Fi connectivity improvements
  • Power management and stability bug fixes

Version 5.0 - released September 1, 2015

For now, this software update is only available for 3rd generation thermostats. It will be made available to older thermostats later this year.

  • Farsight
    Learn more
  • New screens and graphics for the 3rd generation thermostat
  • Furnace Heads-Up alerts on your phone and thermostat
    Learn more

Version 4.5.1 - released June 19, 2015

  • Bug fixes

Version 4.5 - released June 17, 2015

  • Safety temperature alerts
    Learn more
  • Google Nest Protect alarms on the thermostat
    Learn more
  • Nest shuts off HVAC fan to help prevent smoke circulating during a Nest Protect emergency
    Learn more
  • Enter Nest Pro contact information in thermostat Settings
    Learn more
  • Enhanced Cool to Dry for integrated dehumidifers
    Learn more
  • Rush Hour Rewards improvements and bug fixes
  • Improvements to fonts and icons
  • Improvements to temperature sensing and control algorithms
  • Bug fixes and other improvements

Version 4.3.6 - released April 9, 2015

  • Wi-Fi improvements
  • Fix for British Summer Time bug
  • Improvements and bug fixes

Version 4.3.3 - released November 17, 2014

  • Bug fixes and improvements

Version 4.3.2 - released November 11, 2014

  • Bug fixes and improvements

Version 4.3 - released November 4, 2014

  • Enhanced Auto-Schedule
    Learn more
  • Icon-based Quick View menu with weather, date, time and more
    Learn more
  • System Test
    Learn more
  • Time zone and weather support for more countries worldwide
    Learn more
  • Improved Heat•Cool mode - set temperatures directly in the thermostat screen
  • Wi-Fi bug fixes
  • Bug fixes and other improvements

Version 4.2.5 - released September 4, 2014

  • Added Dutch support and improved French language support.
  • Bug fixes and other improvements

Version 4.2.4 - released June 30, 2014

  • Bug fixes

Version 4.2.3 - released May 30, 2014

  • Bug fixes

Version 4.2.1 - released May 21, 2014

  • Bug fixes

Version 4.2 - released May 15, 2014

  • Improvements to Rush Hour Rewards
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  • Improvements to Time-to-Temperature, Early-On, True Radiant, and other System Match features
  • Increased humidity thresholds in Cool to Dry
    Learn more
  • Other improvements including Wi-Fi bug fixes

Version 4.0.6/4.0.7 - released April 23, 2014

  • OpenSSL fix to address Heartbleed bug for the Nest Learning Thermostat. 
    Learn more

Version 4.0.2/4.0.3 - released January 28, 2014

  • Auto-Away now adapts to your morning routine.
  • Improvements and bug fixes

Version 4.0 - Released November 22, 2013

  • Heating system improvements
  • Integration with Nest Protect
  • International time and weather support

Version 3.5.1 - Released June 21, 2013

  • Wi-Fi connectivity bug fixes
  • Cooling activation bug fixes
  • Current setpoint bug fixes

Version 3.5 - Released April 29, 2013

  • Advanced fan control: Schedules the fan to turn on daily, for a few minutes each hour, or on a timer.
  • Sunblock: Automatically adapts to direct sunlight in order to read and set the right temperature.
  • Cool to Dry: Uses the air conditioner to dehumidify your home if there is excessive humidity.
  • Seasonal Savings: Tweaks your schedule to save energy automatically while keeping you comfortable (available with certain utility programs).
  • Rush Hour Rewards: Helps you earn rewards from your energy provider by saving energy during peak "rush hour" times while keeping you comfortable and in control(available with certain utility programs).

Version 3.0.6 - Released April 9, 2013

  • Optimizations for heat-only systems

Version 3.0.5 - Released January 23, 2013

  • Air filter reminder bug fixes

Version 3.0.4 - Released January 7, 2013

  • Improved remote control availability

Version 3.0.3 - Released November 16, 2012

  • Bug fixes

Version 3.0.2 - Released November 9, 2012

  • Bug fixes

Version 3.0.1 - Released October 2, 2012

  • Pro Setup support for the 1st generation Nest Learning Thermostat
  • Bug fixes

Version 3.0 - Released October 2, 2012

  • Support for the 2nd generation Nest Learning Thermostat
  • Pro Setup view to set up complex systems, including dual fuel systems (heat pump with furnace), whole-home humidifiers or dehumidifers.
  • System Match features tailored for your system type:
  • Forced air systems: Early-On and Filter Reminders
  • Radiant systems: True Radiant
  • Heat pump systems: Heat Pump Balance (if AUX and Wi-Fi)
  • Improved Auto-Away to better adapt to your home
  • Improved Auto-Schedule, now available in Heat • Cool mode
  • Renamed Location setting as Your Place setting. Now includes more home info
  • Renamed Learning setting as Nest Sense setting. Now includes Early-On, True Radiant or Heat Pump Balance settings and status.
  • Renamed Range mode as Heat • Cool mode
  • Multilingual (English, French, Spanish)

Version 2.1.3 - Released August 30, 2012

  • Expanded support for Wi-Fi access points including Apple Airport Express (2nd generation)

Version 2.1 - Released May 17, 2012

  • Improvements to Energy History
  • Additional bug fixes

Version 2.0 - Released April 5, 2012

  • Airwave
  • Updated Energy History view
  • Easier access to Away temperatures
  • Improvements to Auto-Schedule and Auto-Away
  • Additional bug fixes

Version 1.2 - Released March 7, 2012

  • Expanded support for Wi-Fi access points
  • Improved Auto-Away performance (for homes with one or multiple Nest Thermostats)
  • Additional bug fixes

Version 1.1.3 - Released February 2, 2012

  • Fixed a battery bug affecting a small portion of Nest Thermostats after a service outage

Version 1.1.2 - Released January 24, 2012

  • Improvements and bug fixes for software update installation

Version 1.1.1 - Released January 20, 2012

  • Wider range of away temperatures: down to 40ºF or off for heating, up to 90ºF or off for cooling
  • Improvements and bug fixes for Schedule Learning, Auto Away, energy history, Wi-Fi connection, time zones, lock and more

Version 1.0.6 - Released January 11, 2012

  • Bug fixes

Version 1.0.4 - Released December 16, 2011

  • Improved performance for Schedule Learning
  • Improved performance for Auto-Away
  • Bug fixes

Version 1.0.2 - Released November 22, 2011

  • Improved performance for heat pumps
  • Improved performance for Energy History
  • Improved performance for Auto-Away
  • Bug fixes

Version 1.0.1 - November 11, 2011

  • Bug Fixes

Version 1.0 - Released October 25, 2011

  • Original release
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