Nest app for Android software update history

The software update history of the Nest app for Android, including the dates of each new release and a summary of what's new.

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Version 5.38 - released August 19, 2019

  • As part of our continued commitment to privacy, we’re changing how the status lights function on Nest cameras and Dropcams. Starting today, the ability to turn off the status light for Nest Cams and Nest Hello will be removed. Instead, you’ll be able to dim the status light. For Dropcam, the setting to turn off the status light will be removed

Version 5.37 - released July 9, 2019

  • Bug fixes and enhancements

Version 5.36 - released May 7, 2019

  • Bug fixes and enhancements

Version 5.35 - released April 16, 2019

  • Bug fixes and enhancements

Version 5.34 - released March 26, 2019

  • Bug fixes and enhancements

Version 5.33 - released March 11, 2019

  • Bug fixes and enhancements

Version 5.32 - released February 12, 2019

  • Bug fixes and enhancements

Version 5.31 - released January 22, 2019

  • Bug fixes and enhancements

Version 5.30 - released November 6, 2018

  • This update improves how you can enroll in energy programs. Tap Settings Nest settings icon on the app home screen. Tap Rebates and rewards. Take a look at the energy saving programs available in your area, and tap on your energy provider to learn more and sign up.

Version 5.29 - released October 16, 2018

  • Bug fixes and enhancements

  • Meet the Google Nest Thermostat E for Europe. Everything about the Nest Thermostat E is easy. It's easy to use - there's nothing to program. You can turn the heat up or down from anywhere with the Nest app. It's easy to save energy. And it's easy to install yourself.

Version 5.28 - released September 25, 2018

  • Bug fixes and enhancements

Version 5.27 - released September 5, 2018

  • Google Nest Secure customers now have more control to customize how Google Nest Guard and Google Nest Detects participate in security modes. Guard and Detects can sense motion when the alarm is set to Home and Guarding Home guard icon. Also, customers can customize entry times by door or window. How to change Nest Secure settings.

    Note: If you don't see these new settings in the Nest app, it means your Guard and Detects haven't received the automatic update yet. If you'd like to manually update your Guard and Detects, see our article about how to get software updates for your Nest products.

Version 5.26 - released August 14, 2018

  • Bug fixes and enhancements

Version 5.25 - released July 24, 2018

  • Now you can see which events and activities tell Nest to change your Home/Away state. Go to Settings Nest settings icon and then Home/Away Assist and then Activity history. See: Learn about Home/Away Assist.

Version 5.24 - released July 10, 2018

  • If you’re a Google Nest Aware subscriber, you can now create and edit Nest camera Activity Zones from your Android phone or tablet. Just select a camera and tap Settings Nest settings icon. From there, you'll be able to add zones and edit existing ones from the Activity Zones menu. See: How to set up and use Activity Zones.

Version 5.23 - released June 12, 2018

  • We made it easier to access and edit your home and account settings by moving it to one place. Tap the settings icon in the top right corner of the home screen to make any adjustments.

Version 5.22 - released May 22, 2018

  • Experience the speed and convenience of Sightline in landscape view. Tap on the camera feed window and quickly scrub your Google Nest Cam history to find important moments, people, and events.

  • Bug fixes and enhancements

Version 5.21 - released May 1, 2018

  • Added support for up to three homes in the Nest app. You can add your business, vacation home or other building to the app. To learn how, see our article about Managing multiple homes in the Nest app.

Version 5.20 - released April 10, 2018

  • 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.

  • New options for Nest Secure. Nest Secure users can set the alarm to trigger instantly. And with the new Open Tone setting, Nest Guard can make a sound when a door or window is opened.

  • New option for Google Nest Hello. With Quiet time you can turn your home’s indoor chime on and off. Set a duration for how long you would like to mute your chime.

Version 5.19 - released March 15, 2018

  • The Nest app now supports Nest Hello video doorbell. Nest Hello lets you know who’s there, so you never miss a visitor or a package delivery. If you have a Google Home, it can tell you when someone’s at the door, and even tell you who it is if you have Nest Aware. FAQs about Nest Hello.
  • Support for the Google Nest × Yale Lock. Together, Nest and Yale have made a tamper-proof, key-free deadbolt that connects to the Nest app. Now you can lock and unlock your door from anywhere. Turn on Home/Away Assist and Auto-Lock, your door can lock itself when you leave. Give people you trust a passcode, instead of a key. And always know who comes and goes. FAQs about the Nest × Yale Lock.
  • Nest Cam customers can view a new detailed events list in the camera view. The new list view allows you to filter the events you want to see: motion, person, or familiar face.

Version 5.18 - released February 6, 2018

  • Nest Cam customers with a Nest Aware subscription now have better control over Activity Zone notifications. Now you can specify whether or not you want to receive an alert for people detected in a particular Activity Zone, or areas outside of all zones. From the Notifications settings, choose an existing zone and select which types of alerts you would like to receive. How to set up Activity Zones.
  • Nest Cam IQ customers with Nest Aware can now merge duplicate familiar faces of the same person within their photo collections. From the Familiar Face gallery, just select the duplicate face pictures, then tap Merge. Learn about familiar face detection.
  • Installing your Nest Thermostat is even easier with the new thermostat wiring guide. This in-app guide provides a step-by-step walkthrough to check that your system is compatible with Nest, and shows you how to connect your new thermostat.

Version 5.17 - released December 5, 2017

  • Now it's easier to find and switch your Nest Thermostat to Eco Temperatures in the Nest app. We've moved the ECO mode selector to the main toolbar, making it simple to manually switch on Eco Temperatures to return back to heat / cool mode. You're also able to set all your thermostats to Eco Temperatures at once.

  • Nest Secure alarm events now appear directly in your Nest Cam's Sightline as a red bar so you can easily see when a security event is triggered.

Version 5.16 - released October 30, 2017

  • Introducing support for Nest Secure alarm system.A whole new kind of security that’s easy to live with and tough on intruders. Know what’s happening at home from anywhere with the Nest app, and take meaningful action if there’s a security alert. To learn more, check out our FAQs about Nest Secure.

    • With just a glance at the Nest app home screen, you’ll know if doors and windows are open or closed, whether the alarm is armed or disarmed, and what security level the alarm system is set to.

    • For deeper control and awareness, use the Nest app to easily arm and disarm the alarm system, know who is coming and going with Family Account integration and event history, and receive a Remind Me alert if you left home and forget to set the alarm. You can even invite guests from the app, sending them an email invitation with unique passcodes with set visiting hours.

    • And if the alarm goes off, you’ll receive a security alert on your phone telling you what triggered the alarm - either a door or window opened or someone entered a room. Then you can call the police or your emergency contact. When you add Nest Cam security cameras to Nest Secure, you’ll see live video feeds directly in the alarm screen so you can verify what triggered the alarm.

    • Also supporting Google Nest Connect, for customers with larger homes that need to extend the range of Nest Secure alarm system.
  • Coming soon: Support for the new Nest Cam IQ outdoor security camera, which delivers critical, actionable intelligent alerts – like spotting someone unfamiliar in the yard.

    • Person alerts are free right out of the box, but when you add a Nest Aware subscription, you’ll receive powerful face recognition alerts when family members or friends are detected, or when an unfamiliar person like a stranger or potential burglar is detected.

    • Nest Cam IQ outdoor also includes Supersight close-up tracking view, automatically zooming in on a person walking across your yard, while still keeping the full picture in view.
  • A note about the KRACK vulnerability: Updating the Nest app on your phone is different from updating the software on your Nest products. Update your Nest products to add protection against potential KRACK attacks. For information, visit our article about how to protect your Nest products from the KRACK vulnerability.

Version 5.15 - released September 21, 2017

  • Quickly get help and find answers with our new in-app Help Chat and Knowledge Base search. Just tap the menu icon Arrow pointing down in the upper left corner of the Nest app home screen, then tap Support.
  • Now you can assign new Works with Nest partner devices to a specific home. You can also reassign existing devices to a home by Remove all connections, then choosing which home you want to remove the connection from, and the other home will remain assigned.

Version 5.14 - released August 31, 2017

  • Support for Nest Thermostat E, Nest’s new affordable thermostat with a simple new design. Use the Nest app from your phone, laptop, or smartwatch. Nest Thermostat E supports Eco temps, Auto-Schedule, Home/Away Assist, and voice control with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
  • Google Nest Protect now speaks native Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, and Danish.
  • Set your Nest app address in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, and Switzerland.
  • Android O support with notification channel settings.

Version 5.13 - released June 28, 2017

  • Now it's easier for Nest Cam IQ customers to communicate with family and pets, or deter suspicious activity. When you tap the Talk button, you’re now able to speak and listen simultaneously, providing two-way conversational audio without having to tap the Done button to hear the person in front of the camera.
  • Bug fixes and enhancements

Version 5.12 - released June 28, 2017

Version 5.11 - released April 13, 2017

  • The Nest app supports Google Smart Lock, letting you login to your Nest app without needing to remember your password.
  • Nest Cam lets you set notifications for motion activity, person alerts (with a Nest Aware subscription), or both. Family members can set their own notification settings.
  • Discover new Works with Nest partner products through the in-app catalog.

Version 5.10 - released February 14, 2017

  • For Nest Aware subscribers, Nest Cam detects doors and automatically creates Activity Zones, and sends alerts that are most important to you.
  • Nest Protect alerts show your Nest Cam video feeds.
  • Jump to a specific day of your Nest Cam video history by tapping the date in Sightline.
  • Nest app shortcuts for Android 7.1 users. Press and hold the Nest app icon to open a specific Nest product.
  • Nest Aware subscribers will see an image preview of Nest Cam activities within notifications.

Version 5.9 - released November 17, 2016

  • Nest Cam customers with Nest Aware can create, save, and share video clips to your phone or share them with family and friends from the Nest app.
  • View your Nest Cam video feed in fullscreen mode without rotating your phone. Simply tap the down arrow icon below the camera window.
  • Now you can edit all device Notifications settings from the Home settings menu.
  • Have Android TV? Try the new Nest app for Android TV and view all of your Nest Cam video feeds right from your TV.

Version 5.8 - released October 19, 2016

  • Your thermostat will now show “Eco” instead of “Auto-Away.” Just like today, Nest will continue to set Home and Away automatically, saving energy when no one’s home. Learn more
  • Away temperatures are now called Eco Temperatures. Learn more 
  • When you’re home, you can save energy by selecting Eco Temperatures on your thermostat or in the Nest app. Learn more 
  • Bug fixes

Version 5.7 - released September 8, 2016

  • Person alerts let you know when your camera spots a person (Nest Aware subscription required).
  • Sightline offers a new way to experience your Nest Cam or Dropcam in the Nest app.
  • You can review 3 hours of activity history. Learn more
  • With a Nest Aware subscription, quickly review up to 30 days in one timelapse.
  • Bug fixes and UI updates

Version 5.6 - released July 28, 2016

  • Spaces groups your Nest products by room and lets you see all your cameras at once. And if you’re connected to Wi-Fi, shows you all of their live views.
  • Share a password protected live view of your camera. Now grandma can see what the kids are up to at video.nest.com.
  • 1080p support for Dropcam Pro
  • Automatic video quality adjustment helps make sure you get a continuous, clear picture.

Version 5.5 - released June 2, 2016

New for Nest Cam

  • Controlling your alerts is better: if you want, only get motion or sound alerts when the family isn’t home
  • We’ve made improvements to the Nest Aware experience

General improvements

  • There are some small bug fixes and enhancements

Version 5.4 - released April 21, 2016

  • Improvements to Nest Cam & Nest Protect stability
  • Improvements to Home/Away Assist usability
  • Expanded Talkback coverage to improve accessibility for the visually impaired
  • General bug fixes & enhancements

Version 5.3 - released March 10, 2016

New features

  • Family Accounts: Up to 10 people can access your Nest products with their own Nest Account.
  • Home/Away Assist: Automatically adjust your Nest products as you come and go.
  • Android Wear support: Control your Nest Thermostat from your wrist.

New for Nest Cam

  • Automatically turn on when you go, and off when you return.
  • Improvements to launch, pairing, and Video History.

Version 5.2.1 - released January 5, 2016

New for Nest Cam

  • Bug fixes and enhancements

Version 5.2 - released November 17, 2015

New for Nest Thermostat

  • Support added for new 3rd Gen Nest Thermostat in Europe
  • Support added for hot water control in Europe
  • Support added for Rush Hour Rewards in winter

New for Nest Cam

  • Bug fixes to improve speed and stability
  • Improvements to camera pairing experience
  • Support added to create overnight schedules

Version 5.1 - released September 1, 2015

New for Nest Thermostat

  • Support added for new 3rd Gen Nest Thermostat
  • "Furnace Heads-up": Nest notifies you when your furnace isn’t working as expected so you can fix it quickly
  • Visual improvements to installation instructions
  • Improvements to heating and cooling schedules
  • Contact information added for Nest Thermostat professional installers

New for Nest Cam

  • Bug fixes to improve speed and stability for Nest Cam

Version 5.0 - released June 17, 2015

  • We completely redesigned the Nest app, made things easier to find, and added some new features - Learn more
  • Introduced Nest Cam and Dropcam to the Nest app.

New for Nest Thermostat

  • Tap the house icon to tell the Nest Thermostat when you're Home or Away.
  • See indoor humidity and outside temperature.
  • We reorganized Settings under the gear icon so they're easier to find.
  • Tap the thermostat to easily access the most popular features at the bottom of the screen.
  • Increased support from 10 thermostats up to 40 thermostats (max 20 per home).

New for Nest Protect

  • Hush an alarm from your phone with App Silence (Nest Protect 2nd gen) - Learn more
  • Run a Safety Checkup from your phone (Nest Protect 2nd gen) - Learn more

New for Nest Cam & Dropcam

  • See all your Nest Cams and Dropcams in one app - along with all your other Nest products.
  • Talk and Listen is now easier to use. Just hold down the icon and start talking - Learn more
  • It's easier to zoom in and enhance to get an up-close view - Learn more
  • Cloud Recording is now called Nest Aware - Learn more
  • If you have a Dropcam with seven-day Cloud Recording, you now get ten days of Video History - Learn more
  • Rewind your Video History and filter events by motion, sound or Activity Zone (With Nest Aware subscription) - Learn more

Version 4.5.5 - released June 17, 2015

  • Bug fixes and enhancements

Version 4.5.2 - released February 24, 2015

  • Bug fixes and enhancements
  • Updated Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

Version 4.5.0 - released January 14, 2015

  • Bug fixes and enhancements

Version 4.4.3 - released November 17, 2014

  • Bug fixes and enhancements

Version 4.4 - released November 4, 2014

  • Time zone and weather support for more countries worldwide - Learn more
  • Software updates in Energy History - Learn more
  • Copy and paste issues for thermostat schedule resolved
  • Wi-Fi bug fixes and other improvements

Version 4.3 - September 9, 2014

  • New to Nest Protect
    • 10-day smoke and carbon monoxide history
    • What to Do 2.0 with additional safety tips so you can learn what to do during an emergency
    • Always-on setting enables you to set Pathlight to always-on
    • Brightness setting enables you to adjust the brightness of Pathlight and Nightly Promise
    • Steam Check setting enables you to to decrease alarms related to steam
  • Bug fixes and enhancements
  • Support for French and Dutch

Version 4.2.0 - June 23, 2014

  • Support for the Works with Nest program
  • Bug fixes and enhancements

Version 4.1.1 - June 16, 2014

  • Removes the Nest Wave setting
  • Bug fixes and enhancements

Version 4.1 - May 25, 2014

  • Support for Rush Hour Rewards and Seasonal Savings 2.0
  • Improvements to Nest Protect account pairing
  • Accessibility for visually-impaired users
  • Bug fixes

Version 4.0.6 - April 23, 2014

  • Disables Nest Wave feature

Version 4.0.5 - March 10, 2014

  • Support for 18 Nest Protects for each home
  • Bug fixes and enhancements

Version 4.0.1 - December 6, 2013

  • Better discoverability of the right drawer, where you can find your Nest Thermostat schedule, Energy History, settings, and more

Version 4.0 - November 14, 2013

  • Redesigned from the ground up including full landscape and portrait modes
    • Beautiful, animated outside weather
    • More detailed "Where" location settings for Nest devices
  • New for Nest Protect
    • Nest Protect support, including setup, settings and messages
    • Results of Nest Protect manual and self tests
    • Messages and push notifications for important events, like Heads-Up, Emergency Alarm, and low battery levels
    • Directly contact emergency services in the case of a smoke and carbon monoxide event
    • "What to Do" instructions during a smoke and carbon monoxide event
    • Support for new Nest Sense features – Nest Wave, Pathlight, Nightly Promise and Heads-Up
  • New for Nest Learning Thermostat
    • Arrows to easily increase and decrease target temperature
    • Support for Nest Protect to improve Auto-Away
    • Support to have Nest Thermostat turn off heat when Nest Protect detects high levels of carbon monoxide

Version 3.5.2 - Released August 9th, 2013

  • Bug fixes

Version 3.5.1 - Released May 22nd, 2013

  • Improved experience for Rush Hour Rewards

Version 3.5 - Released April 29th, 2013

  • Schedule the fan to turn on daily, for a few minutes each hour, or on a timer.
  • View Sunblock and Cool to Dry in Energy History.
  • Tap and hold the tick on the large thermostat icon to change the temperature (in addition to tapping the upper or lower half of the icon).
  • Get messages for Filter Reminders.
  • Remove a thermostat and add or remove a home from the app.
  • Get messages for Seasonal Savings and Rush Hour Rewards and see their effect in Energy History (available with certain utility programs).
  • Overall improvements and bug fixes.

Version 3.0.2 - Released November 18th, 2012

  • Improved stability for Android 4.2

Version 3.0.1 - Released October 18th, 2012

  • Bug fixes

Version 3.0 - Released October 2nd, 2012

  • Now available for all Android smartphone and tablets, including the Amazon Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7
  • Support for the 2nd generation Nest Learning Thermostat
  • Improved Settings to support System Match features
  • Improved At A Glance view
  • Ability to remotely lock your thermostat with a 4-digit pin code
  • More info available for events in Energy History
  • Renamed Range mode as Heat • Cool mode
  • Renamed Learning setting as Nest Sense setting. Now includes Early-On, True Radiant or Heat Pump Balance settings and status.
  • Location settings now includes more home info
  • Improved wiring view in Equipment setting
  • Improved performance, reliability and various bug fixes
  • Multilingual (English, French, Spanish)

Version 2.0 - Released April 5th, 2012

  • Expanded support for viewing and adjusting Nest Thermostat Settings
  • Energy History
  • Schedule viewing and adjustment
  • Expanded support for Android smartphones

Version 1.0.1 - Released December 22nd, 2011

  • Expanded support for more Android devices and screen sizes, including:
    • HTC EVO 3D
    • Motorola Atrix
    • Motorola Droid Razr
    • Motorola Droid Bionic
  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes

Version 1.0 - Released December 12th, 2011

  • Original release
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