Learn about the Nest app
The free Nest app lets you set up your Nest products, see their status, change their settings and get notifications when something happens. Here’s an introduction to the basics.
The Nest app helps you keep an eye on things and
For instance, with the Nest app, you can change the
Get the Nest app
Here’s what you need to start using the Nest app.
- A free account. If you don't have one yet, you can create one directly on the Nest app's sign in screen.
- At least one Nest product.
- A Wi-Fi network that your Nest products will use to connect to the internet.
On a phone, tablet or computer
The app lets you view and manage all the Nest products in your home.
Beginner's guide to the Nest app
On a phone, tablet or computer, the Nest app home screen
Here you can scroll through your products and select one to
If you have a Nest camera or Google Nest Hello, the Spaces view
In the upper right corner, the Settings icon lets you:
Note: If you’ve migrated your Nest account to a Google
In the upper left corner, the Menu icon lets you:
Add and set up new Nest Products
On a phone or tablet, you can use the Nest app to set up new
The Nest app will walk you through the process of adding and
Get notifications on your phone or tablet
You’ll need to install the Nest app in order to get alerts on your phone or tablet when something happens. You’ll also need a working Wi-Fi internet connection in your home.
Nest notifications appear in the same place that other notifications, like calendar reminders and new emails, are displayed on your phone or tablet – usually at the top of the screen.
For example, you can be notified when your Nest Protect detects smoke or carbon monoxide, when your Nest thermostat turns on your system when your home reaches its Safety Temperatures, or when your Nest camera detects activity.
View important messages
The Nest app can let you know when any of your Nest products need attention. You’ll need a working Wi-Fi internet connection in your home in order for your Nest products to be able to send messages. For instance, the message might be from Nest Protect telling you its battery is getting low, or the Nest app letting you know someone has accepted your invitation to access your home.
To see these types of messages:
- Select the Menu icon on the Nest app home screen.
- Select Messages .
- Tap a message to see its details. If you want, you can delete messages when you’re done reading.
If a message is important or requires your attention, you can also get a pop-up notification on your phone or tablet as described above, such as when your Nest Protect detects smoke or carbon monoxide.