How do I program my schedule on my ecobee thermostat?

This article applies to the ecobee3, ecobee3 lite, and ecobee4


You can program the schedule on your ecobee either on the thermostat itself, through the mobile app, or through the Web Portal. This article will discuss how to program your schedule on the thermostat and the mobile app (the process is virtually identical on both).

Follow this link if you’d like to program your schedule through the Web Portal.
Note: If you are looking to create a custom Comfort Setting, you will need to do so through the Web Portal. Please refer to this article for assistance.
On the thermostat/mobile app:
Open the MAIN MENU, then go to the SCHEDULE tab. You will see your schedule for the day. Click on any of the days listed at the top to view your schedule for that specific day.
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If you wish to change the start time of a particular activity, simply click on the activity (Home, Away, or Sleep) and adjust the time. The ecobee will maintain this activity/Comfort Setting until your next scheduled activity begins.
If you wish to add a new Comfort Setting into your schedule, click the “+” icon in the top right corner.
You will be given the option to choose between your programmed Comfort Settings. Select the Comfort Setting you wish to add and click NEXT in the bottom right corner.
Note: If you want to create a custom Comfort Setting, that can only be done through the Web Portal. Please refer to this article for assistance with creating a custom Comfort Setting in the Web Portal.
Choose the time you would like to set for the Comfort Setting, then click SAVE in the bottom right
Note: You cannot schedule two instances of the same Comfort Setting back-to-back. If you are getting a message at the top of this screen that indicates a conflict, please ensure you are not scheduling two identical Comfort Settings in a row.
You will now see the Comfort Setting you’ve added to/adjusted in your schedule. If you would like to copy the schedule for this specific day throughout the rest of the week, select COPY (WEEKDAY) at the bottom.
You will then be able to select the days you wish to copy this schedule over to. Click SAVE in the bottom right corner to save these changes.


Success! You've now programmed your ecobee's schedule. You can make adjustments to your schedule at any time by simply repeating the process above. The ecobee will now follow your schedule and maintain your pre-programmed Comfort Settings (unless you place a hold by manually adjusting the temperature on the thermostat, through the app or other APIs).



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