How do I program my schedule on my ecobee thermostat?

This article applies to all ecobee thermostats except Smart, Smart SI, EMS and EMS SI.


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). But you can also do so through the Web Portal. Find out how to build a schedule through the Web Portal

Note: If you are looking to create a custom Comfort Setting, you'll need to do so through the Web Portal. Learn how to create a custom Comfort Setting through the Web Portal.
On the thermostat/mobile app:
Go to the schedule tab from the main menu: MAIN MENU > SCHEDULE. You will see your schedule for the day. Tap 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 tap 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 tap 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. Learn how to create a custom Comfort Setting through the Web Portal.
Choose the time you would like to set for the Comfort Setting, then tap Save in the bottom right
Note: You cannot schedule two instances of the same Comfort Setting back-to-back. If you're 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. Tap Save in the bottom right corner.


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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