My ecobee keeps trying to pair to a room sensor and the message won't go away! Help!

If your ecobee is attempting to pair to a room sensor, it means there is an unpaired room sensor with a battery inserted within the detection range (45 feet) of the thermostat.

Consider the following:

  • When the sensor pairing message is displayed on the ecobee, note the 4 digit ID on the top of the message. This ID corresponds to the ID on the back of the room sensor. Ensure this does not match any of your sensors.
  • If you live in a populated area where a neighbor may own an ecobee, your ecobee may be detecting their unpaired sensor


How to add a room sensor to the Ignored Sensors list:

1) Ensure your ecobee firmware is up to date by going to MAIN MENU > ABOUT on the thermostat and looking for the number listed under Version.

  • For an ecobee3, ensure you are running firmware version or higher
  • For an ecobee3 Lite, ensure you are running firmware version or higher
  • For an ecobee4, ensure you are running firmware version or higher

If your firmware version is not up to date, please contact ecobee support to request a firmware upgrade. Please have your ecobee's serial number ready (found under MAIN MENU > ABOUT) or your ecobee's registered email address.

2) When the remote sensor pairing message appears on your thermostat, tap "No, Don't Ask Again", and then "Yes, Ignore"

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This will add the sensor to an Ignored Sensors list. If you would like to re-enable pairing for that sensor, you can tap "Ignored Sensors" (found under MAIN MENU > SENSORS) and re-enable pairing.

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