At Nest, we make products that are beautiful, thoughtful and easy to use. The Nest app is no exception.

Control your Nest Learning Thermostat, arm and disarm your Nest Secure alarm system, see your home with Nest Cam, and know if Nest Protect goes off – all in one place. And get notifications on your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch.

Nest uses sensors, algorithms and the location of your phone to do the right thing automatically, turning off the heat and turning on the camera when you leave. Forgot to set the alarm? Nest notices and will send you a Remind Me alert. And everyone at home can get notifications and control the Nest products they need with their own Nest Account – no more sharing passwords.

Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Thermostat E
Thermostats that program themselves to help you save energy.
- Change the temperature from the subway or the sofa using your phone or Apple Watch.
- See how much energy you used and why.
- View and edit your schedule or boost your domestic hot water.
- Get extreme temperature alerts before your home gets too cold.
- Earn Leafs when you choose a temperature that saves you energy.

Nest Secure alarm system
- Arm and disarm your home remotely from the app.
- Know who is coming and going with Family Accounts and event history.
- Receive a Remind Me alert if you left home and forgot to set the alarm.
- Invite guests from the app, sending them an email invitation with unique passcodes with set visiting hours.
- Receive a security alert on your phone telling you what triggered the alarm- either a door or window opened or someone entered a room.

Nest Protect
The smoke and carbon monoxide alarm that thinks, speaks and alerts your phone.
- Get an alert if Nest Protect senses smoke or carbon monoxide (CO).(Requires Wi-Fi and working internet connection)
- Silence an alarm from your phone with App Silence.(Nest Protect 2nd gen)
- See the status of your batteries, sensors and Wi-Fi connection.
- Run a Safety Checkup to test all your alarms at once. (Nest Protect 2nd gen)
- Get “What To Do” instructions during a smoke or CO event.
- See your Safety History so you know when alerts happened and why.

Nest Cam IQ, Nest Cam Indoor, Nest Cam Outdoor
The security cameras that let you see your home on your phone, inside and out.
- Get alerts when there’s activity, and talk back to get someone’s attention.
- See what you missed with snapshots of the last three hours.
- Check in 24/7 with crisp 1080p HD (Nest Cam and Dropcam Pro only).
- Get person alerts (or familiar / unfamiliar face alerts with Nest Cam IQ) and up to 30 days of video history when you subscribe to Nest Aware. (Subscription service sold separately.)

Nest Hello
Know who’s knocking.
- Never miss a moment with 24/7 video streaming.
- Designed to show you everything at your doorstep – people head to toe or packages on the ground.
- Nest Hello can tell the difference between a person and a thing.
- Get notified about a visitor even if they don’t ring the bell.
- HD Talk and Listen enables you to naturally talk with someone at your door.
- When you can’t answer the door, quick responses let you reply to visitors with prerecorded audio messages.

Nest x Yale Lock
The lock for a more secure Nest home.
- Set up Family Accounts so everyone can unlock the door with the Nest app.
- Instead of keys, assign a passcode to people you trust in the Nest app.
- When someone locks or unlocks the door, the Nest app can send an alert.
- Turn on Home/Away Assist and Auto-Lock, your door can lock itself when you leave.

Some features require a working internet connection, Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth.

What's New

Version 5.19.1

Bug fixes and enhancements.

Fixed an issue with camera notifications that display a black box on iPhone X.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5

647 Ratings

647 Ratings

Terrible app


I spent almost $400 for two outdoor cameras and can't even use them when the app is not working which is most of the time. I set the zones and still get notifications for movement outside the zones. I turn the camera off and it still shows as being on on one screen and off on the another. I also have the nest thermostat which if I try to set a schedule using my iPhone it takes two days for The changes to reflect on the thermostat.

Update-The app is still not very good. There have been some changes which are for the better for example the zones work better and changes to my thermostat are quicker. Biggest issue now is the app takes forever to load a clip or picture. I recently had a prowler come check out my front door when we were not at home. I got the notification that motion was detected and attempted to talk to them. By the time the App finished loading the person was gone. Granted, I have a picture but it would have been more effective had I been able to let the person know they were being watched. All this does is lessen the viability of the camera. Also I have to delete and reinstall the app at least once a month because I will suddenly get notifications with no clip to view. Once I reinstall, that seems to take care of the problem for about a month.

Works very well, better than Ring


We had Ring Doorbell and Sticky Cams at our old house along with a security company startup Scout, and Ecobee thermostats. Decided to just switch over to Nest in our new home and am beyond happy with the performance. We have outdoor cameras, the security system and two nest thermostats— will order the nest doorbell once it’s available (March supposedly). Aside from having one app to show and control everything, I honestly think Nest is just much better quality and reliability than the previous stuff we had.
The only downsides so far:
• It’s quite expensive once you add it up. Probably spent $1500 on the system and install. I think it’s worth it but it isn’t cheap
• The Nest Guard (hub for security) isn’t too loud. Wish it had volume control or just a much louder speaker as it’s hard to hear the voice unless you are in the same room as it
• Subscription Services for security and cameras can add up. Not any different than all other vendors so I guess this isn’t a downside.. but still wish subscriptions were cheaper

Really Frustrating


This app works ok for adjusting the thermostat. For using Nest cams, it’s really bad — I wouldn’t recommend. The live video mostly works ok, but if you try to play back any video, it almost ALWAYS hangs, regardless of how fast the internet connection is. When it hangs, it rarely recovers, and so you lose your position because you have to refresh it. The problem is made worse because it’s so difficult to scrub to a position in the timeline, you have to go to the closest 5 minute then jump 15 seconds at a time. Also, if you try and zoom in on a video to adjust the view, half the times it swipes back to the main screen and you lose your position then, too. Creating clips in the app is downright awful (it’s better through the Nest website, but still not great). And it’s not like this is free — we paid $450 for three cameras and pay $20/month to use the video recording. I don’t know if any other brand is better, but I doubt it could be worse.

On a side note, I tried calling Nest support twice for the thermostat and waited 20 or 30 minutes each time before giving up.


Nest Labs, Inc
306.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011-16 Nest Labs, Inc.


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