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This app is all about quickly controlling your Nest thermostat without unlocking the phone, searching for an app and launching it. Use Today Widget on your iPhone or Apple Watch instead.

[Updated for iPhone X]

************* Apple Watch Features ***************
o Control you Nest thermostats using your **Apple Watch**

o See the temperature inside the house on your Watch face without even launching the app on your Watch (**Complications**). This is a unique feature that let you see inside temperate and access the app on the watch by just tapping on the complication on the Watch face.

o Ability to change the thermostat to Cool, Heat or Heat-Cool from Apple Watch and iPhone/iPad. On Apple watch, do a Force-Touch to see the menu.

************* Smart Algorithm-based Geo-fencing ***************

o Set your thermostat to "Away" when _all_ registered users leave home

o Set your thermostat to "Home" when the _first_ registered user enters home

o Saves energy by setting the thermostat to Away when no one is home

o Makes sure by the time you are home the temperature is set to the desired temperature

o Simple and clean interface without clutter

************* Today Widget ***************

o Control your Nest thermostats quickly and directly from your **Today screen** without the need to launch any app.

o Shows the current and target temperature conveniently on the Today screen

o Set your thermostat to the "Away" mode directly from the Today screen

************* Super-fast Support from within the App ***************

If you discover a bug or need support or have a suggestion, please tap on the email button in the iPhone app (or email address below) to contact us. We respond to all emails within hours.


What's New

Version 4.4.5

Increased the upper range for geofencing

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
36 Ratings
36 Ratings

Ok but could be better

Edit: One more star as a nod to the additional larger size of the radius and the responsiveness of the developer. It does seem to cap out at 15 miles. I still believe Skylark had a better way to do this because of the customization level I could dial it down to.

That app allowed the user to set different sized “set away” and “set home” rings which makes sense as I used the “set home” ring to be larger so it would allow time for the house to heat up or cool down before I arrived and a small “set away” ring that was a far enough distance that it would know that I’m not coming right back.

Finally skylark allowed me to offset the center of the ring so I could actually adjust it and skew it toward the direction of my daily commute on the map.

Again, still grateful for this app beings there is an alt but hoping the developer continues to enhance this feature.

Former Skylark user here. Just got this app to replace. The main purpose i had for Skylark was the ability to geofence around my daily travels. While this app does offer it, the preset ranges are not sufficient for my daily travel. I would love to see that ability added into a future version. Provided the app performs well overall (as I’m new to it), I would bump my rating up with that feature for sure.

Developer Response

We just added the ability to customize the geofencing radius. Feel free to contact us if you encounter any issues. Support button is in the app (envelope button).


Best app to help Nest thermostats

This is the Best app to assist Nest 3rd generation thermostat to make it work in the Home/Away assist mode intended to.
Nest should actually use this app, since theirs does not work using iPhones to turn the system on and off based on location.

Customer service and technical support is fast, responsive even on the weekend. Nest should learn from this as well, since theirs were from slow to non-responsive. When they responded, offered no solution to the obvious problem so many users are faced with.

After the initial set up (and some clarification from technical support) this app works like a charm. I don’t have to be thinking about it, it does what it’s supposed to in the background.
This comes after days of frustration dealings with Nest, they could never make it work.

I highly recommend this app to anyone who wants to use Nest thermostats automated features.

Antny D

Works great. Does what it says. Support is tops !

I recently purchased the Nest thermometer. The native Nest app was not working correctly with the geofencing with my iPhone 5s. I purchased Quick Control and everything works great now. The app is easy to use and its intuitive. It is much more reliable if you plan to use some of the smart features with your Nest. I had a few questions for support and they were very responsive. I highly recommend this app if you own the Nest thermometer.


Popak Roshan
45.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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