Locking and unlocking features of the Nest X Yale Lock

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There are several ways to lock and unlock the Nest × Yale Lock. You can use the Nest app, enter a passcode on the lock’s keypad, use the thumb turn when you’re inside your home, use One Touch Locking, or set it to Auto-Lock after a predetermined time.

Using the Nest app to lock and unlock:

On the Nest app home screen, select your lock. If you have multiple locks, select the lock for the door that you want to lock. The app will show whether the lock is currently locked or unlocked.

Tap and hold the open lock  icon until the blue ring disappears.

You’ll see a blue spinning ring and Locking. It will be locked once you see the
lock  icon and “Last locked by you.”

Using the lock’s keypad to lock and unlock:

Press Yale  or touch your palm to the keypad to wake it up.

Enter your 4 to 8 digit passcode and press the check  to unlock.

To lock, repeat the steps above unless you have enabled One Touch Locking.

Using One Touch Locking on the lock’s keypad:

When you first set up your lock, One Touch Locking is enabled by default.

– Press Yale  or touch your palm to the keypad to lock your home when you leave.

If this doesn’t work, you can check your settings in the app:

– On the app home screen, tap Settings .

– Select your lock.

– Tap One touch locking, tap to turn it on.

Using a voice command to lock:

If you have a Google Assistant enabled speaker such as a Google Home device, you can lock your door with your voice.

If you’re inside the home, you can turn the thumb turn to lock and unlock your door like a traditional deadbolt lock.

How to unlock the door when Privacy Mode is on:

– If you hear “Please try again at another time” when you try to enter your passcode, Privacy Mode is on.

– You can only turn it off with the Nest app. So if you don’t use the Nest app to enter the home, you’ll need to contact someone who shares access to the home to turn off Privacy Mode.

– Once Privacy Mode is turned off, you can use the Nest app or the lock’s keypad to unlock the door.

How to enable or disable Auto-Lock with the app:

By default, the Nest × Yale Lock will not automatically lock itself, but you can use the Nest app to set your lock to automatically lock itself. You can choose how long your lock should wait before automatically locking, and you can have Auto-Lock on all the time or only when no one’s home.

Note: If you can’t hear a tone when you press the numbers on the lock’s keypad or hear a chime when the door locks and unlocks, check your volume settings. On the app home screen, tap Settings  > select your lock > tap Volume > select Low or High.