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Schedules: Automate your lighting, heating and more
Oct 18, 2019 - by Ina - Comments
 
 

Eve Energy, Eve Energy Strip, Eve Thermo, Eve Aqua and now Eve Light Switch (EU / NA)– many Eve accessories support autonomous schedules. With autonomous schedules, you can easily program lights, appliances, radiators, and sprinkler systems to turn on and off automatically and reliably at set times. Today I’d like to share just how you can take advantage of these schedules. 

 

The advantages of schedules

 

Schedules are set up using the Eve app, and subsequently stored on the accessory itself. This means each Eve accessory is able to run the schedule  on its own. The big advantage: your lights and appliances will turn on and off automatically, independently of a network or internet connection. 

 

To illustrate another advantage of schedules, it’s helpful to draw a distinction between schedules and timers. If you’ve used an Eve accessory before, then you’ve probably set a timer – a feature used to activate a scene, such as switching on a floor lamp, at a time you set in the Home or Eve app. 

 

Because timers are not saved on the accessory itself, they only work if the accessory is connected to a home hub – an Apple TV (4th generation or later) or a HomePod. In contrast, schedules always work – with or without a home hub, autonomously and without a network connection. 

 

This makes schedules a really convenient and reliable way to control your Eve accessories. Of course you can also manually adjust the current state at any time via the app, Siri or the integrated controls. So you can switch the lights on if it gets dark a little earlier or keep the lights on if you leave for work a little later.

 

Putting schedules to good use  

 

In our house, we love schedules, especially because our workdays at least are highly regimented. 

Heating
During the week, Eve Thermo heats our rooms briefly in the mornings and then drops the temperature right about the time we all leave for work and school. Shortly before the first family member gets home, the rooms are returned to a comfortable temperature. On weekends, when we all sleep in, we schedule the heat to go up later but then leave it on during the day. 
Learn more about Eve Thermo (Europe only)

Lighting
Using Eve Light Switch, we switch on the light in the living room fifteen minutes before the sun goes down, even if we’re not at home. If we’re home, it’s nice not to have to think about it. If we’re not home, it’s nice to make people think we are. To avoid suddenly finding ourselves in the dark, we set the end of this schedule very late. We can, of course, turn the light out at any time via Siri or on the light switch itself. 
Version for North America
Version for Europe

Automating other appliances
The schedules we’ve set for our Eve Energy Strip activate a humidifier and a string of lights in our kids’ room, which turn off again as soon as the kids go to sleep. Well, when the kids should go to sleep at least. 
Learn more about Eve Energy and Eve Energy Strip

Watering
In the summer, it’s our yard that benefits from schedules. Our sprinkler system turns on and off at preset times, meaning our grass doesn’t suffer when we’re not at home. And because Eve Aqua allows us to set up to seven watering periods, our flower beds and potted plants get watered, too.
Learn more about Eve Aqua

Setting up schedules

To set up schedules, all you need is the Eve app. Schedules are easy to program, transfer immediately to each accessory, and can be modified at any time (whenever you are near the accessory or connected through a home hub). 

Eve Thermo

Eve Thermo allows you to program up to three heating periods, such as mornings, afternoons and evenings. You can set separate comfort and economy temperatures. There’s also an option to set up two different schedules, for example one for workdays and one for weekends. As soon as you save your heating schedule, you can apply it to other Eve Thermo radiator valves in your home. Or you can create another schedule. 

Eve Energy, Eve Energy Strip & Eve Light Switch

For lights and appliances, you can set up to seven different programs to cover your daily routine depending on the day of the week. And for each program you can add 15 events to switch certain lights or connected appliances on or off at specific times or even based on sunrise and sunset.

Eve Aqua

Eve Aqua also offers the creation of different programs that allow you to vary your watering routine on different days of the week. And you can set up separate watering durations for each of up to seven watering periods per day. Here as well, you can either set the system to turn on at a specific time or based on sunrise and sunset.

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25 Comments
Andreas E.
Hallo, ich möchte mit der Eve Energy meine Infarotheizung steuern. Ich würde daher gerne bei der Eve Energy einen Zeitplan wie für die Eve Thermo erstellen. Wie kann ich dies am einfachsten erstellen?
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Sep 20, 2021
Hallo Andreas! Wir empfehlen generell nicht, Eve Energy (EU) mit Heizungen zu verbinden ob der Leistungsaufnahme. Wenn es sich beim Eve Energy (EU) nicht um das Ur-Modell von 2015 handelt, geht das Aktivieren des Zeitplans so: Sie benötigen keine Steuerzentrale, um die Funktion Zeitplan in Eve zu nutzen. Um den Zeitplan einzustellen, müssen Sie nur mit dem iPhone/iPad in der Nähe des Eve Gerätes sein.
Bitte öffnen Sie die App Eve und gehen Sie zu
Räume > Raum, in dem sich Eve Energy befindet > Eve Energy und öffnen es.
Tippen Sie auf das kleine Zahnrad bei Zeitplan
Stellen Sie bis zu sieben Bewässerungen/Schaltungen (ein/aus) ein, optional individuell für jeden Wochentag.
Einmal eingestellt, tippen Sie bitte auf Fertig.
Der Zeitplan wird dann vom iPhone/iPad auf das Eve Energy übertragen und dort ausgeführt.
Bei deartigen Fragen nutzen Soe gern unser Support-Formular: https://www.evehome.com/de/support/ticket Viele Grüße, Volker
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Sep 21, 2021
Frederick Falk
I am in the US and have just recently purchased the EVE Thread enabled Water Controller. The Eve app I am using is version 5.3 and the iOS version on my iPhone is 14.7.1 which I believe are the latest releases

I cannot find any way to set up a schedule for the Water Controller in the Eve App. When I go into Automations and create a Scene for this device, it gives me the following options "Watering, Schedule, Default Duration". There is a toggle for each of these three conditions. BUT, under Watering, the options are only On or Off. Under Schedule, the only options are On or Off. Under Default Duration, there is a scrolling option for 1 Minute, 2 Minutes, 5 Minutes, 10 Minutes, 15 Minutes, 20 Minutes, and I think 25 Minutes. That is all I can see. The scrolling option doesn't work and it defaults to 10 Minutes and will not let me change this time no matter what I do.

What am I doing wrong? Why can't I set up an automation to turn the water on for, say 20 minutes?

In the Home app, I cannot create a scene with the Water Sprinkler as it doesn't show up as an accessory. I have to first create the scene in the Eve app (where the accessory is visible), then the scene can be seen in the Home app. However, the Home app will only let me set the run time to the default of either 5 minutes or 10 minutes. No other options are available in the Home app.

To me this seems to be a clunky experience on trying to set up a watering schedule. Any help you can provide woud be greatly appreciated.
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Aug 29, 2021
hello Frederick! The characteristic Sprinkler is an official by Apple since +2 years (https://www.apple.com/ios/home/accessories/). Eve though you can't set a scene in the app Home from Apple. Please set up a scene in the app Eve. You can use the scene then in Home for an automation.
Schedule: You don't need any home hub for using the function Schedule in Eve. To set the Schedule you just have to be close with the iPhone/iPad to the Eve accessory.
Please open the app Eve and goto
Rooms > room Eve Aqua is in > Eve Aqua and open it.
Tap on the tiny wheel at Schedule
Set up to seven waterings / on/off settings, optional individual for each weekday.
Once set, please tap Done.
The schedule will be transferred then from the iPhone/iPad to Eve Aqua and executed there.
Best regards, Volker
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Aug 30, 2021
Kalob
I added the Eve Aqua to Home initially. I didn’t see the Schedule option in the Eve app. Then I updated the firmware on the Eve Aqua, then removed it from Home, then added it again. The Schedule option now appears.
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Aug 22, 2021
Hello Kalob! The function Schedule has always been there. To set the Schedule you just have to be close with the iPhone/iPad to the Eve accessory.
Please open the app Eve and goto
Rooms > room Eve Aqua is in > Eve Aqua and open it.
Tap on the tiny wheel at Schedule
Set up to seven waterings / on/off settings, optional individual for each weekday.
Once set, please tap Done.
The schedule will be transferred then from the iPhone/iPad to Eve Aqua and executed there.
Best regards, Volker
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Aug 23, 2021
lorena ng
I cannot find schedules on the eve app for light switch. When I go to rooms, the options are only "eve light switch" and "automations", no "schedules"
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May 30, 2021
Hello Iorena! I can't see what country you are in, because the Eve Light Switch (EU) and (US) are different. If you are using Eve Light Switch (US) the very first version, this one does not provide Schedule. Please check here: https://www.evehome.com/en/identify-your-eve-accessory
Best regards, Volker
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May 30, 2021
Antti
About eve energy schedules: I'd like to confirm that if I just set it "turn on at xx:xx" and set no turn off time at all the thing will behave intelligently does nothing if it is already on at the given time.
I mean it will not:
a) turn off and then immediately back on
b) turn off at midnight and wait until xx:xx
My use case is to set a back-up schedule for just in case the thing happens to end up powered off.
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May 24, 2021
Hello Antti! Schedules on Eve Energy accept on/off settings. Don't use it and just set off. best regards, Volker
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May 25, 2021
Claudiu Apostol
Hello, My 70 eve products works normally . Exception: Eve Energy Strip. At every 4-5 days loose the schedule and my lights didnt stop or start automatically. What I can do? Thank you!
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May 15, 2021
Hello Claudiu! This depends on the firmware it uses and the router/access points. Please open a support ticket:
https://www.evehome.com/en/support/ticket
Best regards, Volker
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May 15, 2021
Matze
Ich habe bei den Heizungsplänen ein praktisches Problem: Bei der Erstinstallation habe ich beim ersten Thermostat ein Programm erstellt und konnte das auch wunderbar für die Anderen übernehmen. Wenn ich das Programm jetzt aber anpassen will, macht er das auch nur für das Gerät über das ich zum Plan gelangt bin. Alle anderen Geräten behalten das Alte Programm (jetzt als anderen Plan) und müssen jedes mal wieder zugewiesen werden. Dass sich die Geräte den Plan offline merken erklärt das Verhalten, aber eine Funktion um einen Plan an mehrere Geräte zu senden wäre hilfreich.
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Apr 11, 2021
Hallo Matze! Bitte ändere keine bestehenden Zeitpläne, das gibt oft Durcheinander. Lösch den Zeitplan, den Du ändern wolltest und leg einen neuen an. Viele Grüße, Volker
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Apr 12, 2021
Alex
Hallo, irgendwie komme ich mit der Programmierung nicht weiter. Ich möchte gern eine Animation for Steckdosenleiste erstellen: Drei Geräte
1. Apple TV
2+3: Lichter/Lampen
Die Animation sollte sein, wenn Apple TV Strom verbraucht, sollten Steckdosen 2 + 3 angehen.
Ist sowas denkbar?
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Mar 21, 2021
Hallo Alex! Das wäre ein typischer Fall für unser Support-System (https://www.evehome.com/de/support/ticket
), da ist da besser aufgehoben. Die Antwort dennoch mal hier: Stromverbrauch als Auslöser ist leider nicht möglich, das geht also nicht. Viele Grüße, Volker
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Mar 22, 2021
Wolfgang
Wenn ich z.B. für die Wasserpumpe einen Zeitplan mit mehr als 15 Ereignissen benötige, kann ich dies irgendwie einrichten? Die Wasserpumpe soll alle 15 Min für 15Min laufen und dann 15Min Aus sein, um dann wieder 15Min zu laufen, d.h. über einen Tag von 7 Uhr bis 23:00 Uhr wären das dann 16hx4Ereignisse=64 Ereignisse.
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Jan 5, 2021
Hallo Wolfgang! Das geht leider nicht, bei 15 ist Schluss. Ein Ausweg wäre natürlich eine Automation/Regel. Dann ist allerdings eine Steuerzentrale (Apple TV 4/4K oder HomePod/mini) voraus gesetzt. Viele Grüße, Volker
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Jan 6, 2021
Rene E.
Hallo, bei mir funktionierte dee Zeitplan super bei meiner Espresso-Maschine. Obwohl nichts verändert, schaltet sich Eve Energy nicht mehr ein nach Zeitplan. Erst wenn ich die Eve App öffne, dann startet Eve Energy wieder. Woran liegt das?
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Dec 6, 2020
Hallo Rene! Das ist mir ein Rätsel. Der Zeitplan wird ja am iPhone erstellt, dann aber auf das Eve Energy (EU) übertragen und dort ausgeführt, völlig unabhängig von iPhone und Steuerzentrale. Das Eve Energy (EU) steckt auch ständig in der Steckdose, oder? Falls ja, würde ich es mal zurücksetzen und dann erneut hinzufügen. Der Zeitplan muss dann neu angelegt werden. Viele Grüße, Volker
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Dec 6, 2020
Hallo Rene! Danke für die Nachricht, das freut mich. Ich wünsche noch einen schönen Tag, Volker
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Dec 16, 2020
Matt
How do I set up a schedule in the EVE app? Please explain how I get there! Thank you
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Oct 12, 2020
Hello Matt!
Open the app Eve and goto Rooms > Eve Thermo and open Eve Thermo. Activate Schedule and set the two temperatures and time. Please check the post here as well: https://www.evehome.com/en/blog/complete-lowdown-of-all-eve-thermo-functions
Best regards, Volker
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Oct 13, 2020
Checked the link and tried it a few times. The provided hint is helpful, but: Only if got one Thermo or want to schedule each individually.
I linked 4 devices (accross multiple rooms) to a common schedule. Sometimes I do want to change the schedule and stuple accross issues:
First of all there is no intuitive approach to find or modify the existing schedules if you don't start navigating at a Thermo device. So I pick on of the linked devices and navigate to the schedule
Second problem seems that if I change the schedule, other devices seems to switch from the linked schedule to an individual schedule with the previous settings. They get unlinked and I'll have to reassign them one-by-one.
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Dec 23, 2020
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