Scheduling your Devices

Important note

When migrating to the Avi-on 1.7.5 (or later) app, all previously set device schedules will be stored under the schedules tab within the app. If you have similar schedules set on multiple devices, these schedules will be duplicated in the new schedules table.

  • We recommend that you clean up your schedules table by deleting duplicate schedules and making sure that your individual devices are still associated with the correct scheduled times.

  • This update enables you to create a single schedule and associate it with many individual devices.

  • If you have been an Avi-on customer for some time, you may need to update your schedules to follow this new flow. Info below on how to do that.

  • For GE branded products, there is a limit of 10 schedules per account. Avi-on Pro Gold offers 20 schedules per account on a limited, free-trial basis. Contact support@avi-on.com for your free trial.

 

Getting Started - Schedule Creation

You can now create general schedules that can be assigned and removed to different devices, groups and scenes. Schedules have their own screen within the app that can be accessed from the app drawer menu. To access the app drawer menu, press the menu icon in the upper left hand corner of the “Favorites/Devices/Groups/Scenes” screen. Note that this icon is in the same location throughout the app, so you can always press them to return to the drawer menu.

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Enter the schedules section, tap the large plus sign in the center of the screen, or in the top right corner, to create your first schedule.

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Set the new Schedule’s name in order to continue, then press “Ok”.

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Using the dial, set your desired schedule.

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  • iOS Users: Drag start and end times to set schedule.
  • Android Users: Move each end of the dial.

Tap the days of the week that you want the schedule applied to. You must select at least one day for the Schedule to save it.

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Tap the pencil icon next to the schedule name to edit it.

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Then press “Save” to create the schedule (if you press "< Back" without saving the schedule won't be created), and then "Apply" to select devices/groups/scenes to apply the schedule to (explained in detail in the next section).

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Note that if you are using Amazon Alexa to control your Avi-on devices, you will want to pick a name that is easily recognizable for Alexa.

 

Assigning schedules to devices, groups and scenes.

After you have created a schedule, you must choose which devices/groups/scenes will operate on that schedule.

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In the schedule creation flow, after saving your schedule, you will see an "Apply" button in the upper right corner (same spot than the "Save" button). If you press it you will see a list of available devices/groups/scenes (devices must be claimed in order to assign a schedule. If you have not already claimed your devices, you should do so now), and select those you want to apply the schedule to.

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You can browse between devices/groups/scenes with the filter button at the top of the screen. Once you have selected the items you want to apply the schedule to, press "Save" to save the changes.

You will then see a screen that says “Saving…” with a status bar. Once the schedule is saved, you will see a "Changes Saved" message with a "Dismiss" button at the bottom of the screen that will take you back to the Schedules screen. You will now be able to see a note above the name of your device/group/scene indicating the next time that it is scheduled to turn ON/OFF. An example of the note is shown below, “On at 7:45 pm.”

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In the Schedules screen you will see your schedules. By swiping left you will see their contextual menu with the "Apply To" button that opens the list of devices/groups/scenes to select and apply the schedule as previously described.

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Similarly, the screens you will see for assigning a schedule to a group are shown above.

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Remove a schedule from a device/group/scene

To remove a schedule from a device, go to the Schedules screen, swipe right the schedule you want to stop applying, press the "Apply To" button to get the list of devices/groups/scenes.

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At the upper section of the list, with a green check icon at the right side if them, you will see all devices/groups/scenes with the schedule applied to, press the ones you want to remove the schedule from and press "Save". After this, the "Saving Changes", and tapping "Dismiss", you will go back to the list of devices/groups/scenes without the recently unselected items checked in the upper part of the list.

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Troubleshooting issues

Fix Segmented Networks To Ensure That Schedules Save

1) If you have several devices, then you may have some devices that are out of range of the others. This is called a segmented network, and it may make it difficult for schedules to populate to the distant devices. Info here: https://support.avi-on.com/hc/en-us/articles/115015204288-Segmented-Network

2) You can fix segmented networks by putting a plugin (indoor or outdoor) between devices that are far apart. http://shop.avi-on.com/all-products/

Remote Access Bridge Functionality & Schedules

The following functionality is coming in Q2 2018 for customers with the Remote Access Bridge (RAB).

1) EDIT or REMOVE schedules

2) Please note that for security reasons, you will never be able to ADD or REMOVE individual devices while remote

Time Synchronization & Sunrise/Sunset

1) Quick way: Please re-synchronize your clocks by opening the app and turning one device on/off

2) Longer way: Follow these instructions: https://support.avi-on.com/hc/en-us/articles/236280607-How-do-I-check-my-firmware-version (Click REFRESH one time, then do it again and SYNC DATE AND TIME)

3) With Remote Access Bridge (RAB) in your network, your clocks will synch and update daily. Info here: http://shop.avi-on.com/avi-on-remote-access-bridge/

4) If you would like information on using sunrise/sunset, info is here: https://support.avi-on.com/hc/en-us/articles/206402598-How-does-the-Sunrise-Sunset-feature-work-

Web View At Myaccount.avi-on.com

You can see which schedules are associated with particular devices by logging into your account at myaccount.avi-on.com (you can see it on the app, as well, but it is easier on the web)

How to Delete a Schedule

Access your Schedules by opening the app drawer menu and selecting the “Schedules” section.

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Tap the “three vertical dots” icon or swipe left on the desired schedule, then tap the “Delete” button. You will be prompted to confirm the action, since it cannot be undone.

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Please note that in order for Schedule changes to be applied successfully, you must be at no more than 10 ft. from the associated Devices/Groups/Scenes. If the process fails to be applied to any of them, you’ll have the option to retry the process.

Edit a Schedule’s Settings

Access your Schedules by opening the app drawer menu and selecting the “Schedules” section.

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Tap the “three vertical dots” icon or swipe left on the desired schedule, then tap the “Edit” button. You will be taken to the Schedule Settings screens.

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From the Schedule Settings screen, you will be able to change your Schedule active hours (randomize, set to sunrise or sunset), the active days and also change the Schedule’s name. After you’ve made the necessary changes, just tap “Save” on the top right corner to apply the changes to all of the associated devices/groups/scenes.

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Please note that in order for Schedule changes to be applied successfully, you must be at no more than 10 ft. from the associated Devices/Groups/Scenes. If the process fails to be applied to any of them, you’ll have the option to retry the process.

Setting up Schedules for your Devices/Groups/Scenes

In order to set Schedules for your available devices, you’ll need to navigate to the “Schedules” section from the app drawer.

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In the Schedules screen you will see your schedules. By swiping left you will see their contextual menu with the "Apply To" button that opens the list of devices/groups/scenes to select and apply the schedule as previously described.

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You can browse between devices/groups/scenes with the filter button at the top of the screen. Once you have selected the items you want to apply the schedule to, press "Save" to save the changes. 

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You will then see a screen that says “Saving…” with a status bar. Once the schedule is saved, you will see a "Changes Saved" message with a "Dismiss" button at the bottom of the screen that will take you back to the Schedules screen.

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You will now be able to see a note above the name of your device/group/scene indicating the next time that it is scheduled to turn ON/OFF. An example of the note is shown below, “On at 7:45 pm.”

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