SAFE & SOUND

Let’s get your Nest Pro­tect set up, and show you how to ac­cess its most im­por­tant op­tions

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SET IT UP IN THE APP

Get the Nest app on your phone if you don’t al­ready have it, and log into your Nest ac­count (or cre­ate one if you need to). Tap the ‘Add New’ but­ton to add a Nest de­vice, then fol­low the in­struc­tions on-screen, which will guide you through adding the prod­uct us­ing the QR code on the back, and adding it to your Wi-Fi.

GIVE IT A CHECK-UP

On the Nest app’s Home screen, tap the icon rep­re­sent­ing your Pro­tect. A new screen will ap­pear, with an im­me­di­ate pop-up show­ing the health of your Pro­tect, in­clud­ing the last times it tested it­self. Dis­miss this and tap the ‘Check-up’ op­tion at the bot­tom to run tests, in­clud­ing the full alarm noise.

CHOOSE A LO­CA­TION

As part of the set-up process, you’ll need to spec­ify the Pro­tect’s lo­ca­tion – this is what it will call it­self if it needs to alert you to some­thing, so pick one that makes sense for where you’ve in­stalled it. You can go from the spe­cific (‘Mas­ter Bed­room’) to the wider (‘Up­stairs’). You can also type in your own lo­ca­tion.

ALARM OP­TIONS

Tap the cog in the top-right cor­ner of this screen for some alarm op­tions. ‘Sound check’ lets you choose whether your Pro­tect tests its own alarm sys­tem once per month – you can spec­ify a time, and it will wait un­til you’re not at home in that win­dow. ‘Si­lenc­ing alarms’ lets you tog­gle whether alarms can be stopped from the app.

NEST HOME

When you have at least one prod­uct in­stalled, the Nest shows a Home screen when you open it. This lists any prod­ucts you own, grouped by lo­ca­tion, with easy ac­cess to any handy con­trols for them – a Pro­tect is rep­re­sented by a small white cir­cle, with a green ring show­ing if it’s all work­ing as in­tended.

NEST SENSE

In the list of your Pro­tects on this screen, tap one’s name for even more op­tions. Some of its fancier op­tions, in­clud­ing its night-light mode and ad­vanced warn­ings be­fore alarms, are listed un­der Nest Sense – tap them to see what they do, and turn them on or off. You can also change its lo­ca­tion and tweak the light’s bright­ness.

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