Nest’s app has run into some sort of problem today that’s causing it to lose control of some thermostats and smoke detectors. The error is causing Nest Thermostats and Nest Protects to appear offline within the app, leaving them out of owners’ remote control.
While the app is unable to remotely control those devices right now, Nest tells The Verge that they should otherwise continue to function, sticking to existing schedules and adjusting to changes made manually inside the home. Nest says that only a “small percentage” of owners are affected.
Late July is bad timing for a thermostat error
That means the Nest outage, which TechnoBuffalo first spotted this morning, isn’t quite as bad as it sounds, since homes can still be cooled and…