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how to control your ac with wifi

How to control your AC with WiFi

You’re going to enjoy this new feature in our new air conditioners. Smart home technologies are emerging everywhere and we’re loving it. You’ll now be able to turn your lights on using your car. I watched a video of the brand new S-Class and the cool functions that will be in next years model, unbelievable. In this article, I will be covering how to control any of our new WiFi enabled models using your phone in 7 easy steps.

1. Download and install the app

The app to download is called Smart Life. Smart Life is a smart device management App for you to control and manage your intelligent home products easier and to live smarter. The app is available to both Android and IOS users and you can find the links to download below.

  1. Click here to download from the Google Play Store and;
  2. Here to download from the Apple App Store.

TIP: Enable the permissions of storage/location/camera for the app when installing. Otherwise you may experience problems when operating.

2. Activate the app

  1. Launch the APP “Smart Life” on your smart phone.
  2. Tap button “Scan” and scan the right Activate QR code or “Enter Activation Code” at the bottom of the screen, enter the activation code and tap “confirm”

3. Registration

  1. If you don’t have any account please tap the”Register” button.
  2. Read the Privacy Policy and tap “Agree”.
  1. Choose your country.
  2. Enter your phone number or E-mail address.
  3. Enter the verification code you received from phone message or e-mail.
  1. Set a Password with 6-20 characters including characters and numbers.
  2. Tap DONE.

4. Login

You need to create a “Family” when using the app for the first time.

  1. Tap “Log in with existing account”.
  2. Enter your registered account and password.
  3. Tap “Log in” button.
  1. Tap “Create family”.
  2. Create a name for the family.
  3. Set your location.
  4. Choose default rooms or add new rooms.
  5. Tap done to complete the setup.

5. Add device

You can choose from 2 options when adding a device:

1. CF(Quick connection) and

2. AP(Access Point)

CF Mode

  1. Power on the indoor unit, no need to launch the air conditioner.
  2. Click “+” in the upper right corner of the “Home” screen or tap “Add device” on the room which has no device.
  3. Tap the “Split Air conditioner” logo.
  4. Reset the Wi-Fi module by pressing the “DISPLAY” on the remote controller 6 times , or use a suitable tool to press the reset button on the Wi-Fi module, until it shows “CF” on the indoor display, then tap “Next Step”.
  5. Enter the Wi-Fi password, which is the same as the smartphone password, tap “Confirm” Note that you can change network if needed.
  6. You will see the progress of all connections at the same time.

Tip: “PP means Searching for router”. “SA means connected to the router”. “AP means connected to the server”.

AP Mode

  1. Power on the indoor unit, no need to launch the air conditioner.
  2. Click “+” in the upper right corner of the “Home” screen or tap “Add device” on the room which has no device.
  3. Tap the “Split Air conditioner” logo.
  4. Reset the Wi-Fi module by pressing the “DISPLAY” on the remote controller 6 times , or use a suitable tool to press the reset button on the Wi-Fi module, until it shows “AP” on the indoor display, then tap”Next Step”.
  5. Input the password of the Wi-Fi which the same as your smart phone connected, tap “Confirm”.
  6. In the network setting screen, select “SmartLife-****”, and tap”arrow “.
  7. You will see the progress of all connections at the same time.

7. Air conditioner control

The device control screen will pop up automatically after adding the device. The device control screen will pop up manually by tapping the device name on the home screen.

Note:

There are two different control forms base on different software or Wi-Fi module firmware. Please read the manual carefully base on the real control interface.


Control Form1

Control form1 setting

  1. Tap Mode to pop up the Mode screen.
  2. Select one of the mode Feel/Cool/Heat/Dry/Fan.
  3. Tap anywhere around the setting temperature to cancel the Mode setting.

Control form1-Select fan speed

  1. Tap Fan to pop up the Fan screen.
  2. Select one of the fan speed High/med/Low/Auto.
  3. Tap anywhere around the setting temperature to cancel the selection.

Control form1-Function setting

  1. Tap Function to pop up the Function screen.
  2. Select one of the functions Sleep/Turbo/ECO.
  3. Select UP-DOWN/LEFT-RIGHT for auto swing with direction of UP-DOWN/LEFT-RIGHT.
  4. Tap anywhere around the setting temperature to cancel the Function setting.

Control form1-Timer adding

  1. Tap Timer to pop up the Add Timer screen.
  2. Tap Add Timer.

Control form1-Timer adding

  1. Select the time, select the repeat days and Timer on/off.
  2. Select the Mode/Fan speed/Function and select the setting temperature for Timer on.
  3. Tap Save to add the timer.

Control form1-Timer Management

  1. Tap the bar of timer to edit the Timer like the Timer adding process.
  2. Click the switch to enable or disable the Timer.
  3. Holding the bar of Timer about 3 seconds and pop up the Remove Timer screen, tap CONFIRM and remove the Timer.

Control Form2

Control form2-Mode setting

  1. Tap the Mode button.
  2. There are 5 modes on the Mode screen, tap one button to set the Air conditioner working mode.
  3. Tap the X button to back the main control screen.
  4. The mode and background will change on the screen.

Control form2-Fan speed selection

  1. Tap the Fan speed button.
  2. Choose your desired fan speed and tap it.
  3. Tap the X button to back the main control screen.
  4. The selected fan speed indicator will appear on the screen.

Control form2-Air Flow control

  1. Tap the Precision Air Flow button or Swing Flow button.
  2. Choose your desired air flow and tap it.
  3. Tap the X button to back to the main control screen.
  4. The selected air flow indicator will appear on the screen.

Note: For some models without auto Left-Right wind, If you active it, you will hear a beep,but no any actions.

Note: The Main control screen and Air Flow screen may appear slightly different , depending on the air conditioner model.Example as below:

Control form2-ECO function

  1. For Eco function, just tap the button to activate the function, the button will be lighting and the indicator will appear on the screen.
  2. Tap again to disable the function.
  3. Temperature controlled for some air conditioner model: In Cooling mode, the new setting temperature will be greater than or equal to 26 degrees Celsius. In heating mode, the new setting temperature will be less than or equal to 25 degrees Celsius .
  4. For Eco function, just tap the button to activate the function, the button will be lighting and the indicator will appear on the screen.
  5. Tap again to disable the function.
  6. Temperature controlled for some air conditioner model: In Cooling mode, the new setting temperature will be greater than or equal to 26 degrees Celsius. In heating mode, the new setting temperature will be less than or equal to 25 degrees Celsius.

Note: The Main control screen and ECO control method may appear slightly different , depending on the air conditioner model.Example as below:

Note: ECO is disabled on Turbo/Sleep mode too for some air conditioner model.

Control form2-Sleep function

  1. Tap the Sleep button.
  2. Choose your desired sleep mode and tap it.
  3. Tap the X button to back to the main control screen.
  4. The selected sleep mode indicator will appear on the screen.

Note: The Main control screen may appear slightly different ,depending on the air conditioner model. Example as below:

Note: Sleep is disabled on Turbo/Sleep mode too for some air conditioner model.

Control form2-Timer(on) setting

  1. Tap the Timer button.
  2. Tap + in the upper right corner of the Timer main screen.
  3. Choose the Time/Repeat/Switch OFF then tap Save.
  4. The timer(off) will appear on the Timer main screen.

Control form2-Timer(off) setting

  1. Tap the Timer button.
  2. Tap + in the upper right corner of the Timer main screen.
  3. Set the Time/Repeat Date/Switch(ON)/Temperature/Mode/ Fan speed/Air Flow as your desired and then tap Save.
  4. The timer will appear on the Timer main screen.

Control form2-Timer management

  1. Change the Timer setting: Tap anywhere of the timer list bar except the switch bar to get into the Timer setting screen, change the setting and then tap save.
  2. Enable or Disable the Timer: Tap the left of the switch to disable the Timer. Tap the right of the switch to enable the Timer.
  3. Delete the Timer: Slide the list bar of the Timer from right to left until Delete button appear, then tap delete.

Control form2-More functions

  1. Tap the More button to operate additional functions if it appears on the screen.

Note: Some air conditioner model don’t have the more button.

Note: The appearance maybe different , some icons will be hidden if the air conditional do no have this function or do not enable on the current mode.

2. Tap the “Display” to switch on/off the indoor LED display.

3. Tap the “Buzzer” to switch on/off the buzzing when operating through Wi-Fi APP.

4. Tap the “Anti-Mildew” button to activate the Anti-Mildew function, if it is available on the screen. After AC turning off , it will start drying , reduce residual moisture and prevent mould, after function finish, it will automatically turn off.

5. Tap the “Health” button to switch on/off the healthy function, if it is available on the screen. It activate the antibacterial ioniser function.This function only for models with the ioniser generator.

6. Tap the “GEN Mode” button, if it is available on the screen. In this Mode, you can choose one of the three levels of current. The air conditioner will maintain proper current to save energy.

7. Tap the “Electricity Monitoring” button if it is available on the screen.
In this function, you can monitor the air conditioner electricity consumption.

8. Tap the “Self-Cleaning” button, if it is available on the screen. Check the details of the Self-Cleaning function on User Manual.

9. Tap the “8 degree Celsius Heat” button , if it is available on the screen.
This function help keep the room temperature over 8 .
Check the details of the 8 degree Celsius Heat function on User Manual.

10. Tap the “Reservation” button , if it is available on the screen. You can set the time, repeat day, temperature, mode, fan speed, air flow as you desired and then tap Save to activate the function. The air conditioner will automatically reach your settings at the appointment time.

11. Tap the “Self-diagnosis” button, if it is available on the screen.
The air conditioner will automatically diagnosis itself and indicate the Error code and the problem instructions if possible.

12. Tap the “Electricity Management” button if it is available on the screen.

Device details and management

Tap on the “edit” control form1 or tap … on control form2 , get into the device details screen. Here you can get some useful information and sharing the device to other accounts. Check the following pictures and instructions carefully.

How to share the devices to other accounts?

  1. Tap “Device Sharing” and pop up Device Sharing screen.
  2. Tap “Add Sharing”.
  3. Select the region and enter the account which you want to sharing.
  4. Tap “Completed”, the account will appear on your sharing list.
  5. The received sharing members should hold pressing the home screen and slide down to refresh the device list, the device will appear on the device list.

Account Profile setting

Home(Family) management

  1. Tap the name of home at the left upper corner of the Home Screen and select the Home Management. Or tap Me and tap Home Management.
  2. Tap one of the families in the family list and get into Family Settings screen.
  1. Set the family as the following indicators.

8. Troubleshooting

Air conditioner can’t be configured successfully

  1. Check the mobile connected Wi-Fi address and password is correct.
  2. Check the air conditioner under configuration status
  3. There are any firewall or other restrictions have been set or not
  4. Check the router work normally
  5. Make sure air conditioner, router and mobile work within signal scope
  6. Check router shielding App or not

Mobile can’t control air conditioner

Software display: Identification failed means the air conditioner has been reset, and the mobile phone lost control permission. You need to connect Wi-Fi to get permission again. Please connect the local network and refresh it. After all still can’t work, please delete air conditioner and wait its refresh.

Mobile can’t find air conditioner

Software display: Air conditioner out of line. Please check to see if the network is working.

  1. The air conditioner has been reconfigured.
  2. The air conditioner is out of power.
  3. Your router may be disconnected.
  4. Check your Ac’s connection to the router.
  5. The air conditioner can’t connect to the network through the router and may be in remote control mode.
  6. Your mobile can’t connect to router and may be in local control mode.
  7. Your mobile phone can’t connect to the network and may be in remote control mode.

Follow these steps and you will enjoy your new Wi-Fi enabled air conditioner for a long time.

See you soon!



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