How do I get my i6 fan to work automatically?

i6 fans can be set to work automatically by enabling Auto Comfort, motion sensors, and/or smart thermostat integrations in the Big Ass Fans app, then turning on Auto.

ENABLING THE MOTION SENSOR for the fan

  1. In the Big Ass Fans app, tap a fan on the Home screen, and then tap.
  2. Make sure the Fan tab is selected at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap Fan Auto, and then tap Motion.
  4. If you want the fan to turn on when motion is detected and off when no motion is detected, toggle Motion Sense to enable it.
  5. Tap Motion Timeout, and then select how long the fan should stay on after motion is no longer detected. The minimum setting is one minute.
  6. Turn on Fan Auto from your Bluetooth remote or in the app. Your fan will now turn on when you’re in the room and off when you’re not.

ENABLING THE MOTION SENSOR FOR THE LIGHT

  1. In the Big Ass Fans app, tap a fan on the Home screen, and then tap.
  2. Make sure the Light tab is selected at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap Light Auto, and then tap Motion.
  4. If you want the light to turn on when motion is detected and off when no motion is detected, toggle Motion Sense to enable it.
  5. Tap Motion Timeout, and then select how long the light should stay on after motion is no longer detected. The minimum setting is one minute.
  6. Turn on Light Auto from your Bluetooth remote or in the app. Your light will now turn on when you’re in the room and off when you’re not.

DISABLING THE MOTION SENSOR

Note: To pause Motion, simply turn Fan Auto or Light Auto off from the Bluetooth remote or in the Big Ass Fans app. When you’re ready to re-enable Motion, just turn Auto back on.*

  1. In the Big Ass Fans app, tap a fan on the Home screen, and then tap.
  2. Make sure the Fan or Light tab (depending on which you want to disable) is selected at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap Fan Auto or Light Auto, and then tap Motion.
  4. Toggle Motion Sense to disable it. The fan or light will stop detecting your presence in the room and will no longer respond to motion.

* Turning Auto off will disable all Auto features (e.g. thermostat integration).

ENABLING AUTO COMFORT

Auto Comfort automatically adjusts the fan speed based on the temperature and humidity in your room. Just set your ideal temperature and let your fan do the rest.

Note: The temperature sensor is located inside the i6 Bluetooth remote. Make sure the remote is in the room with the fan when using Auto Comfort.

  1. In the Big Ass Fans app, tap a fan on the Home screen, and then tap.
  2. Make sure the Fan tab is selected at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap Fan Auto, and then tap Comfort.
  4. Toggle Auto Comfort to enable it.
  5. Select your ideal temperature.
    • This temperature reflects your ideal comfort level. When you enable Auto Comfort, your fan will analyze ambient temperature and humidity, adjusting its speed automatically to keep you comfortable.
  6. (Optional) Tap Min Speed and Max Speed to set your desired minimum and maximum fan speeds.
    • When Auto Comfort is active, the fan will run at your selected minimum speed whenever the room temperature is at or below your ideal temperature. The fan will not run above your selected maximum speed when the room temperature is above your ideal temperature.

Heat Assist

When the room temperature drops substantially below your ideal temperature, Heat Assist will enable your fan to gently push warm air down from the ceiling.

  1. From the Auto Comfort screen (with Auto Comfort enabled), toggle Heat Assist to enable it.
  2. Set the speed at which you would like the fan to spin during Heat Assist (the default is speed 1).
  3. (Optional) Set the fan to spin in the reverse direction.

ENABLING SMART THERMOSTAT INTEGRATION

Note: These instructions assume you have already linked your fan with a smart thermostat and enabled Thermostat Assist. For instructions on pairing a smart thermostat with your fan, see How do I get my i6 fan to work with a smart thermostat?

Bluetooth Remote

  1. Locate the remote for the fan that is linked to your smart thermostat.
  2. Press the AUTO button located under the fan power button (a white LED will illuminate when Auto is enabled).

Big Ass Fans App

  1. From the app Home screen, select the fan that is paired with your smart thermostat.
  2. Tap the AUTO button on the fan control screen (the text will turn yellow when Auto is enabled).

DISABLING SMART THERMOSTAT INTEGRATION

  1. In the Big Ass Fans app, tap , and then tap Smart Home Integrations.
  2. Select your thermostat type (Nest or ecobee).
  3. Tap Remove Integration at the bottom of the screen and confirm.

TURNING AUTO OFF

Note: Turning Auto off will disable all smart features (motion sensing, thermostat integration, etc.), but it will not erase any settings. To re-enable Auto, simply press the AUTO button on the Bluetooth remote or in the app again.

Bluetooth Remote

  1. Locate the remote for the fan.
  2. Press the AUTO button located under the fan power button (the white LED will turn off when Auto is disabled).

Big Ass Fans App

  1. From the app Home screen, select the fan.
  2. Tap the AUTO button on the fan control screen (the text will turn gray when Auto is disabled).
This applies to these products: i6

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