Auto-Unlock is a feature that automatically unlocks your door when you arrive home, without having to reach for your phone or your keys.
How it works:
• August uses two states to enable Auto-Unlock to function: Home mode, and Away mode. These modes indicate where Auto-Unlock thinks you are at home, or away from home. • When you are at home (in Home mode), Auto-Unlock is not actively doing anything. It is waiting until you leave home. • When you approach your door, Auto-Unlock will unlock your door via Bluetooth. This means Auto-Unlock cannot operate your lock when you are away from home. • You are considered away from home when you leave your immediate neighborhood, which is about 200 meters, or a couple city blocks. It is only active when you return to your home area.
Tips for good Auto-Unlock performance
• Leave Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned ON. • Your phone uses these to determine your location. If your location is not accurate, Auto-Unlock will not work correctly. • Leave location services ON • Auto-Unlock uses phone’s location to determine when you are close to Home. • For best results: enter & exit your home through the door with your August Smart Lock installed. • Leave the August Home app running in the background; don’t force-quit it. • Do not power off your phone when you are away from home.
In cases where your state cannot be determined, Auto-Unlock may default back to Home mode. These cases include:
• Your phone restarts • The August Home app was force-quit