How do I edit a schedule?

If you wish to make any adjustments to your schedule, use the edit schedule menu in the Rachio app.
To do so:

    1. look for Edit Watering Schedule (found at the bottom of the Watering Schedule card, on your Dashboard)
    2. select the schedule you wish to edit (tap to open)
    3. edit any of the following options, below
IN THIS ARTICLE
  1. Enable/Disable
  2. Name
  3. Watering Durations
  4. Active Zones
  5. Watering Intervals
  6. Start Time
  7. Start & End Date
  8. Smart Cycle
  9. Weather Intelligence
  10. Delete

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Enable/Disable

Turning a watering schedule on and off is simple. You simply enable/disable the Enabled toggle. This is valuable if you want to keep a watering time that you have created but disable the schedule. You won't have to delete the schedule and you can turn it on if need be. Please note  schedule limits if you're creating multiple schedules.

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Name

You can change the name of your schedule. This can be helpful if you have multiple schedules and want to know exactly what schedule is running.

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Durations

Edit your zone durations quickly; as a group (+/- next to "Total Watering Time") or individually (+/- next to each zone name). To remove a zone from the schedule, reduce it's watering duration to 0 minutes. To add a zone to the schedule, a  new watering schedule will need to be created.

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Zones

Edit your zone durations quickly; as a group (+/- next to "Total Watering Time") or individually (+/- next to each zone name). To remove a zone from the schedule, reduce it's watering duration to 0 minutes. To add a zone to the schedule, a  new watering schedule will need to be created.

Tips & Tricks

Want to make sure the lawn zones are watered first and drip zones last? Easy peasy! You can reorder your zones within a schedule by pressing on a zone name and dragging it up or down; stack the zones in the order you want to see them running. Press the "back" arrow when you're done and the changes will auto save.

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Schedule Type & Watering Interval

One of our best features that enables you to set specific weekdays and/or intervals. Each option is described below.

Fixed Interval

This schedule mode allows you to select a fixed interval; ranging from every day, odd/even, every 3 days; up to every 21 days.

Fixed Days

This schedule mode allows you to select any combination of days to water on a recurring weekly schedule.

Flexible Monthly

This schedule determines the best watering interval on a monthly basis; increasing frequency winter to summer and decreasing frequency summer to winter. Currently this schedule mode does not allow you to edit/change the recommended interval. For more information, please see the  Flexible Monthly FAQ.

Flexible Daily

This schedule allows you to select which days the sprinkler CAN run; however it doesn't mean the sprinklers will always run on the allowed days. Flexible Daily schedules determine when to water dynamically on a zone by zone basis using weather conditions to estimate soil moisture levels. Zones will water only when the allowed depletion threshold is reached. For more information, please see the  Flexible Daily FAQ.



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Start Time

Edit the time the schedule starts watering. The schedule creator defaults to 5 AM.

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Start & End Date

Start Date

Select a future start date if you're setting up seasonal schedules. The schedule creator defaults to the next allowed watering day.

End Date

Select an end date if you wish to disable the schedule in the future. This is great if you live in a seasonal area, or have seasonal watering restrictions. The schedule creator defaults this setting to "Never".

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Smart Cycle

Smart Cycle splits the total schedule duration into a number of cycles with the goal of eliminating run off. The zone's soil type, nozzle type, and slope impact if and when Smart Cycle turns on. When enabled, Smart Cycle cycles zones to ensure each zone will get at least 30 minutes between the end of one cycle and the beginning of the next. For more info, please see  Smart Cycle FAQ. The schedule creator defaults this setting to enabled.

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Weather Intelligence

Weather Intelligence consists of different features that act as weather triggers to skip the watering schedule or adjust watering durations. The schedule creator defaults all of these settings to enabled.

Seasonal Shift

This feature will update your schedule durations on a monthly basis to offset seasonal weather changes. In short, durations increase from winter to summer and decrease from summer to winter. To learn more, please see  Seasonal Shift FAQ.

Climate Skip

This feature will skip the watering schedule anytime the soil moisture balance of ALL zones will stay above the allowed depletion threshold between until the next scheduled watering. To learn more, please see  Climate Skip FAQ.

Rain Skip

This feature will skip the watering schedule when it's raining; if the precipitation threshold is or will be met (looking back 24 hours and ahead 24 hours) at the time the schedule starts, the schedule will be skipped. To learn more, please see  Rain Skip FAQ.

Freeze Skip

This feature will skip the watering schedule based on the observed temperature; if the temperature threshold at or below at the time the schedule starts, the schedule will be skipped. To learn more, please see  Freeze Skip FAQ.

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Delete Schedule

Anytime you need to change things up and wish to create a new schedule, feel free to delete your schedule. This action cannot be undone. 

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