How do I manually water one or more zones? Quick Run overview


Rachio can do a lot of the thinking for you when it comes to your watering, but sometimes you may need to take your watering into your own hands! 

From the "Home" tab on the navigation bar, you will be able to manually run your zones or a schedule using our Quick Run (formerly "Remote") feature.

Manually Run All Zones

1) Click on the green "Quick Run" icon from the Home screen. 


2) On the "Quick Run" screen, click on the 3 dots at the top right side of the screen to show selection options. Then click "Select All Zones."

Quick Run Selection Options

Quick Run Select All

  • Once you have the set zone duration selected, you will see the total duration of minutes that will run. This includes all of the active zones.

3) Click on "Next" to confirm your watering durations.

Quick Run Durations

4) Click "Run" and your sprinklers will begin watering. After you click Run, you will see the status of the watering time above the Navigation bar on all screens.

Quick Run Running

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Manually Run Specific Zones

1) From the Home screen, select the "Zones" tab.  

2) Tap the zone you would like to run to open the zone card. From the zone card, tap the green "Quick Run" button.   

3) Select the number of minutes you would like to run the selected zone, then tap "Run."

Zone Specific Quick Run


4) Repeat these steps for any additional zones you would like to run. Each zone can be assigned a different run time, if desired.

  • As you select more zones, you will get a comprehensive view of the zones that you have selected and for how long.

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Manually Run a Schedule 

1) Click on the green "Quick Run" icon from the Home screen. 

2) Click on "Schedules" at the top of the screen. 


3) Select the schedule you would like to run - once selected the schedule will start running. 


Remote - Pause, stop, or resume watering

All screens will show the current Quick Run watering status above the navigation bar. This functions as a remote where you can pause, stop, or resume watering by tapping the buttons shown. 

Tracking Status

Gen 1 Users 

Due to hardware limitations, the Gen 1 Rachio controllers can only support the stop function within Quick Run remote. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact support

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