What is Direct Access?
Direct Access is a feature designed for Rachio professional partners. This feature should only be activated if you are an irrigation or building professional trying to connect or configure a new controller without Wi-Fi.
Direct Access allows professionals to add new schedules to meet landscaper needs and is not intended for homeowner use.
Direct Access is only available for Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controllers.
How can I use Direct Access?
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Direct Access can be found from the Rachio app login screen - simply select "Access Without Wi-Fi" and follow additional prompts.
- Scan the barcode
Scan the barcode of the controller you would like to manage. You may enter the serial number manually as well, if you wish.
- Push the Wi-Fi button
Once the barcode has been successfully scanned, hit the Wi-Fi button on the controller with a short, single press to create a Rachio hot spot.
- View, edit, start, & stop
You can now view, edit, start, and stop schedules on the selected controller.
- Correctly disconnect & close out
When finished, click the X button at the top right corner of the screen and then tap the Wi-Fi button on the controller to disconnect from the Rachio hot spot.