Direct Access for Rachio Professional Partners

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

Note

Direct Access is only available for Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controllers. 


How can I use Direct Access?

Video Overview - English

 

Video Overview - Español

Step-by-Step Instructions

Direct Access can be found from the Rachio app login screen - simply select "Access Without Wi-Fi" and follow additional prompts. 

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  1. 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.

    DirectAccess_BarcodeScan.jpg

  2. 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.

    DirectAccess_WiFiButton.jpg

  3. View, edit, start, & stop

    You can now view, edit, start, and stop schedules on the selected controller. 

    DirectAccess_EditSchedules.jpg

  4. 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. 

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