发布时间 2017-02-20 09:39:48

Posted on February 17, 2017 by Elsie Zhou & filed under .

When install eWeLink app on your phone or update a new version, it requires certain permissions in order to function on your phone. For example, the app might need to use your phone’s camera, or track your location. You can view and manage the permissions, choose which one to grant. You might worry about your privacy and data, or even have denied some permissions, which may affect normal usage of some functions. So it is very important to learn about these permissions. Below we’ll introduce you all the permissions eWeLink app asks for. Please note that once you have denied these permissions, related functions will not work.

1. Access and change files on internal storage: May activate when app auto-update, submit feedback, record short video with camera, or capture screenshot by camera. Permission notification is showed as below:

Allow this permission, the app can:
Save apk file on phone when the app auto-update.
Read and send the log that contain error message when submitting a feedback
Support camera related functions, such as record short videos and save on phone, capture screenshot and save to phone

2. Get device info: Obtain your phone IMEI number, it pops up when there is app update or when you enter into app. This permission is for non-native android 6.0. Permission notification is showed as below:

Allow this permission, the app can:
Obtain phone IMEI number. It allows you to directly log in eWeLink without entering account and password next time
Push alarm messages from eWeLink supported security equipment, such as camera, door lock

3. Access camera: Scan QR code to read the user manual of eWeLink supported products. Permission notification is showed as below:

Allow this permission, the app can:
Scan QR code to read the user manual of eWeLink supported products
Scan the QR code on GPRS/GSM and bluetooth device to do pairing

4. Get location info: Helps to add device. Permission notification is showed as below:

5. Change WLAN connectivity: Switch network when adding a device. Permission notification is showed as below:

This is a very important permission. Once allowing this permission, the app can scan WLAN network name and switch to connect WLAN network. This means the app can auto-search and add first generation eWeLink supported products, including Sonoff, Sonoff RF, Sonoff SV, S20 Smart Socket and Slampher.
Many users complain that they are failed to add the products to eWeLink. Most of them have denied this permission.

6. Record audio: Record audio for audio related products, such as smart camera.

7. Read the list of installed applications: U-push to check whether user has installed Mi Store. You’ll need to be view this permission on system settings.

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发布时间 2017-02-17 15:05:47

Posted on February 9, 2017 by Elsie Zhou & filed under Tutorial .

eWeLink Ver2.3.0 starts to support Nest Learning Thermostat. Upgrade your Android eWeLink to the latest version to try out this feature. iOS users have to wait until the end of February when the new version comes. This post will teach you to pair eWeLink with Nest Learning Thermostat, and to use data from Nest Learning Thermostat to trigger on/off of other eWeLink devices, which is called Smart Scene. Some frequently asked questions and answers are offered, hope they are helpful for you.

Feature introduction

eWeLink works with Nest now! Users can pair with Nest on eWeLink APP, where they can monitor real-time temperature and humidity and detect whether you are home or away. Nest owner can share the device to other users on eWeLink. eWeLink does not support to turn on or off Nest. However, you can use the Nest environmental data to create smart scenes to trigger on/off other eWeLink devices.

You’ll need

a.A Nest, and add it to eWeLink
b.Register a nest account
c.Set eWeLink language to non-simplified Chinese, such as English, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Danish, Italian, Polish.

a.Open eWeLink
b.Tap “+”, select Nest Device, as shown below.

a、Tap on“Next”
b、You’ll need to log in Nest account. Register one if you don’t have any.

e.  You’ll enter into the Nest Device list. Check your desired nest device, and confirm.

The device you select will be in eWeLink list.

Enter the device, you’ll see how the interface looks like

Create a Smart Scene for Nest Device

1. Tap on the button on upper right corner 

2. Tap on Scene

3. Tap on “+” to create a new scene

4. Enter the name for your scene, click the arrow pointed button to set trigger condition.

5.Select a trigger device 

6. Set conditions. You can add more conditions. When all conditions are being met, the scene will execute.


7. Tap “+” pointed below to select a device to be executed for this smart scene

8. Select a device and set its state when the conditions are being met. Save it.

9. You’ll see the smart scene you’ve created on the scene list.


Q1. How can I register a Nest Account?
If you don't have a Nest account, you can create one directly on Nest login screen on eWeLink.
Q2. Do I need to connect Nest and eWeLink with the same Wi-Fi network?
No. As long as Nest has network, it can work with eWeLink.
Q3. To make it work with Nest, do I need to upgrade my eWeLink to the latest version?
Yes. You should upgrade your Android APP to 2.3.0. Also, if you want to use Nest to create smart scene, you have to update your APP to support smart scene function.
Q4. Do all my Sonoff devices support to be triggered on/off by smart scene with Nest?
You can check out the support list below(updating):
Sonoff, Sonoff RF, Sonoff SV, S20 Smart Socket, Slmapher, Sonoff TH10, Sonoff TH16, Sonoff Pow(iOS), Sonoff Dual, Sonoff 4CH, Sonoff Touch, iFan, Sonoff Hum
Please note that Sonoff devices shared by others can not be set as trigger devices.
Q5. Why I can not create a smart scene with Nest?
Please check if your Nest is working normally. You should have a trigger device.
Note that Sonoff Pow can’t be set as trigger device if you use Android eWeLink, while it can if you use iOS eWeLink. But currently, iOS doesn't support to work with Nest until the end of February when new version comes.
Q6. I have add two or more conditions for my smart scene, does it mean only all conditions must be met at the same time will the device being triggered?
Yes, all conditions should be met will the trigger task be executed.
Q7. Does eWeLink sell the data that it collects with Nest from my home?
No. Our business is making and selling products that create a thoughtful home. We’re not in the business of selling data. Rather, we comply with the confidentiality provisions and keep your data safe and secure.
Tags: eWeLink ,Nest ,sonoff

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