In this technological era, there are many device-controlling apps that you can use to control various electronic devices by using a cell phone and that is called “the Internet of Things” as you can interact with the surroundings digitally. Harbor Breeze has now included the feature of a remote app with their ceiling fans so that you can now control your ceiling fan from your cell phone(whether it’s Andriod or iPhone).
You can control one or many ceiling fans in your space using the Harbor Breeze remote app. It connects your ceiling fan with your phone through Bluetooth. In case, your ceiling fan doesn’t have Bluetooth, don’t worry, you can buy a Bluetooth remote from any hardware store or online retailer easily. Now, I’m going to explain the usage and working of the remote app and also the troubleshooting tips if your remote app is having any issues, so hold on and read the article below!
Where to download the Harbor Breeze Remote App?
It’s not easy to buy replacements for your remote in case it stops working, you can install the Harbor Breeze remote app from Google and Apple’s “Playstore” instead. It is free of cost but there are requirements for downloading this app:
- You must have an Android version of 4.4 or up.
- You must have a 7.0 iOS version and be compatible with the iPad and iPhone.
You’ll find this app user-friendly interface and very easy to use, you just need to install the app and sync it with your ceiling fan.
How to Use a Bluetooth Remote for Harbor Breeze Remote App?
If you already have the remote along with your ceiling fan then you can simply download and pair the app with the remote. But if you don’t have the remote, buy a universal one that will work with the fan and install the remote into the ceiling fan, and then you will be able to connect the fan with a remote app.
However, after pairing the remote app, you will be able to control the settings of the fan from your phone. It supports all the functions that you do with the remote, for example; you can turn the fan on/off, change the speed cycle, turn on the light kit, etc. Additionally, there are several universal remote apps available in the Play Store other than Harbor Breeze’s own remote app which works fine with Harbor Breeze ceiling fans.
If you face any trouble using the app or pairing it with your fan, check the user manual or if necessary try to contact Harbor Breeze customer support.
Troubleshooting Common Issues with the Harbor Breeze Ceiling Fan Remote App
Like any other app, sometimes the ceiling fan remote apps also start some issues and you find it difficult to control your fan with the remote. Now, I’m putting solutions to some common issues while using the remote app so that you can fix the issues yourself.
App Connectivity Issues: Sometimes, the app refuses to connect with your fan and you just can’t use the app to control the fan’s functions. It mostly happens due to network and signal issues. Make sure that your phone is connected to the network and the Bluetooth is turned on. Moreover, move closer to the fan to improve signals.
Difficulty Pairing the App with the Fan: If you’re having trouble pairing the remote app with your fan, you should reset the app and the fan. Resetting the app means uninstalling it first and then downloading the app again. Switch off the fan and after a few seconds turn it on and then resync (pair) it with the app.
Bugs and Glitches Within the App: Almost all apps can have bugs and errors sometimes, so the Harbor Breeze remote app is no exception. You should close the app and reopen it and in case it doesn’t fix try restarting your smartphone. Also, update the app with time to make sure you’re using the current version of the app.
Yes you can, the app allows you to control multiple ceiling fans simultaneously from your phone.
Make sure the fan is properly having the power supply and your phone is connected to the network. If everything is fine, then reset the fan and app as I stated above.
Yes, the Harbor Breeze fan remote app is free to download and use.
Yes, this is a universal remote control app that can work with other brands and models of ceiling fans.
No, you can’t download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store, if you have smaller versions of your smartphone i.e., for Android it must be 4.4 or above, and for iPhone 7 or above.