How to replace the remote control from the air conditioner to the phone?

The remote control of the air conditioner is not always at hand, and sometimes it is completely lost or fails. Of course, you can buy a new one, but why not use modern technologies? Virtual management is more than real, especially if you know about all the subtleties in advance.

In this article, we will explain in detail how to connect the air conditioner to the remote control system and how to control the air conditioner from your phone.

General information

control the air conditioner with your phone

You can turn on the air conditioner in the traditional way, using the remote control, or use the hidden button on the body of the device. But why all these conventions when you can use your own smartphone? After reading this article, you will no longer need a separate remote control for the split system.

Let’s talk more about remote control of the air conditioner to understand what other features are available for the average owner of the air conditioning system.

Learn more about remote control

To take advantage of all the advantages of remote control, you need to understand how this system works:

  1. Wi-Fi module. Air conditioners with smartphone control are still equipped with this module in production, but such devices are more expensive than models without a module. If your device does not have a Wi-Fi module, you will have to buy it separately. It must also be connected to the air conditioner according to the instructions;

  2. A smartphone or tablet with a pre-installed program for remote control of the air conditioner. On your phone, you need to download the application that will be used to control the air conditioner. This can be either an official program developed by the manufacturer of your device, or an unofficial, so-called universal program that is suitable for most air conditioners. To control the air conditioner from your Android phone, you can download the applications «Control-air conditioner» or «Airpatrol».

These two components are sufficient. It remains only to find out how to connect this system to the air conditioner.

Setting up the remote control system

air conditioning remote control system
Remote control system

To control the split system via a smartphone you need to do a few simple steps:

  1. Find out if your air conditioner has a built-in Wi-Fi module. This information is specified in the instructions, and it can also be found on the Internet by entering the split system model in the search and opening one of the sites with information about this device;

  2. If the module is available, you must enable it (see the instructions). If there is no module, purchase it separately and connect it to the air conditioner according to the instructions;

  3. Download the universal app for controlling the air conditioner, or download the official app developed by the manufacturer of your air conditioner (if there is a built-in module);

  4. Go to the Wi-Fi settings on your smartphone and connect to the air conditioner network. It often has a name that is identical to the name of the device model;

  5. After connecting, go to the app and try to change any settings to check the functionality.

Of course, each individual case may have its own nuances of setting up a remote control system via a smartphone. We briefly described how you can control the air conditioner via wireless Internet, and often these recommendations work.

If you have any difficulties at any stage, do not be too lazy to read the instructions. It specifies a set of typical problems, as well as solutions that are worth taking.


Controlling the air conditioner via your smartphone is a reality. You can use your phone to perform many tasks, including setting up climate control equipment in your home. Remember that in your hands is a small computer that is really capable of much.

After setting up the remote control system, you will no longer need the remote control to set up the air conditioner. Welcome to the future! Have you ever managed a split system with your smartphone? Share your experience in the comments below. Good luck!

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