Garage Controller 2 "YoLink Finger"
Q: What is the YoLink Finger?
A: The YoLink Finger is a wireless button that can be used to control various devices. It can be used as a remote control for your garage door opener or other smart devices in your home.
Q: Can I use the YoLink Finger to control Liftmaster MyQ series?
A: Yes, if your Liftmaster MyQ series has a switch button, you can use the YoLink Finger to control it. Simply connect the YoLink Finger to the YoLink app on your smartphone and follow the instructions to set it up.
Q: What garage door openers does YoLink Finger work with?
A: YoLink garage door Kit 2 is compatible with all types of garage door openers.
Q: Can I use voice commands to control the YoLink Finger with Alexa?
A: Yes, you can use voice commands to control the Garage Door Controller with Alexa. Simply say "unlock" to open the garage door or "lock" to close it.
Q: Can I create routines to control the YoLink Finger with Alexa?
A: Yes, you can create routines to control the Garage Door Controller with Alexa. You can set up routines to lock the garage door at specific times or in response to certain events.
Q: What is the best way to ensure both the Garage Door Sensor and YoLink Finger work with Alexa?
A: To ensure both the Garage Door Sensor and YoLink Finger work with Alexa, it is best to bind the sensor to the Finger in the YoLink app before adding them to the Alexa app. This will ensure that both devices are discovered by Alexa and can be controlled with voice commands or routines.
Q: I don't like the 4-digit unlock code with your garage door opener in Alexa, is there a workaround?
A: Yes, there is a workaround to avoid using the 4-digit unlock code with the YoLink Garage Door Opener in Alexa. Here are the steps:
In the YoLink app, go to Menu (three lines in the upper left corner) -> Settings -> Account -> Advanced Settings -> Enable Control of security devices. Please note that enabling this option means you acknowledge the potential safety risk.
Create a new scene in the YoLink app by going to Smart -> Scene, and adding a new behavior for the garage door. Choose Device Actions -> select the Finger -> select Toggle -> tap the checkmark to save the new scene.
In the Alexa app, disable and re-enable the YoLink skill to discover the new scene. Then, set up a routine that triggers the new scene when you say "Alexa, close the garage door". To do this, go to Routines -> When this happens -> Voice -> enter the phrase "close the garage door" -> Add actions -> Smart Home -> Control scene -> select the garage door scene you created -> Save.
Please note that for the purposes of automation, "open" and "close" are the same for garage door operators, so you can simplify your commands by using "operate" or another phrase of your choice.
If you want to simulate Alexa's voice, you can create additional routines that say "Garage door is closed" or "Garage door is open" when the garage door sensor detects a change in status.
Q: Does the YoLink Finger work with voice assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant?
A: Yes, the YoLink Finger is compatible with popular voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. You can use voice commands to control your garage door once you've linked the YoLink Finger to your voice assistant.
Q: Can I use the YoLink Garage Door Kit 2 with Google Assistant?
A: Yes, you can use the YoLink Garage Door Kit 2, including the YoLink Finger and Garage Door Sensor, with Google Assistant. You need to pair the YoLink Finger with the Garage Door Sensor in the YoLink app before using it with Google Assistant.
Q: How can I control my garage door with Google Assistant?
A: You can use Google Assistant to open or close your garage door by saying "Hey Google, open the garage door" or "Hey Google, close the garage door".
Q: Can I check the status of my garage door with Google Assistant?
A: Yes, you can check the status of your garage door with Google Assistant by saying "Hey Google, is the garage door open?" or "Hey Google, is the garage door closed?"
Q: Does the app require a code when using Google Assistant?
A: When using Alexa, a voice password code is required to unlock the garage door. However, when using Google Assistant, there is no need to provide a code for unlocking the garage door.
Q: How can I use the YoLink Finger as an action device in IFTTT?
A: To use the YoLink Finger as an action device in IFTTT, you need to create a scene in the YoLink app first. Go to YoLink App->Menu->Settings->Account->Advanced Settings->Turn on control of the security device first. Then scene should toggle the YoLink Finger. Next, you can trigger the scene in IFTTT as an action.
Q: Does the YoLink Finger support YoLink Control?
A: Yes, the YoLink Finger supports YoLink Control but with certain limitations. It can only work as a responder and can be set up with YoLink Control when paired with the YS3603/YS3605 YoLink Remote. After successfully pairing the devices, use the ON button on the remote to control the Finger.
Q: Why does it need the sensor?
A: The reason why the garage door controller must be paired with the garage door sensor is that the garage door controller does not know the status of the garage door, to ensure the security, it cooperates with the garage door sensor to obtain the status of the garage door.
Q: My YoLink Finger doesn't have enough power to push the garage door opener. Is there a workaround?
A: Yes, there is a workaround. Please send your device's EUI number to YoLink customer support, and they will assist you in updating the firmware of the YoLink Finger to version 080B. After the update, it should work properly. You can find the device's EUI number and firmware version on the Device Details screen in the YoLink app.
Q: Why is the YoLink garage door controller not available in the list of devices for a YoLink scene or automation?
A: By default, the YoLink garage door controller is considered a security device and may not be visible in the list of devices for a scene or automation. To add the YoLink garage door controller to a scene or automation, you will need to go to the YoLink app and enable control of security devices. To do this, go to Menu -> Settings -> Account -> Advanced Settings and turn on the "Control of security devices" option. Please note that enabling this option means you acknowledge the potential safety risk.
Q: Will the YoLink Finger be damaged if exposed to temperatures below 32°F?
A: The YoLink Finger is designed to work within an industrial-grade temperature range. The specified operating temperature range of 32°F to 104°F is primarily due to the use of standard alkaline batteries in these devices. To ensure a 2-year battery life for the Finger, it is recommended that they operate within this temperature range. Battery life may be significantly reduced when temperatures drop below 32°F, although the devices themselves should still function properly. Using wide-temperature-range lithium batteries could extend their performance in colder conditions, but this would increase costs and potentially limit air shipping availability for these products in some areas.
Q: My Finger is stuck at 0.2% while upgrading the firmware. Is there a workaround?
A: Yes, there is a workaround. Please remove the batteries from the YoLink Finger, press the set button several times, and then reinstall the batteries. Test this solution multiple times. If the issue persists, please contact YoLink customer support for further assistance.
Q: What should I do if my YoLink Finger device is offline?
A: Follow these troubleshooting steps:
If the Finger is not connected to the cloud, press the SET button on the Finger once.
If the Hub is offline, reconnect the Hub to the internet and press the SET button on the Finger once.
If the Hub is not powered on, turn it on again and press the SET button on the Finger once.
If the Finger is out of range from the Hub, you may need to relocate the Hub for better connectivity.
If you receive low-battery indicators or alerts, or if you suspect the batteries may be the issue, replace them with 2 premium "AA" alkaline batteries.
If the issue persists after following these steps, please contact YoLink customer support for further assistance.