Install Your Yardian Easily With 5 Simple Steps

Thank you for choosing Yardian. The instructions below will guide you through the installation of your new Yardian. Installing Yardian is easy – it only takes 5 simple steps to have your brand new Yardian up and running.

Replace the old controller

First, take a picture of your current wiring on the old controller for reference. Then, label each wire with a numeric sticker (included with your Yardian). Carefully pull each wire out from your old controller, then disconnect your old controller to leave behind all those confusing and frustrating settings. It’s time to make scheduling your watering cycles a breeze by installing your Yardian!

Install Yardian

Yardian Pro
Yardian with built-in camera

Now that you have successfully removed your old controller, let’s get started to install the Yardian. To begin with, gently mount your Yardian to the desired location. Open the top cover and insert the wires to their corresponding zone slots. Plug in your Yardian. Only a few more steps!

Download the Yardian App

After successfully connecting your Yardian, let’s set up the Yardian app on your mobile device. First, download “Yardian” in the App Store or Google Play. Open the app, follow the instructions to create an account, and sign in.
From there, click on “Add Home” and name your home. Then click the gear in the middle to specify your location and the corresponding weather station. You can locate the home with the map or enter the latitude and longitude manually.
Users in the U.S. can furthuer specify your city and the water provider of your city. This way, Yardian can help check the water restriction rules currently going on in your area.

Pair Yardian to your profile

After you have set up the Home in Step 3, click on “Please add a new device” and enter the 8-digit YID (Yardian ID) on your Yardian device to finish the pairing.

Wi-Fi onboarding

Now for the most important part to make your Yardian smarter than your old controller – getting your Yardian online via Wi-Fi onboarding.

First, make sure your mobile device is near the Yardian and connected to a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network. Then, check if the Yardian LED light is alternatingly blinking green and blue. If not, press the reboot button and try again until you see the green and blue light.

Yardian Pro

For iOS users, it is necessary to use the Apple Home App to complete Wi-Fi onboarding.

  1. Open the Apple Home app and click on “Add Accessory” to start.
  2. Scan the HomeKit setup code on the Yardian device to pair the device.
  3. Follow the instructions in the Home app to complete the configuration.
  4. When the LED turns into a steady green light, it means you have successfully connected your Yardian Pro to your Wi-Fi network.
  5. You can use the Apple Home app to do instant watering, or go back to the Yardian app to use more functions. For more details, please check How to Use the Apple Home App to Control Yardian Pro

For Android users, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click on Device Settings and select “Wi-Fi Onboarding
  2. Make sure your Wi-Fi is on, and select the Yardian SSID.
  3. Specify your home Wi-Fi router SSID and input the password.
  4. Check your Yaridan LED. If it turns into a steady green light, it means you have successfully connected your Yardian Pro to your Wi-Fi network.


You have successfully set up your Yardian

Now it’s time to get a full tour of the Yardian with our tab-by-tab User Guide, or continue using the Yardian App.

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