GarageMax, Garage Door Remote 4+

Open your garage with iPhone

BlueMate Labs, Inc.

    • 4.4 • 88 Ratings
    • Free

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GarageMax opens your garage using your iPhone.

The App requires purchase of a low cost GarageMax Receiver. You can buy the receiver from The receiver installs in minutes with only two wires to connect.

Even if someone else has the GarageMax App, they will not be able to open your garage without your permission. GarageMax now uses Bluetooth 4.0/5.0 which is the most secure consumer-based wireless protocol. You can also add several layers of password protection.

Compatible with Genie, Liftmaster, Chamberlain, Sears Craftsman, Raynor, Wayne-Dalton, Axis Cam, AccessMaster, Somfy, and nearly all garage door openers built in the last 50 years that use a simple wall switch. Note that newer Liftmaster/Chamberlains/Craftsman that have a yellow learn button will only work with Chamberlain accessories and are not compatible with GarageMax. Please visit our compatibility page for more details.

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What’s New

Version 18

Changing the name for Trademark purposes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

DarthSmiley ,

Good. App could use some love

I really like this device. The app functions well once it’s set up. However, the app needs to be updated with better design. And I would pay for CarPlay support.

Recommended for security (no internet usage, and no company servers to go down) and functionality/reliability. Just wish it was easier to configure when people upgrade their phones, and that it supported CarPlay (which seems like a super-obvious feature).

Killdozer65 ,

I love it, so I bought a 2nd receiver for my other garage door

Really easy to install the receiver, only takes a few minutes. Same with setting up the app. I haven’t fully tested the range yet, but it works easily from the end of my driveway.

Since most of my cars are Homelink capable, I don’t need it most of the time, but one of my cars isn’t so I won’t need to carry the remote in it anymore. I also won’t need to remember to grab the remote out of my car if someone picks me up to give me a ride. And I can give access to friends and family if I need to.

I evaluated the other Bluetooth-style garage door apps. This one seemed to be the best available option, as it supports up to 8 devices paired to one receiver. I’m happy with my purchase.

Nicki'sReview ,

Apple Watch 3 to 6

I have had this since March and it has worked perfectly. Easily connected to a 20-year-old Craftsman door opener. It works better than my original remote and I have been able to temporarily add the app to a contractor’s phone so they they can access the garage when I’m not home. Also, our niece can get into the house to do her laundry. No longer have to buy extra keys.

I’m only writing now because I’m lazy! You can get an app for GarageMate on Apple Watch which I did and it was fantastic, but quit when I upgraded my series 3 to series 6. Well, I contacted BlueMate tonight and they got back to me within two hours. Solved my problem. (Thanks Lou!) And it’s Sunday! (Lou, take a break.)

If you’re having the same problem with your Apple Watch, here’s what Lou sent me:

We can definitely get it working with your Series6 watch. Sometimes the iPhone gets in a confused state when you change watches.

Your Watch has a App Store App. Launch it directly on your watch and then use scribble pad to find GarageMate. You should then be able to install it assuming you have entered your App store credentials on the watch.

That should do it. Let us know if you have any trouble.

App Privacy

The developer, BlueMate Labs, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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