The Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller changes the way you water. It makes running your sprinklers easy and convenient while saving you water and money. Rachio automatically creates a watering schedule that lowers your water bill and ensures the beautiful yard you want, while the mobile app gives you access to your sprinkler system from anywhere. Plus, Rachio is compatible with nearly any sized yard and smart home platform.

This is the companion app to the industry-leading Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller.

What’s New

Version 3.13.1

The Rachio app got a makeover! Check out what's new in the most recent app release:

• The status bar and headers have been redesigned for a sleeker look.
• History has been moved to the More menu to make more room in the bottom navigation.
• The Zones tab has been renamed to Yard.
• Setting your controller location is now even easier than ever with our improved auto-fill feature.
• Added support for exciting upcoming features!
• Bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
378 Ratings

378 Ratings

no_2u ,

App getting better but room for improvement

Horrendous terms of use that must be agreed to. Convenient but unsettling how the app somehow got my WiFi password from my iphone and passed it to the Rachio hardware automatically. I wish the app showed when my Rain sensor was wet. I wish I could change the type of a schedule without deleting it and creating a new one. I wish the app didn't hang when I was creating a new schedule, but it works most of the time. App schedule display also had several inconsistencies (e.g., saying it WILL and WON'T water tomorrow on the same home screen, and Zones screen mismatch with home screen regarding next watering date). Flex Daily schedule said it's going to water but then it skipped watering for no apparent reason when lawn was dry. To prevent the grass dying I ran a manual schedule but the Flex Daily schedule now says it's going to water regardless that the grass is now saturated. Home screen optionally shows monthly water usage which is useful. The Rachio unit itself only works if their cloud service is up, so it may become a brick if Rachio's server or internet is down (can only run 3 minute manual cycles on the unit itself). Customer service did get back to me (submitted requests through app).

Developer Response ,

Hi no_2u,

Thank you so much for all of this feedback. It really helps us to hear what you could benefit from within the app. We would love if you could share this feedback in our community to see what other users think as well!

Lo, Rachio Community Manager

Threxx ,

One flaw in otherwise impressive app

Their “flex daily” schedule is their smartest and most dynamic scheduling option, but it was one glaring flaw. If you tell it to be done by sunrise (the default/recommended choice), when it determines what time to START watering, so that it will be done by sunrise, it completely neglects to check the schedule it intelligently creates, and instead assumes all zones will be watering for their maximum normal duration. For somebody like me with 10 zones, that means even though it’s only planning on watering for 4 hours, it decides it needs to start watering at 8pm.
Irrigation 101 dictates you should not start watering early in the evening, because by letting the soil and plant surface sit damp and dark all night unnecessarily, you’re going to promote disease.
This is clearly a bug in rachio’s algorithm... hopefully one they fix soon, as I already struggle with preventing brown spot in my zoysia and that was before I replaced my old school controller with this “smart” one.
Otherwise, even though I just set my system up yesterday, I’m very impressed by the controller, app and potential!

Dr. Combo ,


I can’t describe what a monumental effort and change the app went through over this winter! It really went from crap to wow. From a below average app to an intelligent informative UI and overall functional. Hat’s off to your dev team. I’m truly impressed. I see that now you give a notification for flex daily why a weather skip didn’t happen; love it! I’m a lawn lover and this app makes me do it so seamlessly.
I didn’t give 5 stars because I don’t want you to think there isn’t room for improvement :) I think a more concise graph report that shows yearly use like a combo graph where I can show galons of usage as well as weather implication on that; compare year to year or same
Month last year. Reminders to potentially fertilize my lawn as well as aerate it that can be baked within the app. This app has a lot of potential but you’ve done an amazing job! Kudos.
I do feel bummed out though that I bought the 2nd gen rachio right before the 3rd gen came out


343.2 MB

Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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