How to Control Gree AC Without Remote: A Comprehensive Guide

Controlling your Gree air conditioner without a remote can be a game-changer, especially when the remote is lost or not functioning correctly. This comprehensive guide will walk you through three effective methods to take control of your Gree AC unit, from utilizing the built-in WiFi capabilities to leveraging the AUX button on the indoor unit. Whether you’re a tech-savvy homeowner or a DIY enthusiast, this article will provide you with the necessary technical details and step-by-step instructions to master the art of Gree AC control without a remote.

Utilizing the WiFi Capabilities of Your Gree AC

One of the most convenient ways to control your Gree AC without a remote is by taking advantage of the unit’s WiFi capabilities. This method allows you to connect your Gree AC to your home’s wireless network and control it using a smartphone or tablet.

Enabling WiFi on Your Gree AC

  1. Locate the WiFi Button: If your Gree AC unit has a dedicated WiFi button, press and hold it for 10 seconds until the unit beeps for the second time, and the WiFi icon appears on the display.
  2. No WiFi Button? No Problem: If your unit does not have a WiFi button, press and hold both the Mode and Turbo buttons for 10 seconds until the unit beeps for the second time, and the WiFi icon appears on the display.

Connecting Your Gree AC to the GREE+ App

  1. Download the GREE+ App: Visit your smartphone’s app store and download the GREE+ app, which is compatible with both iOS and Android devices.
  2. Create a GREE Universal WiFi Account: Open the GREE+ app and sign up for a GREE Universal WiFi account. This will allow you to connect an unlimited number of Gree WiFi-enabled products to your account.
  3. Connect Your Gree AC: Follow the in-app instructions to connect your Gree AC unit to the GREE+ app. This typically involves selecting your unit from the list of available devices and entering the WiFi network credentials.
  4. Explore the GREE+ App Features: Once your Gree AC is connected, you can use the GREE+ app to control various functions, such as turning the unit on/off, adjusting the temperature, setting timers, and more.

Utilizing the AUX Button on the Indoor Unit

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If your Gree AC unit doesn’t have WiFi capabilities or you prefer a more direct approach, you can use the AUX button on the indoor unit to control the basic functions of the air conditioner.

  1. Locate the AUX Button: Lift the front panel section on the indoor unit and locate the AUX button on the right-hand side.
  2. Turn the Unit On/Off: Press the AUX button to turn the Gree AC unit on or off.

Please note that using the AUX button will only provide access to the most basic functions of the air conditioner. More advanced features, such as temperature adjustment, fan speed control, and mode selection, will not be available in AUX mode.

Troubleshooting a Non-Working Remote

If your Gree AC remote is not functioning correctly, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue and potentially restore its functionality.

  1. Check the Batteries: Ensure that the batteries in the remote are not depleted and have been installed correctly. Replace the batteries if necessary.
  2. Inspect the Remote for Damage: Visually inspect the remote for any signs of physical damage, such as cracks, dents, or water damage. If the remote appears to be damaged, you may need to replace it.
  3. Prevent Electronic Interference: Move the remote closer to the indoor unit and turn off any other electronic devices that may be causing interference, such as TVs, radios, or microwaves.
  4. Ensure Unobstructed Line of Sight: Make sure there are no obstacles blocking the air inlet or air outlet of the indoor unit, as this can interfere with the remote’s signal.
  5. Consult the Owner’s Manual: Refer to the Gree AC unit’s owner’s manual for specific troubleshooting steps and guidance on resolving remote-related issues.

By following these steps, you can effectively troubleshoot and potentially resolve any problems with your Gree AC remote, allowing you to regain control of your air conditioning system.


Controlling your Gree AC without a remote is a valuable skill that can come in handy in various situations. Whether you’re using the WiFi capabilities, the AUX button, or troubleshooting a non-working remote, this comprehensive guide has provided you with the technical details and step-by-step instructions to take charge of your Gree air conditioning unit. Remember to always consult the manufacturer’s instructions and your unit’s owner’s manual for specific model-related information and guidance. With this knowledge, you can now confidently manage your Gree AC without relying solely on the remote.


  1. How to Connect Gree AC to WiFi and Control it with Smartphone
  2. Gree WiFi App Installation and Operation
  3. How to Use the AUX Button on a Gree AC Unit
  4. Gree Homeowners Quick Guide
  5. Troubleshooting a Gree AC Remote