SwitchBot Curtain Calibration Not Fully Working (Or Finishing)

The SwitchBot Curtain is an excellent way to automate the curtains in your house, as they can be installed in a matter of minutes on any standard rod.

However, we assume you might be facing some issues with the calibration of the device.

Don’t panic: despite seeming like a complex problem, most issues related to the calibration of the SwitchBot Curtain can be solved by troubleshooting and finding the cause of the error.

How Do You Fix SwitchBot Curtain Calibration Not Fully Working (Or Finishing)?

Fix SwitchBot Curtain Calibration Not Fully Working

There are a few different reasons that cause problems with your SwitchBot Curtain calibration, but you can fix most of these errors by putting fresh batteries in your device, ensuring you have a stable Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection, and updating/resetting your SwitchBot firmware.

Since the problem can stem from a variety of things, we will explain below how you can troubleshoot and find the solution for your particular case.

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Why is my SwitchBot Curtain Calibration not Working? – Main Causes

1. The System Isn’t Installed Properly

Despite the installation process for the SwitchBot Curtain being quite easy, we can easily miss a step or two of the process. For example, the device might not be attached firmly to your curtain rod or you might have a physical obstruction near it.

2. You’re Using an Older Version of the SwitchBot App

Using an Older Version of the SwitchBot App

Since SwitchBot is constantly updating its app with new features and functionalities, take a moment to make sure that your app is up-to-date.

3. Your SwitchBot Curtain Firmware is Out-of-Date

Simply put, the firmware is the system inside your SwitchBot Curtain that mediates the connection between the device and your hub. As with the company’s app, the firmware of any SwitchBot devices you own must always be up-to-date to ensure proper functionality.

4. There are Power and Connection Issues in the System

We often tend to forget how important it is to maintain a stable internet connection in our homes and take these things for granted. An error in your Wi-Fi router, for example, could very much be the cause of your SwitchBot Curtain calibration not fully working.

How to Fix SwitchBot Curtain Calibration

How to Fix SwitchBot Curtain Calibration

1. Check Your SwitchBot Curtain Batteries

As obvious as it may sound, the first thing you should do is check the battery of your SwitchBot Curtain. The device operates with a 9V battery. If you’re not using a fresh battery, then chances are the device isn’t receiving enough power to function.

2. Check your Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Connection

We recommend you start by turning off your Wi-Fi router for a few seconds and then turning it back on. This simple process goes a long way. If you’re connecting your SwitchBot devices via Bluetooth, then it’s a great idea to re-pair your SwitchBot Curtain to your Hub or smartphone manually.

3. Update your SwitchBot App and Firmware

Simply head to the app store or settings in your smartphone and ensure that your SwitchBot app is up-to-date. Repeat the pairing process after updating it.

If your SwitchBot Curtain firmware must be updated, you will see a red arrow on the “All Devices” page in the SwitchBot app. If that’s the case, follow these steps in the app:

  • Select your SwitchBot Curtain on the “All Devices” page.  
  • Tap the gear icon to enter the settings.
  • Tap “Firmware & Battery”.
  • Tap “Update”. Keep your phone close to the device while updating.

4. Reset your SwitchBot Curtain to Factory Settings

To reset your SwitchBot Curtain to factory settings, hold down the button on the device for 45 seconds. This will wipe out all sync data from the device, so after doing this, you have to redo the calibration process.

5. Calibrate your SwitchBot Curtain Manually

If none of the options worked, you can try calibrating your SwitchBot Curtain manually. It is a slightly more tedious process since you will have to manually input the open and closed positions inside the app, but should be fairly easy nonetheless.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the SwitchBot Curtain Calibration Compatible with All Kinds of Curtains?

Yes. The SwitchBot Curtain is compatible with the vast majority of curtains, regardless of length and rod size and this shouldn’t be a problem when calibrating the device.

How do I Know if my SwitchBot Curtain is Calibrated Correctly?

We recommend you do a few tests between each step of the troubleshooting process. If you’re able to fully open and close your curtains a few times, then you know the device has been calibrated properly.

Is it Better to Use a SwitchBot Hub with the SwitchBot Curtain, and is the Troubleshooting Process Different?

Not necessarily. A Hub will make your life easier since it will allow the SwitchBot Curtain to operate out of your smartphone’s Bluetooth range, but you can still connect the device directly to your phone.

The troubleshooting process is the same for both types of connection, but if you’re using a Hub, we suggest you try resetting it to factory settings as an extra step.


The steps provided in this article should solve most problems related to the calibration of the SwitchBot Curtain. We recommend you start with the easier solutions first since the troubleshooting process will be easier that way. Make sure to check the owner’s manual as well.

If you’re still having trouble with the calibration of your SwitchBot Curtain after trying all the proposed solutions, it is best to contact SwitchBot’s customer service. You can do that via the company’s website.

Thank you for reading this article. Make sure to check our related posts about home automation and SwitchBot devices!

About Tristan Perry

Tristan Perry is a software developer who is passionate about tech gadgets, DIY and housing. He has therefore loved seeing smart homes hit the mainstream. Tristan also has an academic background (in Math & Computer Science), and so he enjoys digging into the technical ways that smart home devices work.

Tristan owns close to a dozen Amazon Echo devices, way too many Philips Hue bulbs and lightstrips, a boat-load of Ring Cameras and Doorbells... and a bunch of other smart home devices too (from Reolink, Google Nest, GLEDOPTO and others).

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