3 Tips for Mastering Your Liftmaster Remote

Learn how to get the most out of your LiftMaster remote with these easy tips!

Liftmaster Remote


LiftMaster systems are a lifesaver to many of you who own powered garage door systems and other residential access control systems. Using a LiftMaster remote can enable you to open and close your garage door from the ease and comfort of your car. This is especially important for those of us who have mobility issues. However, keeping the remote up to date can be tough. Here are a few tips can help you keep your LiftMaster remote working great for years to come.

Techniques to master your LiftMaster Remote

LiftMaster remotes come in several models, depending on the make of your operator (garage door system). However, every LiftMaster system that uses a remote should have a learn button. The learn button is usually located on the same side that the antenna is located on, and may be green, orange, yellow, red or purple with a small LED next to it. In the case of an operator with a MyQ control panel, lift the push bar and locate the learn button.

First, make sure that the remote itself is undamaged and that you have fresh batteries.

Then, you’ll need to hold down the desired button for 30 seconds, with the operator lights blinking indicating that programming was successfully completed.

At this point, press the remote control button to try it with your operator. At this point the remote should be functioning properly.

LiftMaster MyQ Phone App:

It’s important to know that not all LiftMaster operators will work with the MyQ phone app. Your operator will need to be upgraded with the LiftMaster MyQ Upgrade Package if it’s not already MyQ compatible. Generally, an operator with the MyQ logo should be MyQ compatible.

You’ll need to download the MyQ app from the Google Play or Apple store, and follow the prompts. Make sure that you are connected to the Internet with strong reception. You’ll need to set up an account at setup.myqdevice.com. The setup is a fairly involved process – full details can be found here. Make sure that you have available passwords for your local home wireless network.

Other important notes:

It’s important to note that replacement remotes purchased for rental developments may not work in rental complexes, as the garage door operators may be commercial systems that function under different protocols than residential systems. Check with your maintenance staff or superintendent if you rent or live in a development before looking into replacing or reprogramming your remote.

Reach out to us if you need help with your LiftMaster systems. We’re experts in LiftMaster products, and we’d be happy to talk to you!