How to Set Up Your Havana Shade Bridge Connector

Get your phone ready.

Updated 11/05/19

Note: It is important that you have a wireless modem broadcasting a 2.4 GHz frequency for your screens to connect to. This is common for modern wireless gear and is often the default. However, it is also common for newer modems to broadcast two signals; a 2.4 GHz and a 5.0 GHz. In this case make sure your screens are connected to the 2.4 GHz network before continuing.

Congratulations on purchasing your new Havana Shade!  Below are the directions to connect and program your shade connector bridge to your Wi-Fi system.  This will enable you to control your screens with a cellular device and also program specific scenes allowing you just set up automatic timers for each screen location. The Bridge is also compatible with Google Home, Alexa and IFTTT systems. Have your screen remote control on hand, you will need it for programming. Plug micro USB into bridge and connect regular USB to a power source. You are now ready follow the steps below (with videos for each step!): 

Before we start, download the Shade Connector APP for iPhone. (As of January 8, 2020 the Andriod edition of the app is unavailable, and is yet to be replaced by a newer version).


1. Register a new account on the app.

2. Add a new Bridge Connection.

  • Connect on iOS (iPhone).
  • Connect on Andriod.

3. Add a new room. 

Adding a new room will help you organize multiple screens. You must complete this step regardless of the number of screens you have.

4. Add a new device. There are two methods for doing this, each one outlined in the videos below.

  • Connect by Motor.
  • Connect by Remote.

You can now control your shades using your phone. Continue reading for more detailed guides on how to set up timers and integrate with Alexa or Google home.

Add a new “Scene”. 

A scene is a preset position for your device. If you have multiple devices then scenes can help you organize the different devices into their own individual positions. This scene will be the basis of your scheduling.

  • Add a new timer for device.
  • Add a new timer for scene.
  • Connect to Alexa.
  • Connect to Google Home (via Google Assistant).
  • Connect to IFTTT.
  • Works with Siri.

Hopefully these guides have helped connect you to your screen’s controls. With these devices you can automatically open (or close) the world outside your home. 


Perfect for Sliding Glass Walls

Our screens create a reliable barrier against the elements, making them the perfect match for large, collapsible glass wall systems. It’s like having a room with the push of a button!

  • Our screens block 95% of the suns rays. This means that not only is your patio shaded, it’s protected from dust and bugs.
  • Many users find that the screens work great for containing pets, giving them a new experience as well (visit our FAQ for more details).
  • Blocking the sun means better temperature control on your patio. It stays cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
  • Use your patio like and extension of your own home and have family dinners, entertain guests, or use it as a game room. 

Change the way you experience your own home and request your quote!

BUilt For Phoenix

Havana Shade is your local Phoenix shade supplier. Screens are designed and built in Phoenix for Phoenix.

Get the fresh air without the Bugs or Weather! Havana Screens will insulate in the winter and shade in summer. This means you can enjoy more than just the view. Our screens allow air flow but filter out dust, debris, and bugs. 

10-Year Motor Warranty

Our screen motors are some of the best in the industry. We’re so confident in them that we offer a 10 – year warranty on all our motors.

Greater Coverage

Havana Shade offers screen installs that can be seamless up to 30′ without compromising strength. For certain situation, certain configurations can be used to cover larger distances. 


 Proprietary technology means more versatile and reliable operation. Other screen are open on the sides while ours is enclosed and locked into side channels from top to bottom. This means less ways for debris, dust, and bugs to make their way into your patio.


 Other screen are open on the sides ours is enclosed, locked into side channels top to bottom. This means less ways for debris, dust, and bugs to make their way into your patio.

Stronger Screens

Stronger screens means more protections for your doors, windows, and patio furniture and electronics. Our screens are tested to withstand winds up to 70mph, making them some of the strongest on the market.