Picture of the Honeywell RTH9580WF thermostat, displaying its -Restore Default Schedule- page, with the -Select Default Schedule- button circled.

How to Cancel Schedule on Honeywell Thermostat

This piece covers how to cancel schedule on Honeywell thermostat.  Here, we explain how to do it on the RTH9580WF t-stat.  But other models with a screen work in similar fashion. At any rate, you could cancel thermostat schedules by resetting it, which also erases every other customized setting like lock screen passwords and screen color settings. But on some Honeywell thermostats, there’s a much less destructive way to return the t-stat to the built-in default program schedule, without resetting any other setting. You cancel a user-defined schedule by following the directions next.





Canceling the t-stat schedule returns the thermostat to the default daily heating How to and cooling programs.  These schedules include temperature settings for heating and cooling, and the times that those temperatures should be set. So again,  program your preferred schedule in again to fit your specific energy needs.

Picture of the Honeywell RTH9580WF WiFi Smart Thermostat, showing the -Home- screen.
Honeywell RTH9580WF WiFi smart thermostat, showing the -Home- screen.

How to Cancel Schedule on Honeywell Thermostat

1. Visit the Thermostat’s the Main Menu

Tap the  Menu  button on the touch screen, as shown above at the top right side of the   Home   page. Then, scroll down by pressing the  Down  arrow key.  Then, stop at the  Preferences   button, as shown next.

Picture of the Honeywell RTH9580WF smart thermostat, showing the -Menu- screen with -Preferences- button circled.
RTH9580WF smart thermostat, showing the -Menu- screen with -Preferences- button circled.

2. Tap the   Preferences  Button

Touching the  Preferences   button brings up the   Preferences   page.  When you see it, scroll with the down-arrow key. Then stop at the   Restore Default Schedule   button as circled in red in the next picture.

Picture of the Honeywell RTH9580WF smart thermostat, with the -Restore Factory Defaults- button circled.
RTH9580WF smart thermostat, Menu, Preferences, Restore Factory Defaults button circled.

3. Then, Tap the  Restore Default Schedule  Button to Continue with How to Cancel Schedule on Honeywell Thermostat

Touch the  Restore Default Schedule  item.  A Honeywell thermostat them prompts you to say that you indeed want to cancel the current schedule, as shown next.

Picture of the Honeywell RTH9580WF thermostat, displaying its -Restore Default Schedule- page, with the -Select Default Schedule- button circled.
Honeywell RTH9580WF thermostat, displaying its -Restore Default Schedule- page, with the -Select Default Schedule- button circled.




4. Next, Tap the Green  Restore Default Schedule   Button

WARNING: Touching this button button clears the current thermostat schedule. So DO NOT do this until you’re sure you know how to program in a new schedule, if you want a custom one.  But if the default schedule is good for you, then proceed.

Picture of a common Honeywell smart t-stat, displaying its -Revert to Default Schedule- prompt, with the -Yes- button circled.
A common Honeywell smart t-stat, displaying its -Revert to Default Schedule- prompt, with the -Yes- button circled.

5.  Touch the   Yes   Button

Now if you wish to switch back to the default t-stat schedule, then tap the green  Yes  button.  Or, press the red  No  button.

Pressing  Yes  starts the thermostat to cancel its user-programmed schedule.  The display shows the   Please Wait While the System Saves your Changes   screen for some seconds, as shown next.

Picture of the Honeywell RTH9580WF T-Stat, telling us to wait while the system saves schedule changes.
Honeywell RTH9580WF T-Stat, telling us to wait while the system saves schedule changes.

6. Next, the Honeywell Thermostat Cancels the Current Schedule

Once the thermostat restores the default schedule, it takes you back to the Preferences   screen face, as pictured next.

Picture of a typical Honeywell thermostat, displaying the bottom part of its -Preferences- page.
A typical Honeywell thermostat, displaying the bottom part of its -Preferences- page.

7. Finished with How to Cancel Schedule on Honeywell Thermostat !

You have now cleared the schedule on your Honeywell thermostat, and restored it to the default, built-in one.  You can now make changes to this to suit your environmental needs.

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References for How to Cancel Schedule on Honeywell Thermostat

  1. Honeywell RTH9580WF Smart Thermostat Product Page at HoneywellHome.com

Revision History

  • 2020-06-19: First published.
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