I have managed to close my myQ garage door (a LiftMaster) (by Chamberlain Group) using IFTTT. Here's the setup

  • myQ app on an iPhone
  • IFTTT app on an iPhone
  • myQ account subscribed to IFTTT
  • the garage door, of course

When setting up the IFTTT trigger and action, the actions available when searching for and selecting myQ presents 3 options

  • Turn off light
  • Turn on light
  • Close door

There is no "Open door". Selecting "Close door" identifies my garage door as an option, and the trigger works when the door is already open.

Because there is no "Open door", I tried to use the same trigger when the door was closed to open the door (hoping this was a toggle rather than an explicit option) but this did not work.

Are there any options here? It seems like this is an issue on the IFTTT side of things, but I am not sure.


It was intentionally omitted for security reason, you do not want anyone (hacker or intruder when integrated with other smart home like Alexa and others) to open the door.

  • If it was intentionally omitted, how is it that SimpleCommands can OPEN a door?
    – JohnI
    Jun 3 at 22:25

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