Finding your way around the app
The SmartThings app is where you add smart devices and set up, control, and monitor your smart home. It’s like mission control, only you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to press all the buttons.
With the SmartThings app, you can:
- Connect all your smart devices so you can control them with your voice, from the app or with Automations
- Add new smart devices to your system
- Make your smart devices do things at a certain time (8:30 a.m., sunset, etc.), event (when you arrive home, a door opens, a sensor detects motion, etc.) or a combination of both
- Monitor and secure your smart home from anywhere
As you become more familiar with the app, you’ll find different ways to add and automate smart devices, but for now, let’s start with the basics.
Depending on your smartphone or tablet, there may be slight variations in your app’s appearance.
Quickly access your favorite smart devices and routines and monitor your home for smoke, fire or intrusion.
Here’s where you add new smart devices (we call them Things), check their status, control them, group them together into rooms and see who’s at home and who’s not.
Here’s where you can browse all our compatible smart devices and quickly connect the ones you own. Even more exciting, you can find and install free SmartApps that can make your home even smarter.
See your home’s current Mode, make sure your Hub is online, learn about any SmartThings updates or notifications and access your account settings (including adding other users). (Note: On iOS devices, More is accessed from the bottom right.)