Control devices remotely with the SmartThings app

Last modified : Dec 11. 2018

Cloud Control is an option within the SmartThings app that allows you to control added devices and run automations when you're away from home. This option is not currently available to the iOS SmartThings app. 


Turning on Cloud Control allows you to view and monitor sensors, lights, locks and other devices under your locations within the SmartThings app. It will use whatever network connection you are using on your mobile device; whether that is mobile data or Wi-Fi; to keep you notified of what's happening at home.


Turning Cloud Control off will restrict all monitoring and control from the SmartThings app, but it won't use up any data. Automations will still run when Cloud Control is disabled but the app will appear completely empty of Hubs, devices and automations.

Activate or Deactivate the Cloud Control option:

1 Open the SmartThings app and select the 3 dot menu button in the top right of the screen
Open the SmartThings app and tap the 3 dot menu button in the top right corner
2 Select the Settings option
Select the Settings option
3 Toggle the Cloud Control option on or off
Toggle the Cloud Control option on or off

You'll need to tap Turn Off on the prompt when deactivating the Cloud Control option - it's just a reminder that you won't be able to see any devices or receive any alerts from your SmartThings app without maintaining the Cloud connection.

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