Using Scenes and Automations in SmartThings

Last modified : Mar 28. 2019

Scenes in the SmartThings mobile app lets you easily control different actions in your smart home. You can manually trigger custom actions with the tap of a finger or trigger your Scene automatically with a Custom Automation. Follow the below instructions and learn how to create Scenes and Automations for different devices around your home.

Creating a SceneClick to Expand
1 Launch the SmartThings app on your mobile device
launch smartthings app
2 Select your preferred Location then tap the '+' Icon
tap the plus icon
3 Tap on Add Scene
Select Add Scene
4 Name your Scene, Add a device, action and time if applicable then tap Save to apply the changes
customise scene
Viewing Scenes in a selected LocationClick to Expand
1 Launch the SmartThings app on your mobile device
launch smartthings app
2 Tap the 3 Lines button
select 3 lines
3 Select your preferred Location then tap on Scenes
select scenes
4 Select any on of your Scenes to run on your devices whenever you choose. You can also create new Scenes in this location by simply tapping on the '+' icon

viewing scenes

Tapping on the Info Button on a Scene will allow you to edit or delete that individual Scene.

Please Note: In order to run a Scene, your selected device and smartphone will need to have an internet connection.

Creating an AutomationClick to Expand
1 Launch the SmartThings app on your mobile device
launch smartthings app
2 Select your preferred Location then tap the '+' Icon
tap the plus icon
3 Tap on Add Automation
tap on add automation
4 Select Custom Automation
select custom automation
5 Tap If
select if
6 Select your preferred Condition
add condition
7 Tap Then to add an Action
tap then
8 Select your preferred Action
add action
9 Tap Save once you have completed your Automation
select save
Viewing Automations in a selected LocationClick to Expand
1 Launch the SmartThings app on your mobile device
launch smartthings app
2 Tap the 3 Lines button
select 3 lines
3 Select Automations
tap on automations
4 If you select and individual Automation you will be able to edit or delete the automation.
automations homepage

Long pressing an Automation will allow you to select and delete multiple Automations saved within that selected Location.

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