How to connect to SmartThings on my POWERbot?

Last Update date : Oct 20. 2020

SmartThings is a function that conveniently controls and manages smart home appliances and Internet of Things (IoT) devices with a smartphone. From the outside, you can monitor and control the status of various devices, such as smart devices, home appliances, TVs, speakers, etc. registered on the serve. It is a next-generation platform service that will unify Samsung's products as an open source platform that can connect not only our products but also other IoTs.

smartthings in your life

Step 1. Checking the requirements for connection

Before connecting your smartphone with your robot vacuum (POWERbot), ensure that the following requirements are met:

Android

iOS (iPhone)

OS

Android 6.0 or more

iOS 10.0 or more

Device Type

Smartphone, Tablet

iPhone 6 or more, iPad

RAM Size

2 GB or more

2 GB or more

Support resolution

1280*720(HD)

1920*1080(FHD)

2560*1440(WQHD)

1334*750

1920*1080

App preload criteria

RAM 2 GB or more

Bluetooth profile 4.0 or higher

Terminal capable of Wi-Fi mirroring

RAM 2 GB or more

Bluetooth profile 4.0 or higher

Terminal capable of Wi-Fi mirroring

Step 2. Connecting your smartphone to the Wi-Fi network

  • On your smartphone: Tap Settings → Connection → Wi-Fi → Select a router to connect to (enter password when setting security)
  • When connected properly, the selected router in the current network is confirmed as “connected”

Note:        

  • Router name (SSID) is set in English, symbols, and numbers (special characters are not supported).
  • 2.4 GHz connection available when connecting to a robot vacuum to the Wi-Fi network.
  • At least 3 Wi-Fi network receiving antennas should be displayed.
  • When connecting your home appliance to your smartphone with SmartThings, ensure both devices are connected to the same router.

Step 3. Installing the SmartThings app

  • Download and install the SmartThings app from the markets (Google Play Store, Apple App Store, or Samsung Galaxy Apps).
  • To find the app, use the keyword “SmartThings”.

Step 4. Setting up a Samsung account

  • You must sign into a Samsung account before using the SmartThings app.
  • To set up a Samsung account, you can follow the directions provided by the SmartThings app.
  • Or, if you have a Samsung smartphone, you can add your Samsung account in the setting app of your smartphone. Then, it will automatically sign into your Samsung account.

Step 5. Connecting your smartphone to the robot vacuum

For Android users

1. First, make sure your robot vacuum (POWERbot) is turned on and the Wi-Fi router is connected to the power supply. 

2. Launch the SmartThings app. Tap the plus button and select [Add device] on home view. 

select add device on home view

3. Select [Robot vacuum].

select robot vacuum

4. Tap the [Start] button.

5. Select your preferred location and room for the robot vacuum and tap Next on the bottom screen.

select your preferred location and room

6. Press and hold the Clock button on the remote control until AP appears on the display. It may take some time to connect the device to the Internet. 

press and hold the clock button on the remote control

7. Press and hold the Recharge button on the remote control until the robot vacuum makes a beep sound. Make sure the remote control is pointing at the vacuum.

press the recharge button on the remote control

8. Enter the Wi-Fi information to connect both of them. 

enter the wi-fi information

9. Please wait until the robot vacuum is registered with your Samsung account.

10. The registration is complete. Set the name of robot vacuum. 

set the name of robot vacuum
For iOS (iPhone) users

1. First, make sure your robot vacuum (POWERbot) is turned on and the Wi-Fi router is connected to the power supply. 

2. Launch the SmartThings app. Tap the plus button and select [Add device] on home view. 

select add device on home view for ios

3. Select [Robot vacuum].

select robot vacuum for ios

4. Tap the [Start] button.

5. Select your preferred location and room for the robot vacuum.

select your preferred location and room for ios

6. Press and hold the Clock button on the remote control until AP appears on the display. Then, tap Next on the bottom screen. 

press and hold the clock button on the remote control for ios

7. On your iPhone, open the Settings app and go to Wi-Fi to connect to the network name that starts with robot vacuum or vacuum. The password is 1111122222. (“1” 5 times and “2” 5 times) 

connect the wi-fi network with password for ios

8. Once the device is connected to the Wi-Fi network, run the SmartThings app again.

Press and hold the remote control Recharge button until you hear beep. Ensure that the remote control is pointed toward the robot vacuum.

press and hold recharge button for ios

9. Enter your Wi-Fi information to connect the device to Wi-Fi network and tap the Next. The Wi-Fi information is sent to the vacuum.

enter wi-fi information for ios

10. Please wait until the robot vacuum is registered with your Samsung account.

11. The registration is complete. Set the name of the robot vacuum. 

set the name of robot vacuum for ios

Tips: 

  • If you cannot complete the product registration, please take the following steps.

- Try the registration procedure again as you have been directed by the pop-up messages.

- Confirm that the UPnP option of your wireless router is active, and then try the registration procedure again.

- Confirm that your wireless router is operating in wireless mode, and then try the registration procedure again.

- If you have two or more POWERbots, turn off the other POWERbots, and then try to register your POWERbot again.

- If there is any other wireless router that has the same SSID as your wireless router, the registration might fail.

  • When the Smart control is blocked, you cannot control the POWERbot on your smartphone.
  • The POWERbot and your smartphone are not connected to the same wireless router, and so a response delay may occur depending on your network environment.

Note: 

  • All functions and step descriptions related to the SmartThings app differ depending on the software version.
  • When using mobile data, costs may be incurred depending on downloads and wireless communication between devices.
  • Available technologies and functions may vary depending on the country, service provider, network environment, or product.

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