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Use Bluetooth Devices in SmartThings

Use Bluetooth Devices in SmartThings

Bluetooth devices are extremely convenient, and now they are even easier to use thanks to SmartThings. Devices that use Bluetooth, such as headphones or a speaker, can connect seamlessly with the app. Even if you leave the SmartThings app, your paired Bluetooth devices will still be connected to your phone. Keep reading to learn how to pair and use Bluetooth devices in SmartThings.

Connect Bluetooth Devices

When it's time for some music, get your headphones out, and soon you'll be enjoying your favorite tunes. Here's how to connect a Bluetooth device in SmartThings:

First, make sure the device you want to connect is in pairing mode. Then, navigate to and open SmartThings on your phone. Touch Add (the plus sign), and then touch Add device. Touch Auto detect - the device's name should appear under Available devices. Select your device and follow any on-screen instructions to finish pairing the Bluetooth device.

Auto detect a device in SmartThings; Samsung Level Active (0151)

Use Bluetooth Devices

Bluetooth devices are a little different from other devices registered in SmartThings. They won't appear in Rooms or in the Devices menu. Instead, they will display under Nearby devices or the SmartThings Panel when the app is open.

Nearby Devices

Navigate to and open SmartThings. Touch Menu (the three lines), and then touch Nearby devices. Next, select your desired Bluetooth device and use its available features. Some nearby devices may not work if they are turned off or not paired with the phone. 

SmartThings Panel

With the SmartThings app open, swipe down from the top of the screen to open the SmartThings panel. Then, touch your desired Bluetooth device to see its available settings.

Note: Depending on the connected Bluetooth device, the available features may vary.

SmartThings Panel with Connected Bluetooth Device

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