Adjust SmartThings settings

Woman looking at SmartThings settings on Note 10

SmartThings has tons of awesome features, including some you might not even know about - like adjusting the notification settings so you always know what's going on with your devices. Let us introduce you to all of them, in case you missed some.

Access SmartThings settings

To find all of SmartThings' hidden settings, you will need to access the Menu. No worries, it's easy.

Navigate to and open SmartThings, and then tap Menu (the three horizontal lines). Next, tap the Settings icon - it looks like a gear and is located next to your profile picture. From here, you can turn different SmartThings settings on or off.

The Settings icon highlighted in SmartThings

Here's what you can do:

  • Notifications: Choose which devices send you notifications when their status has updated or when they have been used.

  • Connected services: Manage accounts for services that are linked to SmartThings.

  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth auto on: Automatically turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when you open the SmartThings app, so it can discover devices.

  • Ask to add new devices: When your phone detects a device nearby that can be added to SmartThings, a popup will appear that lets you quickly add the device without opening the SmartThings app.

  • Use phone location: Use the phone’s location information to determine the location for your automations.

  • Allow phone presence detection: Allow other devices to find your phone using Bluetooth Low Energy scanning.

  • Offer to play on device: Get notified when there's a TV, speaker, or other device nearby that can take over playback of music or video playing on your phone.

  • Update Wi-Fi information: Update the Wi-Fi information on your devices if you ever change your Wi-Fi network’s name or password.

  • Privacy Policy: View and read SmartThings' Privacy Policy. 

  • Download personal data: Download all personal data collected by Samsung related to SmartThings.

  • Erase personal data: Erase all personal data collected by Samsung related to SmartThings.

  • Auto update devices and services: Download and install updates for devices and services automatically.

  • About SmartThings: Check the software version and perform updates when they're available.

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