Invite members to SmartThings

A women inviting her family members to be a member of SmartThings

The more, the merrier. To let your family or friends use your smart devices, you can invite them to be members of your SmartThings account. Just send out an invitation for a specific location in your account, and if they accept, they'll become official members. Now they can control or manage any of the connected devices in that location.

Note: Inviting members is only available for locations. You cannot add a member directly to a room, only the main location.

Invite via Samsung Account

You can invite members to join certain locations in your account through their Samsung account. Soon, you'll all be able to use the same smart devices.

To invite a member, navigate to and open the SmartThings app. Tap Menu (the three horizontal lines), and then tap the Location drop-down menu to find the location you would like the member to join. Tap Add (the plus sign), and then tap Member. Select Send invitation, and then enter the email used for their Samsung account. Next, tap Invite. Once the user receives the invitation, they can accept it, and then they'll be good to go.

A text box with Samsung account or email address written inside and Invite option below

Invite via QR codes

You can also invite members using a QR code. How easy is that?

To invite a member, navigate to and open the SmartThings app. Tap Menu (the three horizontal lines), and then tap the Location drop-down menu to find the location you would like the member to join. Tap Add (the plus sign), and then tap Member. Select QR code and a barcode will appear. The invitee can then scan the QR code on their phone. They will need to navigate to SmartThings, and then tap Menu (the three horizontal lines). Next, they will need to tap Members, tap More options (the three vertical dots), and then tap Accept QR code invitation. From there, they can review the on-screen instructions and scan the code to become a member.

QR code screen with information and a QR code

Accept the invitation

It's not a party unless everyone is invited. To receive an invitation, the other user must have the SmartThings app installed on their phone and be signed into their Samsung account.

They'll get the invitation as a notification on their phone. All they have to do is tap the notification, and then tap Accept. Once this is complete, they can control the devices added in that specific location.

They can also open SmartThings, and then tap Menu (the three horizontal lines). Tap Messages; a message will appear, informing them of the invitation. They can tap the notice, and then tap Accept to be added as a member.

Messages screen with a notification that JOHN ADAMS has invited you to join Home

View or remove members

If someone doesn't use SmartThings anymore, the owner of the location can remove their membership. You can also view members in a location in case you lose track of who has been added.

To view or remove a member, navigate to the location with your desired member. Tap Menu (the three horizontal lines), and then tap Members. Here you can view the location's owner and its current members.

To remove a member, tap More options (the three vertical dots), and then tap Delete. Choose the members you want to delete, and then tap Delete. Tap Remove to confirm. The member will now be removed from that location and won't be able to control any of its devices.

Members screen with More options bubble displaying Delete option

Note: Only the owner of the location can remove members.

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