Control your Samsung air purifier with SmartThings

Galaxy S22 ultra connecting to an air purifier via SmartThings

SmartThings is able to control everything from lightbulbs to thermostats, and now, with the help of a Samsung Air Purifier, it can even control the quality of your air. Once you connect a Purifier to SmartThings, you can control it remotely, monitor your air quality, and include it in your SmartThings routines and automations. Talk about a breath of fresh air!

Add your air purifier to SmartThings

Even if you aren’t home, you can still control your air purifier’s basic functions. Just connect the purifier to the SmartThings app.

  1. Open the SmartThings app, tap Add (the plus sign), and then tap Add device.

  2. Tap Air purifier under By device type, then tap Samsung, and then tap Start.

  3. Choose a location and room where you’d like to register the device. From there, follow the on-screen instructions to connect the purifier.

Samsung highlighted in the SmartThings app

Use the basic SmartThings controls

Once your air purifier is registered in SmartThings, here are the main things you can do from the app:

  • Power: Tap the Power icon to turn your air purifier on or off remotely.

  • Wind strength: Select the fan speed you want for the air purifier. Tap the current speed (i.e., Low, Auto, and so on), and then select your desired fan speed.

  • Air quality: Tap Indoor to view the air’s Particulate Matter level for PM10, PM2.5, or PM1.0 levels and gas cleanliness inside your home. Tap Outdoor to view the overall air quality for the area you live in.

Controls for the Samsung air purifier in the SmartThings app

Get alerts from Welcome care

This feature recommends whether to operate the air purifier when the indoor air freshness level is "Poor." You'll get notifications from SmartThings whenever Welcome care sends an alert.

  1. First, make sure your phone's Location services are turned on. Next, open the SmartThings app, and then tap Menu (the three horizontal lines).

  2. Tap the Settings icon, and then tap Get your location from this phone

  3. Tap the switch next to your desired location, adjust the map if needed, and then tap Save. You may also need to tap Allow if prompted.

  4. Then, navigate and select your air purifier in the app. Tap Welcome care, and then tap the switch at the top to turn it on.

Get your location from this phone highlighted in the SmartThings app

Create a schedule for the air purifier

If you don't want the air purifier running all day and all night, you can set up a schedule to have it automatically turn on and off at designated times.

  1. Open the SmartThings app, and then navigate to and select your air purifier. Tap Schedule, and then tap the switch next to your desired schedule to turn it on.

    A list of schedules in the SmartThings app
  2. Repeat the same step to turn the schedule off if needed. Now, you won't have to worry about manually turning the air purifier on and off.

  3. To create a new schedule, tap Add (the plus sign), then enter your desired information, and then tap Done.

  4. To delete a schedule, tap More options (the three vertical dots), and then tap the schedule(s) you'd like to delete. Tap Delete.

Other options

There are some other things SmartThings can do with your air purifier. To see more features, tap More options (the three vertical dots) from the air purifier's Home page in the SmartThings app.

Here are the available options:

  • Edit: Adjust the name and location of your Air purifier, add it to your favorite devices, or remove it.

  • Settings: Change different settings, such as resetting the last time the air purifier's filter was changed.

More options for Air purifier in the SmartThings app
  • Information: View the latest firmware version of the air purifier as well as other important information.

Use SmartThings Home Care and Air Care

Note: If this is your first time using Air Care, you will need to download it to the SmartThings app. Simply select Air Care to start the download.

SmartThings Home Care will help you monitor your home’s air quality. You can use Air Care options and settings from this convenient spot in the SmartThings app.

  1. Open the SmartThings app, and then tap the Life tab to view the SmartThings Home page.

  2. Tap Air Care. Review the information, and then tap Next. Continue tapping Next, and then tap Start to begin.

    Air Care card in the SmartThings app
  3. At the top of the screen, you’ll see a notification about the current air quality inside and outside of your home. Tap Outdoors to view the temperature and weather information.

  4. Tap the drop-down menu to select a different location. Keep in mind the location will default to wherever your Air purifier is located.

  5. Next, you’ll see the Indoor air quality’s measurement, along with PM measurements. Swipe up to view additional information.

  6. You can tap your Air purifier under Connected devices to go to your purifier in the app.

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