Manage locations and rooms in the SmartThings app

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When you have a lot of devices to look after, adding them to locations and rooms in the SmartThings app can make your life easier. You’ll be able to organize your devices and smart hubs based on where they are in your home. You can create multiple locations for your different hubs, and rooms are the best way to group devices in one area of your home to another, such as a Smart Bulb that will turn on the lights in your kitchen.

Add a location

Think of locations as the main launch pads for your connected hubs and devices. You can create a location without adding any devices; however, adding your very first device to SmartThings will automatically create a location with the default name "Home."

  1. To add a new location, navigate to and open the SmartThings app.

  2. Tap the Home icon in the top left.

  3. Tap Manage locations, and then tap Add (the plus sign). Tap Add new location, and then enter a name for the location.

    Add a new location screen in the SmartThings app
  4. If desired, add a Geolocation, wallpaper, or rooms, and then tap Done.

  5. Whenever you want to go to the location, tap the Home icon, and then tap your new location.

Edit a location

There are several options when editing your location, such as changing the Geolocation, changing the wallpaper, or renaming the location.

  1. To begin editing a location, open the SmartThings app, and tap the Home icon in the top left.

  2. Tap Manage locations, and then select the location you'd like to edit. The following options will be available:

    List of options under Manage Home in the SmartThings app
    • Location name: Rename the location.

    • Geolocation: Edit the location's real-world location.

    • Location mode: Choose a mode for the location, including Away, Home, or Night.

    • Linked places: Add places here so you can run routines whenever someone arrives or leaves.

    • Members: View the location's members.

    • Invite member: Invite someone to join the location. Tap + Invite member and then select how you'd like to invite them.

    • Rooms: Add and manage the rooms in the location.

    • Wallpaper: Change the background design for the location.

    • Remove location: Delete scenes, automations, services, and devices associated with that location.

Add a room

Create rooms to intuitively group your connected devices according to where they are located in your home (i.e. the Kitchen, Living Room, etc.). You can directly interact with your devices and manage multiple devices assigned to a room at any time.

  1. To add a room, open the SmartThings app, and tap the Home icon in the top left.

  2. Tap Manage locations, and then select the location where you want to add a room.

  3. Tap Rooms, then tap Add (the plus sign), and then tap your desired room title. Tap Next.

    Add icon highlighted next to Manage rooms
  4. Rename the room if desired, and then choose a wallpaper. Tap Save, and then tap Done.

  5. Once it’s saved, the room will appear under its assigned location. You can find it by navigating to the location, and then swiping left through the rooms. From here, you can add devices to the room by tapping Add (the plus sign), and then tapping Add device.

Edit a room

There are several options available when editing a room, such as changing the wallpaper or giving the room a new name. You can also delete the room if you no longer need it.

  1. First, open the SmartThings app, and then tap the Home icon in the top right.

  2. Tap Manage locations, and then select the location with the room you want to edit.

  3. Tap Rooms, and then tap the room you'd like to edit. You can adjust these settings:

    • Room name: Rename the room.

    • Wallpaper: Change the room's wallpaper.

    • Remove room: Delete the room. The devices in the room will not be deleted and will remain in the location.

Manage room option listed in the SmartThings app

Note: Some rooms, such as Personal devices, cannot be deleted because they are added by default.

Move a device to another location

Note: You cannot move cloud- or hub-connected devices, or non-Samsung smart devices.

If you accidentally set up your Samsung smart device in the wrong SmartThings location, you can move the device to a new location without completely removing it from the app.

  1. Open the SmartThings app, and then navigate to the location and room that has the device you want to move.

  2. Tap More options (the three vertical dots), and then tap Move devices to other room.

    Move devices to other room highlighted in the SmartThings
  3. Tap the drop-down menu under "Move to" and select the new location.

    Note: You can also tap Add new room if you need to create a new room for the device.

  4. Select your desired room, and then select the device(s) you want to move.

  5. Tap Move. The device(s) will be moved to the new location you selected.

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