SmartThings Support

Scenes in the SmartThings app

Scenes in the SmartThings mobile app lets you easily control different actions in your smart home. Manually trigger custom actions with the tap of a finger or trigger your Scene automatically with a Custom Automation.


Add a new Scene

  1. From the Home screen, touch the Plus (+) icon and select Add scene
  2. Enter a name for your Scene and select an icon by touching the star icon
  3. Touch the Plus (+) icon to add actions
  4. Select Control a device to choose a device and action (e.g., on, off, dimmer level) and touch Next
  5. Select Change this location's mode to choose a mode and touch Next
  6. Test your scene and touch Save


Trigger a Scene manually

To manually trigger a Scene in the SmartThings app: 

  1. On the Home screen, touch the Scene's icon

  1. Select Menu (Menu icon) and touch Scenes
  2. Touch the Scene's icon



Add a Scene to an Automation

You can trigger your Scene automatically through a Custom Automation.

  1. From the Home screen, touch the Plus (+) icon and select Add automation
  2. Select Custom automation
  3. Touch the Plus (+) icon under If to add a condition of your choosing
  4. Touch the Plus (+) icon under Then and select Run a scene
  5. Select the Scene(s)  
  6. Touch Save

Learn more about Automations here.


Edit a Scene

  1. Select Menu (Menu icon) and touch Scenes
    • Touch and drag a Scene icon below the line to remove Scene from the Favorites on the Home screen
  2. Touch the Information (i) icon for the Scene
  3. Select More Options (More Options icon) and touch Edit or Delete
    • Tap the Minus (-) icon to remove an action
    • Tap the Plus (+) icon to add actions