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Modes in the Samsung Connect app

Modes let you set the scene of your smart home. Manually trigger custom actions with the tap of a finger or trigger your Mode automatically with a Rule. 

 

Add a new Mode

 In the Samsung Connect app: 

  1. Tap My devices and swipe to your Place
  2. Tap the three dots in the top right
  3. Tap Add mode
  4. Enter a name for your Mode
  5. Select an icon
  6. Tap Next
  7. Tap Ok to permit devices to turn ON if needed to perform actions
  8. Tap the device(s) to control
  9. Select the device action (e.g., on, off, dimmer level)
  10. Tap Done

 

Trigger a Mode manually

 There are two ways to trigger a Mode manually in the app. 

  1. Tap My devices and swipe to your Place
  2. Tap the Mode's icon which appears above the Place's device list

OR

  1. Tap the Mode's shortcut icon at the bottom of the home screen

Learn more about shortcuts here.

 

Add a Mode to a Rule

 The only way to automate a Mode in the Samsung Connect app is through a Rule. 

  1. Tap the three dots in the top right
  2. Tap Rules
  3. Tap Add Rule
  4. Enter a name for your Rule
  5. If needed, select a Place for the Rule 
  6. The app will ask: "When do you want to use this Rule?"
    • Tap Date and time to select a certain time and/or the days of the week
    • Tap Device condition to select and configure a device
  7. Tap Next
  8. The app will prompt you to set up all the actions to be triggered
    • Select the Mode(s) that you want to run with the Rule, along with any other individual device actions and notifications
  9. Tap Done

Learn more about Rules here

 

Edit a Mode

In the Samsung Connect app:

  1.  Tap My devices and swipe to your Place
  2. Tap the three dots in the top right
  3. Tap Edit
  4. Tap a Mode icon to edit
    • Tap the minus icon (-) to remove a setting
    • Tap Add actions and follow the in-app prompts to add settings
  5. Tap Save when finished
  6. You can also select or deselect the star beside the Mode's icon to create or delete a shortcut on the home screen

 

Delete a Mode

In the Samsung Connect app:

  1.  Tap My devices and swipe to your Place
  2. Tap the three dots in the top right
  3. Tap Edit
  4. Tap a Mode icon
  5. Tap Delete Mode
  6. Tap Done to confirm (this cannot be undone) 

 

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