SmartThings Support

Locations in the SmartThings app

Your Location in the SmartThings app is the main launch pad for your connected Hubs, devices, Scenes and Automations. You can create a Location for multiple homes and share access with your friends and family.

 

Create a new Location

You can create a Location and add compatible Samsung IoT devices without SmartThings Hub capability. (If you haven’t added a Location, adding your first device will automatically create a Location with the default name Home.) You can always add a SmartThings Hub (or compatible device with SmartThings Hub functionality) to the Location later in order to add devices that work with SmartThings.

To create a Location in the SmartThings app:

  1. Tap on the Devices tab
  2. Tap the Location drop-down menu at the top of the screen
  3. Tap Add location
  4. Enter a name for your Location
  5. Tap the icon next to the Location's name to change its icon
  6. Optional: Tap Geolocation to set a real-world location to trigger automations when you arrive/leave
  7. Tap Save to confirm

 

View your Location

There are two ways to navigate to your Location from the Dashboard.

  1. Tap on the Devices tab
  2. Tap the Location drop-down menu at the top of the screen
  3. Select your Location

OR

  1. Tap the Location shortcut on the first screen of the sliding carousel

 

Note: Locations without any connected Hubs or devices will not appear as a shortcut on the Dashboard sliding carousel. Learn more about shortcuts here.

 

Add a device to an existing Locations

  1. Tap on the Devices tab
  2. Tap the Location drop-down menu at the top of the screen
  3. Select your Location
  4. Tap Add device
    • For iOS, tap the plus icon
  5. Android: Tap Add device manually
  6. Select the device category and brand or enter the device name in the search field
  7. Follow the in-app instructions

 

Edit your Location

There are many options accessible when editing your Location.

  1. Tap on the Devices tab
  2. Tap the Location drop-down menu at the top of the screen
  3. Select your Location
  4. Tap the three dots in the top right
  5. Tap Edit

From the editing screen, you can:

 

Move devices from one Location to another

To move devices from one Location to another, you must move all devices from the initial Location to the new one, including the SmartThings Hub. The devices will continue to be connected to the SmartThings Hub. This may be useful if you decide to move your existing SmartThings Hub and devices to a Location that already has non-SmartThings devices connected to it, such as an appliance or a television.

  1. Tap on the Devices tab
  2. Tap the Location drop-down menu at the top of the screen
  3. Select your Location
  4. Tap the three dots in the top right
  5. Tap Edit
  6. Tap the three dots in the top right
  7. Tap Move all my devices
  8. Select the new Location
  9. Tap Move

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