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How do I add my phone as a device?

How to add your phone as a mobile presence device during initial setup

The mobile presence feature gives SmartThings the ability to know when you come and go using the same location services that your smartphone uses every day.

When you first create a SmartThings account, we will ask for your permission to use these innate smartphone services. If you say yes, your phone will be automatically recognised as a mobile presence device after you set up your Location.


How to add a phone as a device

You can enable this feature at any time by following these steps in the SmartThings app:

  1. Tap Marketplace
  2. Under Things, tap Sensors
  3. Tap Presence Sensors
  4. Tap Mobile Phone
  5. Tap Connect Now
  6. Give your device a name and select an image
  7. Tap Done


How to view, edit, or remove a phone

In the SmartThings app:

  1. Tap My Home
  2. Tap Things or Family
  3. Select the phone
  4. Tap the gear icon


How to configure mobile presence alerts

Use Smart Home Monitor to configure a Custom alarm that will notify you when a mobile presence device comes and goes.

You can also explore SmartApps for mobile presence configurations.


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