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Rules in the Samsung Connect app

With Rules, you can build custom automations to automatically trigger multiple actions, including notification alerts. You can set up Rules to run at certain times on certain days of the week or to trigger when another device reports a certain condition (such as detecting motion). 

 

Add a new Rule

In the Samsung Connect app:

  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 and the app will prompt you to choose:
      1. A device
      2. The device capability to use (e.g., motion, open/close, temperature)
      3. The device state to use (e.g., no motion vs. motion, open vs. closed)
  7. Tap Next
  8. The app will prompt you to set up all the actions to be triggered
    • Select the device(s) to control
      1. Select the device action (e.g., on, off, dimmer level)
    • Select the Mode(s) to trigger
    • Toggle the switch for Notifications to your preference
  9. Tap Done

 

Example Rule

These instructions will walk you through an example of how to turn on a light when there is motion detected.

In the Samsung Connect app:

  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. Tap Device condition
  7. Select your motion sensor device
  8. Tap Motion sensor for the device capability
  9. Tap Motion detected for the device state
  10. Tap Next
  11. Select your lighting device
  12. Tap On for the device action
  13. Tap Done

 

Edit a Rule

 In the Samsung Connect app: 

  1. Tap the three dots in the top right
  2. Tap Rules
  3. The app will display your configured Rules
  4. Tap a Rule to edit the automation
    • Tap the minus icon (-) to remove a setting
    • Tap Add actions and follow the in-app prompts to add settings
  5. When finished, tap Save

You can also deactivate or "pause" a Rule by toggling the switch beside it in the list of your Rules to the OFF state. It will not run again until you toggle it ON again.  

 

Delete a Rule

 In the Samsung Connect app: 

  1. Tap the three dots in the top right
  2. Tap Rules
  3. Tap the three dots in the top right
  4. Tap Delete
  5. Select the Rule(s) to be deleted
  6. Tap Delete
  7. Tap Delete again to confirm removal (this cannot be undone)
  8. Tap the back button or Cancel to return to the main Rules list

 

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