SmartThings Support

How long do the batteries last on my SmartThings?


Battery life for your Things varies depending on how you use them. SmartThings' first-party devices (e.g., the Samsung SmartThings Arrival Sensor, Multipurpose Sensor, Water Leak Sensor, etc.) are not rated for outdoor use; using them outside of your home, particularly in harsh weather, can reduce battery life significantly. 

Generally speaking, your SmartThings devices' batteries will last anywhere from 6-12 months—again, depending on how you use them. 

The type and number of batteries required depends on the device. All of SmartThings' devices have batteries included. For more information about a particular SmartThings device and its battery requirements, go here.


Samsung SmartThings Hub (Hub v2)

The Samsung SmartThings Hub (Hub v2) comes with 4 AA batteries. Once installed, these act as a battery backup that is expected to last up to 10 hours.

Go here for more information about Hub v2, or read this article to determine which Hub you own.