SmartThings Support

Device Health

Devices connected to the platform will at times go offline, and there are several ways this can happen. For example, the Hub goes offline, network problems make Wi-Fi devices unreachable, or a device runs out of battery.

Opt in to Device Health, and we will check in on certain devices regularly to make sure they are functioning and communicating with the Hub. We will also keep an eye on the battery life of your devices.


How do I opt in to the Device Health?

In the SmartThings Classic app:

  1. Tap the menu (Android) / More (iOS)
  2. Tap Device Health
  3. Toggle the Device Health switch to the ON state
  4. Tap Done

Note: Device Health is not supported by Hub v1.


What devices are included in Device Health checks?

All devices listed on our products page are included in Device Health.


What happens if a device becomes unavailable or the battery level gets low?

If a device becomes unavailable or the battery level gets low, there will be an indicator dot beside the device name anywhere the device is listed in the app. The indicator dot will be red if the device is unavailable or black if the battery is low.

For unavailable devices, you can see when the device was last active on the device details screen:

  1. Tap My Home
  2. Under Things, select the device
  3. Tap the arrow in the top right to view the device health information screen. To exit the device health information screen, tap the X in the top right


What happens if my Hub goes offline?

If the Hub goes offline for any reason, there will be an alert banner on the main screens for Dashboard, My Home, Automations, and Marketplace. Additionally, all devices will show as unavailable in the app and you will receive a push notification after 5 minutes. If you attempt to run a Routine from the Automations screen, you will see an in-app notification indicating that the Routine may not have fully completed.

You can find the Hub status in the mobile app:

  1. Tap the menu (Android) / More (iOS)