4 Tips to Help You Get Started
Here are four tips to ensure that setting up your SmartThings Hub and connecting your devices goes smoothly.
1) It’s okay if the light on your Hub turns off.
If the LED light on the back of your Hub turns on and then turns off when you first plug it in, don’t fret: your Hub isn’t broken. So long as the light turns on initially, it doesn’t matter if it turns off or not. Similarly, when first plugging in the Smartenit plug-and-control power outlet, the LED light on the side will blink for about 30 seconds. When it stops blinking, it means that it has connected and is ready for you to start controlling it. (The red light on the side of the power outlet means that the device plugged into it is off, whereas the green light means it’s on.)
2) Keep all devices within 15 feet of your Hub when pairing.
To ensure that your Hub detects and pairs your sensors quickly, keep them within 15 feet of your Hub until the “Connect” screen pairs all of your devices, and then feel free to place them where you want.
3) Your “My SmartThings” screen lets you know what devices are connected.
Your “My SmartThings” screen lets you know which devices are connected to your Hub. To pair sensors to your Hub, press the “+” icon. This will take you to the “Connect” screen. Once the device you wish to connect is found, it will show up on your “My SmartThings” screen.
4) Moving your devices is good. Deleting your Hub is bad.
Chances are, you’re going to be eager to set up and start using your devices as soon as they’re paired. But the first places you put your SmartThings sensors might not be where you end up keeping them. Don’t be afraid to tinker and experiment: You may find that after several days of controlling certain electronics and receiving notifications, you’d rather use SmartThings differently*. (Hint: Only attach the adhesive to your Multi after determining where you want to put it.)
*Important exception: Don’t delete your Hub from the app, as the code you enter when getting started is a one-time use code.