200 Device limit - How to proceed from here?

I thought I saw it suggested that if you used the ‘Manage devices to use’ page to deselect a load of devices from the app those devices wouldn’t count towards the 200 device limit when it came to adding devices. I can see why it could work but it isn’t something I’ve tried myself.

Yes. In the App go into manage devices to use and untick a few rooms so your below 200. Then add the lock as normal. Finally go back into manage and put them back

I’ve reviewed all my devices that can’t be controlled in the app. So buttons, PIRs etc. and I’ve hidden them from the app. Same with virtual devices that are only in use for automations.

Everything still works and I’m below the 200 devices being controlled it the app. Everything is working smoothly now. And removing them had no impact on routines. And they are all available in Google/Alexa/ActionTiles ……


Seems too simple to be true! Of course they run in the hub routines locally just the same, and really there’s no reason to see them on the app.
That’s a good tip!


I like this a lot, it will really simplify the look and feel of the app and make it much faster. I’m not sure what the part is about “notifications will only be provided to those devices” means. I have a ton of leak sensors and would not want to miss something important! I’m going to have to do some testing and see what happens.

@JDRoberts Do you know what the part about notification means?



Is it just me or does the latest version [SmartThings] not seem to have the 200 device limit anymore? I just purchased some Yale YRD450 Assure Lock 2 ZWave locks and I was able to just go into devices and add them. I’m floating around 250 devices for the past few months, I had been using a work around to add devices and now the onboarding screens look completely different and I was able to use the current app to just scan for devices and add them.

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I don’t. My guess would be that the devices you don’t select will not get notifications in the app when they have state changes, but I’m just guessing. :thinking:

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Yea I can confirm the limitations are gone from both iOS and Android. No idea if there is a new limit, or if this is the new standard. Not seen anything from SmartThings officially perhaps @nayelyz can provide and update.


I’m going to test everything and see what happens. I have always thought the 200 device limit and the 20 rooms was for the usability and speed of the application itself and not the hub! I have a lot of sensors that I never use and never look at and are only for routines and notifications. Same thing with all the virtual devices for Alexa automations. I have 24 rooms and only added them so I can organize everything. Sometimes it is a little difficult to pick a certain room in devices because the dots across the bottom are so small! I really wish there was a better way to organize the routines into different folders, its very difficult to find the one I’m looking for. Today I made sections using routines I created that will never do anything because the will never meet the conditions to run.

I don’t know about their position. I had already added a second hub about 8 months ago. I’m building out a security system to replace my Nest Secure that will be bricked next April. I figured it was a logical delimiter to put all my security devices on a dedicated hub. I’ve had no issues running two hubs in the same location. My routines and automations work between the two hubs, just have to pick the right hub when I’m onboarding devices.