Adding wife's phone to SmartThings?


(Dan) #1

How do I go about adding another iPhone as a presence sensor?
Do I need to make her a completely separate account after installing the app on her phone or something?

No idea.
Too bad it is not just as easy as adding a mobile phone - I just keep getting the message that the phone was already added?


#2

Hi @dseg,

There are several discussions on that topic, so try a search for the detail. It may look overwhelming, but those will help you through any questions you may end up having.

In a quick summary (for Android at least): First, log off the app on the phone. Set her up with a separate account under “Manage Users”. I also recommend adding her to “My Contacts”. Once she gets the email from SmartThings about being invited by you, log on to the app with that account. You’ll get basic instructions in the email, but it’s straight forward. After doing that you should be able to add her phone as a presence device.

This one may be a good start:


(Flip Taylor) #3

I’m trying to re-add an iPhone to Smartthings and I keep getting the same message ‘The phone is already added’.

However, it isn’t already added. Something seems to be getting confused?


(Dom Kukuljica) #4

I have never seen more convoluted and less intuitive process to setup anything called ‘smart’. Every step of the way has been pure pain. Starting with two applications and the new one being half baked. Absolute pain.