I have Samsung SmartThings as well as a Google pixel phone. My Samsung SmartThings cannot find my phone to connect it to use it as an arrival sensor. My Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 could be used as arrival sensors. I thought any smartphone that was a Android could connect to SmartThings. Please help
You won’t need google home, but You may have to go through some resetting steps. See the following thread (this is a clickable link)
I recently upgraded to a Google Pixel XL android phone, and registered it as a presence sensor in ST (while at the same time removing my old Galaxy S7 Edge phone from all of my rules, and replacing it with my new one). The problem is, ST seems to be completely unaware of when I come and go. It always thinks the phone is “present,” even when I’ve been away, or at work all day. My phone has location enabled, and it is accurately reporting my location in the Maps app. I’ve even used it to navigate me somewhere (so the phone has been awake, with a GPS lock for more than 20 minutes) and the app still doesn’t know I’ve left my house. I double checked the permissions, and location is enabled for that app. Any ideas?
Sorry misread that. Thought he wanted to control Smartthings from phone.