Change mode when I arrive home and set temperature based on mode


(Sim Harbert) #1

OK, to start off, I find configuring things in the SmartThings Android app interface to be extremely confusing. I have looked through everything I can think of the Android app and I don’t know how to do these things.

I would like to have the “mode” change depending on when I leave and come. This seems very obvious, but I don’t know how to do it.

Then, I would like the thermostat and light settings to change depending on the “mode”.

I have found it much easier to program everything using the SharpTools app and Tasker on my phone than through the actual SmartThings interfaces. I could do all of this with Tasker. But there is no reason I should be using yet another device to do things.


(Greg) #2

use hello home phrases to change modes, temp and set lights. it’s the chat bubble at the top right, then gear bottom right


(Sim Harbert) #3

Oh, wow. I hadn’t been down that rabbit hole. I thought that was a log of what had happened. I didn’t realize that is where things are set.

I kept clicking on the left bar, which pops up the mode and allows you to change it. But that is it.

Thanks!


(Heath Reed) #4

I use life360 + virtual switch + ifttt


(Sim Harbert) #5

@hreed1985 I am sorry, what does that have to do with what I am asking? What is life360 and virtual switch?