Do zwave device configuration reset to defaults after unpair and pair


I will be moving some devices from one controller to another. I want to make sure the devices reset to factory default settings. Will this be done automatically when i unpair and pair again with the smartthings hub?

No, not necessarily. And doing a factory reset will not necessarily cause a z-wave device to forget its controller id.

It’s safest to exclude the device, verify that it’s gone, then factory reset.


Exception: if the device is ZWave PLUS Factory reset automatically excludes according to spec. Non plus does not have that requirement.


From experience, I can tell you they do not. I moved 3 Honeywell thermostats and all the settings remained the same. I moved 3 Yale locks and the lock codes didn’t reset. In general, I would say they do not reset when you pair and unpair…

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