Is there anyway to replace your phone in smart things without having to unravel EVERYTHING that’s been setup in smart things that is tied to the phone…? I don’t see anyway to do this which seems super stupid?
What do you mean by “tied to the phone”?
Do you mean the phone as an “arrival / departure / presence sensor”? That’s the only stuff “tied to your phone”…
Everything else is stored in the SmartThings Cloud and you get access to it from any phone/tablet upon which you install the SmartThings App.
If you mean #1 … then welcome to SmartThings… imagine what happens if your Hub fails. “Everything” (well, every ZigBee and Z-Wave Device and SmartApp) is tied to the Hub, even though the data is in the Cloud. Migration tool is not provided.
It’s not automated, but it’s not that difficult.
- Add the new phone, preferably with a different name from the old phone.
- In the mobile app, navigate to the SmartApps tab for the old phone.
- Systematically select each SmartApp associated with the old phone and edit them, adding the new phone and removing the old phone.
- When the list of SmartApps associated with the old phone is empty, you’re done and can remove the old phone and rename the new phone, if desired.
I just changed my phone. I removed smartthings from the old phone installed it in the new phone and logged in with the same smartthings id. I assumed that the phone presence will automatically be linked to the new phone. I don’t see my presence changing at all. Can someone please help me setup the new phone as a presence sensor?
I was able to solve my own problem. I had to manually create a mobile presence sensor using the add a thing button and all good now.