I’m trying to use some Ikea devices with smartthings but on all of them I’ve some problems !
To pair them I have to use the New Smartthings App (not the Classic one).
Ikea Tradfri 5 button remote:
I noticed that it is recognized out of the box, just need to pair it with the standard procedure for Ikea devices (hold a button on the back of the device). Once paired I can click on it to assign the actions to all the buttons both for press and hold. Strangely, when I assign the Top Button, also the Bottom Button is given the same assignment! And vice-versa, when assigning the Bottom Button also the Top one changes. Seems the Top and Bottom buttons are not recognized as different buttons but as one by the UI for the assignment of the actions.
If I use the Classic App the button is not even paired and when I pair with the New App, entering the configuration UI I cannot assign any button…
A second, minor, problem is that after configuring all actions for the buttons, exit and reentering the UI makes it lose the configuration. I mean it still works, but the UI does not show how the buttons are configured.
To use that I resort to the DTH I found “andrews.k : IKEA Dimmer”. It works! I can pair it but then I cannot configure the actions to perform… in the configuration UI, I just see the sliders etc but there no way to assign the bulbs to control or other actions. I guess I’ve to use a Spart App but I cannot install them due to a strange crash of the Classic App (I wrote a post on that too ).
Fortunately, the bulbs are working great and I’m using a custom DTH.