Install SmartThings on android devices, not from Samsung

I wanted to ask you if it is possible (and functional) to install the SmartThings App on other Android devices, such as Xiaomi or Huawei.

Yes, you can install SmartThings on any Android device from the Google Play Store. That app is fully functional, and not tied to having a Samsung phone.

It does work on many non-Samsung android devices, but not all. A few requirements.

  1. some features are only available on galaxy phones.

  2. the phone must have at least two gig of memory

  3. some features are region-locked, like smartlighting, so that doesn’t depend on the phone model, but rather on the location where you register the account.

  4. at one point phones had to have a data plan. I don’t know if that’s still true or not.

The App Store details says:

Some mobile devices may not be supported.

They tell you to sign into the Google play store with your account and it will tell you if your device is compatible. :man_shrugging:t2:

In this forum, some people have reported that they had to set their Huawei phones/tablets to use the English language version of chrome or Firefox as the Internet browser or the smartthings app would not complete installation. So that’s yet another possible issue.

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Multiple people have reported in this forum that the Xioami Redme Note phones do not, however, work with the SmartThings app because of the proprietary operating system that that phone uses. You can find a long discussion of that in the following thread:

App and Xiaomi Redme note 7 phone

So, as always, the first rule of home automation applies: “the model number matters.“ :thinking: Some nonSamsung android phones work just fine with the smartthings app, some need some settings adjustments, and some won’t even install it.

Apologies, I missed the reference to Xiaomi, and the discussion from 2020. Of course, there are always exceptions. My bad.

FWIW, the SmartThings Android app even runs fine under Windows Subsystem for Android in Windows 11.

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Samsung recently said they would not be updating the SmartThings app for Android Oreo.
This was the very same week that I retired my favourite Blackberry KeyOne mobile (Oreo).

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SmartThings app not showing the ‘find’ option on oppo x7 ultra(china rom).Any solution on how to get the buds location to show wearable app?