Iris Smart Button toggles switch - how to stop?

(Mike Pak) #1

I have an Iris Smart Button that when pressed turns on a switch (Iris Smart Plug). However I noticed that if the smart button is pressed again, it will turn the switch off. Is there an easy way to turn this toggle behavior off? I only want the switch to activate the switch but not turn it off…I’m using the SmartThings Button Controller SmartApp.


(fightingmajor) #2

Have you read this thread?
You may find a solution here or it’s at least a better place for your question.
What do you have set up to do when pushing the button currently?
Does what ever it do turn off some other way?

(Mike Pak) #3

Thanks for the link, I’ll take a look!

I think I’ve read almost all the threads related to this device. My button will turn on a device that I don’t want turned off because it’s on ST rule that turns it off automatically after a few minutes. The intended user is elderly/impatient so I was concerned that multiple presses would simply toggle on/off the device–which is what I noticed.

Oddly, I had set this device up and was using it successfully for a few days. Then I noticed the battery was reporting 111% so I decided to remove and repair the button. When I did that is when I noticed this toggle behavior.

I think I found my issue though–When I initially set the button up, I set the time-out between button and press to 10 seconds. However, when I re-paired the button I didn’t bother to change that from the default. I think changing that setting to 10 for the most part solved my issue.

I love the platform but sometimes the customizability can get overwhelming if you just want to set something simple up… I don’t know how many times I read and re-read the threads (with your replies in there) to figure out how to get this button re-paired. I think your reply to someone actually did the trick for me and solved a lot of frustration…


(fightingmajor) #4

That thing is the biggest pain in the butt. It either works or it doesn’t.

(Mike Pak) #5

Totally agree…It was an incredible PITA to get it set up but once I did, it seemed to work very reliably–after the first hour of intermittent behavior. Now my Smart Plug is in a really funky state where it says “Turning On” but won’t ever turn on…Argh… I’m not a programmer but I wish there were better self-check/correction or consistent state checking going on with these devices to make them more reliable…


If you want to only turn on the switch - don’t use the button controller app, use the Smart Lighting app, there you select that you want the plug to turn on when the button is pushed and there will be a switch that says “Toggle on & off” - disable this switch and you should get exactly the behavior you wanted.

(Mike Pak) #7

That’s so simple and brilliant, thank you! I just set it up!