So, I e-mailed support. They are REALLY going downhill.
Original Email to support
Apr 17, 4:36 AM MST
So, I used to keep the cloud control setting off in the new app as it made my Smartthings Panel on my Galaxy Phone unusable. (Showed a ridiculous amount of devices and refused to keep the settings for individual items that I toggled on or off)
Since I have not been told to switch to the “new app”, I was not using the new app for controlling anything other than the bluetooth devices connected to my phone.
I figured out that turning off cloud control allowed me to still see my bluetooth devices and kept the classic app and new app from fighting each other. Used the diretions in this link: https://www.samsung.com/au/support/mobile-devices/cloud-control-smartthings/ 7 to turn that off.
In the latest version of the app, that setting seems to be gone. Additionally, I am now having issues where I have to reset Z wave devices as there seems to be some conflict between the old and new apps and the device handlers I have.
I would like to know how to turn cloud control off in the new app again. I am not planning on using the new app until you guys have it ready for roll out and I can actually import all my custom apps and drivers over to the new app.
PS: I’m in US, not AU despite the AU location in the link. However, the directions were the same in the US when the new app first rolled out.
Their response to me
From: SmartThings Support <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3:25 PM
Subject: [SmartThings] Re: New App - Cloud control setting gone?
Apr 24, 12:25 PM MST
Thank you for contacting SmartThings Support.
Accept my sincere apologies for late response.
I’m sorry you’re running into this issue in your SmartThings App, but I’ll be happy to look into this.
If you are running into this issue in your SmartThings App, I recommend uninstalling your SmartThings app and re-installing it to make sure you are on the most recent firmware version for the app. Once this has been done, try adjusting the Cloud Control option once more. If the issue persists, you will want to report the problem in-app so the issue is brought straight to the developers. To do this, tap the menu (3 dots) icon from the Dashboard page and select the Help option. From the Help menu, select Report a problem and enter in the issue you are experiencing. This will ensure the issue is brought directly to the attention of the developers.
Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns and I’ll be happy to help. Thank you!
Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2019 8:53 AM
To: SmartThings Support email@example.com
Subject: RE: [SmartThings] Re: New App - Cloud control setting gone?
So, this is an issue with a feature you have removed from the app. I have verified that I am on the latest version of the (new) smartthings app (currently, version 1.7.29-66) and verified that the feature is missing on both mine and my wife’s phones that have the app as well as our other two backup phones.
I am just asking if there is a way to access this feature otherwise. I am pretty sure I was clear about what the issue is when I wrote the initial e-mail. There used to be an option to turn off cloud control in the “smartthings” app (Not talking about the classic app). Now, it is no longer there. Are you stating that the feature is in the latest version of the app (indicating it was there before, was removed, and then was put back)?
I am a bit disappointed that support is recommending a nuclear option of removing and reinstalling an app without first asking to verify what version I had. I will add that I have already force closed, and reset the app to original by clearing cache, and then clearing data, then clearing the phones app cache, and then performed the painstaking process of setting up all the settings I originally had. I am not willing to go through all of that again until such time as I am told that it is confirmed that the menu settings I mentioned originally have been verified to be in the new app currently. I cannot see how 4 phones would all have the same unique problem. This indicates to me that this is a feature that you guys removed.
So, please verify for me that the instructions referenced in my original mail are available to US members before I uninstall or do anything else with my app.
For reference, those directions are:
Open the SmartThings app and select the 3 dot menu button in the top right of the screen
2 Select the Settings option
3 Toggle the Cloud Control option on or off