It appears that the “run once per day” option within the SmartLights app, has been removed.
I opened a chat session with Customer Support, and they seem to confirm this.
Personally, I see this as a necessary/core feature for a SmartLight app/routine.
I had LOTS of SmartLight routines, that were set to trigger just ONCE per day.
When there is motion in the hallway between my master bedroom, and the living room between 6am and 9am (Mon-Fri) – I have it turn on a “good morning” virtual switch.
That virtual switch would:
Turn on the living room lights;
Have the Samsung speaker talk to me: "Good morning, Sir."
Turn on the TV, soundbar, satellite TV set-top-box
Switch TV to HDMI-1 (cable box – just in case it was set to something else when it was last used.)
Switch the soundbar to "TV: (again, just in cast it was set to something else when last used.)
Change the channel to Headline News
So, each morning when I’d simply walk from the bedroom to the living room, everything would automatically come on, and welcome me.
This isn’t the ONLY time that I walk through the hallway in the morning (especially if my wife is also up, and getting ready for her day, too.)
We needed the “once-per-day” option, so it wouldn’t repeatedly keep saying:
“good morning, Sir.” each/every time we walk through the hallway.
Similarly, we didn’t want it to keep power-stroking all of the entertainment devices, and keep flipping the TV back to HDMI-1 repeatedly (on-screen displays now keep popping-in, each time someone walks through the hallway.)
These once-per-day routines/settings worked PERFECTLY before! I have NO IDEA why they killed this feature?..
Again, this was just ONE of the “once-per-day” routines. I/we had MANY more (especially text-to-speech events.)
e.g. when my Netatmo Welcome camera sees/recognizes a person, it would turn on a virtual switch, that would play a personalized greeting. We would time-bracket these, and set them to once-per-day. e.g. 4am-noon = “Good morning, Amanda.” Whereas, noon-5pm = “Good afternoon, Amanda.” And, 5pm-midnight = “Good evening, Amanda.” Each of these were set to “once per day.” Amanda only periodically visits us. But, when she does, our system would greet her with the proper greeting-of-the-day – ONCE!
Whereas, now, it KEEPS repeating the same greeting, each/every time it sees her.
“Good afternoon, Amanda. Good afternoon, Amanda. Good afternoon, Amanda.”
That doesn’t make for a very smart-home, nor a “SmartThing”…
Or, as my wife is now calling it, “StupidThing.”