SmartThings (Samsung Connect) UI Update - Android 1.7.27-25, iOS 1.6.27

So if i install webcore it will work in the new app?

webcore does not work with everything in STSC. for example, it does not work with SHM, presence/location or automations. I know there is one other item it does not control but my brain is blank at the moment. Oh, it is not able to fully control samsung tvs or appliances.


Since webcore pistons are setup outside either app, it “works” with both apps. After it’s installed, you can add access to device via either app.

Serious bug… you cannot edit a device state (switch off to on or light on from off) in a scene or automation. Try creating a scene, add a switch or light (default is off) then edit that to change to on. The UI briefly displays for the state selection but then you are redirected to the new scene or automation page! Version 1.7.27-25

Bug just started occuring where you can’t save scene if it adjusts color temp of bulb

You should still be able to use the official echo feature which has its own text to speech option:

I’m not seeing that on iOS @tado, but I do see what @Derek_Morais does with color temp.

Jd i know i can setup echo to do simple announcements, but echo doesn’t do the announcements based on multiple triggers. I only do a few announcements like that but i will say alit of these programs that people wrote really do enhance smartthings in general & makes it stand out from other home automation brands.

Echo doesn’t have to. :sunglasses:

Put all of your complex logic on the SmartThings side, however many triggers you want, and then for the “that” just turn on a virtual contact sensor as described in the FAQ link I gave you.

That virtual contact sensor coming on can be the single trigger for the Echo announcement.

The primary advantage in the case under discussion being that then you can use the inexpensive Echo Dot as your text to speech speaker. :microphone:

@JDRoberts do correct when you say inexpensive speaker & consudering its being used just for simple sayings. I was just fiddling with the virtual switch but it only makes it a light switch…not a contact sensor. Echo only sees contact sensors in its routine setup.

But im sure all these complex setups will pkay nice with bixby

Please read the FAQ. It has all the details and I don’t want to clutter up this thread. But you have to use the DTH in the FAQ and then it will appear as both a switch and a contact sensor which allows you to use it in an echo routine. Again, please read the FAQ as it has what you need to know to use this method.

FAQ: Can I trigger an Echo Action without Speaking to It?


Ok jd. Ill look at that now.

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I would recommend against toggling the device activity off in the new apps History. I turned it off/on and now no device history going forward. Tried uninstall/reinstall of app - no luck. Device history still exists in classic app and IDE. :roll_eyes:

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I hope issues such as this & with the automation can be fixed quickly.

I’m not seeing it but did they fix the SHM to arm/disarm on presence? Also unlock a door?

When trying to setup some automations they cant be saved. I setup a simple one to turn on the lights based on 2 motions & it didnt work.

nope. Still not allowed.

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Is there a way for the new app to send text messages? I used “notify me when” on the old app. I do not see a comparable feature on the new app.

not that i’ve seen