Switch type: What’s the difference between “virtual” and “simulated”?

what is the difference between virtual or simulated switch in smartthings

Virtual is the new one and can run local and will process on/off commands no matter the current state. It is also the one that gets created when using the Virtual Switch creator in the smartthings classic app.


@prjct92eh2 Should we be migrating over our Simulated Switches then to the new Virtual Ones?

I know I had issues with my Simulated Switches some weeks back and then the issue was re-solved with a firmware update.

I would. Quick change and shouldn’t hurt anything.