January 28, 2021, 10:25am
I am working with 2 different phones; both iPhone. One phone is running the app before the last update to the app, and the other one running the new update.
With the new update none of the virtual switches are showing up when trying to create an automation based on device status.
In the old app all the virtual switches are showing up fine when trying to create an automation.
In both apps if you list devices they are showing up just fine.
I have tried going into the Groovy ID and they are showing up there also.
I called Samsung and they confirmed the exact issue. They escalated the call. Is anyone else running into the same issue?
(Paul De Feo)
January 28, 2021, 12:57pm
Working fine here in Android. Are they maybe already used in another automation?
Yes I am having the same issue. Also in the new version the virtual devices don’t show up in scenes or automations. Many things seem to have broken since the recent update, I am still troubleshooting but it appears virtual devices are not working. I am using Apple products.
January 28, 2021, 2:13pm
Plenty of users are reporting similar items in the latest iPhone app… Join the discussion here:
SmartThings iOS client 1.6.59 (January 25, 2021) - Apps & Clients / iOS - SmartThings Community
Was virtual switches removed from the ST app for Android? It is Jan. 15, 2023, and it is still not an option.
Edit: nvm. I found it: Menu - Lab - Virtual Switches.
January 15, 2023, 2:16pm
Or use user created virtual switches, some of the developers have created excellent alternative virtual switches with many more options and work localy
Here is an Edge driver that will enable end-users to create virtual devices that run locally on-hub.
UPDATED JULY 2022…
Supports the following virtual device types:
A/C, air quality, alarm, battery, contact, door, fan, garage door, light (including RGBW), lock, momentary button,
motion, panic, presence, refrigerator, shade, smoke, switch, temp/humidity, TV, switchlevel/dimmer,
thermostat, video camera, water
Create any number of virtual devices
Easy and fast to use: No coding or CLI required
Enables you to create 100% local automations with virtual devices
See how many devices you’ve created of a given type (inventory)
Devices include additional controls and features beyond what is available through CLI-created virtual devices
Several virtual device types include a switch …
This will be an open beta, as the driver is not expected to need many updates. Any updates will happen automatically if they are released. Those updates will be announced in this thread, so please watch for notifications.
There are some other quality virtual device drivers. The intent of this driver is to enable users to create their own smart apps / devices to enable automations that are not possible with their physical devices. For example, associating a relay/contact sensor to make a door. Follow the invite link below to install the driver. This will create a Virtual Hub in a “No Room Assigned” room within the ST app. You can use this virtual hub to create further devices.
Here is a Garage Door Example connecting a relay and contact sensor to automate the door. You should consider t…
@TAustin 's great work on vEdge Creator, I was curious to explore a different approach for creating virtual devices.
The driver allows creation of devices one-by-one.
Please install “Virtual Things Edge Driver [YG]”
How to use
After installing the driver, press “Add device” and then “Scan nearby”.
This will create “vDev Controller” - virtual devices controller (currently it only creates virtual devices, but does not actually allow to control them).
Once the controller is created, enter its detailed view.
The user specifies a type of the device to create by choosing “Virtual Thing Type To Create” and presses switch button.
The controller will report its status (ready/creating/created) and the name of the device being created.
When the device is created the switch g…