I purchased smarthings a very long time ago. I set it up and never messed with it after that. I do very simple things like turning lights on and off (actually that is all I use smartthings for).
I moved to a new apartment and decided to add wall sconces with no physical switches. I figured smarthings has been very reliable why not go all in.
I use to have tiles on my dahsboard that would do things. I erased all of them to start fresh but now I can’t get any lighting tiles back on the dashboard. All I get as an option is home security stuff.
does the way I use to do things no longer exists in smartthings? By deleting those tiles did I close the doors forever to that functionality?
What you are asking about were called “shortcut groups” in version one of the smartthings mobile app.
These were removed in version two of the app which was released in the fall of 2015. This was true whether you had v one of the hub or V2 of the hub.
We were told at that time that some equivalent functionality would be added back, but as yet it has not.
The following thread will help explain what options you now have:
(March 2018: All of the following applies only to the SmartThings Classic app. If you purchased your hub after March 1, 2018 and are using the new “SmartThings (Samsung Connect)” app, creating rules works differently.)
You’ve got your hub. You’ve got some devices. Now how do you schedule what happens when?
SmartThings doesn’t have a rules engine/scheduler, so there’s no one tutorial for how to do this. But it’s an open platform, and there are about 12 different ways to set up various kinds of schedules. Some require custom code, some don’t.
A “scheduler” in this context is anything that causes a networked device to perform an action, even if it’s just to toggle on or off immediately. (Network engineering definition, forgive me.
(Note: as of April 2017, the original author of …
And this is the thread where people have discussed the missing feature:
I use to love to be able to look at the dashboard and see if some lights are on if there’s motion, if all my doors are locked closed etc. Now the only thing on the dashboard is the short cut to smart home monitor its really pointless.
The other big grip is yes it’s automation but I’d like to still easily turn on groups of lights with shortcut and you took the ease of that away. I don’t want to have to create a routine when it use to be so easy.
Anyway it really bums me out, I was so excited about the new hub and after reinstalling all of my devices and locks I find this out. It was like a kick in the jewels and a ha ha got yah.
Please fix this only Apple assumes they know what’s best and refuses to fix their mistakes.
So had I not deleted those tiles I would still have had that functionality?
It’s really no big deal because the myhome tab has everything I need.
Although my girlfriend is not going to be to happy that she has to “Re-Learn” how to turn the lights on and off. She’s use to just opening the app and having the shortcuts there.
http://SmartTiles.click a try.