A Samsung Smartthings hub is the device you need to control all your Smartthings devices. It is the device to get all your smart home devices working together. What’s more, you can also control smart home devices from other brands with your Smartthings hub. Therefore, a Smartthings hub is an essential device to give you remote control over your smart home.
But you will need to configure your Smartthings hub first before using it to control your smart home devices remotely from any location. This article will take you through the steps to take when configuring your Samsung Smartthings hub so that it can control smart home devices. So, be sure to read on for more information.
Configuring a Smartthings hub is a simple process, even with different versions available. This guide will take you through all the steps for setting up your Smartthings hub. Once you have successfully configured your Smartthings hub, you will control all smart devices and monitor your home around the clock.
Steps for Setting Up the Smartthings Hub
Connect the Smartthings Hub
You will unbox the package and connect the Smartthings hub to a wall outlet using its power cable. You will also connect the Smartthings hub to your home’s Wi Fi router using the included ethernet cable.
The hub needs electrical power and a connection to the internet to function and control the smart devices on the same home network. Therefore, your first step is connecting the Smartthings hub to a power supply and internet.
Once you have connected the Smartthings hub device to a power supply, switch on the wall outlet. Your Smartthings hub should flash Red and Green light to indicate that it’s ready for a setup in the Smartthings app that you’re about to download!
Download the Smartthings App
Your smartphone (or a tablet) is an excellent control panel for telling the Smartthings hub what to do with the connected smart home devices. But it’s going to need an app to control the Smartthings hub and the connected devices. Therefore, be sure to visit the Play Store or App Store to download the Smartthings app, but this depends on your phone’s operating system.
Create an Account or Sign in to One
Launch the Smartthings app that you’ve just downloaded. The app will open. The Smartthings app will display two buttons: New to Smartthings and I’m a Smartthings User. If you already have an account, you will tap the I’m a Smartthings User button and sign in to your account.
But if you’re using the Smartthings device for the first time, be sure to tap the New to Smartthings option. Then tap the Create Account button on the app.
You will fill out your data, such as email address, phone number, name, birth date, and then create a password. You will tap the Agree button on the app to show you’re accepting the terms and conditions. Tap Done to create the account successfully.
When creating an account, you will also select your country. The app may also prompt you to allow it to access your location services. If it wants to access your phone’s location, be sure to permit it since the app needs your precise location to control the Smartthings hub effectively. If you follow the on-screen prompts and fill out the correct information, you will easily create a Smartthings account. It is very easy!
Connect the Smartthings Hub to the App
Once you have created a Smartthings account on the app, connecting the Smartthings hub to the app becomes the next step. Your Smartthings hub has a 6-digit welcome code that you will use to connect it to the app. Be sure to check the package for this welcome code. You will find it packaged with the Smartthings hub.
Enter the welcome code on the app and press Next to proceed with the setup. The Smartthings Hub will flash a green LED light after entering the unique welcome code. When it does, be sure to press that Continue button on the Smartthings app.
Select Your Location
You can select the location you chose when you created an account. Once you have selected a specific location, tap This is My Location on the app to confirm your selection. Then tap Save to save the changes you’ve made.
You can always change your location if you have moved to a different state or country. Once you have saved the changes, your Smartthings hub will display a ‘Success!’ message to show you that you’ve successfully connected it to the app. Be sure to tap that Okay button to proceed further.
Connect Smartthings Devices
Now, you can add smart home devices and Smartthings devices to your Smartthings hub by using the app! As you’d expect, you start this step by opening the Smartthings app and let it launch. Tap the OK, got it button after reading the on-screen instruction within the app.
Tap Add Device to add smart home devices such as smart plugs, smart lights, or smart cameras. The process of adding a device to your Smartthings hub differs slightly, depending on the smartphone you’re using. But adding devices to the Smartthings hub follow similar steps.
You will tap Add Device and select the device type you want to add. If you’re going to add a smart plug to the Smartthings hub, be sure to select smart plug as the device type. The same applies to other smart home devices such as a smart speaker or a smart light.
The app also allows the Smartthings hub to scan for smart devices in its surrounding. You will see your smart home device listed alongside other smart devices (if there are any). You will tap on your smart home device listed on the app, and it will pair with the Smartthings hub.
Once you have paired your smart home devices with the Smartthings hub, you can control them remotely from the Smartthings app. You can be sure to turn on/off any smart plug remotely and don’t have to worry about any electronic consuming power when it shouldn’t.
Samsung Smartthings hubs come in various versions. But they all serve the purpose of giving you remote control over your smart home. Before using a Smartthings hub to control your smart home, you will need to set it up first. Fortunately, setting up a Smartthings hub is easier than before since we have covered the steps for setting up a Smartthings hub in this article.
We hope that this article was of great value to you, especially if you’re setting up a Smartthings hub for the first time. It’s incredible what you could accomplish with an app on your smartphone. You can turn off any electronics remotely.
And you can do the same for any smart lights and smart cameras, among other smart home devices. Set up a Smartthings hub and control your smart home aspects from anywhere. If you’re having issues setting up your device, you can call Smartthings customer support on 1-800-Samsung 1-800-726-7864 for assistance.