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How to Migrate from SmartThings Classic to the New SmartThings App

How to Migrate from SmartThings Classic to the New SmartThings App

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First, open the “Settings” application. If you’ve lost it in a sea of icons, use Apple’s built-in Spotlight Search to find the app.

Samsung discontinued the SmartThings Classic app on 14 October 2020. If you are using this app for your smart home, it is time to move on to the new SmartThings app. We’ll show you how to migrate your data.

Why Should I Switch?

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SmartThings Classic (Left), New SmartThings (Right)

Starting October 14, 2020, it will no longer be possible to use the SmartThings Classic app to create and manage routines, Lock Code Manager or Smart Home Monitor. It will only act as a barebones UI to control the device.

Unless you’re using an app as a glorified light switch, you’ll want to migrate over to the new SmartThings app. This is where you’ll be able to access all your smart routines and apps, plus some new features like automation and lighting groups.

The new SmartThings app has a different UI that takes a long time to get used to, but has the same functionality as the Classic app.

How to Migrate Your SmartThings Data

Before you get started with the new SmartThings app, we want to migrate your existing routines, Smart Home Monitor, and Smart Locks. Your other settings will be automatically transferred when you enter the new application.

Open the SmartThings Classic app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. At the top of the screen, tap the “Migrate Current Location” banner.

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Next, the application will explain the migration process through several slides. Swipe from the right to read the slides then tap “Migrate Now” when done.

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When done, you will be taken back to the home screen of SmartThings Classic. The banner will now say “This location has migrated to the new SmartThings.” Tap “Get Your New SmartThings Experience Now” to continue.

Note: This process must be performed for each location in your SmartThings account.

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The application will then provide you with a link to download the new SmartThings application. Tap the button to go to the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and install a new app. If you already have the app installed, tap “OK” at the bottom of the screen.

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Once installed, open the new SmartThings app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You will be asked to give the app some permissions. From there, tap “Get started”. Sign in with the same account you use in the Classic app.

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There she is! Here are some quick tips to help you understand the new application:

  • “Routines” are now called “Scenes”.
  • Automation can be configured with the “If this happens, do it” routine.
  • “Smart Home Monitor” is now called “SmartThings Home Monitor”.
  • “Smart Locks” are now called “Smart Lock Guest Access”.
  • SmartApps can be accessed from the side menu.
  • Lighting Group allows you to combine lights to turn on and off simultaneously.

Now you should go. If something is disconnected, here’s how to reconnect SmartThings to the Google Assistant.

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