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Samsung SmartThings App: Detailed Info, Version Update, Features, And How To Use

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Today we will tell you about one of the most advanced apps from Samsung, SmartThings. This app allows you to connect your Galaxy devices to your home appliances.

First, let us tell you that Samsung connect is now SmartThings. With this update, you can now control your Samsung and third-party SmartThings-compatible devices with a single user-friendly app. SmartThings allows you to connect and control multiple devices more quickly and easily. You can monitor and control smart devices, home appliances, TVs, and speakers registered on the server from anywhere.

Samsung SmartThings App Key features

  1. Remotely control and monitor devices connected to a Wi-Fi access point.
  2. Combine multiple devices into a Mode and control them all at once.
  3. Set your device’s settings, including the time and operating conditions, to run automatically.
  4. To enable shared control, invite others to a location where devices are registered.
  5. The notification feature allows you to receive device status information.

How to access SmartThings ; 

On a Galaxy phone

  1. When you are ready to take control of all your smart devices, use the following guidelines. But first, you should double-check if your device is compatible. 
  2. Locate and launch the SmartThings app on your phone.
  3. Select the device’s preferred location by tapping the Home icon on the Devices tab.
  4. Tap Add (the plus sign), followed by Add device.
  5. If the device has Bluetooth, select Scan nearby, and then, if your device shows up, choose its name.
  6. If your device is not detected, you can manually add it. If it’s a Samsung product, tap By device type to select the device type, such as a hub, TV, and so on. If not, choose By brand (SmartThings, ADT, and so on). You can also use the search bar to find your device.
  7. Then, follow the on-screen prompts to connect your device to SmartThings.
  8. You might need to press a button on a connected Samsung smart appliance to activate its smart features and complete the connection. It’s similar to accepting the terms for using intelligent features.

On your iPhone

Your devices can be added using your iPhone as well. But first, you should double-check if your devices are compatible.

Navigate to and open the SmartThings app.

Tap the Devices tab, the Home icon, and the device’s desired location.

Select Add (the plus sign). If the device is Bluetooth-enabled, you can find it by tapping Scan nearby at the bottom.

You can also manually add it by tapping By device type or brand and selecting the device from the list. Alternatively, you can use the Search icon to look for it.

After you’ve chosen your device, follow the on-screen instructions to finish the setup and connect it.

When connecting a Samsung smart appliance, you may need to press a button on the appliance to activate its smart features and complete the connection. It’s comparable to agreeing to the terms of use of intelligent features.

Home automation monitoring

Users can easily use security services by configuring their cameras and sensors through Smart Home Monitoring.

– Suggest Automation

By selecting Recommended Automation, users can quickly create an Automation rule.

– The location mode

Location mode becomes available when the user creates automation as a condition or action.

Download the latest version of Samsung SmartThings App

This app has many features to offer and can make people’s life easier and more comfortable; such are the perks of the technology. However, users should remember that the features’ services and availability depend upon the region.

How to update Samsung SmartThings App

  1. Open the Play Store, tap your profile picture, and then tap Manage apps & device.
  2. Tap Updates available to see what apps need updates.
  3. From here, you can tap Update to Samsung SmartThings app.

Harsh is a seasoned technology enthusiast with a deep passion for Android. Since its announcement in 2007, he has closely followed the evolution of this operating system, gaining a comprehensive understanding of its features and capabilities. His background in Android, IT, and Journalism has equipped him with the skills to analyze and present complex technological concepts in a clear and engaging manner. As the Editor-in-Chief at Samlover.com, Harsh is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and experiences about Android, services, and applications with the world.

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Google Messages Could Bring Parental Controls To Stop Users from Sending A Message

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Google is gearing up to add an extra layer of parental control that can prevent a user from sending a message until they are approved. 

The Google Messages app permits users to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, and videos. Now,  to enhance users’ experiences, the brand is working on adding new support for powerful parental control that can offer extra security since it stops a person from sending a message without approval. 

Google Messages has pretty much become the default messaging application on Android devices, and the RCS is the backbone behind this, so it’s quite widely used. That’s the reason why Google realizes the need to offer this parental control support to parents. It might come as good news that Messages appears to be adding new convenient support. 

However, it is not officially clear yet that this support is coming to Google Messages. This report is being speculated on in Google Messages v20240416_00_RC01 and shared by PiunikaWeb. This support will be efficient in scenarios where parents block their children from sending messages until they are approved. 

The unapproved conversations will have a message stating, “To send, ask your parent for approval.” Although at the moment it is not exactly clear yet how this functionality will work, it is expected that it could work on a per-contact basis and be controlled by the parent from Google’s existing Family Link application; this could cover both SMS and RCS messages.


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Samsung Unintentionally Made Secure Folder App Unremovable

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Samsung has already started rolling out the Android 14-based One UI 6.1 update. Initially, the Galaxy S24 series came out of the box on One UI 6.1, then the 2023 Galaxy flagship received the update, and now 2022 Galaxy high-end devices are in the line. Now Samsung has confirmed that you can’t delete Secure Folder after One UI 6.1. 

Samsung Secure Folder is a private, encrypted space available on Galaxy devices that stores images, videos, files, apps, and data, but despite this, it can’t get enough appreciation, and it is one of the most underrated features on Galaxy devices. 

Now, after installing the latest One UI 6.1 update, it seems that some of the users can’t delete the Secure Folder application. This is being acknowledged by a Samsung representative who confirmed this issue on the Korean Community forum. The inability to delete Secure Folder was related to a “Google security policy” that was applied to One UI 6.1. 

The issue only affects the Secure Folder app, which is running on 1.9.10.27. Apart from this, Samsung has also confirmed that this issue affected the devices that are running on One UI 6.1, including the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy Z Fold 5, and the Galaxy Tab S9 series. 

The giant noted that it plans to update the Secure Folder through the Galaxy Store so users will have the power to delete it again as per their preference. Although this issue isn’t a major one, Samsung will soon fix it. At the time, the brand has not revealed the exact timeline for the update, but it is expected to arrive in the coming week. 


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Disney Plus Could Also Offer Always-on Channels Soon Similar To Samsung TV Plus

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Samsung TV Plus is inspiring the Walt Disney brand as it is now gearing up to offer something on the Disney Plus platform similar to how Samsung TV Plus offers live channels on Galaxy devices. 

Samsung never shies away from providing new convenient features or upgrades to enhance users’ experiences. Here’s the evidence: Samsung TV Plus offers free live channels on Samsung devices. Now Disney Plus is appearing to add always-on channels to its streaming platform. These channels would continuously show content, allowing users to jump in and watch without even having to choose a particular program. 

If the reports are to be believed, the Walt Disney Company is setting up to deliver always-on channels in the Disney Plus application. It is expected that Disney would mainly show Star Wars and Marvel content on these channels; it might also offer Disney’s classic animated movies from Pixar on them. 

However, you are only able to access these always-on channels if you have a paid subscription to the platform. Despite paid service, these channels will also show advertisements, the same as a traditional TV channel on a cable network or a DTH service. This will also offer the option to just start watching content instead of choosing what to watch, searching for it, and then playing the show. 

At the moment, apart from the information mentioned above, there are no other details to come to know regarding exactly when Disney will roll out the new feature. However, it could happen in the next few months. It seems that lately, other streaming platforms, for instance, Amazon and Fox, have also started offering ad-supported channels.


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