How to test

Developer Workspace enables you to test Automations and devices with the SmartThings app.

Test your Automation

After creating your Automation in Developer Workspace, the Automation information is sent to SmartThings Cloud.

In the Test menu, click Live Logging to access a live capture of events from your Automation. Use live logging as a companion tool to learn more about the behaviors of your Automation and to help troubleshoot issues, using the error messages included in generated events.

To test with the SmartThings app:

  1. Launch the SmartThings app. Your SmartThings app and Developer Workspace must be signed into the same account.
  2. Enable Developer Mode in the SmartThings app:
    • Launch the SmartThings app.
    • Go to Dashboard > Settings.
    • Long-press About SmartThings for 20 seconds.
    • Enable Developer Mode.
    • Restart the SmartThings app.
  3. Go to the Automations tab and click ADD AUTOMATION.
  4. Tap on the Automation app to install it.
  5. Test your Automation.

Test your device

After creating your device in Developer Workspace, the device information is sent to SmartThings Cloud.

To test with the SmartThings app:

  1. Launch the SmartThings app. Your SmartThings app and Developer Workspace must be signed into the same account.
  2. Enable Developer Mode in the SmartThings app:
    • Launch the SmartThings app.
    • Go to Dashboard > Settings.
    • Long-press About SmartThings for 20 seconds.
    • Enable Developer Mode.
    • Restart the SmartThings app.
  3. Go to Devices tab and click ADD DEVICE.
  4. Go to ADD DEVICE MANUALLY and click My Testing Devices. You can now see and add your self-published devices.
  5. Confirm the connection by selecting ALLOW on your device.
  6. Test your device.

Note the following:

  • To publish a SmartThings-certified device, you must download and complete a self-assessment checklist when requesting to publish the device.
  • To publish a SmartThings-compatible device, you must verify these self-test guidelines.

Learn more about publishing devices.