Developer Mode

The SmartThings app offers a Developer Mode that helps you test your devices and Automations. With the Developer Mode, you can add your testing devices or Automations in the SmartThings app.

Enable Developer Mode

You must enable Developer Mode before you can test using the SmartThings app.

  1. Launch the SmartThings app.
  2. Go to Dashboard > Settings.

    Enable the Developer Mode1

  3. Long-press About SmartThings for 5 seconds.

    Enable the Developer Mode2

  4. Enable the Developer Mode.
  5. Restart the SmartThings app.

You can disable Developer Mode at Dashboard>Settings.

Add your device

If you have self-published or side-loaded your device, you can add it in your SmartThings app using the Developer Mode.

  1. Check that Developer Mode is enabled.
  2. Tap Add device on the Dashboard or Devices tab of the SmartThings app.

    Add device

  3. Go to ADD DEVICE MANUALLY and click My Testing Devices. You can now see and add your self-published devices.

    Add testing device

    NOTE

    If you have your company’s Manufacture ID (MNID), you can see and add your self-published devices and also all self-published devices your company’s developers have created.

  4. Confirm the connection by selecting ALLOW on your device.

Add your Automation

If you have self-published your Automation, you can add it in your SmartThings app using the Developer Mode.

  1. Check that Developer Mode is enabled.
  2. Go to the Automations tab and click ADD AUTOMATION. You can now see and install your Automation apps.

    Add Automation

    NOTE

    If you have your company’s Manufacture ID (MNID), you can install your self-published Automation apps and also all self-published Automation apps your company’s developers have created.

  3. Tap on the Automation app to install it.