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 deployed 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 20 seconds.

  4. Enable the Developer Mode.

  5. Restart the SmartThings app.

You can disable Developer Mode at Dashboard>Settings.

Add your device

If you have deployed your device to test, 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

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

Add your Automation

If you have deployed your Automation to test, 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 Automations.

    Add Automation

  3. Tap on the Automation app to install it.