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FRITZ!Box 7330 Service

Setting up group switching for smart home devices

You can combine multiple smart home devices, for example FRITZ!DECT or FRITZ!Powerline's outlet switch, into a group and switch them together. The group can either be switched manually or automatically, and you can combine individual switching options with each other.

Note:The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for your FRITZ!Box.

1 Creating a group

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click the button (General) next to a smart home device that should be in the group.
  4. Click on "Create new group" in the "Group Switching" section, enter a name for the group and click "OK".
    • The window closes.
  5. Click "OK" to save the settings.

2 Assigning smart home devices to a group

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click the button (General) next to a smart home device that should be in the group.
  4. Select the name of a group in the "Group Switching" section.
  5. Click "OK" to save the settings.
  6. Repeat steps 1 to 3 for all smart home devices you would like to switch together in the group.

3 Switching a group

There are several switching options that can also be combined. For example, if automatic switching is enabled for a group, then the group can also be switched manually if required:

Switching a group automatically

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click the button (Switch Automatically) next to any smart home device that belongs to the group.
  4. Configure the desired switching times in the "Automatic Switching" section.
  5. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Now all of the devices in the group adopt the switching setting. Any changes you make to the automatic switching settings of one individual smart home device will be adopted by all of the devices in the group.

Switching a group manually

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click the on/off switch for "Group switch" in the section "Group [name of the group]".

    Note:In your home network you can also use the menu of your FRITZ!Fon (under "Home Network" > "Smart Home") to manually switch the smart home group, or you can use MyFRITZ!App to switch it manually over the Internet.

If you also set up automatic switching for the group, then the automatic switching will once again take effect for the group as soon as the next automatic switching time for the group occurs.

When group switching is enabled, you can manually switch individual smart home devices on the device itself, or you can use the FRITZ!Box user interface (in the "Home Network" menu under "Smart Home". As soon as the next group switching takes place, the device is then once again subject to the group switching settings.