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Setting up group switching for smart home devices

You can combine several smart home devices in a group and then switch all of the connected devices at the same time. The group can either be switched manually or automatically, or you can combine 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 device you would like to add to 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 you would like to add to 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 various 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:

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 (for example using Google calendar) 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 use the button on a smart home device itself to manually switch it, 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.