SmartThings Classic

Last modified
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Description of App

SmartThings lets you easily monitor, control, and secure your home from anywhere in the world. To start, simply purchase the SmartThings Hub, download the free app, and add as many connected lights, locks, sensors and more to create a smart home that matches your unique personality.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support


Device(s) App Was Tested On


iOS Version


Accessibility Comments

1. needed sighted help for welcome code, as it's printed on card-insert;
2. sign-up had some ambiguous-labels;
3. automation/scenes controls are unlabeled;
4. Device details elements have gear and other elements that have confusing a11y-labels

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.


There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments

Setup. configuration, and control of SmartThings cloud adapters is doable with VoiceOver with some patience

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Submitted by Musicruz on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

If you are still on 2.2.1 stay on it! Smartthings developers have made unlabelled buttons more pronounced on the latest app, which 2.2.3. Now, the Home Tab has unlabelled buttons everywhere. I could hardly tell which is which. luckily, I still had a way to downgrade
my app to the 2.2.1 version.

I have been contacting them since last year about the Voice Over issues that I had been noticed, but all I have been getting is empty promises that they will do somethings about them. I even send them some audio recording to be more specific about the issues.

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