How to add eWeLink devices to Samsung SmartThings?

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INFORMATION

This article was made possible by Rafael. We thank him for sending us the screenshots and instructions.

Adding your eWeLink devices to SmartThings is based on device types. You add devices of the same type all at once. Once you added the devices of a specific type you might need to add other types of devices too if needed. At the moment of this writing (December 20th, 2020) not all types of eWeLink supported devices are supported yet. To discover which kind of eWeLink supported devices are usable within SmartThings you will have to try it out.

Step 1: Open SmartThings and press the “+” button

  • Open the SmartThings app.
  • Tap the + sign.
Step 1: Open SmartThings and press the "+" button
Tap the “+” sign

Step 2: Choose “Device”

  • Choose Device.
SmartThings linking - Step 2: Choose "Device"
Choose “Device”

Step 3: Select a way how to add a devices

There are 2 ways to link devices of eWeLink to SmartThings: by brand or by device type. Choose in which way you want to proceed:

Step 3a: add devices by brand

Step 3a 1: choose brand

  • Tap By brand.
  • Tap eWeLink.
SmartThings linking - Step 3a 1: Choose "eWeLink"
Tap “eWeLink”
Tap “By brand”

Step 3a 2: choose a device type

  • Tap the type of devices you want to add. In our example we choose Switch/dimmer.
  • Proceed to step 4.
SmartThings linking - Step 3a 2: Choose a category of devices
Choose a device type

Step 3b: add devices by device type

Step 3b 1: choose a device type

  • Tap By device type.
  • Tap a device type that is supported by the SmartThings integration for eWeLink. In our example we use Switch/dimmer.
SmartThings linking - Step 3b 1: Choose a device category
Tap a device type
Tap “By device type”

Step 3b 2: choose brand

  • Choose eWeLink.
SmartThings linking - Step 3b 2: choose"eWeLink"
Choose “eWeLink”

Step 3b 3: choose correct driver

  • For WiFi only devices choose eWeLink Smart Home. For all other kind of devices choose the correct driver. In our example we will use eWeLink Smart Home for WiFi-only switches.
SmartThings linking - Step 3b 3: choose correct driver
Choose “eWeLink Smart Home”

Step 4: select location and room

  • Select the location where you want to add the devices.
  • Select the room of the chosen location where you want to add the devices.
SmartThings linking - Step 4: select location and room
Select location
Select room

INFORMATION

If you already linked your eWeLink account to Samsung SmartThings before you will directly see the screen as shown at step 7 and thus you can skip step 5 and 6.

Step 5: login to your eWeLink account

  • Choose the Country/region you chosed at signing up your eWeLink account.
  • At Account you fill in your eWeLink account name.
  • At Password you fill in your eWeLink password.
  • Tap Log In when you finished filling in all fields of the form.
SmartThings linking - Step 5: login to your eWeLink account
Country/region
Account
Password
Log in

Step 6: close the linking confirmation

  • Tap the X at the upper left corner.

SmartThings linking - Step 6: close the linking confirmation
Tap the “X” at the upper left corner.

Step 7: close devices added confirmation

  • You now see a confirmation of the devices that are added to your SmartThings account.
  • Tap Done.

SmartThings linking - Step 7: close devices added confirmation
Tap “Done”

Step 8: completed

  • The devices of the device type you have chosen will show up between the other devices on the main screen of the SmartThings app.

SmartThings linking - Step 8: completed
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