Wemo Rules are a set of instructions that you can easily give to your Wemo devices to function on their own without any intervention from you. The Auto-off Timer rule allows you to set a duration that your Wemo will remain ON before turning itself OFF. A great use for this is to make sure your Wemo Light Switch (at the hall, for example) turns OFF automatically a few minutes after you leave your house, making it one less thing to worry about.
Before creating an Auto-off Timer rule, make sure to do the following:
How does this rule work?
The Auto-off Timer is a countdown timer for your Wemo devices. Once a Wemo device is turned ON, it begins a countdown to when it will automatically turn itself OFF. The available options are:
Choose the countdown duration
Choose when the rule will run
Choose what Wemo devices the rule will control
IMPORTANT: By design, the last minute left on your timer is for resetting only. If the rule you created last only for 1 minute, you cannot manually turn OFF your Wemo device while the Auto-Off Timer is counting down. This is due to the timer duration being only 1 minute in length. You can avoid this by creating a duration of at least 2 minutes or longer.
What devices are compatible with this rule?
The Auto-off Timer rule works with the following Wemo devices:
- F7C027 – Wemo Switch Smart Plug
- F7C029 – Wemo Insight Smart Plug
- F7C030 – Wemo Smart Light Switch
- F7C063 – Wemo Mini Smart Plug
- F7C059 – Wemo WiFi Smart Dimmer
- WLS040 – Wemo WiFi Smart Light Switch
- WLS0403 – Wemo Smart Light Switch 3-Way
- WDS060 – Wemo WiFi Smart Dimmer
If you have connected your Wemo device to the Apple® Home app on your iPhone® or iPad®, you can configure Home Automation using the Apple Home app. To know how, click here.
QUICK TIP: If you have two Wemo 3-Way Light Switches, WLS0403 connected to the same circuit managing the same light, choose only one Wemo Light Switch for the rule to prevent conflicts.
IMPORTANT: When using the Wemo Insight Smart Plug, F7C029, the Auto-off Timer will only function when it is not in Standby mode. If the Wemo Insight is in Standby mode while the Auto-off Timer is running, it will cancel the timer until the Wemo Insight moves out of Standby mode. For more information about the Standby mode, click here.
So where do I start?
NOTE: Images and steps may vary depending on your mobile device.
Step 2: Tap on Rules.
Step 4: Tap on a Wemo device to add it to this rule. A check mark will show next to the Wemo device's name to signify it was added to the rule.
You have a few options available when you would like this to run:
- All Day Daily: The rule will run the entire day. You can turn the All Day setting ON or OFF by moving the slider.
- Time (Clock icon): Set a static time.
- Sunrise/Sunset: Have your Wemo device controlled by the rising and setting of the sun.
- DAYS: Choose the days of the week you would like your rule to function.
Once you have chosen your time options, tap Done.