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Creating the Away Mode Rule

Away Mode is a Rule type that lets you simulate being home when you are not.  Away Mode will randomly turn ON and OFF Wemo® devices of your choice during a time period you selected.  When a device is turned ON by the Rule, it will remain ON for a minimum of 30 minutes before turning OFF.
 
This article will guide you in creating an Away Mode Rule for your Wemo devices.

NOTE:  Wemo App images may vary depending on the device (iOS or Android™) being used.
 
 
Step 1:  Launch User-added image.

Step 2:  Tap Rules.
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Step 3:  Tap the + button to create a Rule.
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Step 4:  Select Away mode.
 
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Step 5:  Select which of your Wemo devices you want this Rule to control.  The selected Wemo device is identified with a check mark.  In this scenario, the WeMo Switch is used as an example.
 
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Step 6:  Under WHEN, tap on On/Off to set the time for the Rule.
 
User-added image - Choose the Clock icon to select a specific time.
User-added image - Choose the Sun icon to set the Sunset and Sunrise of your area in control of the Rule.
 
By Time:
 
In the example below, the Rule will run from 02:30 pm until 09:30 pm.  The days for this Rule is from Monday to Sunday.

 
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By Sunrise / Sunset:
 
When using the Sunrise / Sunset option, you can choose to have the Rule trigger exactly at the Sunrise / Sunset or at a time before or after Sunrise / Sunset.  In the example below, the exact time of Sunrise is chosen.

 
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Step 7:  Tap Done.

Step 8:  Under RULE NAME, tap Away mode and enter your preferred Rule name.  Tap Save.

 
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Step 9:  Tap Save to save the new Rule.
 
NOTE:  You can change a Rule anytime by selecting the Rule and tapping Edit.  Manually turning OFF a Wemo device during the time the Away Mode Rule is running will disable the Rule for the rest of the day.

QUICK TIP:  If you encounter issues such as the Wemo App doesn't
work with the Away Mode Rule or creating a separate Away Mode Rule for each Wemo device doesn't work; resolve these by creating just one Away Mode Rule for multiple Wemo devices.
 
 
Related Articles:
 
How to create or edit Rules
Troubleshooting Wemo device issues

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