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How To Create An Auto-off Timer Rule For Your Wemo® with the Wemo App

One of the major selling points of the Wemo® line of products is the ability to control them anywhere you are in the world.  But did you know that you can also set them to work autonomously? 
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 after you turn it ON manually.  A great use for this is to make sure your Wemo Light Switch in the hall 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:
  • Install your Wemo device.  
  • Download and install the latest Wemo App from the Google Play™ store in your Android™ device or from the App Store® in your iOS device and associate it to your Wemo device.

What devices are compatible with this rule?
The Auto-off Timer rule type works with the following Wemo devices:
  • F7C027 – Wemo Switch
  • F7C029 – Wemo Insight
  • F7C030 – Wemo Light Switch
  • F7C063 – Wemo Mini
  • F7C059 – Wemo Dimmer
NOTE:  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.

So where do I start?
Step 1:  Open your Wemo App and tap on Rules to bring up your rules list.
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If you have created Rules before, you will see them listed here as either enabled or disabled.  You will need to tap on the plus User-added image sign at the top-right side.
Step 2:  Tap on Auto-off Timer to open the rule creation screen.
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Step 3:  The first part of creating an Auto-off Timer rule is to choose the Wemo devices you want to control with this rule.  You will be presented with a list of Wemo devices that are compatible to this rule type.  Tap on a Wemo device to add it to this rule.  A check User-added image mark will show next to the Wemo device's name to signify it was added to the rule.
Multiple Wemo devices can be added to a single Auto-off Timer rule.
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Step 4:  The main function of an Auto-off Timer rule is to turn a Wemo device OFF after it has been ON for a duration you choose.  Under AFTER IT'S ON FOR, you can choose the duration that you want the Wemo device to remain ON before turning it OFF.  You can choose from a pre-set duration or set a custom duration. 
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Step 5:  After you have chosen the Wemo devices you want this rule to control, scroll down to When where you can choose when you want this rule to run.

You have a few options available when you would like this to run:
  • All Day:  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.

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Step 6:  After choosing the time, continue scrolling to the bottom of the page and you will see the RULE NAME.  This is where you can customize the name to make it easier to identify.  Tap on Auto-off Timer to bring up the on-screen keyboard.  Type in the name you would like to give this rule and tap Done to close the keyboard and accept the name.
Once you are satisfied with the name options of this rule, tap on Save to return to the Rules list.
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You have now successfully created an Auto-off Timer rule for your Wemo.

Related Articles: 

Meet the Wemo App for Android™
Meet the Wemo App for iOS

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