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IFTTT - Setup and Usage


If This Then That (IFTTT) is a service that allows you to combine different online services together.  By integrating Wemo® with IFTTT, Wemo can be triggered by a variety of online services including, email, weather updates, phone calls, Twitter and many more.  Tasks that trigger a Wemo action have 15-minute polling period.  To learn more about IFTTT, you can click here to visit their web page.
 
Before setting up connection to IFTTT, make sure you have the latest firmware updates and have Remote Access enabled.  For instructions on how to update the firmware of the Wemo device, click here.  For details on enabling Remote Access, click here.
 
This article will guide you on how to do the following on your Wemo App:

Connecting to IFTTT
Creating an IFTTT Applet

Connecting to IFTTT
 
Step 1:  Launch the Wemo User-added image App on your mobile device then tap User-added image.
 
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NOTE:  If you're using an iOS device, tap User-added image.
 
Step 2:  Tap Connect to IFTTT.
 
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Step 3:  Once a PIN is generated, tap Connect.
 
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NOTE:  The PIN is needed to connect your Wemo device with your IFTTT Account.  If a PIN isn't generated, make sure that your Wemo device is properly set up.

Step 4:  Sign in to IFTTT by typing in your credentials on the Username or email and Password fields.  

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NOTE:  If you don’t have an account yet, click here to create one. 

Step 5:  On the Choose a channel screen, tap the Wemo device of your choice.

 
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NOTE:  The Wemo Light Switch is used in this example.
 
Step 6:  Once the Wemo Light Switch is connected, tap Done.
 
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You should now have successfully connected your Wemo device to IFTTT through the Wemo App.  

Creating an IFTTT Applet

Before you proceed, you will need the following:
  • IFTTT App on your mobile device – To download, click here if you are using an iOS device.  If you are using an Android™ device, click here.
  • IFTTT account
There are several examples on how to create IFTTT Applets.  For example, if you have a Wemo Light Switch and you want to create a task wherein whenever you arrive home, the lights get switched ON, all you have to do is to simply create an IFTTT Applet.  Follow the steps below to learn how:
 
Step 1:  Launch the IFTTT User-added image App on your mobile device.

Step 2:  On the Get started with IFTTT screen, tap Sign in.

 
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Step 3:  Type in your credentials on the Email or username and Password fields then tap Sign in.
 
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Step 4:  Once logged in, go to My Applets then tap Wemo Light Switch
 
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Step 5:  On the New Applet screen, tap this then tap Location.
 
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Step 6:  On the Select trigger screen, tap You enter an area.
 
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Step 7:  On the Location screen, tap Connect.
 
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Step 8:  On the Complete trigger screen, tap Edit location to specify an area of your choice.
 
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Step 9:  Once you've specified a location, tap that on the next screen.
 
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Step 10:  Tap Wemo Light Switch.
 
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Step 11:  On the Select action screen, tap Turn on.
 
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Step 12:  Under Which light switch?, tap Wemo Light Switch.
 
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Step 13:  Tap User-added image.
 
You should now have successfully created an IFTTT Applet.

NOTE:  You can also do the same set of steps if you want the lights to switch OFF whenever you exit your home and create more IFTTT Applets for other Wemo devices.
 
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IMPORTANT:  The IFTTT feature is different from Remote Access.  If you want to set up another Wemo device in another location through Remote Access, you need to set it up with a different mobile device than the one you used to set up the Wemo devices in your local network.  For example, if you used an iPhone® to set up the Wemo devices in your home, you would need to use another mobile device to set up the Wemo devices in another location.  This could be another iPhone, a tablet, or another smartphone.

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