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Integrating Wemo devices with IFTTT


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 few hours polling period.  To learn more about IFTTT, you can click here to visit their web page.
 
Before you begin, here are few things you can consider:
  • Make sure that you have an IFTTT account.
  • Make sure that you have a Wemo Account.
  • Make sure that your Wemo devices are connected to the network and linked to your Wemo Account.
  • Make sure that you enable the IFTTT services needed for your IFTTT Applets.
  • 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 hereFor 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 App on your mobile device then go to More and tap on Connect To Our Smart Home Partners.
 
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Step 2:  Tap IFTTT (If This Then That).
 
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Step 3:  Tap Open IFTTT.
 
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Step 4:  Tap Sign in and enter your credentials in the Email and Password fields.  Then, tap the Sign in button to proceed.

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NOTE:  If you don’t have an account yet, click here to create one. 
 
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Step 5:  Tap your Account Profile and then tap My services.
 
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Step 6:  Search for Wemo in the Explore search bar. 
 
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Step 7:  Tap Services to see all the Wemo services available for IFTTT.   

NOTE:  Each Wemo device has its own service.  If you have different types of Wemo devices and you want to create IFTTT Applets for each, make sure to enable all the applicable Wemo services.
 
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Step 8:  Tap Connect.
 
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Step 9:  Enter your Wemo Account's Email Address and Password and tap on Next.
 
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Step 10:  After logging in, IFTTT will request access to your Wemo devices.  Tap Allow Access.
 
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Step 11:  After allowing access, it will show that the service is successfully connected.  Once you’re done connecting to the IFTTT Service, you are now ready to create the applet.
 
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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 App on your mobile device.

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

 
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Step 3:  Type your credentials in 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 the Which light switch? section, tap WeMo Light Switch.
 
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Step 13:  Tap Finish.
 
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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