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FRITZ!Box 6840 LTE Service

Setting up group switching for smart home devices

You can combine several smart home devices into a group and then switch and control them together. Then you can switch a group of several switchable sockets such as FRITZ!DECT 200 automatically according to a schedule or depending on temperature, and switch them on and off manually. In addition, you can also define a so-called "master" as a switch generator; when it is switched, the whole group is switched.

You can also organize FRITZ!DECT radiator controls into groups and conveniently control several radiators in the same room at the same time, for example.

Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box.

1 Creating a group

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click the "New Group" button.
  4. Select the device type ("Switching Actuators" or "Radiator control") that you want to combine into a group and click "OK".
  5. Enter a name for the group and select the smart home devices you want to switch together in the group.
  6. Click the "OK" button. The group is created.
  7. In the next window, click "OK" to save the settings.

2 Switching a group with outlet switches

Outlet switches, so-called "switch actuators", that you have grouped together can either be controlled automatically via a "Master" or manually:

Switching a group automatically

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Select the option "All groups" from the drop-down list "viewing".
  4. Click the (Edit) button for "Group switch" that corresponds to the group for which you want to configure automatic switching.
  5. In the "Automatic Switching" section, select the option "Switching a Group Automatically" and configure the desired switching times.
  6. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Switching a group via a "Master"

You can define a smart home device as the so-called "master"; when it is switched automatically or manually, all devices in the group assigned to it are switched as well. The "master" does not have to belong to the group you want to switch:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Select the option "All groups" from the drop-down list "viewing".
  4. Click the button (Edit) that corresponds to the group for which you want to configure switching via a "Master".
  5. In the "Automatic Switching" section, enable the option "Switching a Group via a FRITZ! actuator ('Master')" and select the device you want to use as the "Master" from the drop-down list "Actuator".
  6. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Switching a group manually

If you manually switch a group for which you also set up automatic switching, the manual switching applies until the next automatic switching time occurs:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click the on/off switch for "Group switch" in the section "Group [name of the group]".

    Note:You can also manually switch the smart home group in the home network using a FRITZ!Fon (menu "Home Network > Smart Home") or over the internet with MyFRITZ!App.

3 Switching a group with radiator controls

Radiator controls that you have grouped together can either be controlled automatically or manually:

Automatically controlling a group with a radiator control

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Select the option "All groups" from the drop-down list "viewing".
  4. Click the (Edit) button for "Group switch" that corresponds to the group for which you want to configure automatic switching.
  5. Set up the desired time and vacation switching.
  6. Under "Heating off", select the the period during which you do not want to heat.
  7. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Manually controlling a group with a radiator control

If you manually switch a group for which you also set up automatic switching, the manual switching applies until the next automatic switching time occurs:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. In the section "Group [name of the group]", click the plus or minus under "Target temperature" to change the temperature of the group.

    Note:You can also manually switch the radiator group in the home network using a FRITZ!Fon (menu "Home Network > Smart Home") or over the internet with MyFRITZ!App.

When group switching is enabled, you can manually switch individual smart home devices on the device itself, or you can use the FRITZ!Box user interface (in the "Home Network" menu under "Smart Home". As soon as the next group switching takes place, the device is then once again subject to the group switching settings.