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FRITZ!Box 7330 Service

Using Google calendar for automatic switching

You can easily switch smart home devices with outlet switches, for example FRITZ!DECT 200 or FRITZ!Powerline 546E, by creating events in a Google calendar for all of the times when they should be automatically switched on and off. This way you can plan irregular and complex switching operations months in advance and edit them at any time in your personal Google calendar.
You can use the FRITZ!Box user interface to set up automatic switching and either switch individual FRITZ!DECT devices or switch groups of smart home devices at the same time. FRITZ!DECT devices and/or the outlet switches of FRITZ!Powerline adapters can be combined into a group. If you want to use the calendar to switch the outlet switch of a single FRITZ!Powerline adapter, then you must create a group for that particular adapter.

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

1 Creating a calendar

  1. Create a new calendar for your Google account and give it a name of your choice, for example "Socket switching".

    Important:The name of the calendar may only contain standard letters and numbers and not any special characters, spaces or umlauts.

  2. Enter the desired switching times in the calendar: Name the event "ON" if the outlet switch is to be turned on and name it "OFF" if it is to be turned off. These names are not case-sensitive (upper and lower case do not matter). You can also enter switching times later.

    Note:There must be a period of at least one minute between switching and you can enter a maximum of 140 switching times per day.

2 Creating a group

If you want to use the calendar to switch several smart home devices together or switch FRITZ!Powerline's outlet switch, you must first create a group with these devices:

Important:When using the FRITZ!Box user interface to set up switching for the FRITZ!Powerline's outlet switch, you must also create a group even if you want to switch just one powerline adapter. If FRITZ!Powerline is not assigned to a group, you cannot switch it using a calendar in the FRITZ!Box user interface.

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 (General) button next to a smart home device that should be in the group.
  4. Click "Create new group" in the "Group Switching" section, enter a name for the group and click "OK".
    • The window closes.
  5. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Assigning smart home devices to a group

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click the button (General) next to a smart home device that should be in the group.
  4. Select the name of a group in the "Group Switching" section.
  5. Click "OK" to save the settings.
  6. Repeat steps 1 to 3 for all smart home devices you want to switch together in the group.

3 Adding a calendar

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. If you want to switch an individual device, click the (Switch Automatically) button for the respective device.
  4. If you want to switch a group, click the (Switch Automatically) button next to any smart home device that belongs to the group.
  5. Enable the option "Schedule enabled" and then the option "Calendar".
  6. In the field "Name of the Google calendar", enter the name of the calendar that you gave it when you created it, for example "Socket switching". The name is case-sensitive (make sure you use the correct capital and lower case letters).
  7. Click "OK" to save the settings.
    • The window "Enable FRITZ!Actuator Calendar" with a verification URL and user code opens.
  8. Click the link "Verification URL" and leave the window "Enable FRITZ!Actuator Calendar" open.
    • The window for signing into your Google account opens.
  9. Enter the email address and password for your Google account and click "Sign in".
    • The field for entering the user code appears.
  10. Enter the user code from the window "Enable FRITZ!Actuator Calendar" and click "Next".
  11. Click "Allow".
  12. Switch to the window "Enable FRITZ! Actuator Calendar".

Automatic switching is configured when the message "The authentication process for the Google Calendar on the FRITZ!Box" appears in the user interface.

4 Synchronizing the calendar

Synchronizing automatically

The calendar is synchronized with the Google calendar at regular intervals. Synchronization takes place automatically every 24 hours around midnight or approximately 24 hours after the last manual synchronization.

Synchronizing manually

If you have entered new switching times in the Google calendar, you can also trigger synchronization manually:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click the (Switch Automatically) button next to the respective device or any smart home device that belongs to the group.
  4. Click the "OK" button.

5 Deleting a calendar

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click the (Switch Automatically) button next to the respective device or any smart home device that belongs to the group.
  4. Click the link "Remove connections from Google calendar".
  5. Click the "Reset Google Calendar" button.
  6. Click "OK" when you are asked whether you want to delete all Google calendars from the FRITZ!Box.

Now all Google calendars are deleted and all of the smart home devices that use a Google calendar are set to manual switching.