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FRITZ!Box 7340 Service

Using Google calendar for automatic switching

When you set up automatic switching for FRITZ!DECT, for example FRITZ!DECT 200, you can set up a switching schedule that receives all times for switching the socket on and off from a Google calendar. The information on the switching points is synchronized with the Google calendar at regular intervals, which means that you can add switching times to your Google calendar at any time.

Automatic switching can either be configured for individual FRITZ!DECT devices or for a group of multiple devices.

1 Creating a calendar

  1. Create a new calendar for your Google account.

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

  2. Enter the times at which the socket should be turned on and off: Name the time at which the socket is to be turned on "ON" and the time at which it is to be turned off "OFF". These names are not case sensitive. You can also enter switching times later.

    Note:You must allow for at least one minute between switching and can configure a maximum of 140 switching points per day.

2 Adding a calendar

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click the button (Switch Automatically) for the respective device.
  4. Enable the option "Schedule enabled" and then the option "Calendar".
  5. Enter the name of the calendar in the field: The name is case-sensitive (make sure you use the correct capital and lower case letters).
  6. Click "OK" to save the settings.
    • The window "Enable FRITZ!Actuator Calendar" containing a verification URL and a user code opens.
  7. Click on the link "Verification URL" and leave the "Enable FRITZ!Actuator Calendar" window open.
    • A window for signing into your Google account opens.
  8. Enter the e-mail address and password for your Google account and click "Sign in".
    • The entry field for the user code appears.
  9. Enter the user code from the "Enable FRITZ!Actuator Calendar" window and click "Next".
  10. Click "Allow".
  11. Switch to the window "Enable FRITZ! Actuator Calendar".

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

3 Synchronizing the calendar

Synchronizing automatically

The calendar is synchronized with the Google calendar at regular intervals. Synchronization automatically takes place every 24 hours around midnight. 

Synchronizing manually

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

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click the button (Switch Automatically) for the respective device.
  4. Click the "OK" button.

4 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 button (Switch Automatically) for the respective device.
  4. Click on the link "Remove connections from Google calendar".
  5. Click the button "Reset Google Calendar".
  6. Confirm the question about whether you would like to delete all Google calendars from the FRITZ!Box with "OK".

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