The app that makes your life a little bit smarter is getting an important security update for its authentication. In a couple of days, SmartThings Version 1.6.2 will be rolling out an update to its app for Windows Phone as well as iOS and Android. This will be log-in authentication to ensure a better and safer experience with your smart objects.
According to the SmartThings website, you can “run your home from your phone” with the app:
With the free SmartThings app, you can receive important notifications about what’s happening at home, control your smart devices with a simple tap, and automate your home to react to your unique preferences.
After September 15, 2016, you should the get the app update. Afterward, you will need to log in. While the app will still work in the background of your phone for now, the team is giving you until December 6, 2016 to update according to their announcement post. After that, it will log you out until you update and the app will no longer work in the background.
Devices that are incompatible with the app will no longer be able to be logged in.
Watch out for the update in the next couple of days. Need to download the SmartThings mobile app? Click the link below.