Using Rules in the Wyze app

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What are Rules?

Rules let you automate your Wyze devices. With rules, you can do things like turn off multiple devices with a single tap in the app, set a specific time of day to record an event video, or even have your lights turn on when a door is opened.  

There are 3 types of Rules:

  • Shortcuts run actions with a tap in the Wyze app.
  • Schedules control devices based on the time of day.
  • Device Triggers connect multiple Wyze devices so one can trigger another.

To create a Rule:

  1. Tap Home, then the + plus sign on the top left. 
  2. Tap Add Rule.
  3. Select the type of rule you'd like to create. 
    • Shortcut
    • Schedule
    • Device Trigger
  4. Follow the on screen steps to create the rule.

To edit a rule:

  1. Tap Home, then the pencil icon on the top right.
  2. Tap Edit Rules.
  3. Tap on the Shortcut, Schedule, or Device Trigger you would like to edit
  4. Pick which type of Rule you want to create from the menu.
    1. Add actions by tapping the + plus sign.
    2. Delete actions by tapping on the red Delete.jpg icon, then Delete to confirm.
    3. Rearrange actions by dragging the three linesMove.jpg icon next to the action.
    4. Delete a rule by tapping Delete Rule, then Delete to confirm.

What are Shortcuts?

Shortcuts are actions controlled by tapping an icon from the Home screen of the Wyze app.
Example: Turn off all Wyze Bulbs with a single tap before going to bed.

To create a Shortcut:

  1. Tap Home, then the + plus sign on the top left. 
  2. Tap Add Rule, then select Shortcut from the list.
  3. Add a name for the shortcut in the text box under the star icon.
    • Tap the star icon to change it to a different icon.
  4. Tap the + plus sign next to Action.
  5. Select the actions you want to trigger when you tap the shortcut.
    • You must add at least one action to create a shortcut.
    • There is no limit to how many actions you can add to a shortcut.
  6. To save the action, tap Save.
  7. To add another action tap the + plus sign next to Action again.
  8. When finished, tap Save.

To use a Shortcut:

  1. Tap Home in the Wyze app, then locate your shortcut at the top of the screen.
  2. Tap the shortcut icon. That's it!

What are Schedules?

Schedules let you set specific times when an action occurs.
Example: Turn on notifications from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, when you're away from home.

To create a Schedule:

  1. Tap Home, then the + plus sign on the top left. 
  2. Tap Add Rule, then select Schedule from the list.
  3. Select the universal action or device you want to be triggered.
    • Universal action (ex. Unmute Notifications)
      1. Tap the + plus sign next to Name (Optional) to add a name for the schedule.
      2. Tap Start Time, select a time, and tap Save to set a start time.
      3. Tap Add End Time, select a time, and tap Save to set an end time.
      4. Tap the checkmarks next to each day you want to the action to occur.
        • By default, the action will occur every day of the week.
      5. Tap Save to confirm.
    • Device action (ex. Wyze Cam, Wyze Bulb, etc.)
      1. Select the action(s) you want to occur.
      2. Tap Next.
      3. Tap the + plus sign next to Name (Optional) to add a name for the schedule.
      4. Tap Start Time, select a time, and tap Save to set a start time.
      5. Tap Add End Time, select a time, and tap Save to set an end time.
      6. Tap the checkmarks next to each day you want to the action to occur.
        • By default, the action will occur every day of the week.
      7. Tap Save to confirm.

What are Device Triggers?

Device triggers allows one device to trigger an action in another device.
Example: When the Motion Sensor on the back porch detects motion, it turns on the lights.

To create a Device Trigger:

  1. Tap Home, then the + plus sign on the top left. 
  2. Tap Add Rule, then select Device Trigger from the list.
  3. Tap the + plus sign next to Name (Optional) to add a name for the schedule.
  4. Tap the + plus sign next to Device Trigger to select a device.
  5. Tap the + plus sign next to Action to add actions.
    • Optional: Tap the toggle next to Time to restrict when the trigger is active.
  6. Tap Save to save the trigger.

 

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