This article highlights changes to the ConnectSense 6.0, a major update to the ConnectSense app for both iOS and Android.
With our 6.0 app release, we had a number of objectives:
- Put monitoring and controlling your ConnectSense devices front and center
- Simplify the process of adding devices
- Make it easier to get around and find what you need
- Align the features and organization of the app across iOS and Android devices
In this version, we’re focusing on what we do best—controlling and configuring your ConnectSense devices.
A new home experience
The new ConnectSense Home screen displays all ConnectSense devices you’ve added when logged in to your ConnectSense account. If you’ve assigned your devices to rooms, they’ll be grouped by room. And if you manage devices across multiple homes or properties, your devices will be organized by home and then by room within each home. Devices not yet assigned to a room appear at the top.
Your devices appear as cards on the screen, and duplex devices like the SmartOutlet2 and In-Wall Outlet now show both the device name and each outlet name, so you can more easily tell your devices apart. You can also control all ConnectSense devices from the Home screen—even the Rebooter.
All versions of the app now have four main screens when you’re logged in. Access them by the tabs at the bottom of the screen:
- Home - all your ConnectSense devices added to your ConnectSense account
- Schedules - schedules to turn devices on and off or to reboot
- Usage - your energy usage history across all In-Wall Outlets on your ConnectSense account
- Settings - one new screen to manage your rooms and homes, link to Alexa or Google Home, access other relevant information, and log out
Updated HomeKit support
You have several options for adding HomeKit-compatible ConnectSense products to your home*. You can add them to your ConnectSense account, you can add them to HomeKit and your ConnectSense account, or you can just add them to HomeKit. If you only want to add your ConnectSense devices to HomeKit, you don’t even have to log in—look for the new Use with HomeKit Only link on the sign-in screen. And of course, you can always just add HomeKit-compatible devices directly with the Home app.
The new ConnectSense app now controls only ConnectSense devices that you add to your ConnectSense account. HomeKit accessories from other manufacturers will still appear in Apple’s Home app, including any rules (or Automations as Home calls them) you may have previously set up in older versions of our app. We recommend using the Home app or other third-party HomeKit apps like Controller for HomeKit to monitor and control your HomeKit Devices.
We've also introduced some other changes in the app to improve the overall experience:
- Clarified error messages to make it easier to troubleshoot problems
- Consolidated all settings for each ConnectSense outlet onto one screen so they're easier to monitor and update
- Simplified the settings for the Internet Rebooter so it's easier to understand how the device will behave when there's an outage
- Updated/modernized the app for newer OS versions
*The first-generation SmartOutlet can only be added to HomeKit—it cannot be added to your ConnectSense account or added to HomeKit with this version of the ConnectSense app. If you use a first-generation SmartOutlet, use the Home app to add and control it.