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Creating a routine for smart home devices

With routines you can automatically control your smart home devices whose settings you saved in templates and scenes by using by using an if-this-then-that statement. Routines allow you to realize versatile and individual switching of your smart home devices.

In an if-this-then-that statement you define a specific action that is executed when a specific condition is met on a trigger. In this case a smart home device, for example a smart plug FRITZ!DECT or a smart switch FRITZ!DECT 440 serves as the trigger. The action is automatically executed, i.e. a template or a scenario is activated when a condition on the trigger, for example a switching state or measured temperature, is fulfilled.
The following is an example of a routine: If the humidity measured by the FRITZ!DECT 440 reaches a certain value, the previously configured scene "Heat on" is applied.


  • FRITZ!OS 7.50 or later must be installed on the FRITZ!Box to create a routine.

1 Creating a routine

  1. Click "Smart Home" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Automation" in the "Smart Home" menu.
  3. Click "Create Routine".
  4. Enter a name for the routine and click "Next".
  5. Select the device type and then the device to be checked as the trigger of the routine.
  6. Click "Next".
  7. Select the status change or event that is to be defined as the condition.
  8. Click "Next".
  9. Select the template or the scene as the action that is to be executed.
  10. Click "Next". A summary of the routine's settings is displayed.
  11. Check the settings and click "Finished" to save the settings. The route is created.

2 Enabling the routine

  1. Click "Smart Home" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Operation" in the "Smart Home" menu.
  3. Enable the desired routine. Now as soon as the condition specified in the routine is fulfilled, the routine is triggered.

Note:You can also enable the routine with a FRITZ!Fon (menu "Home Network > Smart Home"), or use FRITZ!App Smart Home to enable it in the home network and over the internet. Routines can be triggered via FRITZ!DECT 350 by opening and closing the window or door.