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Creating a routine for smart home devices

With routines you can control your smart home devices whose settings you saved in templates and scenes 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 temperature measured by the FRITZ!DECT 440 falls below a certain value, the previously configured scene "Light off" is applied.


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

1 Creating templates and scenes for routines

First create the template or the scene with the desired settings for your smart home devices that you want to switch using the routine.

Creating a template  

Creating a scene

2 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.

3 Applying 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.

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 or over the internet.