Chapter 7. Your user page

Your user page is where you can find things like lighting scenes, personalise SwitchThat One, and where you can change your user details.

You can reach your user page by tapping the Your name button in the main menu. On smaller displays your user name will not be visible, just the user icon.

The user icon in the main bar

The user icon in the main bar


7.1. Lighting scenes

Lighting scenes let you store your favourite lighting setups so they can be instantly recalled, for when you want to relax in front of a film, or set the mood for a party.

You can create lighting scenes that include any of your SwitchThat enabled lights, regardless of manufacturer.

Note

Lighting scenes are only be available if you use SwitchThat One to control your lights.

7.1.1. Add a new lighting scene

Creating a new lighting scene is simple. First of all you need to set up your lights the way you want them for this scene. Then go to your user page and and find the Lighting scenes section.

The Lighting scenes section of your user page

The Lighting scenes section of your user page


Tap the Add new button and you’ll be taken to a screen where you can configure the lighting scene

Adding a new lighting scene

Adding a new lighting scene


You should enter a name for the lighting scene and then you need to tell SwitchThat One which lights should be included. You’ll see a list of all your lights, organised by room, with a preview of each light’s current colour or brightness.

Tap on all of the lights you want to include in this scene. Once you're done tap Add and the scene will be created.

You’ll be taken back to your user page and there will be a new icon in the Lighting scenes section, for the lighting scene you just created.

7.1.2. Apply a lighting scene to your lights

To apply one of your lighting scenes simply tap on the lighting scene icon. Each light in the scene will be instantly set to the correct colour / brightness setting.

Tap on the lighting scene icon to apply it to your lights

Tap on the lighting scene icon to apply it to your lights


7.1.3. Deleting a lighting scene

Currently you can delete lighting scenes, but you can’t change them (so to change an existing lighting scene, you’ll need to delete it and add a new one).

To delete a lighting scene:

  1. Go to your user page and find the Lighting scenes section.
  2. Tap the Edit icon at the top-right of the Lighting scenes section. A red cross will appear on each lighting scene
  3. Tap a lighting scene to delete it
  4. Tap Done when you’re finished.

7.1.4. Importing Philips Hue scenes

If you use Philips Hue lights and already have some scenes that you’d like to use in SwitchThat then they can be easily imported.

Go to your user page and find the Lighting scenes section. Tap Import and you’ll see a list of all the scenes found on your Hue bridge.

Import your Philips Hue scenes

Import your Philips Hue scenes


Note

The list will show every scene found on your Hue bridge. There may be duplicates if you use more than one app to control your Hue lights.

To try out a scene, tap on its name, and the scene will be applied to the appropriate lights (these lights will also be listed below the scene name).

Importing a Philips Hue scene

Importing a Philips Hue scene


You can tap on the lights shown below the scene name to include them or remove them from the imported scene.

Note

IMPORTANT: make sure all of the lights you are including in the scene are on before importing! If necessary, switch the lights on and tap on the scene name again to apply the scene. The scene will only import correctly if all the lights you want to include have been set to the appropriate colour by following this procedure.

To import the scene, you need to give it a name and tap the Import button. The name will default to the original Hue scene name, but this could clash with a lighting scene you have previously created; if so you’ll be warned and you must change the name before importing.

The scene will take approx 30 seconds to import, so be patient. A progress bar will show the status of the import. Once complete, if you return to your user page and there will now be a new icon for the imported lighting scene. As before, tap this scene to apply it to your lights.

7.2. Personalising SwitchThat One

7.2.1. Changing the interface style

Changing the interface style lets you alter the way the SwitchThat One user interface looks. Each user can set their own interface style.

To change the interface style:

  1. Go to your user page and find the My account section.
  2. Tap Change interface style
  3. You’ll see a preview of each interface style available.
  4. Tap on an interface style to activate it

7.3. Editing your user details

You can change your user name and your password from your user page:

  1. Go to your user page and find the My account section.
  2. Tap Change my details
  3. Change your name and password as required. Leave the password boxes empty if you don’t need to change it.
  4. Tap Update when you’re finished.

7.4. Signing out

To sign out from SwitchThat One:

  1. Go to your user page and find the My account section.
  2. Tap Sign me out.

If you’re accessing SwitchThat One via a web browser, you be taken to the sign in screen.

If you’re using the SwitchThat app on you phone or tablet, you’ll be taken back to the Hub list. Tap on your One Hub to sign in again.

When using the SwitchThat app, you can also tap Back to Hub list to return to the Hub list without signing out. This is useful if you have more than one Hub and want to switch between them without signing in each time.