Samsung's SmartThings iPhone app (finally) supports Matter

Matter smart home
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We have good news for smart home users who use Samsung's SmartThings. A new app update brings Matter functionality to the SmartThings app for iOS and iPadOS. Although SmartThings has been Matter compatible for Android since last fall, this is the first time this functionality was available through the App Store. 

Matter, the new smart home connectivity standard, is backed by various companies, including Samsung, Apple, Google, Amazon, and many others. 

With Matter support, SmartThings users can access all Matter-certified products with one app. These include products from Google, Eve System, Yale, Nanoleaf, and more. 

What's the Matter?

Once known as Project Connected Home over IP (CHIP), Matter finally makes controlling innovative home products from mobile devices as easy as using Bluetooth with no corporate barriers. The standard unites Apple HomeKit, SmartThings, Google Home, Amazon, and many more. 

With the new SmartThings app update for iOS and iPadOS, users can begin experiencing Matter on the best iPhones and the best iPads. To get started, you must have the latest version of iOS and iPadOS installed. 

Older smart devices don't necessarily work with Matter. For more information, contact the device manufacturer. When buying new devices, look for the Matter logo on the packaging before making a purchase. 

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.