Four learning modes can be used to add infrared appliances to your SwitchBot Hub Mini. To see how this works, let's use an air conditioner as an example.
Smart Learning (Recommended)
  1. Open the SwitchBot app and tap the Hub Mini icon.
  2. Tap Add Appliance and choose the appliance type that you want to add.
  3. Point the physical remote to your Hub Mini and tap "Smart Learning". Then follow the app's guide to help learn your remote's functionality.
Manual Selection
If Smart Learning doesn't work, you can try selecting the brand and model manually.
  1. Tap Manual Selection at the bottom of the learning mode page.
  2. Choose your appliance brand and then select the corresponding model.
(Please note: if you can not find an exact number, we recommend trying a similar model as many share the same features.)
  1. Test your remote, and save.
The manual mode still can't learn your remote? No worries, you can try Customize mode instead.
Customize Mode
  1. Tap customize at the bottom of the Brand page.
  2. Point your appliance remote at SwitchBot Hub Mini and follow the app's guide to mimic your remote's buttons.
  3. Buttons should change to blue on your app once learning is successful.
For air conditioners, please check it from this link:
Using Others to add your remote.
You can use this mode to program your buttons one by one and name it by feature or use an alias of your choice.
  1. Roll down the page and choose the Others category.
  2. Point your appliance remote at SwitchBot Hub Mini and follow the app's guide to mimic your remote's buttons.
  3. Tap the "+" icon and name your button.
  4. Tap Start after you name your button, and then press the remote button once when the indicator on your SwitchBot Hub Mini is off.
  5. After receiving a message that learning is completed, tap Test to test your button.
  6. If your button works, tap Save and continue to add other buttons.
  7. After you have set up all buttons, tap Save to save this remote.
  1. Your button alias can not be changed once set. If you need to change it, you need to delete it and set it again.
Please note: buttons set using this mode cannot be controlled directly by Alexa or Google Assistant.

Alternatively, you could create a Manual Scene on SwitchBot App and control it via Alexa, Google Assistant, or IFTTT. For details, please check this page (Alexa) or this page (Google Assistant).




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