Only 3 smart actions functional @ the same time?

Only 3 smart actions functional @ the same time?
Only 3 smart actions functional @ the same time?
2022-05-04 18:02:33
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How is this even possible? How are you trying to say that we as a consumer who made a decision to have smart switches installed in our homes and that we are only Allowed to make 3 smart actions on one account functional @ the same time but are allowed to create 50? How on earth was this not thought out? Why on earth would this even be able to be a product for a smart home? Seems pretty dumb. Defeats the whole purpose of the smart switch. I mean every home in the world has more than 3 switches in it. Please tell us that there is a some sort of an update available for this ridiculousness. Or @ least be able to return these items for a full refund. 

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Re:Only 3 smart actions functional @ the same time?
2022-05-04 19:05:07 - last edited 2022-05-04 19:05:15

Hi,  @Isaiasbkln 

 

The Smart Action features right now are actually in a beta testing phase to ensure the stability of the actions before users receive the whole product. As of now, you can only enable three smart actions in the app; however you can control and set schedules for individual switches under the devices tab, and these automations do not count toward your smart action limit.

 

Until the update is released for this beta feature that will enable the rest of the smart actions, many users have turned to using other services to create more complex automations with their TP-Link Devices. I have seen users successfully use routines in Google, and the Alexa app, but Automations through the Smartthings app appears to be the most popular amongst consumers. 

 

While passing your feedback to the team, is there any other changes you would like seen to the app? Or are there any additional features that appear to be missing?

 

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Re:Only 3 smart actions functional @ the same time?
2022-05-15 00:39:04

  @Riley_S 

 

Just read an article on this site on the same subject (only 3 active smart actions) from 2020. Seems like a very long software development cycle. 
 

My goal is to automatically turn on some lights in the morning for a few hours and then again in the evening for a few hours. That seems to need two actions but at 4 different times. The software does not appear to support that simple level of functionality. 

 

Maybe I am missing something simple. 
 

Please share with the development team....which would seem to indicate multiple developers but that is hard to believe. 

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Re:Only 3 smart actions functional @ the same time?
2022-05-18 21:10:26

  @Kburk1097 

 

You can do that in the schedule for each switch.  You do not need smart actions for them.

 

For example my drive way lights turn on at sunset and turn off at midnight.  These are scheduled events.

 

Ryan

 

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Re:Only 3 smart actions functional @ the same time?
2022-05-21 01:39:11

  @RyanEverhart789 

although that is an option, I need them in my situation for common areas like hallways-bathrooms-closets-foyer etc which usually are being used for a few minutes @ a time. With this being the situation the scheduling doesn't work for my needs. The issue is that there is an option for this (smart actions) it's that we are limited to just 3 functioning @ the same time but are able to have 50 on my account(which makes no sense) its mind boggling & in a way false leading. I bought these for this specific purpose. Just nowhere does it say that we are limited to only 3 smart actions @ one time. 

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Re:Only 3 smart actions functional @ the same time?
2022-05-21 01:43:38 - last edited 2022-05-21 01:48:37

  @Riley_S 

al though that is an option, I need them in my situation for common areas like hallways-bathrooms-closets-foyer etc which usually are being used for a few minutes @ a time. With this being the situation the scheduling doesn't work for my needs. The issue is that there is an option for this (smart actions) it's that we are limited to just 3 functioning @ the same time but are able to have 50 on my account(which makes no sense) its mind boggling & in a way false leading. I bought these for this specific purpose. Just nowhere does it say that we are limited to only 3 smart actions @ one time. 

 Could you please give us a time frame for when the update will be available?why would this be release under the false pretense's that I could enable the smart actions throughout my home or as said by you guys on a phone convo, Limited to 3 @ one time but able to set up 50 on my account. I'm sorry but this misleading when this is not labeled when initially making a purchase. I am heavily invested in these switches & they defeat the purpose on why I installed these in my home. I still have about 3 dozen sitting in a box because they are not why I purchased them. I would like help with just being able to return these or @ the bare minimum a committed date on an update for this feature (smart actions) to be enabled.

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Re:Only 3 smart actions functional @ the same time?
2022-07-13 23:22:55
Most ridiculous thing I have come across on a "Smart Plug" I feel deceived by Kara's advertising. Nothing at all "smart" about limiting 3 smart actions. I have several devices I want to automatically turn off after a certain period when they are turned on. Just purchased your plugs and am so disappointed! Wow! You referred to a long drown out release to fix this major issue. When will this be available??
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