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FRITZ!DECT 200 – Service

Using Google calendar for automatic switching

When you set up automatic switching for the socket of a smart home device, you can configure it so that the socket is switched on and off automatically at times defined in a Google calendar. The information on the switching points is synchronized with the Google calendar at regular intervals, which means that you can add switching times to your Google calendar at any time.

Automatic switching can either be configured for individual smart home devices or for a group of multiple smart home devices.

Note:The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for your FRITZ!Box.

1 Creating a calendar

  1. Create a new calendar for your Google account.

    Important:The name of the calendar may only contain standard Latin letters and numbers; it may not contain any special characters, spaces or umlauts.

  2. Enter the times at which the socket should be turned on and off: Name the time at which the socket is to be turned on "ON" and the time at which it is to be turned off "OFF". These names are not case sensitive. You can also enter switching times later.

2 Adding a calendar

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. If available, select the option "All smart home devices" in the drop-down list "viewing".
  4. Click the button (General) or the button (Edit) for the relevant device.
  5. Click on the "Switch automatically" tab.
  6. Enable the option "Schedule enabled" and then the option "Calendar".
  7. Enter the name of the calendar in the field: The name is case-sensitive (make sure you use the correct capital and lower case letters).
  8. Click "OK" to save the settings.
    • The window "Enable FRITZ!Actuator Calendar" containing a verification URL and a user code opens.
  9. Click on the link "Verification URL" and leave the "Enable FRITZ!Actuator Calendar" window open.
    • A window for signing into your Google account opens.
  10. Enter the e-mail address and password for your Google account and click "Sign in".
    • The entry field for the user code appears.
  11. Enter the user code from the "Enable FRITZ!Actuator Calendar" window and click "Next".
  12. Click "Allow access".
  13. Switch to the window "Enable FRITZ! Actuator Calendar".

Automatic switching is enabled when the message "Authentication for the Google calendar was successful" appears in the user interface.

3 Synchronizing the calendar

Synchronizing automatically

The calendar is synchronized with the Google calendar at regular intervals. Synchronization automatically takes place every 24 hours around midnight. 

Synchronizing manually

If you have entered new switching times in the Google calendar, you can also manually start the calendar synchronization:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. If available, select the option "All smart home devices" in the drop-down list "viewing".
  4. Click the button (General) or the button (Edit) for the relevant device.
  5. Click on the "Switch automatically" tab.
  6. Click the "OK" button.

4 Deleting a calendar

This function is only available for the FRITZ!Box with FRITZ!OS 5.59 or higher:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. If available, select the option "All smart home devices" in the drop-down list "viewing". 
  4. Click the button (General) or the button (Edit) for the relevant device.
  5. Click on the "Switch automatically" tab.
  6. Click on the link "Remove connections from Google calendar".
  7. Click the button "Reset Google Calendar".
  8. Confirm the question about whether you would like to delete all Google calendars from the FRITZ!Box with "OK".

Now all Google calendars are deleted and all smart home devices that use a Google calendar are set to manual switching.