A recent update on the iOS app SmartThings added support for Matter devices.


SmartThings is Samsung’s counterpart to the Apple HomeKit, with the app available on both the iPad and iPhone through the App Store. Matter support was technically added to the SmartThings platform in October, but it’s only now that its iOS app has been updated to support Matter-enabled smart devices, which means iPad, Apple Watch, and iPhone users can now control them with a SmartThings hub.

Before the update, only Android phones were able to control Matter accessories. In households that have both iOS and Android, they can now set commands without having to use a particular smartphone brand.

iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch users are advised to get the latest SmartThings update to access the Matter functionality. SmartThings is available to download for free on the App Store and Play Store. A Matter accessory can connect to SmartThings and HomeKit as long as there’s a hub.


Samantha is a senior news editor at iLounge. She has been covering the technology industry for over five years, writing about Apple, Google, and other major companies. Samantha has also worked as a reporter and editor for several other publications.