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Are Iotty Switches Good? 5 Things You Need To Know (2022)

Are Iotty Switches Good

Iotty is an Italian company that makes smart switches.

And lately, they are stepping into the limelight.

But does popularity meets quality?

Well, I’ve got all the answers you’re looking for.

Keep reading to find out:

  • How to easily install an Iotty smart switch.
  • What automations are and which you can use with your Iotty device.
  • Where you can find the Iotty app and how to integrate it with smart speakers.
  • And this is only the beginning…

Are Iotty switches good?

Iotty switches are good, easy to use, and have a smooth design. The faceplate is responsive and controlled by a soft touch. The backlight is easy on the eye and adjustable in light intensity via the Iotty app. Also, Iotty switches can be programmed for 8 different automation. 


Iotty switches – 5 things you need to know


#1: Smooth design

The first thing that’s very noticeable is the smooth design.

It looks slim and tight.

The switches come in a rectangular shape with a surface made of touch-sensitive glass.

For the naked eye, it’s easy to spot the switch or switches on the panel. 

Plus, it comes with a backlight. Which becomes very useful if you’re looking for the switch in the dark. 

Additionally, the backlight is even adjustable in intensity in the Iotty app.

That’s handy when you want to sleep and don’t want too much backlight from the switch.

Moreover, Iotty sells them in different colors to match different backgrounds.

#2: Smart switches and smart socket

Iotty makes 2 kinds of smart switches:

  • Lights and gates.
  • Blinds and shutters.

And they’re planning to release smart sockets around late 2022.

However, their website for customers from the United States only sells smart switches for lights and gates. 

And unfortunately, they are sold out at the moment.

Tip: Check out their website from time to time for availability.

For lights and gates

This is the most common switch from Iotty.

The smart switch for lights and gates for the US market comes in multiple versions.

You can get 1, 2, or 3 switches on 1 panel. 

And they’re available in different colors to match the room’s background, namely in:

  • Blue.
  • Grey.
  • Tan.
  • Black.
  • White.

Plus, to turn the smart switch on and off, simply soft-touch the button.

For blinds and shutters

Iotty likes expanding their switches.

But this switch is for blinds and shutters.

It’s slightly different than the previous one because of the purpose.

This switch comes with… 

3 buttons on the panel:
  • Button for Up.
  • Button for Down.
  • Central button (can be configured at will).

Smart socket

This last one completes the family.

But you’ll have to wait a bit before you get too excited about the Iotty smart socket…

Because it’ll be released around late 2022 to early 2023.

The smart socket will come in 2 colors:

  • Black.
  • White.

And the cool thing about it is the extra ON and OFF button on the panel.

So, you don’t necessarily need to pull the plug out of the socket.

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#3: Iotty app

Iotty App

With this, you can remotely control all the Iotty switches from anywhere on any smartphone. 

As long as you have internet, you’re good to go.

Plus, it’s compatible with Google Assistant, Siri, and Apple Alexa.

Here’s how to install the Iotty app on your Android smartphone:

  1. Go to the Google Play Store.
  2. Enter Iotty in the search bar.
  3. You’ll see: Iotty Smart Home.
  4. Tap on Install.
  5. The application will be downloaded and installed.

And for iPhone, you can take these steps:

  1. Go to the Apple App Store.
  2. Enter Iotty in the search bar. 
  3. You’ll see: Iotty Smart Home.
  4. Tap on Download.
  5. The application will be downloaded and installed.

After that, you can open the Iotty app, create an account and register your Iotty devices.

When that’s done, you can integrate the Iotty devices with:

In this way, you can voice control your Iotty smart devices. 

For example, when you enter your home and say: ‘Alexa, I’m Home,’ all the lights connected to your Iotty switches turn on.

“How can I set it up Iotty control with Amazon Alexa?’’ 

It’s easy by taking these steps:

Iotty app:

  1. Install the Iotty app and register the switches in the Iotty app.
  2. When you’re in the Iotty app, rename the switches (Alexa will import the same names).

Alexa App:

  1. Then open the Alexa app and download the Iotty Skill.
  2. Select Menu.
  3. Then go to Skills and Games.
  4. Search for Iotty.
  5. It may ask for your credentials from Iotty. If so, then log in with your Iotty credentials.
  6. Choose Discover Devices.
  7. Select each switch one by one and set them up.

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#4: How to install

So the Iotty switches and sockets are basically similar to install. You can even DO It Yourself.

Note: If you’re unfamiliar with all the electrical work, then it’s better to let a professional technician do it. 

To understand how the installation is being done, you can check out these steps to install a U1 Iotty smart switch:

  1. Turn OFF the Power at the Circuit Breaker for the switch you’re replacing.
  2. Remove the face plate from the old switch box.
  3. Unmount the old switch from the electrical box.
  4. Disconnect and label the wires.

Then we move on to installing the Iotty switch.

  1. Separate the wires and pull out the Neutral Bundle.
  2. Connect the Neutral wire (white).
  3. Connect the Line/Power.
  4. Connect the Load Wire
  5. Tuck all the wires into the electrical box.
  6. Mount the Iotty switch to the electrical box.
  7. Install the Iotty faceplate.

And for some visual guidance, you can check out this video:

Tip: The video is from the Iotty Smart Home Youtube channel. If you need more informational videos, check out their library.

#5: Iotty automations

With Iotty smart switches, you can set up automations.

Automations are actions you can assign to one or more Iotty smart devices.

These are the actions you can use:

Location

Activates your Iotty switch when your smartphone enters or leaves a certain area.

Siri Shortcuts

Activates your Iotty switch when using a Siri voice command.

Multi-Way 

Allows you to control two Iotty devices for one switch.

Sun 

Turns on or off Iotty switch at sunrise or sunset.

Away mode 

Randomly will turn on or off your Iotty switches. For instance, if you’re on holiday and want to let potential burglars think you’re at home.

Activity-Dependent 

Turns on or off your Iotty device depending on the other Iotty devices. For example: turns off your kitchen light when the living room light is on.

Time 

Turns on or off Iotty devices at a certain time and day.

Weather 

Activates Iotty devices based on weather conditions.

Bonus: Wrapping up

Iotty switches are worth showing off to your neighbors, easy to operate, and user-friendly.

Unfortunately, they’re currently sold out in the US market. 

This means their switches are getting positive reviews. That said, it shows that the demand is very high.

I’ve also heard other Iotty users mention a few negative things as well.

Some said that the Iotty app was very slow and buggy.

For example, there was a 7-second delay after turning the switch on via the app.

That’s a bit long and happened more than once. 

The lack of a dim feature is also mentioned often. 

However, Iotty’s customer support is good. Although getting in touch with them can take time. 

They try to reply within 2 business days and can be done via an online form or e-mail.