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How to control your Garage Doors through SMS with SimpleCommands

SimpleCommands enables its users to control their smart homes through a whole myriad of platforms, including Alexa, Google Assistant, Shortcuts and even SMS! After you've enabled the SMS Companion follow the instructions below to control your garage doors with a simple text.

  

1. When controlling your devices with SimpleCommands via the SMS Companion each text has to have at least two things: an Item, Group or Routine name, and a command. However, you only need to send an Item's name to SC and it will prompt you through the rest! In the example below, you can see the device is called "Garage Door Opener" and it is being turn opened and closed. If you are ever curious about the current state of a device (such as a light or door, etc.) you can always send a text that says, "[device name] state".

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For any additional questions please visit our Knowledge Base, or contact us here. We'll get back to you as quickly as we can! To get started, go to the App Store or Google Play store and download SimpleCommands!

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