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Friday, July 12th, 2019 7:59 PM


Reorder/rearrange cameras in app and browser

Is there a way in the iPhone app and/or PC browser to reorder or rearrange the cameras other than uninstalling and reinstalling in a different order? If not, please add this ability.



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5 years ago

@ leenmel5496, unfortunately, at this time, there is no practical way of doing this other than what you already described.  It has been requested before, years ago and maybe someday SS will get around to it.  There are many other things I would like SS to do first, however, like 2FA and the CRC implementation.

@captain11​ Did they maybe someday get around to it?  ...I cannot figure it out, if they did, and am keen to do so.

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@michaeljamesmichaelmurphy​ currently this feature request is Submitted, but we can't yet confirm that it's being worked on.

For all ideas in the Product Requests and Suggestions section, you'll see the current status on the top right of the post.

244 Messages

5 years ago

Me too.                             
The cameras show up in the app in the order they are installed, and there is no way to rearrange them.  That is a big miss.  I'm going to have to uninstall and reinstall the camera I want on top.  Pain in the butt.  And like 2FA, CRC, and so many other useful requested features, manual rearrangement will never be implemented.

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5 years ago

Agree.  This would be nice for the new door locks as well as the cameras.

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4 years ago

The cameras arrange in alphabetical order. I just titled mine using a number first (1,2,3, etc) then the camera name and the app arranged them in the order of the numbers. Much easier than re-installing.

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I tried adding number in front and it didn't change anything except having a number in front. Is there anything else you did?

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In the app, it's indoor cameras first in alphabetical order, then outdoor cameras.

On the desktop, it's still in the order you added them.

I just tried this, and it did work as chrisw60 and Da_Matser described.

It is not really a great solution, but better than nothing.

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4 years ago

It would be nice to be able to shuffle or organize the cameras once they are installed. For convenience, we just had a baby and using this like a monitor. It's listed below all my others. It would just be nice to be able to move it to the top.


Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Rearrange Cameras in-app

1 year ago

I reposted this question @ https://support.simplisafe.com/conversations/cameras/how-does-one-reorder-camera-views-in-iphone-app/641e33d56256c01104962a12

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8 months ago

I want to rearrange the order of the cameras on the SimpliSafe as I want to see front door before back door (SimpliSafe default: alphabetical order). This feature should have been part of default setting as many apps have this setting. Please keep up, SS! Thanks!

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Workaround: I renamed Front Door as "a. Front Door" and "b. Back Door" and the order is now how I would like them to be. (Default - alphabetical order)

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4 months ago

I agree with many of the people who have posted. It is ridiculous that you cannot move the camera views around on a computer. A good coder could fix this in a short time. 

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3 months ago

In the Windows Web App for SimpliSafe it is very frustrating that you cannot change the order in which the Cameras appear in the App to a more user-friendly way of watching them.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Web App Camera arrangement

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Hi @rrjak​, 

Your post sounded similar to the product request in this thread, so I moved it here. We have submitted this idea to our devs for their consideration. I do not have any news at this time, but once we hear more from them we will provide an update in this thread.

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