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Save energy: tips for your Swisscom devices

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Switch off your router and WLAN or use energy-saving accessories to save power when using your Swisscom Internet-Box, WLAN-Box and TV-Box.

Internet-Box and WLAN

You can limit your energy consumption when your Internet-Box or WLAN-Box is not in use.

Save power by setting WLAN power-on times in the Swisscom Home app. The WLAN signal of your Internet-Box will then be switched off in accordance with your settings.

If you don't need the Internet at home, switch off the WLAN using the switch or disconnect the router and power supply from the electricity supply. When you switch it on again, the Internet box is ready for use again within a few minutes.

Important information: Services such as fixed network telephony, alarm systems and security cameras only work when the router is switched on.

Swisscom TV-Box

Save power when not using your TV-Box.

Give your TV-Box a well-earned rest when you don’t need it: at night when you are sleeping, for instance, or during the day when you are at work. Even when switched off, any recordings you have programmed will still take place. When you switch it back on, the TV-Box is fully operational in just 30 seconds.

We recommend that you unplug your TV-Box from the mains before you go on holiday. Don’t worry, you won’t miss a thing: all programmed recordings will still take place.

Accessories and more

With the right accessories, using less energy couldn’t be easier.

The adapter from Swisscom and myStrom allows you to switch devices on and off and operate them from your smartphone using intelligent energy saving features.

With the Swisscom Home app, you can control your home via Smart Home. For example, you can program when to heat up the coffee machine or switch off an accidentally left on light when away from home.

All devices connected to the same power strip can be switched off at the touch of a button: a switched power strip makes it easier to save energy.

Please note: We do not recommend connecting the router to a power strip.

When you purchase new household appliances, check the energy label to gauge the energy consumption. Energy efficiency classes range from A+++ to D, where A+++ (dark green) is the most efficient and D (red) the least. Find out more about the efficiency class of all appliances at in new tab).

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