Idea is to have the ability to save (and later apply) switch profiles to your switches.
Use-case 1: Firmware updates within Smartthings via the direct method (i.e. not secondary hub method) require the exclusion and re-inclusion of switches. The switch will then need to have all previous settings manually adjusted (either via app or IDE parameters or manually on switch). If there were an option so SAVE any existing switch’s settings as a Profile, one could re-include the switch and simply APPLY the saved profile back to the switch - and all previous settings would be restored.
Use-case 2: If users wish to set up a group of switches to have similar settings (e.g. all have LED light bar be purple, Notifications are mirrored across all switches, dim rates, etc) so that they all look and behave the same way. With this feature a Switch Profile is created or saved from an existing switch’s current configuration. Then user can go into the settings of any other switch and Apply the same switch profile from the menu and all settings are magically applied to that switch. Updating the Switch Profile would also allow updates in one place that essentially immediately roll out to all other switches with that profile.