How do I put my Philips Hue bulb in pairing mode?

Answered by Douglas Hiatt

To put your Philips Hue bulb in pairing mode, follow these steps:

1. Make sure the bulb is installed in a suitable lamp or light fixture and turned on. Ensure that the bulb is within range of your smartphone or tablet’s Bluetooth signal.

2. Open the Philips Hue Bluetooth app on your device. If you don’t have the app installed, you can download it from the App Store or Google Play Store.

3. Once the app is open, go to the “Settings” section. This can usually be accessed by tapping on the gear icon or by selecting the menu option labeled “Settings.”

4. Look for the “Lights” option within the settings menu and tap on it. This will take you to a screen where you can manage your connected lights.

5. On the Lights screen, you should see a plus (+) icon located at the top right corner of the screen. Tap on this icon to initiate the pairing process.

6. The Philips Hue Bluetooth app will automatically scan for nearby lights. Wait for a moment as it searches for available devices.

7. Once the app finds your Philips Hue bulb, it will appear on the Home tab of the app. You may see a list of available bulbs or a single bulb, depending on how many lights you have installed.

8. Tap on the bulb that you want to pair with your device. This will prompt the app to connect to the bulb and establish a Bluetooth connection.

9. Follow any on-screen instructions provided by the app to complete the pairing process. This may include confirming the pairing code or entering any required information.

10. Once the bulb is successfully paired, you should be able to control it using the Philips Hue Bluetooth app. You can adjust the brightness, change the color, set schedules, and more.

It’s worth noting that Bluetooth pairing with Philips Hue bulbs is intended for basic control and functionality. If you want access to additional features and integrations, such as voice control or remote access, you may need to consider using a Philips Hue Bridge and connecting your lights to a Wi-Fi network.

The process of putting your Philips Hue bulb in pairing mode is straightforward and can be done within a few minutes. Enjoy the convenience and versatility of controlling your lighting with the Philips Hue Bluetooth app!