We recently got several light blubs replaced by Philips HUE lamps in our home. We have setup everything to be used from one device, but now my son wants to adjust his bedroom lamp himself from his own iPhone.
How do we set that up ?
There are various ways of setting this up, and most of them are straight forward. Here are a few of the simplest ones :
If you do NOT have a Philips HUE Bridge :
- it’s no problem if both devices use Bluetooth connection and the PhilipsHUEbluetooth.app
- it’s no problem if both devices use Bluetooth connection and the Google Home.app
If you do have a Philips HUE Bridge setup already :
- it’s no problem if one device uses WiFi connection to the HUE Bridge and the PhilipsHUE.app, and the other device uses Bluetooth connection and the PhilipsHUEbluetooth.app (you might have to delete the lamp and re-add it in the PhilipsHUEbluetooth.app if it doesn’t work straight away)
- it should also work if both use WiFi-connection to the same HUE Bridge and the PhilipsHUE.app (just setup the same HUE Bridge in the PhilipsHUE.app on the second device too by pressing the big button on the HUE Bridge when prompted to do so by the app)
The setup process is rather simple, especially if you have done this befor (like you mentioned) : just follow the onscreen directions.
Note : you can also control Philips HUE lamps from your AppleWatch (if you have one) using the watchOS version of the PhilipsHUE.app that is automatically installed if your AppleWatch is connected to your iPhone.
That’s it !