Select your device operating system for instructions on setting up a LIFX Bulb.

iOS Setup Android Setup

What is the difference between 'HomeKit Setup' and 'LIFX Setup'? Which one should I use?

We recommend using the 'HomeKit Setup' option, because it uses the HomeKit Code in your manual/package to add your LIFX light to the LIFX app and enables Siri and all HomeKit features in one simple set up.

Using the 'LIFX Setup' will connect your light to the app without adding HomeKit and Siri at the same time.


You will also need to ensure you have granted access to location services. You can do this in iOS system settings by:

  1. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services.
  2. Make sure that Location Services is on.
  3. Scroll down to find the LIFX app.
  4. Tap the LIFX app and select an option: While Using: This grants access the LIFX app access to location services while you have the app open.

HomeKit Setup



Please remember to use your 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi network when choosing a network.

  1. Plugin the light and power it on

  2. Open the LIFX app

  3. Click the New.png icon in the bottom right of the screen


  5. Tap the Green Arrow

  6. Choose your device from the light (if your device doesn't show up, try the legacy onboarding path)

  7. Select your Home to work with Apple Home

  8. Wait for the HomeKit pairing screen, scan your HomeKit code or enter it manually

  9. Choose a location for your light (for example, Home)

  10. Choose a group for your light (for example, Bedroom)

  11. Name your light (approx. 10 characters) (for example, Desk Lamp)

  12. Complete! You can now enjoy your light!




Please remember to use your 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi network when choosing a network.

  1. Tap My Light Doesn't Support HomeKit

  2. Allow notifications

  3. Follow steps on screen to begin setup

  4. Navigate to your Wi-Fi settings

  5. Choose light from settings. The light will appear as ...LIFX_model_serial (if you tap the light and it prompts you to open the Home app, you can either follow those instructions to begin HomeKit onboarding or reset the light and wait 20 minutes before trying again)

  6. Choose your Home to work with Apple Home

  7. Make sure you are connected to the Wi-Fi network you want to connect the light to (please note, LIFX only support 2.4Ghz networks). Then enter the password.

  8. Return to the app

  9. Choose your Wi-Fi network

  10. Create/choose a location for your light

  11. Create/choose a group for your light

  12. Name your light (approx. 10 characters)

  13. Complete, you can now enjoy your light.



Quick Tips
  • Wait 2 minutes, force close the app, and then re-open it (You’ll know that your lights have paired with your network if the light is no longer broadcasting it’s WiFi)
  • If the light is under a section named “Your Wi-Fi asGuest”, go ahead and select the light by tapping on its name and select "claim". If the claim option fails, please attempt once more.
  • If you have a LIFX Original bulb, that you are setting up for the first time, the name may be LIFX Bulb. If this is the case, the network will need a password to connect to the bulb. The network password for LIFX Bulb, is lifx1234. Once this bulb setup make sure you follow the prompt to update the firmware. After that, connecting to the bulb for setup again, will not need this password.
  • If you are using iOS the light may appear under "Add new Device/Accessory" please click through the steps then once joined open the LIFX app to find the light under your Wi-Fi network name on the dashboard, you can click the name of the light then the settings gear and customize from there.


Reset the light
If none of the above works please follow the instructions on this page to:  Reset a light
Still can't set up your light? Try our step by step setup guide:  Troubleshooting Guide
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