Add Wireless Control Outlet to Ikea Tradfri Gateway

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Add an Ikea Tradfri control outlet to the Ikea Tradfri gateway
You'll Need:
  • The Ikea Tradfri app already installed on your mobile device
  • The Ikea Tradfri gateway already installed in your home and set up in the app
  • A control device such as a remote control, wireless dimmer or motion sensor to be already added to the gateway
  • A small standard screwdriver

1 Add Control Outlet

  1. Launch the Ikea Tradfri app on your mobile device.
    Ikea Trådfri.
  2. Tap Settings in the top right corner.
    Settings icon highlighted in Ikea Tradfri app.
  3. Select Manage your devices.
    Manage your devices option highlighted in Ikea Tradfri app settings.
  4. Then tap Add.
    Add button highlighted in Ikea Tradfri app.
  5. And select Control outlet.
    Control outlet option highlighted in Ikea Tradfri app.
  6. You'll be shown a screen with instructions on what to do. We are already covering these steps but you can scroll up and down through them if needed. Choose the control device you want to link the control outlet with.
    Double pointed arrow showing directions to scroll and control devices highlighted on instructional screen in Ikea Tradfri app.

? What control device do you want to link the control outlet to?

  1. Wireless Dimmer
  2. Remote control
  3. Motion sensor

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Add an Ikea Tradfri control outlet to the Ikea Tradfri gateway
You'll Need:
  • The Ikea Tradfri app already installed on your mobile device
  • The Ikea Tradfri gateway already installed in your home and set up in the app
  • A control device such as a remote control, wireless dimmer or motion sensor to be already added to the gateway
  • A small standard screwdriver
  1. Launch the Ikea Tradfri app on your mobile device.
    Ikea Trådfri.
  2. Tap Settings in the top right corner.
    Settings icon highlighted in Ikea Tradfri app.
  3. Select Manage your devices.
    Manage your devices option highlighted in Ikea Tradfri app settings.
  4. Then tap Add.
    Add button highlighted in Ikea Tradfri app.
  5. And select Control outlet.
    Control outlet option highlighted in Ikea Tradfri app.
  6. You'll be shown a screen with instructions on what to do. We are already covering these steps but you can scroll up and down through them if needed. Choose the control device you want to link the control outlet with.
    Double pointed arrow showing directions to scroll and control devices highlighted on instructional screen in Ikea Tradfri app.

To complete the following steps, you will need the control outlet, wireless dimmer and mobile device handy.

With the Wireless Dimmer

  1. Plug the control outlet into a working power outlet.
    Ikea Tradfri control outlet plugged into power outlet.
  2. Press the wireless dimmer against the palm of your hand and turn the cover counter clockwise then lift it to remove it.
    Dimmer cover being removed.
  3. Place the wireless dimmer within an inch of the control outlet then press and hold the Link button on the front for at least 10 seconds.
    Link button highlighted on dimmer body.
  4. Replace the cover and turn it clockwise to secure it.
    Dimmer cover being replaced.

On Your Mobile Device

  1. You should get a confirmation message on the mobile device that the control outlet was found. Tap OK to finish.
    Device found confirmation message in Ikea Tradfri app.

To complete the following steps, you will need the control outlet, remote control and mobile device handy.

With the Remote Control

  1. Plug the control outlet into a wall outlet.
    Ikea Tradfri control outlet plugged into power outlet.
  2. Use a screwdriver or a similar tool to remove the battery cover of the remote control.
    Back cover being removed from remote control.
  3. Place the remote control within an inch of the outlet then press and hold the Link button next to the battery for at least 10 seconds.
    Button highlighted in battery compartment.
  4. Replace the battery cover.
    Back of remote with cover in place.

On Your Mobile Device

  1. You should get a confirmation message on the mobile device that the control outlet was found. Tap OK to finish.
    Device found confirmation message in Ikea Tradfri app.

To complete the following steps, you will need the control outlet, motion sensor and mobile device handy.

With the Motion Sensor

  1. Plug the control outlet into a wall outlet.
    Ikea Tradfri control outlet plugged into power outlet.
  2. Place the motion sensor within an inch of the outlet then press and hold the Link button on the back for at least 10 seconds.
    Link button highlighted on back of motion sensor.

On Your Mobile Device

  1. You should get a confirmation message on the mobile device that the control outlet was found. Tap OK to finish.
    Device found confirmation message in Ikea Tradfri app.
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