How to Add a Sensor to an Ikea Tradfri Gateway

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Add an Ikea Trådfri device to the Ikea Trådfri gateway
You'll Need:
  • The Ikea Trådfri app already installed on your mobile device
  • The Ikea Trådfri gateway already installed in your home and set up in the app
  • A small flathead screwdriver

1 Prep Motion Sensor

  1. Use a screwdriver or a similar tool to remove the battery cover of the motion sensor.
    Back cover being removed from motion sensor.
  2. Insert the provided batteries with their positive side outward.
    Batteries inserted in motion sensor.
  3. Replace the battery cover.
    Back of motion sensor with cover in place.
  4. Use the screwdriver to adjust the Day / Night setting.
    • Set it to the crescent moon if you want detected motion to turn the light on during nighttime only.
    • Set it to the sun with rays if you want detected motion to turn the light on during daytime and nighttime.
    Day/Night setting being adjusted with screwdriver on back of motion sensor.
  5. Similarly, adjust the Time setting. Set the light to be turned off 1, 5 or 10 minutes after last motion was detected.
    Time setting being adjusted with screwdriver on back of motion sensor.
  6. Press and release the Link button 4 times within 5 seconds.
    Link button highlighted on back of motion sensor.
  7. Wait for at least 10 seconds since you released the button for the motion sensor to be reset.

2 Add Motion Sensor

On Your Mobile Device

  1. Launch the Ikea Trådfri 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 Motion sensor.
    Motion sensor 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.
    Double pointed arrow showing scrolling direction on instructions screen in Ikea Tradfri app.

With the Motion Sensor

  1. Place the motion sensor within an inch of the gateway then press and hold the Link button (1) on the back for at least 10 seconds until the topmost indicator light (2) on the gateway becomes solid.
    Linking the motion sensor with the gateway.

On Your Mobile Device

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

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Add an Ikea Trådfri device to the Ikea Trådfri gateway
You'll Need:
  • The Ikea Trådfri app already installed on your mobile device
  • The Ikea Trådfri gateway already installed in your home and set up in the app
  • A small flathead screwdriver
  1. Use a screwdriver or a similar tool to remove the battery cover of the motion sensor.
    Back cover being removed from motion sensor.
  2. Insert the provided batteries with their positive side outward.
    Batteries inserted in motion sensor.
  3. Replace the battery cover.
    Back of motion sensor with cover in place.
  4. Use the screwdriver to adjust the Day / Night setting.
    • Set it to the crescent moon if you want detected motion to turn the light on during nighttime only.
    • Set it to the sun with rays if you want detected motion to turn the light on during daytime and nighttime.
    Day/Night setting being adjusted with screwdriver on back of motion sensor.
  5. Similarly, adjust the Time setting. Set the light to be turned off 1, 5 or 10 minutes after last motion was detected.
    Time setting being adjusted with screwdriver on back of motion sensor.
  6. Press and release the Link button 4 times within 5 seconds.
    Link button highlighted on back of motion sensor.
  7. Wait for at least 10 seconds since you released the button for the motion sensor to be reset.

On Your Mobile Device

  1. Launch the Ikea Trådfri 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 Motion sensor.
    Motion sensor 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.
    Double pointed arrow showing scrolling direction on instructions screen in Ikea Tradfri app.

With the Motion Sensor

  1. Place the motion sensor within an inch of the gateway then press and hold the Link button (1) on the back for at least 10 seconds until the topmost indicator light (2) on the gateway becomes solid.
    Linking the motion sensor with the gateway.

On Your Mobile Device

  1. You should get a confirmation message on the mobile device that the motion sensor was found. Tap OK to finish.
    Device found confirmation message in Ikea Tradfri app.
  1. Launch the Ikea Trådfri 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 Bulb.
    Bulb 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 bulb 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 light bulb, motion sensor and mobile device handy.

With the Motion Sensor

  1. Install the light bulb and power it on.
  2. Place the motion sensor within an inch of the bulb then press and hold the Link button on the back for at least 10 seconds until the bulb stops pulsing.
    Linking bulb with motion sensor.

On Your Mobile Device

  1. You should get a confirmation message on the mobile device that the bulb was found. Tap OK to continue.
    OK option highlighted on confirmation prompt that the device was found.
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