How to Add an Ikea Tradfri Gateway to Apple HomeKit

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to link your Ikea Trådfri Gateway with Apple HomeKit.

1 Get HomeKit Code

  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. Go to Integrations.
    Integrations option highlighted in app settings.
  4. Then select Apple HomeKit.
    Apple HomeKit option highlighted in integration settings.
  5. You will be shown the Ikea Trådfri connection code to connect to Apple HomeKit. Take note of it as you will need to enter it in the Apple Home app.
    Ikea Tradfri connection code shown to connect to Apple HomeKit.

2 Add Accessory

To Add a New Accessory or Device to Your HomeKit Setup:

  1. Open the Home app.
    HomeKit Icon
  2. Choose Add Accessory, or tap the Plus➕ symbol.
  3. If you are asked to add an accessory, tap Allow.
  4. Use a camera to take a picture of the HomeKit code or QR code on the accessory or documentation. Alternately you can also choose to enter the code manually.
    HomeKit auto-add device logo example
  5. If you have an iPhone 7 or later, and see the the below symbol instead, just hold your phone next to the accessory for a few moments.
    Homekit NFC Logo
  6. You'll be asked to enter the details about the device, such as what room the device is in, the name you want to give it. Enter this information so it's easier to find in the future.
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  7. Tap Done when you've got all the information entered.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to link your Ikea Trådfri Gateway with Apple HomeKit.
  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. Go to Integrations.
    Integrations option highlighted in app settings.
  4. Then select Apple HomeKit.
    Apple HomeKit option highlighted in integration settings.
  5. You will be shown the Ikea Trådfri connection code to connect to Apple HomeKit. Take note of it as you will need to enter it in the Apple Home app.
    Ikea Tradfri connection code shown to connect to Apple HomeKit.

To Add a New Accessory or Device to Your HomeKit Setup:

  1. Open the Home app.
    HomeKit Icon
  2. Choose Add Accessory, or tap the Plus➕ symbol.
  3. If you are asked to add an accessory, tap Allow.
  4. Use a camera to take a picture of the HomeKit code or QR code on the accessory or documentation. Alternately you can also choose to enter the code manually.
    HomeKit auto-add device logo example
  5. If you have an iPhone 7 or later, and see the the below symbol instead, just hold your phone next to the accessory for a few moments.
    Homekit NFC Logo
  6. You'll be asked to enter the details about the device, such as what room the device is in, the name you want to give it. Enter this information so it's easier to find in the future.
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  7. Tap Done when you've got all the information entered.
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