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How to Add Philips Hue to Apple HomeKit

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Introduction

In This Guide
Philips Hue

1 Add Philips Hue

  1. Open the Home app.
    HomeKit Icon
  2. Tap the + symbol.
  3. Choose Add Accessory.
    Add accessory
  4. If you are asked to add an accessory, tap Allow.
  5. Use a camera to take a picture of the HomeKit code or QR code on your Hue light. Alternately you can also choose to enter the code manually.
    HomeKit auto-add device logo example
  6. 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
  7. You'll be asked to enter the details about the light, 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.
    adding lamp example
  8. Tap Done when you've got all the information entered.

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In This Guide
Philips Hue
  1. Open the Home app.
    HomeKit Icon
  2. Tap the + symbol.
  3. Choose Add Accessory.
    Add accessory
  4. If you are asked to add an accessory, tap Allow.
  5. Use a camera to take a picture of the HomeKit code or QR code on your Hue light. Alternately you can also choose to enter the code manually.
    HomeKit auto-add device logo example
  6. 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
  7. You'll be asked to enter the details about the light, 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.
    adding lamp example
  8. Tap Done when you've got all the information entered.