How to Install the Lifx App

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Install the Lifx App to control your Lifx Smart Lights
Before We Begin:
  • Have your Smartphone or Tablet at hand
Lifx

1 Install Bulb

For Lifx Bulbs

  1. Turn off the lamp or switch where you're installing your Lifx bulb.
    Light switch Off
  2. Remove your previous bulb.
  3. Screw in your Lifx bulb.
    Screw in Lifx Bulb
  4. Turn on your light switch.
    Light switch on

For Lifx Plug-In Lighting

  1. Connect the Controller to the Plug.
  2. Connect the light strip, tile, or beam to the Controller.
  3. Plug in the Plug to your wall socket.
    Connecting lightstrip

2 OS Choice

To continue, we need to know what Operating System your smartphone or tablet has.

There are 2 main Operating Systems for smartphones currently available, Android and iOS.

Android Smartphone
Android smartphones are produced by multiple companies, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo, and HTC.Android Home Screen
iOS Smartphone
Apple is the only company that makes iOS smartphones.iOS Home Screen

? What Operating System does your smartphone or tablet use?

  1. iOS
  2. Android

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Install the Lifx App to control your Lifx Smart Lights
Before We Begin:
  • Have your Smartphone or Tablet at hand
Lifx

For Lifx Bulbs

  1. Turn off the lamp or switch where you're installing your Lifx bulb.
    Light switch Off
  2. Remove your previous bulb.
  3. Screw in your Lifx bulb.
    Screw in Lifx Bulb
  4. Turn on your light switch.
    Light switch on

For Lifx Plug-In Lighting

  1. Connect the Controller to the Plug.
  2. Connect the light strip, tile, or beam to the Controller.
  3. Plug in the Plug to your wall socket.
    Connecting lightstrip

To continue, we need to know what Operating System your smartphone or tablet has.

There are 2 main Operating Systems for smartphones currently available, Android and iOS.

Android Smartphone
Android smartphones are produced by multiple companies, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo, and HTC.Android Home Screen
iOS Smartphone
Apple is the only company that makes iOS smartphones.iOS Home Screen
  1. Open the App Store.
    iOS App Store
  2. Select Search in the bottom right corner.
    App Store Search Button.
  3. Type in Lifx, and select Lifx from the list.
    App Store search for Lifx with Get highlighted.
  4. Select Get for Lifx.
    Lifx App Store page with Get highlighted.
  1. Open Lifx.
    Lifx
  2. Select Register.
    Lifx welcome screen with Register highlighted.
  3. Enter your Email and choose a password for your Lifx account. Then, carefully read the Terms & Privacy Policy, and select the box to indicate you have read them. Finally, select Register.
    Lifx registration page with Email Password ToS agreement checkbox and Register button highlighted.
  4. Lifx will let you know you can now control Lifx Tile and Beam products from the Lifx app. Select the arrow in the bottom-right corner to continue.
    Lifx products advertisement with next arrow highlighted.
  5. Lifx will alert you to any new features the app has gotten recently. Select the check mark in the bottom-right corner to continue.
    What's New screen with check mark highlighted.
  6. Lifx will explain that it needs further permissions to setup your lights. Select OK.
    Extra permissions notice with OK highlighted.
  7. Lifx will then request the location permission. Select Allow.
    Request for permissions with Allow highlighted.
  8. Lifx will then begin scanning for your lights immediately.
    Scanning for lights.
  9. Once found, follow the instructions in the app to complete setting up your Lifx bulb.
  1. Launch the Play Store on your smartphone.
    Google Play Store.
  2. Select the search bar at the top.
    Google Play Store with Search bar highlighted.
  3. Type in Lifx, then select Lifx from the list.
    Play Store search with Lifx highlighted.
  4. Select Install.
    Lifx Play Store page with Install highlighted.
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