How to Set Up an IKEA Tradfri Remote Control

Introduction

This guide will show you how to set up an IKEA Tradfri remote control right out of the box and link it to an IKEA smart light.

You can link a variety of IKEA smart lighting products to the Tradfri remote control. This guide only focuses on how to link bulbs.

What You'll Need:
  • A small flathead screwdriver.
IKEA Logo.

1 Set Up IKEA Tradfri Remote Control

  1. Use a screwdriver or a similar tool to remove the battery cover of the remote control.
    Battery cover being removed from IKEA Tradfri remote control.
  2. Insert the provided battery with the positive side outward.
    Battery inserted in IKEA Tradfri remote control.
  3. Install the light bulb and power it on.
  4. Place the remote control within an inch of the bulb then press and hold the Link button next to the battery for at least 10 seconds until the bulb stops pulsing.
    Linking bulb with IKEA Tradfri remote control.

    You can add up to ten IKEA smart lighting products to the Tradfri remote control. Make sure you power off any products in the vicinity that you've already added to the remote control to avoid removing them while you add new ones.

  5. Snap the battery cover back into place.
    Back of remote with cover in place.

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This guide will show you how to set up an IKEA Tradfri remote control right out of the box and link it to an IKEA smart light.

You can link a variety of IKEA smart lighting products to the Tradfri remote control. This guide only focuses on how to link bulbs.

What You'll Need:
  • A small flathead screwdriver.
IKEA Logo.
  1. Use a screwdriver or a similar tool to remove the battery cover of the remote control.
    Battery cover being removed from IKEA Tradfri remote control.
  2. Insert the provided battery with the positive side outward.
    Battery inserted in IKEA Tradfri remote control.
  3. Install the light bulb and power it on.
  4. Place the remote control within an inch of the bulb then press and hold the Link button next to the battery for at least 10 seconds until the bulb stops pulsing.
    Linking bulb with IKEA Tradfri remote control.

    You can add up to ten IKEA smart lighting products to the Tradfri remote control. Make sure you power off any products in the vicinity that you've already added to the remote control to avoid removing them while you add new ones.

  5. Snap the battery cover back into place.
    Back of remote with cover in place.
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