Design lighting for your every mood with the TRÅDFRI app.
It’s easy and affordable to install and use, and it’s accessible through your phone or tablet.
Design the lighting you want in any room, for any mood, at any time. It’s easy and affordable with the TRÅDFRI app. Now IKEA Smart Lighting is accessible through your phone or tablet. Choose a light for early mornings, another for late evenings and a third for cooking or working at home.
Dim, turn off, turn on, change colours and switch from warm to cold light using the remote control or app. Connect to the Apple Home app and change your lights with Siri—or at the touch of a button. Through the app, you can also connect to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant and control your lights with your voice.
What you’ll get:
• the ability to control your lights right from the app
• completely customisable settings, including changing colours and choosing warm or cool light
• easy and flexible way to reset, change, delete or add lighting
• timers to make everything even easier

What's New

Version 1.7.0

• New Control Outlet
• New Home Screen design

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
101 Ratings
101 Ratings

Needs improvements


I like this system but there a issues.

I have two dimmers for top and bottom of a stair well.
1 dimmer took two weeks before it updated to the latest firmware.
I against all odds and a hell of a lot of pushing buttons between dimmer to dimmer and bulb I managed to get both linked to one bulb. This was great. Until I needed to change my setup and it stopped working. Now nothing I do now will allow me to pair the dimmers together again and I am not sure what the sequence was when I first did it!!!?? So now I have a dimmer that I cannot use.
This needs to be fixed.
Also the dimmers and remotes do not show up as controlled devices. This puts a big limit on automation that you can setup where if a dimmer or remote comes on or off do something. You do not want it to be always when a bulb comes on. For instance the dimmer or remote controls a group but you also control the bulbs by the app or HomeKit.
The remotes and dimmers need to link via the gateway and not via the bulbs.
I was going to get a motion detector also but a friend got one and because it like the dimmers and remotes only link to a bulb and does not show up as a controlled device. You cannot automate with it. Also it appeared that regardless of where they placed it you had to be a couple of feet way from it for it to react.!!!

Buggy and slow


The app really needs some work. Bulbs often don’t connect the first few times and you find yourself on a ladder with your arm out holding down a button and waiting for a notification. The user interface lacks basic features like being able to reorder rooms or drag and drop switches from one room to another. The app itself often takes more than 20 seconds to connect to the hub (right next to my phone with a fibre-optic internet connection) or doesn’t connect at all. I have learned to force quit and restart the app when, on opening, it occasionally shows the setup prompt to scan the barcode. On restart it usually, eventually, connects. In summary it just about does the job but definitely needs attention from the developers. I’m hoping future updates to the app and firmware include a radical UX overhaul and far less buggy performance.

Ikea has rushed TRÅDFRI and left a terrible user experience


In principle the tradfri range is meant to compete with Phillips hue but the reality is that ikea has not made the user experience good at all. Connecting the dimmers, sensors etc to the tradfri gateway is a real mediocre experience - it’s just painfully slow - once connected and you see the bulbs in HomeKit and rearrangement of the bulbs and switches in the ikea app just kills the HomeKit bulbs which means a hard reset of the tradfri gateway - firmware update of the bulbs is very slow and ikea has withdrawn some of the smaller bulbs according to a sales agent at the store due to quality concerns - in short while they are cheaper and can work - the support and the whole setup experience really let’s the experience down - there are so many fantastic HomeKit device such as koogeek bulbs etc that just work - I might give ikea a month or two before I consider just switching to Phillips hue for a better experience.

Developer Response

Sorry to hear you are dissatisfied with the TRÅDFRI system. We are always working on improving the app, products and the overall user experience especially in relation to HomeKit and appreciate your feedback.



Inter IKEA Systems B.V.
51.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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