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 colors 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 colors and choosing warm or cool light
• easy and flexible way to reset, change, delete or add lighting
• timers to make everything even easier
• New Control Outlet
• New Home Screen design
Ratings and Reviews
A bit of a pain to setup, but works great after that
It takes a while to setup and get everything to pair correctly (3-4 tries per item), but once everything is connected, it works well. Would like to see it add HomeKit compatibility, but that's not a deal-breaker for me. The setup does require a different controller for each set of lights you connect if you want to control them separately (one for living room, one for bedroom, etc).
A previous reviewer mentioned that they couldn't pair their lights The to the gateway. I ran into this problem at first, but figured out that you have to connect the remote to the gateway first, before you can connect the lights. The setup wizard skipped that when I first tried to set it up but the Help section sent me in the right direction. I also had to reset the gateway before I could get the remote to successfully pair. Just keep trying. Hope this helps!
Unable to pair gateway with remotes
I'm having trouble setting up the Trådfri Gateway kit and the app is currently unusable for me.
Everything worked for a couple days after my initial purchase and setup. However, sometime in the past few days the system became unresponsive and subsequent attempts to factory reset the gateway and reconfigure the network have not been successful.
Specifically, when following the instructions to pair a remote with the gateway the app never displays the dialog that the new device has been found nor does the network LED on the gateway flash 4 times as described.
The remotes and bulbs function as expected standalone, without using the gateway and app.
Customer support and troubleshooting have been nearly non-existent. In-app (and App Store) support directs me to the general Ikea customer support page. The Trådfri support page FAQ does not describe this scenario and offers no resolution. Phone support did not have knowledge about this product and directed me to the retail store. The co-workers at the retail store were understanding but mentioned that the product is new and they don't have much experience with it and were unable to solve the issue and offered an exchange.
I'm submitting this review in the hopes that *someone* with a technical background associated with the product and/or app can contact me to help troubleshoot.
Stop giving blanket responses
It’s disrespectful to your users. You clearly have issues with your app, and you’re not addressing any of them here, or anywhere. Please respond as human beings. It keeps loosing contact with HomeKit. The only way to reconnect is to reset the whole system and re-pair every unit one by one, twice. Once for TRÅDFRI and once for HomeKit. With 20 units it’s not fun the twentieth time around. If power fails, get ready to reset and start reconnecting, naming lamps and making groups. As a stand-alone app, it’s just not usable as a system with more than one room. Is there any plans on making anything close to HomeKit features natively? Like an on/off switch for leaving the house? Or scenes for all rooms at once? There is new hardware coming out, but no innovation with the app since it was released. What the heck is going on over there? Has IKEA left the software to bare minimum maintenance? Are there any plans at all?
Sorry to hear that you are unsatisfied with your TRÅDFRI experience so far. We have now released an update for the application that will make the HomeKit connection more stable and easier to reset if the connection still were to be lost.
We are focusing more on functionality/features and user experience in future updates, and hopefully you will see that some of your requested features will be included here.
We are constantly wokring on improving the application and system. Sometimes this means that we have to focus on fixing bugs and sometimes it means that we can release new features or products. Solving the HomeKit issue turned out to be more difficult than we first thought, but I can prommis you that as soon as we notice something like this, we will do everything that we can to solve it.
Thank you for your feedback. We will continue working to improve according to the suggestions we receive from our TRÅDFRI users.
EDIT: We have now fixed the HomeKit issues you describe. We hope that you will have a better TRÅDFRI experience from now on.
IKEA TRÅDFRI Team
- 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+
- © Inter IKEA Systems B. V. 2017-2018
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.