iConnectHue for Philips Hue 4+

Get the best out of your light

Stefan Gohler

    • 3.8 • 58 Ratings
    • $5.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases


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This most complete of all Hue apps brings out the best of your Philips Hue lights! Organize your Hue Lamps: Assemble groups for rooms, zones or special purposes. Light up your party with Discotainment (optional), dinner or bedroom in your favorite colors and moods with easy to use drag & drop-functions! Want to go to bed? Just start the integrated sleep timer and close your eyes. Intelligent timers only act when you need them.

Have a Hue compatible switch (Tap, Dimmer, Smart Button, FoH, Wall Switch Module, Aurora) or Motion Sensor and want more flexibility? Colors, scenes, sleep timers, reminders, brightness, blinking, on/off and even color animations (optional)! Motion sensors can either turned off or return to the last state of inactivity.

Philips made it "App of the month" 5 times: iConnectHue was made to be powerful, but still solves complex tasks with ease. This all comes in a nice clean package. It's possibly the only app you will need for your Philips Hue Lights!

Get more information about all the fantastic possibilities on https://iconnecthue.com/features

PLEASE NOTE: If you have any issues, please contact us! Our team will try hard to solve any problem that you may encounter.

Why iConnectHue?
• Full feature set - control almost every aspect of your Hues - and constant updates
• Family focus: Scene sharing, family geofencing (first one turns on the light, last one off - optional), group hiding
• Everything non-music related happens on your bridge - your iPhone can stay off!
• Color animations on the bridge. No more empty batteries, everybody w/ iConnectHue can stop them!
• Create beautiful Magic Scenes, color your home - they work in every group and are super easy to create
• Drag & drop colors from one light to another
• Multiply the possibilities of your switches and Motion Sensors! More flexibility than any other app on market (more: https://iconnecthue.com/features)
• Create the iOS widget you want! Add scenes, switches, sleep timers, reminders, light states and dimmers, motion sensor temperature & more
• Access your lights and timers when not at home
• Intelligent timers: Start them by time and day, by condition (group on/off or presence - w/ optional Automation), use colors & scenes, use random offsets, use sunrise or sunset time
• Instant timers: Darken lights when you go to bed, let your lights remind you, transition to scenes
• Find new lights & devices, add lights from other bridges, update your firmware
• Integrated tutorials and FAQ make it easy to understand the usage and to solve problems
• Supports every Philips Hue hardware (including Gradient!) and many 3rd party lights

To allow further development, additional modules are available via in app purchase or membership:

• Automation turns off lights when the first arrives and the last left, plus individually by user
• Animation Upgrade for unlimited animations, upload to switches, use them on your Apple Watch, widget & timers
• Discotainment - sync lights to music with Hue Entertainment, make your home a Disco - works with every source thanks to microphone use
• Weekend mode lets your switches and sensors act differently on week vs. weekend
• REAL multi bridge support - control multiple bridges with just one app, without switching
• With Watch Plus you can control your groups, adjust their brightness and load their scenes, start sleep timers
• Additional animation and Magic Scene packages

• Basic: All purchases, adds sharing of Magic Scenes and Animations
• Pro: Like Basic, plus additional features (e.g. group picture and -widget), Apple Family Sharing of membership
Options & pricing: https://iconnecthue.com/app-options

It's less than a single Hue light! We want the best app for you and invest time and money. More:

It's the most comprehensive Hue app available:


Terms: https://iconnecthue.com/terms/eula_en.pdf

What’s New

Version 4.12.4

New in iConnectHue 4.12
We've added support for the brand new Hue Tap Dial Switch and improved the Watch app. These are the changes:

** Hue Tap Dial Switch support **
The new Hue Tap Dial Switch is supported, and with it, all the great features our switch editor provides:

• Use it with many alternations, like group-on-state, multiple presses, by daylight, by time, by week(end)
• Use Magic scenes, Scenes, Animations, timers, group/light switches and more
• Use the wizard to set it up, or set it up as you like

If you have Pro, your first switch will automatically be set up to have the right color temperature depending on day and night, every switch toggles a different temperature. Long pressing turns off all your lights, rotate right to switch on, rotate to adjust brightness.

As its integration was quite work for us, in development and testing as well as for our designer, its support is available with the 2022 upgrade or included, if you have a Membership.
You'll find a review of this nifty new device on our homepage: https://iconnecthue.com/supported-devices/#hueTapDialSwitch

** Improvements to the Watch app **

We've refreshened the design of our watch app - and we think it really stands out!
Not only this, if you have a Membership or the 2022 Upgrade or purchased the app with version 4.10 or later, you'll get haptic feedback and the right icon for your group type.
If you have an Apple Watch and didn't try out Watch Plus or our Pro Membership, which even lets you use your Widget on your Watch, this is really a good moment to do so!

•• Please help us with a positive App Store rating, if you like these changes or want to support iConnectHue. Thank you! ••

If you run into any issues, don’t hesitate, contact us from within the app. You will surely get support! Need a quick check for a question? We also have an elaborate FAQ: https://iconnecthue.com/f-a-q/

iConnectHue 4.12.4:
• More optimizations to the widget layouting
• Added support for the upcoming major iOS release
• Added support for several new lights
• More detail improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Scalpel ,

Can't access Groups tab

With the latest update, I'm not able to see the lights in the Groups tab on my iPad and iPhone.

Developer Response ,

Dear Scalpel,

thank you for your review.
This sounds like a very strange problem. Could you please contact us from inside the app, and also attach a screenshot, so we can support you properly?
To do so, please go to "Contact" in the menu, and then "I have a question". Thanks!

Best regards,
Your iConnectHue Team

Ovularteste ,

Awesome app

I primarily use Hue lights with HomeKit and mostly put my motion sensor automations onto the hue bridge for responsiveness and restoration capabilities whenever I have to rebuild HomeKit due to its instability. I have 2 hue hubs and use motion sensors extensively.

This app provides exactly what I need for advanced motion controls. Eg if a light is on, don’t run sensors; setting multiple time periods, setting motion overrides etc. things you can only do with formulas in Hue or other clunky workarounds. This stopped me having to actually write manual commands for my bridge.

It is faultless in operation and regularly updated, almost to the point where it seems to be ahead of the Hue app itself with updates and support.

Oh and I have widgets set so I can manually disable motion sensors if required with a single press(not normally required as my rules are quite robust)

Highly recommend for more advanced config, ability to set groups across rooms etc. very good support documentation. I am surprised Signify have not bought this out and embedded it fully into their app, it is that good.

Only criticism, actual direct control of Lights is a bit clunky, but I don’t really use it for that, only to create scenes etc.

Also some more direct control over hub rules and ability to edit/delete would be useful but this is a bit of an edge case and I use another app for that if required.

r10k ,


Because this app has a cost and extra purchases beyond that, I avoided it for a long time. I tried every other app I could (minus about two) but found them to be buggy, ugly or badly designed. So I bit the bullet and paid for this app.

I’m really glad I did! This app is very well designed, looks great and is enjoyable to use. I finally feel like I have control over my Hues. The switch editor especially is really powerful.

Ignore that old two star review. iConnectHue is great.

App Privacy

The developer, Stefan Gohler, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • User Content

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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