iConnectHue for Philips Hue 4+

Get the best out of your light

Stefan Gohler

    • $3.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Limited time: 33% off the app! We celebrate our 10th anniversary with 50% off the first year of memberships!

Discover a whole new world of lighting with iConnectHue, the ultimate Philips Hue app. Transform your lighting experience with our smart timers, customizable switches, and intuitive sleep timers, allowing you to adapt your Hue lights effortlessly for every occasion.

Whether you yearn for a soothing ambiance or a lively party atmosphere with our optional Discotainment, iConnectHue has you covered. Immerse yourself in striking calibrated colors, captivating gradients, and enchanting Magic Scenes, perfect for any mood.

Our dynamic Animations breathe life into your home with lively color displays. For lightning-fast access to your lighting actions, our customizable widget is at your fingertips.

Join us and elevate your lighting control to new heights with iConnectHue! Celebrated as Philips' App of the month 5 times, we've created a potent, yet user-friendly interface that simplifies complex tasks. Step into the future of Hue light control today!

More about all the fantastic possibilities: iconnecthue.com/features

PLEASE NOTE: In case of 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 + 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 bridge. No empty batteries, everybody w/ iConnectHue can stop them!
• Color calibrated color picker w/ great gradient modes
• Create beautiful Magic Scenes, color your home - they work for every group & gradient light and are super easy to create
• Drag & drop colors between lights
• Multiply the possibilities of your switches and Motion Sensors! More flexibility than any other app on market (more: 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 all Hue Zigbee hardware & many 3rd party lights

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

• Home & Away turns off lights when first arrives and last left + individually by user
• Animation Upgrade: 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: let your switches and sensors act differently on week vs. weekend
• Watch Plus: control your groups, adjust their brightness and load their scenes
• Additional animation and Magic Scene packages

• Basic: All purchases, share your content, 2 Bridges @ 1 location (w/o switching)
• Pro: Like Basic, plus:
• Many bridges @ multiple locations w/o switching
• Light wizards: easily replace old lights, set startup mode via batch & on light search
• Daylight & Incandescent light mode
• Widget on Apple Watch
• Group picture/widget
• Apple Family Sharing of membership
• Advanced Shortcuts
• +More: iconnecthue.com/pro

Options & pricing: 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: iconnecthue.com/terms/eula_en.pdf

What’s New

Version 5.0.4

• Updates for iOS 17
• Solved problems with Animations in groups w/ plugs and temperature lights
• Added support for new animations (w/ 2023 upgrade)
• Twitter is X
• Solved several other small problems

So this is happening... iConnectHue aged 10! Thank you for being with us, even if you haven't been around through all the time!

We've condensed our many news to these main topics:

10 year special

This is a special number - and we've decided to make it a special update. We've given iConnectHue a design overhaul, complete with skinning support and a new skin - we call it "Neon" - several visual updates - and a lot more!

Additionally, this is the first time the app is available in both French and Danish - bienvenue & velkommen!

Group tabular list

Due to feedback we've added a tabular view to the home view. On the iPhone, simply select the menu (...), when you're in group overview, then select the tabular view. On the iPad, the tabular view is available as a sidebar for quick access & quick jump. There, simply press the sidebar button left to the menu to show/hide it.
(2023 upgrade or Membership)

2023 Upgrade
The 2023 upgrade - included for all members - introduces several changes. Amongst the most notable:

Animations and Magic Scenes (latter on timers and switches) in Zones and Rooms can now use gradient lights*
The app can detect the active scene in many cases in Rooms and Zones*
Swipe down on a light on the home view to turn it off

*Also requires 2021 upgrade, since gradient support required; You may need to clean up unused animations via the bridge settings before in order for it to work for recently used animations
(2023 upgrade or Membership)

Membership improvements

Select your Animation transition type - normal, progressive (also backwards), random
Monochromatic gradient mode - use the same color with its saturation
Discotainment sparkle color also available for Basic members
More AI scenes per day - 15 for Basic, 25 for Pro

(for all members)

Light startup Mode Wizard

The brand new Pro light startup mode wizard makes your life easier! It allows you to set the startup mode (after power interruption) for multiple lights in batch mode, and to define in which mode newly added lights should be automatically configured with.
Note that for the latter to work, you'll need to always search lights within iConnectHue!
(Available for all Pro members)

Single shot timers

Single shot timers for lights and groups allow you to create a timer that is only started once - either today (if later than current time), or tomorrow (if earlier). It currently is only available without conditions like presence or group-on state. Simply switch the "repeats" button to off in the editor to enable it. Timers will delete themselves after they activated.
(Available w/ 2023 upgrade or Membership)

Other changes

These are other notable changes, and they're for free:

The bridge page has been completely reworked for better overview and easier access
Your devices now have a nice little icon for battery, brightness and temperature (if available)
Skinning support - choose between our brand new "Neon" and the known "Classic" theme under Settings->Skin

Special thanks
A special thanks to everyone who has supported us over the years - through purchases, memberships, positive reviews, reporting issues and requesting features. You are the reason we can do this!
We would also thank our translators. For Danish it is Bernth Eriksen, for French they are Samuel Vincent, Fabrice Dubois and Daniel Rondreux.
This is new to us - supporting languages we don't speak. If you spot any issues, please let us know!

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/

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
582 Ratings

582 Ratings

Banjor_ ,

Worth the Pro Subscription!

This app solves a lot of the problems that controlling Hue lights with the Philips Hue app or Home app have, and it integrates some third-party products too. The thing that makes it worth the Pro subscription for me is the amazing widget support and really handy Apple Watch app. There is a simple complication for the watch faces that leads you to the app where you can control lights by room or group. People are pretty impressed when I control the lights with a few taps on my wrist, and every time I do that I feel like I’m living in the future.

iConnect Hue makes some things possible that are either impossible or too hard to do with the Hue or Home apps. Animations, custom groupings that span rooms, “magic” scenes that let you change brightness or rearrange which lights get which color, third-party lights and switches in the same app, cleaning up old timers or phantom rooms/lights, entertainment scenes for parties, and more.

I’ve tried many other apps that make big promises, but I keep coming back to iConnect Hue. The only thing that it doesn’t seem to do is control my Nanoleaf devices, but that’s not enough of a downside to make me change my rating from five to four stars. This app just works, and the author is continually improving it and adding features. I wish all my paid apps provided this much value.

Developer Response ,

Hello Banjor_,

thank you for the very detailed review and your support via the Pro-Membership!

We are happy to hear that you enjoy our app this much.
It is made for people who want to control every aspect of their system, be it with switches, the app, widgets or the watch.
It seems you are a perfect match for our target audience!

Concerning the Nanoleaf devices: Thanks for writing us about your wish. We understand that this might be something some people want to do, at the same time Nanoleaf devices work totally different and may not be able to support several aspects we currently can offer with Hue. But please, contact us directly from the app and let us know which aspects you’d like to control of your Nanoleaf devices, so we have a better understanding. Thanks!

Once again, thank you for your review!

Kind regards,
Your iConnectHue-Team!

DarfNader ,

THE Philips Hue App

With the limitations of both the native Hue app, Apple HomeKit, and all of the other comprehensive controllers, this has by far the most features, the best interface, and makes the most out of your Hue and Friends of Hue devices. It also leverages newer iOS tools like Siri, Shortcuts, and Widgets nicely. Finally, it’s very well supported. The price is cheap for various functions that I found myself buying some of the silly prebuilt color scenes just because I wanted to give the creator the support to keep making a great product. Also, multiple hubs is supported better than Hue does it, though it requires multiple Hue accounts. (Not ICH’s fault.)

Sure, there is plenty more stuff that if could have like a way to create a mode to operate where controls were less “volatile” so guests don’t accidentally change your settings. Also, a comprehensive backup and restore functional would be terrific. Since this app can not control what other apps out in your Hue hub. Sometimes they can mess things up so it would be nice to wipe the hub and restore it from a point in time rather than try to manually “clean it”. Based in past experience, of other uses want this too, the developer will probably get on this because the app is constantly improving.

Worth every in-app purchase!

Developer Response ,

Dear DarfNader,

thank you very much for your positive, elaborate review and your support to us through your purchases!

We are happy to hear that you are so satisfied with iConnectHue.

In case there are other features you would like to see besides a backup/restore functionality and guest mode we are happy to listen! Please go to "Contact" in the menu, and then "I have a suggestion". Thanks!

Best regards,
Your iConnectHue Team

Whatknows101 ,

Easily the best app for Philips Hue

This is easily the best app for controlling your Philips Hue lights! FAR better, even, than the app from Philips Hue! The ability to create scenes, animations, etc., makes it one or two touches to have your lights do exactly what you want them to do! The apartment I built doesn’t have windows, so I was looking to build a lighting system that could follow the sun in both brightness and color temperature in the built-in “windows” I created to emulate sunrise and sunset and all the stages of lighting throughout the day. The systems I was looking at were going to cost $2,000-$5,000! Then I found Philips Hue and this app. It allows me to do all of that and so much more. I now have my entire house automated with the Hue lights and accessories through this app. The addition of motion detectors and programming to control exactly what I want to happen is incredible. And when I want them to change to something different, one touch of the button is all it takes. Create zones, rooms......whatever you want and have it do whatever you want! Just a great app!!

Developer Response ,

Dear Whatknows101,

thank you very much for your positive and detailled review!

We are happy to hear that you enjoy our app so much :)

That is one interesting project you have created within the Hueniverse- congrats and thank you for sharing!

In case there are some features you would like to see in the app we are happy to listen! Please go to "Contact" in the menu, and then "I have a suggestion". Thanks!

Best regards,
Your iConnectHue Team

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.

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  • User Content

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