How to Reset Philips Hue Bulbs

There are four simple methods to reset Philip Hue bulbs in your comfort without stress. And in this article, we’ll discuss the entire approaches that you can follow to erase personal settings on the Philips Hue bulb’s smart light.

When it comes to smart bulbs, the Philips Hue smart bulbs are among the best in the market when it has to do with a smart bulb with different light colors and varieties of options to control your smart bulb.

However, if you run into a problem with the Philips Hue smart bulbs, you can do a factory reset of the bulb using any of the methods that we will discuss in this article.

Meanwhile, before we proceed with how to reset your Philips Hue Bulbs, kindly take a look at how to set up your Philips Hue bulb in this article if you are new to setting up the smart bulb.How to Reset Philips Hue Bulbs

How to Reset Philips Hue Bulbs

There are fours ways to reset a Philips Hue smart bulb. The following methods are:

  • How to Reset Philips Hue Bulbs Without a Bridge
  • How to Reset Philips Hue Bulbs With a Bridge
  • Reset Hue bulbs with Alexa
  • How to Reset Hue Bulbs Using a Hue Dimmer Switch

Hee, we will discuss the steps to take to reset your Philips Hue bulb using the above methods.

How to Reset Philips Hue Bulbs without a Bridge

If your Philips Hue bulb is connected through your Android or iPhone, follow the steps below to reset it. Although the process works on all Philips Hue bulbs but in some cases, if the bulb is connected through a Bridge, the method won’t reset the Bridge.

  • Launch the Philips Hue Bulbs app
  • Sign in to your account and go to settings.
  • Choose “Lights” under “This Bridge Section.”
  • Select the “Hue Light” to reset.
  • Click on “Delete.”
  • Click on “Delete Light” from the “pop-up.”

The selected light will be deleted from the “This Bridge Section.” To control the light from the app again, you need to re-add the light following the process below.

How to Pair Philips Hue Bulb

To pair your Philips Hue bulb after reset, kindly follow the steps below.

  • Launch the “Philips Hue app” on your smartphone [Android or iPhone].
  • Click on the “Three dots” on the “Home.”
  • The app will scan and detect all available Philips Hue smart bulbs.”
  • If the bulb is not detected, choose to pair the smart bulb using the serial number at the bottom of the bulb.

With the steps above, you can reset your Philips Hue bulbs without a bridge and re-pair the bulb. However, we will take at how you can reset your Philips Hue bulbs using a bridge.

How to Reset Philips Hue Bulbs With a Bridge

Another method that can be used to get the best out of your Philips Hue bulb when malfunctioning is to reset the Bridge. Sometimes, your smart bulb will be in good shape, but the controller could be the problem.

However, resetting your Philips Hue bulbs Bridge also reset all connected bulbs since the Bridge serves as a central unit to control all the Philips Hue products connected to it.

Note: This method is more like doing a factory reset on your Hue Bridge. So, it’s recommended that you should note the scenes and automation that you want to create.

  • Turn on the Hue Bridge to confirm the Power Status Light is lit.
  • Remove the Bridge ethernet cable without unplugging the device.
  • There is a pin-hole at the right of the Hue Bridge with an inscription for “Restore Factory Settings.”
  • Insert a PIN or SIM Injector into the factory reset hole to press the Hue Bridge Reset Button for about 5 seconds.

After 5 seconds, the Bridge will be reset and reset all the Philips Hue Bulbs connected to it.

To set up your Bridge and connect your Bulbs, kindly follow our complete guide on how to install and set up Philips Hue bulbs.

How to Reset Hue Bulbs with Alexa

Alexa offers a soft reset of your Hue bulbs instead of doing a factory reset. This implies that instead of the Hue bulbs being reset with the Alexa and unpair the device, it’d instead reset the connection with the Alexa app.

Therefore, if you are looking for a soft reset of your Philips Hue Bulbs with Alexa, below are the steps to take.

  • Launch the Alexa app on your smartphone.
  • Select the “Devices Tab.”
  • Choose “Light” under “Devices.”
  • Select the “Hue Bulb” to “Reset” with Alexa or choose “All Hue Lights” to reset all bulbs connected to the device.
  • Open the “Device Settings” by clicking on the “Settings” icon to the top right.
  • To delete the “Hue Bulb” from the “Alexa,” click on the “Trash can” icon to the top right.
  • Confirm that you want to remove and reset the bulb from the pop-up to complete the process.

To finalize the process, follow how to pair Philips Hue Bulbs above to pair the bulb with your Alexa.

How to Reset Hue Bulbs Using a Hue Dimmer Switch

Hue Dimmer Switch is probably the most effortless approach to reset your Hue bulbs one after the other instead of resetting the entire bulb ones. Although the Hue Dimmer Switch costs some bucks, it lets you control your Philips Hue Bulbs individually.

  • Turn on the Hue Dimmer Switch.
  • Maintain about a 6-inches gap between the Hue Dimmer Switch and the Hue Bulb.
  • Press and hold the Switch power button at the top and the Hue button at the bottom.
  • Press and hold the buttons until the Hue Bulb light blinks three times.
  • The bulb will reset to factory settings.

If you are using an older switch, you should consider using the POWER and POWER OFF buttons instead.

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