Hueblog: Philips Hue 5.3: Only minor bug fixes

Philips Hue 5.3: Only minor bug fixes

15-second bug still present

Yesterday afternoon, Philips Hue released another update for its app. The official application for controlling your smart lights is now available in version 5.3.1. The latest update brings “various bug fixes and stability improvements”.

I've gone through the entire app several times now, but haven't noticed any changes so far. If you have discovered an improvement, please write in the comments.

Hue Secure cameras still only record for 15 seconds

The very short recording time of the new Hue Secure cameras has definitely not been fixed. I already mentioned this in my review, but a short time later Philips Hue informed me that this is a bug that will be fixed soon.

The definition of fast is relatively flexible. Even in app version 5.3.1, only a 15-second clip is recorded when motion is detected. Everything that happens immediately afterwards disappears into nirvana.

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In den letzten Jahren habe ich mich zu einem echten Experten in Sachen Hue & HomeKit entwickelt. Mittlerweile habe ich über 50 Lampen und zahlreiche Schalter im Einsatz. In meinem kleinen Blog teile ich meine Erfahrungen gerne mit euch.

Comments 2 replies

  1. I’m not sure whether my problem was solved by a bug fix in this release but here is my experience.

    A week ago, I added two Hue switches via the app and when I went to sync them with Apple Home, the Hue app denied knowing anything about its exisiting Apple Home relationship. The menu options only offered the chance to establish a new Apple Home relationship.

    I eventually took this option but all it did was create a duplicate Hue bridge set of Hue devices in the Home app – albeit, the new set having none of the device names setup in the Hue app and no room assignments. I deleted the second Hue bridge and gave up.

    A week later (with this release having been installed in between) the Hue app has remembered its existing Apple Home relationship and provided the option to sync with it. Yay!

    Either this release fixed a pretty significant bug or just the act of it being installed forced some sort of refresh of its knowledge of the Apple Home already in place.

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