Hueblog: Sleep automation: Not yet available for all switches

Sleep automation: Not yet available for all switches

So far only for the Hue Twilight

With the update to version 5.19 of its app, Philips Hue has introduced several new functions, including the ability to combine several motion sensors into a group. For another new feature, however, I had to do some more research: “Start a ‘Go to sleep’ automation not only in the app, but also by pressing a button on a Hue switch or an iOS widget.”

Unfortunately, I have not yet been able to assign a newly created automation to a Hue Smart Button, Hue Tap Dial Switch or another switch. I simply couldn’t find the corresponding option in the switch settings. So I asked around.


Philips Hue told me that the “Go to Sleep” automation is currently only available for the switches of the new Hue Twilight – which also works for me. The other accessory products are to follow gradually – but I was not given an exact timetable.

I find it a little surprising that a new function is mentioned in the update description but is not yet available. This could have been solved or communicated more elegantly.

Philips Hue Twilight

$279 / €279

This bedside lamp will make you feel more rested throughout the day. It uses science-based scenes for mood-enhancing lighting. And with ColorCast technology to project colour gradients, it brings beauty to your bedroom.

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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.

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