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Exclusive: iConnectHue gets feature-rich widgets For the homescreen of iPhone and iPad

For the homescreen of iPhone and iPad

Just a few weeks ago, Philips Hue integrated a long-awaited function into its iOS app: Widgets for the homescreen. This allows scenes to be activated and rooms to be switched on or off without opening the Philips Hue app. Widgets will soon also be available in another very popular app: iConnectHue (App Store link) for iPhone and iPad.

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How to install Philips Hue widgets on the iPhone A step-by-step guide

A step-by-step guide

While you previously had to take a diversion via the Siri shortcuts and had to make noticeable compromises in terms of design, native widgets have finally been available in the Philips Hue app since the update to version 5.14. This allows you to activate scenes from the home screen or lock screen and switch entire rooms or zones on and off.

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iConnectHue now with improved discotainment mode Alternative for Hue Entertainment

Alternative for Hue Entertainment

If you want your lights to light up rhythmically to music, you can do this directly in the Hue app. However, Hue Sync only supports Spotify, no other sources. If you prefer to listen to your music with Apple Music, the classic CD or another streaming service, then the Discotainment mode in iConnectHue (App Store link) could be something for you.

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Hue Widgets: Now with interactive widgets thanks to iOS 17 Unfortunately still too few possibilities

Unfortunately still too few possibilities

Almost a month ago, iOS 17 was launched and Apple finally allows interactive widgets on the home screen. In a nutshell, this means that actions can now be performed in widgets without having to open the corresponding app. This is exactly why Philips Hue removed widgets from the iPhone and iPad a few years ago and has not yet presented a new solution.

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iConnectHue: Create magic scenes with AI Version 4.17 available now

Version 4.17 available now

If you use an iPhone or iPad, the paid application iConnectHue (App Store link) is particularly useful for configuring switches and other accessory products. The industrious developer Stefan Göhler and his team constantly deliver new updates and functions. Since today, version 4.17 of the universal app for iPhone and iPad is available for download.

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Home Widget enables functional widgets for Philips Hue HomeKit app for Apple devices

HomeKit app for Apple devices

Since the launch of the new Hue app two years ago now, there has been one annoyance on iPhone and iPad: there are no more native widgets. The reason for this is the fact that Apple does not offer the homescreen widgets newly introduced with iOS 14 the possibility to perform an action without opening the associated app.

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iConnectHue 4.14: Improved control and more possibilities with colours Update brings colour explosion

Update brings colour explosion

To control my Hue lights, I prefer to use the official app from Philips Hue. To configure accessories, I have so far resorted to iConnectHue (App Store link). With the latest update to version 4.14, Stefan Göhler's app offers numerous new functions around the topic of colours – and thus also becomes really interesting for controlling lamps.

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iConnectHue working on improved gradient control New update is in the starting blocks

New update is in the starting blocks

iConnectHue (App Store-Link) is one of the most popular places to go from the Apple App Store when it comes to controlling and configuring Philips Hue. The developer Stefan Göhler always delivers new updates and functions – next he will take care of the gradient control. Until now, you could only use magic scenes in iConnectHue to make the Philips Hue Gradient bulbs shine in multiple colours.

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iConnectHue: Halloween animations and discotainment enhancements Version 4.13 now available on the App Store

Version 4.13 now available on the App Store

When it comes to configuring one or more Hue systems, iConnectHue for iPhone and iPad is one of the best recommendations the App Store has to offer. The app has definitely earned its price of 5.99 euros as well as the annual upgrade packages or alternatively the membership subscription. Version 4.13 of iConnectHue for iPhone and iPad has been available in the App Store since yesterday.

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iConnectHue brings major update: Cross-bridge sorting possible All this is new in version 4.11

All this is new in version 4.11

After several months of work, Stefan Göhler releases version 4.11 of his popular iConnectHue application (App Store link) for iPhone and iPad this afternoon. Included are 700 individual changes and, of course, numerous new functions. The update is worthwhile especially for users with many rooms, zones and perhaps even several bridges.

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