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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have already mentioned it several times in the past: Many of you miss the widgets. With the launch of the new Philips Hue app they were banned from iPhone and iPad, as an alternative you are supposed to use Siri shortcuts. For many Hue fans, this is not a satisfying alternative.
If you’re a diligent reader, you’ll have heard from us that Signify is working on a new Philips Hue App. And as of today, version 4.0 of the Hue App is available, bringing with it numerous new features. New design, new experience: Featuring a more intuitive interface that reflects the way you want to use your smart lights, the new app offers faster performance and a sleeker feel.
Philips Hue has been compatible with Siri Shortcuts for some time now. This is very practical, for example, to be able to switch on and off smart plugs that do not come from Philips Hue via Siri. Unfortunately, creating Siri Shortcuts with certain scenes is not really intuitive so far. Fortunately, Philips Hue will do something about this with the upcoming major update to version 4.0.
About a month ago, the Philips Hue Wall Switch Module was launched and now the corresponding update for iConnectHue (App Store-Link) is finally available. The app for iPhone and iPad is one of the best tools when it comes to configuring the Hue system. And of course it offers more possibilities around the new wall switch module than the regular Philips Hue app does.