You may be about to do some digital spring cleaning – and of course Philips Hue should not be forgotten. If you want to clear your rooms of unused scenes, I have a little tip for you. Instead of selecting each scene, then tapping the edit arrow and deleting the individual scene, there is now a much quicker way to remove several scenes from a room at the same time in the Hue app.
Secretly, quietly and silently, Philips Hue has brought its Christmas scenes back to the Philips Hue app. As I have been asked about this several times over the past few weeks, I didn't want to withhold this little hint from you. As always, the Christmas scenes can be found in the Hue light scenes gallery directly in the Hue app.
I expressed this wish to Hue inventor George Yianni quite a while ago, and now my three Christmas fairy lights in the garden have reminded me again: Why does the light actually look the same every evening? This is how Philips Hue currently works: You switch on the light, such as the Hue Festavia in the garden, automatically.
In a little more than three weeks it will be time for Halloween. And what is still a relatively small affair here in Germany is celebrated in the USA, for example. Of course, you can provide the right lighting with Philips Hue. The Halloween scenes launched last year are now available again in the Philips Hue app.
Here on the Hueblog, not only proven experts are reading, but also people who are just taking their first steps with Philips Hue. For this reason, too, I would like to address a concern today that Hueblog reader Rolf has shared with our community. For days I have been trying to create a new scene in Hue.
Today I would like to deal with a small problem that I had not yet thought of. However, there are always letters on the subject, so a little advice can't hurt. The problem is that newly created scenes do not appear in the switch configuration. Philips Hue has actually built in a little trap here.
Sometimes even I, as a proven Hue expert, have to start the search engine to get a simple thing done. I wanted to integrate a scene from the Hue app in HomeKit in order to use it with a HomeKit switch.
We all know and like them: the standard scenes that Philips Hue creates when setting up a new room. But what happens if these scenes are accidentally deleted? In this little guide, I'll explain how to restore the scenes once they've disappeared.