A couple days ago, 1 of my 4 bulbs lost connection to the cloud and would not respond to the LIFX app nor my Amazon Echo (it is 1 out of a 2-bulb pendant light)
It was a while back since it had happened to me but I thought I would easily add it back with my wife’s iPhone (forget about the Windows 10 [Mobile] apps that are total failures at adding bulbs)
The LIFX app version on the iPhone is 3.8.1 (ie the latest as of writing of those lines)
While I was at it, I first updated the firmware of the 3 bulbs that were still found by the app : it was the latest Homekit fw if I understand well.
Then I power cycled the pendant light and then tried to add back its 2 bulbs.
The adding wizard seems to have changed a bit regarding the wifi part : the bulbs IDs show up as hotspots but not with the other regular hotspots. They are grouped below in another section (I don’t recall its name and doesn’t have it handy).
Whether I chose one bulb or the other, I got lost in the wizard, all attempts failing.
It redirected me at some point to a HomeKit pairing that I tried close to the bulbs a few times to no avail.
I wanted to add the bulbs the “regular” way ie I’m not interested in HomeKit at all but the “new” process is counter intuitive
Anyway I now have 2 bulbs disconnected from the LIFX cloud and cannot seem to understand how to add them the “easy way”.
Is there any way to add bulbs with an iPhone without going through the HomeKit pairing hassle?
Thank you !