Govee offers a range of smart bulbs and LEDs lights for smart home enthusiasts. With Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection capability, connecting your Govee lights isn’t a complicated process. These bulbs don’t require a hub, only your Wi-Fi network, and the Govee app; you are all set to add them. Once the bulbs are connected, you can link them to your favorite virtual assistant for voice and remote control.
This guide post will cover how to set up Govee light bulbs with the Govee app and some helpful troubleshooting solutions should your run into problems.
How To Connect Govee Lights to Phone or WIFI
To connect the Govee lights, ensure that your mobile device’s Bluetooth and Location are turned on and that the bulbs are close to your primary router. Again, turn off any VPN running on your mobile device.
Again, Govee lights only connect to the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi band. Therefore, ensure that your router broadcasts this frequency band. If your router broadcasts both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands, consider turning off the 5 GHz band when pairing your lights.
Whether you are connecting a LED light strip, indoor lights, or outdoor light bulbs, the setup is pretty similar, the only difference being the brand you pick on the app.
To connect your Govee light, you need the model number on your bulb or the use guidebook. It’s crucial to select the correct model to link your light successfully.
With that said and done, here is how to connect your Govee lights to your home network through the app;
Pair Your Light with The Govee Home App
- Launch the Govee Home app and agree to the terms and conditions
- Tap on the “+” icon in the right-hand corner
- Select your Light model. Use the search bar to easily find your light or maneuver the light options to locate your specific brand. Tap on the light.
- Sign in to your account or locate your light through Bluetooth. The app prompts you to login into your Govee account, do so or create a new one if it’s your first time.
- Perform the pairing prompt. To put your Govee light bulb in pairing mode, turn it on and off within 5 seconds. Then turn it on and off again after 2 seconds. Repeat this process (on-off) five times. When you observe the bulb pulsating, hit the “Operation Confirmed” button.
- Connect to a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network. The app should easily find your home network with your location turned on. Select it and enter the correct Wi-Fi password to connect. Hit the “Done” button
- Connect to your bulbs network. Tap the “Go to set” button to connect to your device’s hotspot. Toggle to your phone’s Wi-Fi settings and tap the “Govee_bulb_….” Wi-Fi network.
- Connecting. Navigate back to the Govee Home app. Allow any prompts to help the app connect to your device.
- Name your device. Once the app connects to your light, give it a name or skip it. Hit the “Done” button to load your home screen. You can customize the light to your desired look and feel.
After connecting your lights, the next step should be to link them to Alexa or Google Home and enjoy different routines and voice control commands.
Why Won’t My Govee LEDs Connect to My Phone?
The most typical reason for Smart light pairing issues is compatibility with your Wi-Fi network. If your router is duo banded (can broadcast both 2.4 and 5 GHz), try each band independently, as it might be causing you conflicts.
However, you should note that the Govee lights only connect to 2.41 GHz Wi-Fi SSID.
Additionally, the bulb could be located out of the Wi-Fi range. Ensure the bulb is close to your router and the Wi-Fi band is set to 2.4Ghz.
If you have some Bluetooth bulbs, ensure that the bulb is close enough to be detected by your device.
To ensure that your smart bulb connects to Wi-Fi, ensure the following;
- A stable Wi-Fi network that’s not overcrowded. Also, use the correct Wi-Fi password when connecting the bulb.
- Connect to 2.4Ghz frequency band. You can switch off the 5Ghz band when connecting your light and switch it back on when done.
- That you are within the Wi-Fi range when setting up your bulb. Ensure the bulb is close to your router when setting up your Smart light.
- Reset the bulb before connecting to the network. Resetting clears up any software glitches that may be causing your smart bulb to misbehave.
- Clear the Govee Home App cache. A prolonged build-up of app-level cache can interrupt your app’s performance levels. On your phone settings > Apps > “Govee Home app” > Storage > Clear cache. “Smart App” represents your preferred smart lighting app.
- Update your “Govee Home app” Software. Ensure that your smart app runs on the latest version. If updating doesn’t help, uninstall and reinstall the application the connect the smart lights as shown above.
Try restarting all your gadgets: the smart lights, the Wi-Fi router, and the phone. To power cycle your router, unplug it from the outlet, wait about a minute for it to discharge, and reconnect it.
Connecting your Govee lights to your mobile devices is pretty straightforward as long as you follow the set procedure. 90% of the time, the connection should be a success. However, sometimes you can experience issues linking the lights to your device.
This calls for your troubleshooting skills to identify and fix the root cause of the problem. The connection process should be smooth by disabling your VPN, connecting your phone to the same 2.4 GHz network, and ensuring that your router has internet access.