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IKEA Home smart

IKEA Home smart

Inter IKEA Systems B.V.

Set the scene you want.

3.9 Ratings 17K+ Reviews 500K+ Downloads

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  • Way better security & privacy than Hue but still lights turn back on after power outage Jan 28, 2020

    By carver7
    Strengths: IKEA ’s app and the SECURITY model it uses (to SECUREly communicate with the Tradfri hub with COAP TLS) while RESPECTing your data privacy (by NOT spying on you and NOT reporting your time-stamped usage data to its servers) deserves a LOT of praise and it’s very well engineered ‘under-the-hood’. This is all in complete contrast to how the Hue app and bridge setup works, and how it’s security model is STILL “trivial” to defeat with a MITM attack, since it still uses a self-signed security certificate for https. It also sends a ton of data back to its home servers on a regular basis, and this is bad. The biggest weakness for IKEA’s app and Tradfri setup is that there’s still no ability to configure the Tradfri lights to NOT automatically get turned back on in the middle of the night after a power outage (which Hue app does allow user to configure to prevent) PLEASE implement this feature in your app and Tradfri lights’ firmware!
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  • Feb 23, 2021

    By Stefos P.
    It doesn't work like butter, that i can tell u for sure. And then why is it so that I can't make any change from distance? Why do I have to be only logged in to my home network? What's the point to have smart home if you can't controlled it from anywhere around?!!
    more
  • Works but Very buggy Nov 13, 2019

    By ChiJeffA
    It is ridiculous homeSmart does not have Cloud Integration for remote access after several years on market or a means to provide port forwarding to be able to control Trådfri hub from app. Sonos integration is not polished and crashes a lot hence my only view is to use the Sonos app but the effort to create a Sonos integration is nice overall as it helps bring down the inflated price of Sonos. Would love a Connect device for existing stereo that did not cost $350 a pop. Lights since they are on Zigbee Light Standard are better to integrate with SmartThings/HomeAssistant or if lucky integrate with Hue app. HomeSmart needs a lot work from Ikeas software development team in my opinion to compete competitively with Hue. Also random issues with not able to connect to Hub from app although directly connected on same network. Many areas for improvement.
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  • Feb 9, 2021

    By Jan Reinhardt
    App needs to have a dark mode, besides navigation could be more intuitive and elegant. Would also be nice with time based settings, so you differentiate which bulbs are turned on based on time of day. Starting to lean more and more towards Philips hue as it's a more mature system. Did hope that Ikea would be more innovative on the software front, and not only focus their time with new devices.
    more
  • Feb 20, 2021

    By Radko Vavrovic
    In generaly the app fulfil it purpose so 4 stars. However there is a huge space for UX tweaking. What just comes to my mind for example is to have possibilty order the scenes into a grid and to change scene background color so I can fast spot what am looking for, or integrate android widget where you could add the scenes directly on phone screen. BTW since about a month ago I experience this bug, that when I open the app it can not find the devices, wait doesnt help, only restart. Thank you
    more
  • Feb 25, 2021

    By Fredrik Eklund
    I used to have to reset my timers after every app update to get them functioning again. Since the last update, they don't work at all. I have to turn everything on manually
  • Feb 21, 2021

    By Mikael Gerdin
    Have a system of four groups with a total of 8 light bulbs. When it works, it works perfectly fine. The problem is that the rooms keep dropping lights, seemingly at random. And there is no fix that works every time. The way I have to fix and work around to get it to work again is different every time. It is starting to get pretty annoying as it happens a couple of times a month. (drywalls only, max 5 m from gateway, so should not be a wifi issue)
    more
  • Devs need to remove WiFi Requirement Oct 24, 2019

    By HugoEnder
    With all of my smart home devices, I prevent them from communicating with the outside world for security reasons. When I want to control them while not at home, I connect to my home VPN network to form a secure tunnel into my network. Every smart device works with this setup except for this IKEA app. The reason is that it requires that your device be connected to a WiFi network. Doesn’t have to be your home network (if connected to your home VPN). Just has to be connected to A WiFi network. This is dumb and unnecessary. If I connect to a WiFi network outside of my home and then connect to my home VPN, it works fine. So what I’ve had to do to get around to this artificial and unnecessary limitation is to find a public WiFi network somewhere, connect to it, connect to my VPN and then open the app and control the IKEA device. Please fix this.
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  • Stop giving blanket responses Jun 24, 2018

    By Bye bye iPhone camera app
    It’s disrespectful to your users. You clearly have issues with your app, and you’re not addressing any of them here, or anywhere. Please respond as human beings. It keeps loosing contact with HomeKit. The only way to reconnect is to reset the whole system and re-pair every unit one by one, twice. Once for TRÅDFRI and once for HomeKit. With 20 units it’s not fun the twentieth time around. If power fails, get ready to reset and start reconnecting, naming lamps and making groups. As a stand-alone app, it’s just not usable as a system with more than one room. Is there any plans on making anything close to HomeKit features natively? Like an on/off switch for leaving the house? Or scenes for all rooms at once? There is new hardware coming out, but no innovation with the app since it was released. What the heck is going on over there? Has IKEA left the software to bare minimum maintenance? Are there any plans at all?
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  • Unable to pair gateway with remotes May 31, 2017

    By BionicTechnophobe
    I'm having trouble setting up the Trådfri Gateway kit and the app is currently unusable for me. Everything worked for a couple days after my initial purchase and setup. However, sometime in the past few days the system became unresponsive and subsequent attempts to factory reset the gateway and reconfigure the network have not been successful. Specifically, when following the instructions to pair a remote with the gateway the app never displays the dialog that the new device has been found nor does the network LED on the gateway flash 4 times as described. The remotes and bulbs function as expected standalone, without using the gateway and app. Customer support and troubleshooting have been nearly non-existent. In-app (and App Store) support directs me to the general Ikea customer support page. The Trådfri support page FAQ does not describe this scenario and offers no resolution. Phone support did not have knowledge about this product and directed me to the retail store. The co-workers at the retail store were understanding but mentioned that the product is new and they don't have much experience with it and were unable to solve the issue and offered an exchange. I'm submitting this review in the hopes that *someone* with a technical background associated with the product and/or app can contact me to help troubleshoot.
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  • Way better security & privacy than Hue but still lights turn back on after power outage Jan 28, 2020

    By carver7
    Strengths: IKEA ’s app and the SECURITY model it uses (to SECUREly communicate with the Tradfri hub with COAP TLS) while RESPECTing your data privacy (by NOT spying on you and NOT reporting your time-stamped usage data to its servers) deserves a LOT of praise and it’s very well engineered ‘under-the-hood’. This is all in complete contrast to how the Hue app and bridge setup works, and how it’s security model is STILL “trivial” to defeat with a MITM attack, since it still uses a self-signed security certificate for https. It also sends a ton of data back to its home servers on a regular basis, and this is bad. The biggest weakness for IKEA’s app and Tradfri setup is that there’s still no ability to configure the Tradfri lights to NOT automatically get turned back on in the middle of the night after a power outage (which Hue app does allow user to configure to prevent) PLEASE implement this feature in your app and Tradfri lights’ firmware!
    more
  • Feb 20, 2021

    By Radko Vavrovic
    In generaly the app fulfil it purpose so 4 stars. However there is a huge space for UX tweaking. What just comes to my mind for example is to have possibilty order the scenes into a grid and to change scene background color so I can fast spot what am looking for, or integrate android widget where you could add the scenes directly on phone screen. BTW since about a month ago I experience this bug, that when I open the app it can not find the devices, wait doesnt help, only restart. Thank you
    more
  • Feb 16, 2021

    By Josip Keran
    Great but some features are missing. I think you should add timer function, for example when I turn on the lights, I want them to shut down in 10-20 minutes or maybe to make IR sensor programable to leave lights on for 10, 30 or 60, not only 3 minutes. Please consider these functions.
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  • Works well until latest update Jul 14, 2019

    By ILRich66
    Latest update adds more products but now the app asks you what you want to install every couple of times you open it and there is no exit option. Only thing you can do is shut down the app. Seems like sloppy but testing. It’s really come a long way in the last year too bad they still need to do some work.
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  • Feb 23, 2021

    By Stefos P.
    It doesn't work like butter, that i can tell u for sure. And then why is it so that I can't make any change from distance? Why do I have to be only logged in to my home network? What's the point to have smart home if you can't controlled it from anywhere around?!!
    more
  • Works but Very buggy Nov 13, 2019

    By ChiJeffA
    It is ridiculous homeSmart does not have Cloud Integration for remote access after several years on market or a means to provide port forwarding to be able to control Trådfri hub from app. Sonos integration is not polished and crashes a lot hence my only view is to use the Sonos app but the effort to create a Sonos integration is nice overall as it helps bring down the inflated price of Sonos. Would love a Connect device for existing stereo that did not cost $350 a pop. Lights since they are on Zigbee Light Standard are better to integrate with SmartThings/HomeAssistant or if lucky integrate with Hue app. HomeSmart needs a lot work from Ikeas software development team in my opinion to compete competitively with Hue. Also random issues with not able to connect to Hub from app although directly connected on same network. Many areas for improvement.
    more
  • Feb 9, 2021

    By Jan Reinhardt
    App needs to have a dark mode, besides navigation could be more intuitive and elegant. Would also be nice with time based settings, so you differentiate which bulbs are turned on based on time of day. Starting to lean more and more towards Philips hue as it's a more mature system. Did hope that Ikea would be more innovative on the software front, and not only focus their time with new devices.
    more
  • Room for improvement Oct 30, 2017

    By the worlds gone mad
    These lights are clearly marketed as a more affordable alternative to Phillips Hue. I’ve tried both and Hue has shortcomings of its own, not least of which is the lack of cooler tones and fewer lumens. I’m also ambivalent about both apps. I think Hue has some advantages but the widget and room schemes seem awkward. TRÅDFRI has this as well, but it feels incrementally better. The obvious areas for improvement for TRÅDFRI are HomeKit compatibility and more choices when selecting color temperatures. Once those features are added in, this will be a formidable product. I assume that since ikea is not a tech company first, they are not developing their tech products as quickly. It would be refreshing if their team was more receptive and proactive about putting these changes into action.
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  • Feb 14, 2021

    By Cassie Bower
    Good but nowhere good enough. It won't let me set an upper stop limit on Frytur blinds (it only allows lower to be set), which can result in blinds getting jammed, so until it does, minus two stars. Pity, since it's such an easy fix for the app and would make the blind remote useful again. come on IKEA, fix this already!
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  • Feb 21, 2021

    By Mikael Gerdin
    Have a system of four groups with a total of 8 light bulbs. When it works, it works perfectly fine. The problem is that the rooms keep dropping lights, seemingly at random. And there is no fix that works every time. The way I have to fix and work around to get it to work again is different every time. It is starting to get pretty annoying as it happens a couple of times a month. (drywalls only, max 5 m from gateway, so should not be a wifi issue)
    more
  • Devs need to remove WiFi Requirement Oct 24, 2019

    By HugoEnder
    With all of my smart home devices, I prevent them from communicating with the outside world for security reasons. When I want to control them while not at home, I connect to my home VPN network to form a secure tunnel into my network. Every smart device works with this setup except for this IKEA app. The reason is that it requires that your device be connected to a WiFi network. Doesn’t have to be your home network (if connected to your home VPN). Just has to be connected to A WiFi network. This is dumb and unnecessary. If I connect to a WiFi network outside of my home and then connect to my home VPN, it works fine. So what I’ve had to do to get around to this artificial and unnecessary limitation is to find a public WiFi network somewhere, connect to it, connect to my VPN and then open the app and control the IKEA device. Please fix this.
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  • Feb 12, 2021

    By Tim Yorke
    The app just keeps getting more and more erratic. Since the change from "Moods" to "Scenes", it's no longer even fit for purpose. Whenever I try and turn my lights off from the app, at least one of the five is left on (even though the IKEA wireless switch turns them all off). On top of that, all my bedroom lights have just come on in the middle of the night and I don't even have any timers configured.
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  • Feb 23, 2021

    By Timo Tanila
    1.13.0 app update disabled two of my smart power outlets from the app. Third one was working, it was bought later and maybe had newer firmware. Two other started to work after I plugged them out for a moment. If you use Trådfri with Home Assistant the connections are broken every time the Trådfri software updates. To solve this go to Hass integrations, find Ikea and select 'Reload' from menu.
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  • FEEDBACK Oct 23, 2020

    By jazzybeat
    The app interface is outdated. If you have 10 devices that you want to control with this app you will need to scroll. Only devices fit per screen. Please this is just bad interface design. Creating a schedule is not that smart. There is no way in an easy way to set multiple daily schedules for each device. For example I have a fan and I want it to turn on 10 times per day. You will need to create 10 independent schedules, and if you have other devices that you want to schedule well that becomes a nightmare. It’s much easier to do it on a manual timer, so there is nothing smart about it. If you have small flat with few devices you will be fine, but if you want to do more complex automations the look for other solutions.
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  • Feb 25, 2021

    By Fredrik Eklund
    I used to have to reset my timers after every app update to get them functioning again. Since the last update, they don't work at all. I have to turn everything on manually
  • Stop giving blanket responses Jun 24, 2018

    By Bye bye iPhone camera app
    It’s disrespectful to your users. You clearly have issues with your app, and you’re not addressing any of them here, or anywhere. Please respond as human beings. It keeps loosing contact with HomeKit. The only way to reconnect is to reset the whole system and re-pair every unit one by one, twice. Once for TRÅDFRI and once for HomeKit. With 20 units it’s not fun the twentieth time around. If power fails, get ready to reset and start reconnecting, naming lamps and making groups. As a stand-alone app, it’s just not usable as a system with more than one room. Is there any plans on making anything close to HomeKit features natively? Like an on/off switch for leaving the house? Or scenes for all rooms at once? There is new hardware coming out, but no innovation with the app since it was released. What the heck is going on over there? Has IKEA left the software to bare minimum maintenance? Are there any plans at all?
    more
  • Unable to pair gateway with remotes May 31, 2017

    By BionicTechnophobe
    I'm having trouble setting up the Trådfri Gateway kit and the app is currently unusable for me. Everything worked for a couple days after my initial purchase and setup. However, sometime in the past few days the system became unresponsive and subsequent attempts to factory reset the gateway and reconfigure the network have not been successful. Specifically, when following the instructions to pair a remote with the gateway the app never displays the dialog that the new device has been found nor does the network LED on the gateway flash 4 times as described. The remotes and bulbs function as expected standalone, without using the gateway and app. Customer support and troubleshooting have been nearly non-existent. In-app (and App Store) support directs me to the general Ikea customer support page. The Trådfri support page FAQ does not describe this scenario and offers no resolution. Phone support did not have knowledge about this product and directed me to the retail store. The co-workers at the retail store were understanding but mentioned that the product is new and they don't have much experience with it and were unable to solve the issue and offered an exchange. I'm submitting this review in the hopes that *someone* with a technical background associated with the product and/or app can contact me to help troubleshoot.
    more
  • Wow, talk about terrible Feb 20, 2018

    By Southtdi
    I didn’t know there could actually be software written this bad but this is horrible. First I haven’t been able to connect to my gateway for months. Tried resetting it without any luck. Next the interface is crap. The timer settings are stupid. You set one and it interferes with another. How about a simple linear timeline for each day and I can take blocks to select what I want the lights doing at each time. It’s dumb to set a wake up time but if I want the light to go back off as he sun comes up, oops that is an interference. Stupid. I’ve had this now since at least last August/ September and would happily return it all if I could. I was hoping they would be about 50 to 75% of the Philips but they are barely 1%. Absolutely worst automated lighting solution on the market. Cheap Chinese crap software is actually written far better than this.
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  • Completely stopped working. Apr 16, 2018

    By yadoniya
    Worked great for a couple months with little issues. At some point, none of the bulbs were recognized on my phone (they still turn on manually but I can’t control them). Tried to reset my WiFi, no change. Decided to just disconnect and reconnect everything (gateway, remote, bulbs). Now nothing will connect/pair. Pressing the button for pairing on the remote does absolutely nothing. The gateway can’t be found by the app, despite everything being connected properly. I’ve already tried every hard reset option. I have no idea what to do at this point. Troubleshoot on the Ikea website is nonexistent. Every question concerning a problem is answered with setup instructions (e.g. Bulb not connecting? Connect using the remote!) I have never in my life been this frustrated with any piece of technology. It just does. not. work.
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