Can’t rename lights

Updated on January 9, 2018 in [Apps for Philips hue]
15 on December 26, 2016

Hello.  I am using the latest android version of Hue, version 2.7.0  and it will not allow me to rename lights..Anyone else experiencing this?

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0 on December 29, 2016

I’m experiencing the same issue. I just got my starter kit today and renaming the lights is the only issue I’m having.

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0 on December 29, 2016

Have you guys tried renaming the bulbs via other 3rd party apps? 

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0 on December 30, 2016

Did you go to lamp settings and press the “!” button?

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2 on January 13, 2017

I agree with mBartelt, go to the settings menu, go to lights setup, then tap the i on the bulb you want to name. It will bring up a screen with the name at the top, tap on the name and you can edit – don’t forget to save or hit done/go etc. On the keyboard or it will not save the new name.

on January 9, 2018

I’m using Apple Home Kit with The Hue2 app. Follow Maverick1967 to the place where he/she suggests you “save or hit done/go etc.” You should hit “return” on the keyboard and when you come to the page that tells you that the Home Kit lights and the hue lights don’t match, just close out that notice by clicking the X in the upper right hand corner of the notice. You should be good to go.

 

on January 9, 2018

I forgot to mention that you should not agree to have Hue fix the problem on the notice, then you hit the X

 

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0 on January 23, 2017

After editing the light’s name there is no “save” button, there’s only delete (meaning delete the light) or back

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0 on January 29, 2017

I had the same problem, there’s no save button. However I did find a work around. 

Download and install the older Hue app “Philips Hue Gen 1” and link it to your hub. That app will allow you to change the light names and the names will then appear in the newer app. 

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0 on February 11, 2017

Easier workaround – register with the meethue.com app and rename works there.

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0 on March 21, 2017

LOL Phillips has novice devs apparently. Considering returning my kit for the much cheaper and feature rich tplink. I may create a wrapper to use the tplink lights with Node Red. Too much money for a too little bang. WAY to much. 

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0 on April 22, 2017

LOL, just rename the device from Kasa app, click outside of the textbox and then go back. BAM! It’s renamed. I just did so and clicked “Discover Devices” on Alexa to update name also there.

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1 on December 28, 2017

Holy cow… I’m having the same problem now.. many moths after this was first brought up. Alexa will control the light if I say “Alexa, turn on First Light.” That’s pretty dumb. 

I think without a hub, I can’t actually rename the device. Can anyone actually verify that?

 

on December 28, 2017

OK… I found the answer. For those who need to do this, there is a simple step-by-step solution on the Amazon site:

https://www.amazonforum.com/forums/devices/echo-alexa/465957-how-to-rename-lights-in-echo-plus

The trick is in setting up a group (even if you have only one bulb.)

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0 on January 6, 2018

After factory-resetting the hub and reinstalling all the hardware, I’m finding that every light I add starts with a numbering system (1. ****, 2. ****). I tried it again, and the first light came up 1. **** again. When I deleted it and tried to connect again, it came up as 2. ***. When I first installed this as a package, the four lights were already connected to the app, but were not listed as 1. ***, 2. ***. Obviously, the original factory install doesn’t necessitate this numbering convention, Would be nice to get rid ot it, if possible.

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0 on January 6, 2018

Double-post

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