iOS App release notes

Oct 11, 2017 
App 2.16.0

 

- Apple HomeKit compatibility for Hue accessories 
Philips Hue is extending its Apple HomeKit compatibility for Hue accessories: Hue tap, Hue dimmer switch and Hue motion sensor. Meaning with a press of a button, or movement of your body, you can activate your favourite Apple Home app scenes. To set up automations, you need an Apple TV (4th generation) with tvOS 10 or an iPad with iOS 10 or later. 
- Manage third party routines 
A new section “From other apps” is added to "Routines". Here you can enable, disable or delete routines created in other apps. 
- Improved software updates 
A new section "Automatic update" is added to "Software update". Now you can enable and specify time to automatically install software updates and you can check if your Hue devices are up to date. 
- Reset Hue accessories to default. 
If you configured an accessory in a third party app, or experience unexpected behaviour, now you can restore the default Hue behaviour. Just scroll down in the accessory details screen. 
- App icon and splash screen updated. 
- Various bug fixes and stability improvements.


Aug 10, 2017

App 2.14.1:

We’ve identified the critical issues below, thank you for your reports:

  • Scenes triggered from the dashboard got a wrong fade time, and routines are triggered without a fade. If you experience this issue, please rename the scene and re-save the routine using the scene.
  • When saving a widget, a banner with “Save failed” is shown for home off scenes.
  • Slow responsiveness / freeze of the app when entering routines.

 

Aug 1, 2017
App 2.14.0:

This is not just a routinely update, it’s an update about routines ;)

  • Your lights as a reminder using a timer!
    Timers can be found under “Routines” in the app. You can choose the timer duration, start and stop them at any time and choose what should happen when the timer ends. So get cooking, and get blinking!
  • Automatic on? Automatic off!
    If you’re using routines to turn lights on, you can also automatically have them turn off in the same routine.
  • Randomize to make it seem like you’re home when you’re not.
    In “other routines” you can now have your lights turn on and off with a randomness to it. This way you can mimic being home without it being exactly the same every single day.

 

June 27, 2017

App 2.13.0:

 

  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements.

 

June 6, 2017

App 2.12.0:
 

  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements.
     

May 29, 2017

App 1.14:

  • Security update for out of home control. Please tap “Log in to my Hue” and login using your existing my Hue account to maintain out of home control functionality.
  • Please note this Hue gen 1 app will no longer be updated with new features. Visit meethue.com/philipshueapp to get the new Philips Hue app.
     

May 1, 2017

App 2.11.0:

 

  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements.

 

April 5, 2017
App 2.10.0:


New stuff

  • Didn’t like to update your Hue system while sitting in the dark? You can now postpone software updates and first turn on your lights. 
  • Added “What’s new” and "Hue labs" to the “Explore” tab for you to explore new features.
  • Added support for the new Philips Hue E14 white ambiance and white and color Ambiance candles.


Improved stuff:

  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements.


Mar 16, 2017
App 1.13.1:


  • Fixed a crash at app startup that occurred for some Apple Watches users.


Mar 8, 2017
App 1.13.0:


  • Updated notification with link to the new Philips Hue app
  • This is the Philips Hue gen 1 app. Please note this app will no longer be updated with new features. Visit meethue.com/philipshueapp to get the new Philips Hue app.

 

Jan 30, 2017

App 2.8.0:

New stuff

  • Set the entire room to a specific color by tapping the room icon! Just like you can with an individual light. 


Improved stuff:

  • Create a scene from your current light settings from the “plus” button in the scenes tab of a room.
  • No longer will you need to detach your finger to reach the settings icon! You can now find the settings in the tab bar.
  • Adding new rooms or reshuffling your lights? Now Siri & HomeKit automatically learn about new rooms, lights, scenes and update them automatically.
  • Using widgets or Hue accessories? We’ve now made it easier for you to select your entire home.
  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements.


Dec 21, 2016

App 2.7.2:


HomeKit improvements:

  • You can add multiple Hue scenes to a HomeKit scene. This allows you to turn on multiple rooms using a single Siri voice command.
  • You can add Hue scenes to your existing HomeKit scenes, including the default scenes: Arrive Home, Good Morning, Good Night and Leave Home.
  • Fixed an issue with the translations.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.


Dec 19, 2016

App 2.7:

HomeKit improvements:

  • You can add multiple Hue scenes to a HomeKit scene. This allows you to turn on multiple rooms using a single Siri voice command.
  • You can add Hue scenes to your existing HomeKit scenes, including the default scenes: Arrive Home, Good Morning, Good Night and Leave Home.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.


Nov 29, 2016

App 2.6:
 

  • Added iPad support
  • Improved iOS 10 support, you can now 3D Touch the app icon to quickly access your widgets
  • Improved scene edit, now you can also edit your custom scenes both with and without a picture
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

 

Oct 13, 2016

 App 2.5:
 

  • Improved scene edit. You can now change color and brightness of individual lights during scene creation or editing. You can also save the overall brightness of a scene.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

 

Sept 21, 2016

 App 2.4:
 

  • Added support for the new Philips Hue motion sensor
  • Added support for the new Philips Hue white ambiance lamps, GU10 ‘perfect fit’ spot and BR30 downlight
  • Added support for the improved Philips Hue white and color ambiance A19/A60 bulbs
  • Fixed HomeKit sharing support for iOS 10
  • Added 6 new pictures in the Philips library
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

 

Aug 8, 2016

 App 2.3:
 

  • Improved Home & Away stability.
  • Fixed an issue when updating to Hue app version 2.2 on iOS 8.
  • Improved reconnecting to the Hue bridge, when the connection was interrupted.

 

July 25, 2016

 App 1.12.2 (Philips Hue gen 1):
 

  • Notification for Apple Watch

 

June 20, 2016

 App 2.2:
 

  • Added support for Apple Watch
  • Added advanced HomeKit management
  • After activating a widget you can now select off to turn lights off again
  • Redesigned Apps we like section with improved navigation
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

 

May 23, 2016

 App 2.1:
 

  • Added support for our new Hue white ambiance lamps
  • Added the Go to sleep routine
  • Added scene cycle functionality for Hue dimmer switch
  • Changed the name to “Philips Hue”
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

 

May 17, 2016
 App 1.12.1 (Philips Hue gen 1):
 

  • Added a notification for the new Philips Hue app gen 2
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

 

April 28, 2016

 App 2.0:
 

  • Meet the Philips Hue app. The intuitive way to control every Philips Hue products in your home. Go on. Play around. Explore. Feel the control but let go every once in a while. Turn on your life with light.

 

April 26, 2016

 App 1.12:
 

  • New icon (grey) and name (Philips Hue gen 1). This allows us to offer you the choice of two Philips Hue apps in the App Store and Google Play Store, as we prepare to launch the much-anticipated new Philips Hue app, this spring.
  • Bug fixing and stability improvements

 

Feb 11, 2016

 App 1.11:
 

  • Security improvements
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

 

Nov 23, 2015

 App 1.10.2:
 

  • We fixed the issue with the widget.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

 

Oct 9, 2015

 App 1.10.1:
 

  • We apologize for the crash that some of you had after installing our latest update. This version fixes that issue
  • We fixed an issue with the widget
  • We now offer Siri voice control for Apple HomeKit enabled bridges. To enable Siri voice control for your Philips Hue lights go to the Siri voice control option in the Settings menu
  • Added support for transferring your settings to the newly available Hue bridge. Simply plug in your new bridge in addition to your current one and you will be guided through the transfer
  • Added support for the new Philips Hue lightstrip plus
  • Updated privacy notice and terms of use
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

 

Oct 5, 2015

 App 1.10:
 

  • We now offer Siri voice control for Apple HomeKit enabled bridges. To enable Siri voice control for your Philips Hue lights goes to the Siri voice control option in the Settings menu
  • Added support for transferring your settings to the newly available Hue bridge. Simply plug in your new bridge in addition to your current one and you will be guided through the transfer
  • Added support for the new Philips Hue lightStrip plus
  • Updated privacy notice and terms of use
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements
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