How to link Yeelight to Apple HomeKit

Here are the steps to add your Yeelight lighting to Apple HomeKit. By the end of this guide, you will be able to control your lights via Apple HomeKit.

 

Note:
1. This guide applies to Yeelight Tunable White, Yeelight Color and the Yeelight Aurora Strip Plus.
2. Official steps are available here.

 

Steps

Step 1
i. Launch the Yeelight app.
ii. Access the main menu on the top left.

Access the main menu on the top left.

Step 2
i. Tap on ‘Firmware Update’.
If you have already updated your firmware, skip to step X.

Tap on ‘Firmware Update’.

Step 3
i. For all active bulbs, you will see an ‘Update’ button.
ii. Tap on the ‘Update’ button to update the firmware.

Tap on the ‘Update’ button to update the firmware.

Step 4
i. After the update is complete, tap on the bulb and access its menu.

Tap on the bulb and access its menu.

Step 5
i. Tap on ‘Add Siri Shortcuts’.

Tap on ‘Add Siri Shortcuts’.

Step 6
i. It will detect the currently available HomeKit settings to add the Yeelight to.
ii. For this example, I have name mine ‘My Home’. For my case, I will select ‘My Home’.

Select ‘My Home’.

Step 7
i. There will be a prompt to add the light bulb.
ii. Tap ‘Continue’.

Tap ‘Continue’.

Step 8
i. The adding of the light bulb is in progress.

The adding of the light bulb is in progress.

Step 9
i. The Yeelight color bulbs is successfully added to HomeKit.

Yeelight bulb is successfully added to HomeKit.

Step 10
i. You can now control your Yeelight lighting from HomeKit.

Start using HomeKit to control the lights.

 

Setup Successful

Congratulations, you have now successfully linked the Yeelight lighting to Apple HomeKit. Try turning on/off the lights via HomeKit.