How to Connect Xiaomi Mi Smart Bulb to Phone

How to Connect Xiaomi Mi Smart Bulb to Phone

Today Xiaomi is not only recognized for its smartphones in India. In recent years, it has also introduced gadgets and accessories such as power banks, Bluetooth speakers, and fitness bands. Recently, Xiaomi has entered the smart home market with the Mi Wi-Fi Smart Bulb. This smart light doesn’t require a bridge and is compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

How to Connect Xiaomi Mi Smart Bulb to Phone

Yep, it has smartness, but how difficult would be the initial setup? That’s where we come in. In this post, we walk you through the steps needed to set up the Mi Smart Bulb and connect it to your phone. And the story doesn’t end there. We’ll also show you how to connect the smart bulb to Google Assistant. Let’s get started.

How to Connect Xiaomi Mi Smart Bulb to Phone

Connecting the new Mi Smart bulb to your phone requires patience and attention. We used an Android phone for this guide. Here are the steps to set it up.

Step 1: Download the Mi Home app and log in using your Mi account. This will enable you to connect all your other Mi smart home products, like air purifiers and security cameras.

Once you’ve logged in, you’ll find the Add device button on the home screen. Tap on it and select Lighting > Mi Smart LED.

How to Connect Xiaomi Mi Smart Bulb to Phone

Step 2: Plug the bulb into the socket and switch it on. Reset the bulb by toggling the switch on/off about five times until it emits a colorful display.

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Tap on Operation Confirmed and click Next to connect the Mi Bulb to your home Wi-Fi.

Tap on the ‘Connect to another router link’ and enter the Wi-Fi password to connect the bulb to your phone. Ensure that you are close to the lamp.

Step 3: The initial setup takes around 2-3 minutes, and you’ll see the timeline of your progress.

Once done, assign a room to the device. Give it a simple name instead of a complex 2-3 word name, and that’s it! Congratulations, you just completed the setup for the Mi LED Smart Bulb.

Step 4: Once set up, you can access all the features of this smart bulb. Initially, the color of your Mi Home interface will match the lamp.

How to Connect Xiaomi Mi Smart Bulb to Phone

Reduce brightness by sliding down on the left side. Tap on Flow to see the lamp changing color.

The bottom menu offers various light settings. However, these are just the basic settings. By tapping on Favorites, you can access additional options such as Sunset, Candlelight, Movie, and more.

How to Connect Xiaomi Mi Smart Bulb to PhoneHow to Connect Xiaomi Mi Smart Bulb to Phone

All you have to do is click Apply, and the bulb will change color in seconds. From movie night to birthday theme, you can experiment a lot.

My favorite? Sunrise.

Though you can control many things with the Mi Home app, it doesn’t have voice control. If you have a Google Home or Amazon Echo, the smartness would be lost if you don’t use it fully. Even without a smart assistant device, switching on the light just by your voice can be a charming experience. Yep, you read that right. You can control the smart bulb via your phone’s Google Assistant. To integrate your Mi Smart Bulb with the assistant, you’ll need the Google Home app. Step 1: Once you’ve logged in to the app, tap on the Add button at the top. That will enable you to add any smart devices. The process is similar for all types of smart devices, be it a smart bulb or an air purifier.

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How to Connect Xiaomi Mi Smart Bulb to PhoneHow to Connect Xiaomi Mi Smart Bulb to Phone

On the next page, select the second option for a non-Google device. Give a name to the Home and tap Next to set up the device. Here, tap Set up Device and search for Mi Home in the search page, as shown in the second screenshot.

How to Connect Xiaomi Mi Smart Bulb to PhoneHow to Connect Xiaomi Mi Smart Bulb to Phone

Next, enter your Mi account credentials used in logging to the Mi Home app. Once verified, all connected devices will appear on a list. If this is your first time using Google Home, most devices will have unassigned rooms.

Assigning names allows you to group devices in a single room. This way, you can just say “Ok Google, turn on Bedroom lights,” and all the lights in that room will be switched on. In a nutshell, it makes life easier.

How to Connect Xiaomi Mi Smart Bulb to Phone

To assign a room, tap Add to a room, and give it a name. In my case, I assigned it to the Living room. After everything is set up, make a few tweaks with the Mi Home app. For example, switch the light on/off or change the lamp’s color.

How to Connect Xiaomi Mi Smart Bulb to PhoneHow to Connect Xiaomi Mi Smart Bulb to Phone

To test the Mi Smart Bulb with Google Assistant, simply wake it up by long pressing on the Home button or using the wake-up command. Then, give the command and see the lights come alive.

Get Smart!

Setting up the Mi LED Wi-Fi Smart Bulb only takes a few minutes. You can easily connect it to smart assistants and add schedules. To do this, go to the Settings page of the Mi Home app, accessible via the three-dot menu, and press the Plus button in the lower-right corner. Additionally, you can connect the Xiaomi Air Purifier to the Google Assistant. Read the article below for more information.

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