How to Reset your Philips Hue Bridge: A Step-by-Step Guide

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In this article, we will guide you through the process of resetting your Philips Hue Bridge. The Philips Hue Bridge is a central hub that connects your Philips Hue smart lights to your home network. If you’re facing any issues with connecting your devices or need to start fresh with your Hue Bridge, a reset might be the solution. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to reset your Philips Hue Bridge successfully.

Step 1: Access the Philips Hue App

To begin the reset process, open the Philips Hue app on your smartphone or tablet. When you launch the app, you will be directed to the home screen. From there, navigate to the settings section.

Step 2: Locate the Hue Bridges Option

Once you are in the settings section of the Philips Hue app, look for the option labeled “Hue Bridges.” This option indicates that a bridge is currently connected to your system. Tap on it to proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Delete the Bridge

After tapping on the “Hue Bridges” option, scroll down until you find the “Delete” button. By selecting this button, you will remove the bridge from your app. Confirm the deletion when prompted.

Step 4: Reset the Philips Hue Bridge

After deleting the bridge from the app, it’s time to physically reset the Philips Hue Bridge. Locate the reset button on the bridge (often labeled as “Restore Factory Settings”), usually located on the back. To activate the reset, use a paperclip or a similar small tool to press and hold the reset button.

Step 5: Wait for the Reset Process

Once you have pressed the reset button, you will notice that two lights on the bridge start flashing. These lights indicate that the reset process has begun. Please be patient as it may take a few minutes for the reset to complete.

Step 6: Reconnect the Hue Bridge

After the reset process is complete, open the Philips Hue app again. You will be prompted with a message notifying you that a new bridge has been found. Wait until you see three solid blue lights on the bridge before proceeding.

Step 7: Set Up the Philips Hue Bridge Again

In the app, follow the on-screen instructions to set up the Philips Hue Bridge from scratch. This includes connecting to your home network and creating rooms for your lights. Press the necessary buttons and follow the prompts to complete the setup process.


Congratulations! You have successfully reset your Philips Hue Bridge. It’s important to note that resetting the bridge will remove all the previous configurations and settings. By following this step-by-step guide, you can troubleshoot any connectivity issues you may be experiencing or start fresh with your Philips Hue system.

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Key Points:

  • The Philips Hue Bridge is a central hub that connects smart lights to the network.
  • Resetting the bridge can fix connectivity issues or start fresh with the system.
  • Open the Philips Hue app and navigate to the settings section.
  • Delete the bridge from the app by selecting the “Delete” button.
  • Physically reset the bridge by pressing the reset button with a paperclip.
  • Wait for the reset process to complete, indicated by flashing lights on the bridge.
  • Open the app again and follow the on-screen instructions to reconnect the bridge.
  • Set up the bridge from scratch, including connecting to the network and creating rooms.
  • Resetting the bridge removes all previous configurations and settings.
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