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iConnectHue allows you to do advanced editing of your Philips Hue (Signify Hue) switches like the Hue Tap, Hue Dimmer, Hue Smart Button, Lutron Aurora and Friends of Hue and program them the way you want. For all devices it is possible to set several actions for one button.

In iConnectHue there are many options on how to differentiate between the different desired actions for this button, e.g. depending on time or group on state. Here we’ll show you how to set up such alternations with the example of the Hue Dimmer. This can be applied to all other switch models as well.

 
 

Which alternations are possible?

 
Please create a first action for the button, and then select „Add time or count dependence” or the button for alternations on the top right.
 


 
In the pop-up you will find different ways to alternate.


 

Split for multiple presses

 
Each push of the button will start a different action. The next button push is marked by „(next)“. If „Reset after 10 seconds“ is set, the next button after 10 seconds will always be the first button. Otherwise it is in sequential order.
 


 

Split by day and night

 
This will enable different actions depending on day- or nighttime. Please note that a home location must be set in the menu under „Automation“ to allow iConnectHue to calculate your correct sunset and sunrise time.
 


 

This calculated time can also be changed by selecting „Edit“, and then adding a positive or negative offset. The offset, however, will be activated for all sunrise/sunset related times (also timers).


 

Split by time

 
This enables setting up different times, in which the button will behave differently. These times can be chosen, and also further distinctions can be added.

 


 

Split by group on state

 
The last alternative is splitting by group on state: here a group or room can be selected, and if this group is turned on, different actions can be added to the button than when the group is turned off.
 


 

Resetting chosen alternation type

 
Please note that only one alternation type can be selected: it is not possible for example to have a different split by group on state depending on the time.
 
If you would like to choose a different alternation type, please select the edit pen on the top right right, and then deleted all alternations but one: This way, you can decide again which type you’d like to have.
 


 

Weekend mode

 
A new feature is the weekend mode, which can be configured additionally to the other alternation types for all switches and the Hue motion sensor (except Friends-of-Hue long presses and the rotation buttons of Lutron Aurora).
 


 
To remove the the weekend mode, please either delete it via the alternations button or by deleting all actions.
 


 
If you select the three dots on the top to the right of your switch’s name, you can configure which days should count as weekend.
 


 

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