Connecting your smart light bulb to Google Home offers several benefits, including controlling the lights via voice commands.
But you’ll need a smart light bulb compatible with Google Home to do this. And Geeni Light Bulb is one of those that works with Google Home. However, Geeni Smart Light Bulbs sometimes malfunction — ‘won’t connect or work with Google Home’.
If that sounds like what you’re currently experiencing with your Geeni Light Bulb, you want to keep reading as this article contains troubleshooting tips to help you fix the problem. Let’s begin!
How to Fix a Geeni Light Bulb Not Working with Google Home
So here are some troubleshooting steps to try if your Geeni Light Bulb refuses to work with Google Home:
1. Check your Network Connection
The first thing to do is to check your network connection and ensure that the Geeni Light Bulb and your Google Home syncs to the same network. If they don’t connect to the same network, then your Geeni Light Bulb won’t work perfectly.
More so, make sure your Wi-Fi network is set to 2.4GHz band, else the light bulb won’t connect to Google Home. So if your Home Wi-Fi is using the 5GHz band, ensure you change it to 2.4GHz—from your Wi-Fi connection settings.
If your Geeni Light Bulb doesn’t have a network connection issue but still doesn’t work with Google Home, see the next troubleshooting step.
2. Check to See if Geeni or Google Home Service Is Down
If your Geeni light Bulb still doesn’t connect to Google Home after fixing the network connection issues, then chances are either Geeni or Google Home Service is down. So what do to if you discover that either/both of the services are down is to wait for the services to be restored.
So wait for the services to be restored and then try to connect your device to Google Home again.
If this is not the case with your Geeni Light Bulb, see the next troubleshooting step.
3. Report the Issue to Customer Support
So if the problem isn’t resolved after fixing your Wi-Fi connection issues and confirming that Geeni or Google Home Service is active, then you have to contact Geeni for further help.
Be sure to give them all details about the problem and the troubleshooting steps you took to solve the problem.
The support team should be able to tell what next to do to get your Smart Light Bulb working properly again.
Geeni Light Bulbs Related Questions
How do I reset my Geeni Light Bulb?
To reset your Geeni Light Bulb, turn the device OFF and ON three times.
Geeni Light Bulb won’t connect to Wi-Fi—what to do?
Geeni doesn’t work with the 5GHz Wi-Fi band but 2.4GHz. So check that your Wi-Fi is set to 2.4GHz and try again.
Also, check your Wi-Fi signal strength. Poor Wi-Fi signals may cause connectivity issues too. You can improve your Wi-Fi signals by bringing your router closer to the Geeni Light Bulb.
More so, ensure you entered your correct Wi-Fi password during Wi-Fi setup.
Does Geeni Smart Light Bulb work without Wi-Fi?
The device can function without Wi-Fi, but you sure need Wi-Fi to enable remote access.
My Geeni Light Bulb appears offline/unreachable in the app—what to do?
Check that your light switch is turned ON. The bulb needs to be ON always to allow the app to find it. Also, check that your Wi-Fi router is active and in range.
The app may also cause this problem—especially when it’s out of date. So check for updates and ensure you’re running the current app. You can check for updates in your device settings or check Google Play Store or App Store—depending on your device.
How do I change the Wi-Fi on my Geeni app?
To change your current Wi-Fi network, you’ll need to reset the app. Ensure you remember your login details.
Now follow these steps to change the Wi-Fi network on your Geeni app:
- Step 1: Log in to the app and disconnect your Geeni Light Bulb from the Switch.
- Step 2: Plug back your Geeni Light and reset it. See how to reset the Geeni Light Bulb above.
- Step 3: Open your Geeni app and add your device. Remember the Geeni Light Bulb comes in Easy Mode and AP or backup mode.
- Step 4: Select either Easy mode or AP mode and click the Plus icon (+), locate your Wi-Fi, and then enter your credentials (username and password).
If your Geeni Light Bulb blinks quick blue lights afterward, then the process is complete and your device is ready to connect to another Wi-Fi network.
The Geeni Light Bulb isn’t prone to connectivity issues with Google Home. However, it sometimes malfunctions depending on your Wi-Fi connection and other individual factors—based on usage or so.
In any case, we’d hope that this article was helpful and you could fix your malfunctioning Geeni Light Bulb yourself.