If you’re having issues with your Sylvania smart bulb, performing a factory reset is usually a go-to fix.
You also want to reset the smart bulb if you’re looking to change Wi-Fi or all the settings.
In this post, I’ll walk you through the steps to reset your Sylvania smart bulb in seconds. If that sounds like what you’re looking for, let’s head right into it.
Resetting a Sylvania Smart Bulb
Follow these steps to reset your Sylvania smart bulb:
- Locate the bulb’s control switch.
- Turn it off and on five times in a row.
- Make sure to leave the switch in the ON position.
- Your smart bulb will flash several colors (blue, green and red), then stay white. This shows the reset is complete.
Once your Sylvania smart bulb flashes different colors and then stays white, it also indicates that the bulb is in pairing mode—ready to connect to your Wi-Fi.
Go over to the app and set up your bulb.
If you’ve reset your Sylvania smart bulb to fix setup issues, but the problem persists, keep reading for other ways to troubleshoot the smart bulb.
Troubleshooting Sylvania Smart Bulb
So here are other ways to get your Sylvania smart bulb to connect to the app or Wi-Fi.
Check Your Wi-Fi
Sometimes, setup issues might not come from the bulb itself but your Wi-Fi. If you’ve reset your bulb to fix this, but the problem persists, your Wi-Fi might be the culprit.
You’ll need to troubleshoot your Wi-Fi to see if it helps. To troubleshoot your Wi-Fi, start by rebooting your router (unplug it from its power source and plug it back in).
Next, if you’re using a dual-band router, check that it is operating on the 2.4GHz band, as Sylvania smart bulbs do not support the 5GHz band. You can switch your router band via your router’s admin page. Consult the user manual for guidelines.
More so, make sure your phone (where the Sylvania app is installed) is connected to the same Wi-Fi you want to connect the bulb to.
Check your Wi-Fi password and be sure you’re entering the correct one.
If everything with your Wi-Fi is fine, but the issue persists, continue to the next step.
Check for Updates
Another reason for setup failure or frequent disconnections is outdated software.
Check whether your Sylvania app needs to be updated and get it updated. You can do this through the app store on your phone. If you’re using an Android device, go to Google Play Store. And for iOS devices, go to the App Store.
Search for the Sylvania app you’re using. If there’s a new update, you’ll see it beside the app. Tap on the update button and follow the instructions to update the app.
Also, if you’re not using the latest firmware version of the bulb, it might cause some malfunctions. Go to your Sylvania app and check whether your bulb has a new firmware version and get it updated.
This should fix setup, offline and frequent disconnections issues with your Sylvania smart bulb.
So that’s how to quickly reset your Sylvania smart bulb. As mentioned earlier, if the reason for resetting the bulb is to fix issues related to set up but still no solution, try other troubleshooting tips.
For the most part, putting your Wi-Fi network in order and keeping the app and bulb’s firmware up-to-date will help resolve such issues.
However, if you’re still experiencing setup/connectivity issues with your Sylvania smart bulb, see our detailed guide on how to get your Sylvania smart bulb back online.