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How To Connect Govee Lights To Your Phone Quickly

Last Updated Oct 29, 2022
Bright lights that are controlled by a phone

Govee has a wide range of smart light products you can add to your home. These products connect easily to your smartphone for total control at a click of a button, but how?

Govee lights can connect to a smartphone through a Bluetooth connection. Users must download the Govee app to their phones and connect their lights.

Although this seems like a quick process, there is more to setting up your lights than a few quick taps on your phone. Below we provide you with a step-by-step guide to setting your lights up.

Connect Govee Lights to Your Phone

You can connect Govee lights to your phone through Bluetooth connectivity. Govee lights are simple to set up; you need to:

  1. Prep your phone for connection
  2. Download the Govee Home App
  3. Turn Bluetooth on
  4. Add your Govee lights
  5. Finalize the pair

These five steps seem simple, but there is more to each than meets the eye. Follow our guide below to help get your Govee lights up and running quickly on your smartphone.

If you have a smart home ecosystem, you can connect Govee lights with them. Two that they can pair with are Alexa and Google Home.

Prepare Your Phone for Connection

Before connecting your Govee lights to your phone, you must ensure your smartphone can handle the connection.

Not every phone is ready to handle a Govee light connection. To make sure it is, check the following:

  • Ensure your phone is connected to the WiFi
  • Make sure there is at least 100 Mbs of storage available on the phone
  • Download any new firmware updates

Once you verify that your phone is on the internet, has enough storage, and is up to date, you can begin the more in-depth Govee Light connection process.

Download Govee Home App

Now that you know your phone can handle the Govee Home app and associated lighting, it is time to download it. Follow these instructions to begin:

  1. Launch your Apple Store or Google Play Store on your smartphone
  2. Use the search function and type in Govee Home
  3. Locate the blue and white Govee Home App; the brand logo is a G
  4. Download and install the app onto your phone

You need 100Mbs of space on your phone to accommodate the Govee Home app download. Keep in mind with app updates; the storage need will grow. 

If you are hitting your phone’s storage limit, you can add additional space through a microSD card with Android phones. Some great  microSD cards are:

You cannot upgrade your internal storage with a microSD card for Apple users. You must upgrade storage capacity through a cloud storage subscription through the Apple Store.

Turn on Bluetooth

Make sure the Bluetooth ability is turned on, on your smartphone. Without this function turned on, the Govee Lights will not connect to the Govee Home App.

Most phones allow users to toggle the Bluetooth setting on and off via the general settings section. If you need help with this, follow these quick steps for each phone type.


Follow these steps to turn your Bluetooth on or off with an Android phone:

  1. Go to the home screen
  2. Select Settings
  3. Find the Bluetooth toggle button
  4. Swipe it on or off as needed

Sometimes the Bluetooth button is hidden in a submenu; it is usually hidden away in phone settings or connectivity if it does not appear right away in the settings section.


Apple phones can turn Bluetooth on or off from the quick menu that can be pulled down from the top right screen on the phone. Otherwise, use these instructions:

  1. Go to settings
  2. Tap system preferences
  3. Click Bluetooth
  4. Toggle it on or off

Whichever way you choose, it is easy to turn Bluetooth on and off with an Apple phone due to its many options.

Once you have ensured Bluetooth is on; you can add your Govee Lights to your phone.

Add Your Govee Lights

Now that everything is turned on and ready. Launch the Govee Home App. Login to your Govee account before going forward.

If you have not yet created a Govee account, quickly go to their website and create one before moving forward. This will ensure you have all the proper functionality of your new lights.

Once logged in, go to the top right corner of the screen and press the + button. This adds a Govee device to the app. All of Govee’s lights are compatible with their app for ease of use.

Search the different options and select the right set of lights you are trying to connect—select pair.

Finalize the Pairing

The pairing process will begin once you have added your Govee Lights through the app. The app will ask you to finalize the pair at the end of the pairing process.

It will then walk you through testing the lights to ensure they work. Try changing their colors and sequence, or even turning them on or off, all with a tap on your phone.

Govee Lights Pair Well With Your Phone

Govee’s intuitive system has made it easy to pair with smartphones. This way, you can control what lights go on or off with a simple tap of your phone.

Gone are the days you had to get up to turn off the lights. Govee makes it easy by allowing you the power to handle your lights anywhere.