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How to Put Govee LED Light Strips in Pairing Mode

Last Updated Dec 27, 2022
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In recent years, LED lighting has experienced tremendous growth in popularity. Govee LED lights offer a fun mood lighting experience and can be connected to other devices via Bluetooth so you can control them easily. But before you can do this, you must pair your LED light strips with a compatible device. How can you do this? 

Follow the steps below to pair your Govee LED light strip through Bluetooth:

  1. Install the Govee Smart Home app.
  2. Turn on your device’s Bluetooth.
  3. Use the Govee app to find and connect to your Govee lights.

Below, we’ll discuss more information on using your Govee LED lights through Bluetooth. Keep reading to learn more!

How to Put Govee LED Light Strips in Pairing Mode

There is no dedicated pairing mode for Govee LED light strips, but setting them up is a simple process. All you have to do is download the app, activate your device’s Bluetooth capabilities, and follow the instructions in the app.

After completing this 5-10 minute process, your LED light strip will be ready to enhance the ambiance of any room it is in.

How Can I Control My Govee LED Light Strips?

There are two ways to control your Govee LED light strips — through the included control panel and with a Bluetooth device, such as a smartphone or tablet.

Below, we’ll discuss how you can control your lights using either method.

Control Your Light Strips with the Govee Control Unit

Attached to your Govee LED light strip is a small control unit with three buttons. 

These buttons allow you to change your lights’ settings and power them on or off.

The top button is used to turn the lights on or off. 

The toggle switch below changes the color of the lights, and the bottom button toggles the music feature on and off while also controlling the brightness.

All you need is a power outlet, and you’re ready to go! The control unit can stick to practically anything and is simple to install.

Control Your Light Strips with the Govee Home App

A more convenient way to control your lights is through the Govee Home app. This app allows you to adjust your lights remotely without cycling through settings on the control unit.

The Govee Home app takes little time to set up and offers a wide range of control options. 

You can use the app to easily:

  • Change the lights’ color
  • Turn music mode on or off
  • Adjust the brightness
  • Turn the lights on or off
  • Schedule light timers or routines

You can control each strip individually or create groups and control numerous lights simultaneously.

How to Connect a Govee LED Light Strip to a Bluetooth Device

Connecting your Govee LED light strips to a Bluetooth device is quick and painless. 

After connecting your lights to the app, you can adjust all the settings remotely. 

Below, we’ll discuss each step in this process in detail.

Download the Govee Home App

The first step is to download the Govee Home app. It’s available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, so you should have no problem installing it on your device.

Activate Your Device’s Bluetooth Capabilities

Govee LED light strips connect to different devices through Bluetooth, so you’ll need to ensure your device’s Bluetooth capabilities are active before you begin

Usually, this can be done through your Bluetooth settings. Consult the user manual if you have trouble activating your device’s Bluetooth.

Find and Connect to Your Govee LED Light Strip

The last step is to open the Govee Home app and connect your LED light strip. Follow the steps below to do so:

  • Press the “+” icon in the upper right corner.
  • Search for your light strip, or type in the product code.
  • Press “Next.”
  • When the app finds your lights, press “Connect.”

Now, you can control your LED light strip using nothing but your phone or tablet.

What Devices Can Govee LED Light Strips Connect to?

Govee lights can be connected to a variety of devices, both mobile and stationary. You can use a device to control your lights as long as you can download the Govee Home app and your device has Bluetooth capabilities.

Because Bluetooth devices only work within a certain range of each other, you cannot control your Govee LED lights if you’re too far away from them.

Bluetooth has roughly a 30-foot range, so bear that in mind when connecting different devices.

In Conclusion

While Govee LED light strips do not have a dedicated pairing mode, it’s easy to connect them to your device using Bluetooth.

After pairing the lights with your smart device, you can test out various settings and features.