You are going to enjoy a lot of comfort and convenience when integrating Alexa voice assistant with Wyze bulbs, as this combination will give you the ability to control your bulbs just with your voice and without having to rely on the app.
Through Alexa voice commands, you’ll be able to turn lights on and off, change colors, adjust the brightness and temperature level, receive notifications, and more.
The most common problem with this integration is when the Wyze bulb loses connection with Alexa and voice control will be something impossible and users don’t understand how to fix it.
Our goal in this article is to teach you how to reconnect your bulb with your voice assistant without having to call a professional even if you are not a technical person.
Ways to fix Wyze bulb connection problem with Alexa.
So, connection issues can be triggered by many causes including weak Wi-Fi signals, radio interference, outdated updates, subscription expiration, or a problem in your router or lamp.
Tip 1: Subscription expired.
An internet connection is required for your light bulb and Alexa to communicate with each other, so make sure your subscription hasn’t expired yet and if it has, renew it to resolve this connection issue.
Tip 2: Turn on the wall switch.
When a traditional wall switch is used with your Wyze bulb and they are turned off, power will not reach the lamp, so the gadget will not be able to connect to Wifi.
Go turn on your light switches and see if the connection is back to your light bulb and Alexa is working properly, if not continue to the next solution.
Tip 3: Reboot your router.
The second solution with us is to restart your router, I personally use this trick whenever my device loses connection and I also recommend it to you because it can fix the problem and it’s easy to implement.
Here’s how to reboot it:
- Unplug the router from the wall outlet.
- Wait around 60 seconds (the waiting time is important as it helps the device reset the power).
- Plug back the router.
Tip 4: Select the right frequency and reduce interference.
Like many smart home devices Wyze bulbs operate on the 2.4GHz band which uses longer waves and makes it better suited for longer ranges or transmission through walls and other solid objects.
So if you’re using a dual-band router make sure that the 2.4 GHz channel is enabled and your lamp is connected to it. Also, reduce Wifi interference by moving or turning off gadgets that are next to your light and have the same frequency channel.
Tip 5: Update the firmware.
When your devices and apps are not updated you can run into connectivity issues due to outdated firmware and outdated app design.
So make sure to update your Alexa app and Echo smart speaker and display as well as update your Wyze app and bulb to avoid issues coming from old updates (updates have a lot of advantages such as fixing security bugs, improving speed and giving you additional features).
Tip 6: Change the router’s location.
A long-distance between your router and your Wyze bulb and Alexa-enabled device will cause them to receive weak Wi-Fi signals and affect their communication, which can lead to connectivity issues.
Antenna position is also important, for home WiFi routers with two WiFi antennas it is always best to point one antenna horizontal and the other vertical.
Try to find the sweet spot for your router so that it broadcasts reliable signals to all your devices. For some people, it is difficult to find this place because of their big house, so I recommend them to add a Wifi range extender to help the router extend its signals.
Tip 7: Fix your Echo devices.
If you are using the Echo smart speaker and display, ensure that these devices have the latest firmware update and are within the router range.
Rebooting them is also good to help them resolve many issues such as internet connectivity problems, improve response time, and fix software issues.
Tip 8: Reset your Wyze bulb.
Resetting your Wyze bulb is recommended by experts when you’re facing any kind of issues including connectivity problems, and it will remove all your current settings from the app.
To factory reset your Wyze Bulb:
- Turn on/off the light switch associated with the bulb 3 times.
- Wait for your Wyze Bulb to start pulsing slowly.
- Once the bulb starts pulsing, you can either set it up again or turn the light off to preserve the factory state.
Tip 9: Reset your router.
Resetting your router is also a good troubleshooting step when previous solutions didn’t work for you as it will improve slow-moving connections and resolve wireless issues.
Here’s how to reset your router:
- Turn on your modem.
- Use a paperclip to hold down the reset button for 30 seconds.
- Release the button and wait for the router to power back on.
I recommend that you consider this article as a guide that you will come back to every time your Wyze bulb will not connect to Wifi and of course one of the proposed solutions will work for you.