Not able to connect Ikea Wireless dimmer to Hue Bridge

I’m about to migrate from Ikea hub to Hue bridge, and move my existing lightning and switches. All my lights (only Ikea) are connected to Hue without any problem, but I’m not able to connect the Trådfri Wireless dimmer.

I have the Hue Essential iOS app (premium), and trying to add via “Add smart control -> Other”. Is there any sign of “successful” connection in the app? How to I know it the smart control is added successfully via Touchlink? (I have seen the YT video, but for unknown reason I can not replicate it)

Hi, the dimmers can be hard to connect and may take multiple tries. Unfortunately, there is no way to see a successful connection in the app as the Philips Hue bridge does not show 3rd party smart controls to apps.

The only indication you have is the LED pattern the dimmer shows when using touchlink. That needs to be exactly the same as in the video. After that you can connect the dimmer to the lights (keep in mind it won’t be visible in the app). What exactly goes wrong when connecting the dimmer? Did you wait 10 seconds after resetting the dimmer? Is the LED pattern of your dimmer the same as in the video?

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I know I’m waking and old thread, but I was being driven mad by this and then found this page:

https://redsilico.com/blog/ikea-tradri-remote-with-hue-hub

Could only make this work if I added the bulbs to Hue Essentials first, as per the above. Doing with a fresh bulb, reset and unpaired it would never work. As soon as I added the bulbs in advance the dimmer would always pair with thte hub and the bulb and they work with both.

EDIT: All IKEA devices were updated to the latest firmware over the last few days using the tradfri gateway I keep just for that