Govee Lights Not Connecting To WIFI (How To Fix It Easy)

Govee Lights Not Connecting To WIFI

If you’re dealing with some pesky Wi-Fi connection problems with your Govee Light bulb, don’t worry – I’ve got your back! Let’s dive into some nifty tips to sort this out.

First things first, to troubleshoot those Wi-Fi gremlins, make sure both your Govee Light and Wi-Fi network are doing their jobs properly. Also, don’t forget to double-check if your phone is connected to the lights’ hotspot.

If you’re still hitting a snag connecting your Govee Lights to Wi-Fi even after giving these tips a shot, fret not! Keep on reading for some more troubleshooting.

Why Did My Govee Lights Not Connecting To WIFI?

Have trouble getting your Govee lights to connect? Here are some tips to troubleshoot the issue. First off, if you’re using a 5 GHz Wi-Fi SSID, or if your bulbs are too far from the main router, you might face connectivity problems. Make sure to switch to a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network during the setup and disable any VPN on your mobile device.

When connecting your Govee lights, consider the following factors:

  • Proximity Matters: Ensure you’re within the Wi-Fi range when setting up your bulb. Keep the bulb close to your router during the Govee light setup.
  • Network Stability: A stable Wi-Fi network is crucial. Avoid overcrowded networks, and input the correct Wi-Fi password during the bulb connection.
  • Frequency Band: Connect to the 2.4 GHz frequency band. Temporarily switch off the 5 GHz band during the connection process, and don’t forget to turn it back on afterward.
  • Device Alignment: Your mobile device should be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the light. Ensure necessary permissions, location, and Bluetooth are turned on.
  • Resetting the Bulb: Before connecting to the network, perform a reset on the Govee bulb. This helps clear any software glitches that might be causing connectivity issues.
  • Network or Server Issues: If your bulb was previously set up but lost connection, it could be due to network or server outages. Verify your home network status and power cycle the lights.

Always check for reported cases of Govee server outages, as the Wi-Fi bulbs need to sync with cloud servers for seamless app functionality.

Govee Lights Not Connecting to WIFI Fix Issues

Make sure your phone is on Wi-Fi and no VPN is running. Turn on the light switch, and check if your bulb can connect to Wi-Fi. Note that certain Govee lights only operate via Bluetooth, not Wi-Fi.

Check Your Internet Connection                     

Make sure your Wi-Fi is up and running smoothly by checking if other devices like your phone, tablet, TV, or laptop can connect to the network. If not, it’s likely your network is down, and reaching out to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is the next step.

If you notice your Wi-Fi acting sluggish or below average, a quick remedy is to reboot your router. Simply unplug it, wait 3-5 minutes, and then plug it back in.

When connecting your Govee light to the Govee app, ensure that you enter the correct login credentials. Typos or leaving a space after the password can hinder the connection.

Also, take a moment to review your router settings, especially for any special configurations. Enabling MAC address filtering may interfere with connecting new devices.

Verify the security type on your Wi-Fi network. Some issues may arise when connecting smart devices to “wpa2/wpa3-personal.” Consider downgrading to “wpa2-personal” if needed.

Proximity matters when linking your Govee light to Wi-Fi. Materials like concrete walls and metals, or other obstructions, can impact Wi-Fi strength. To counter this, ensure your router is centrally located for even coverage throughout your house.

For optimal results, position yourself 20-30 feet from the router when connecting your Govee light to Wi-Fi.

Power Cycle Your Devices

If you’re facing not connecting your electronic devices, a quick restart can often do the trick. Try restarting your router, light bulb, and Govee app.

To power cycle, simply unplug the device, wait 3 to 5 minutes for it to completely discharge, and then plug it back in. Repeat this process for your light bulb.

Now, close the Govee Home app on your device and restart your phone.

Once everything is restarted and connected to your network, try connecting the lights to Wi-Fi to see if that resolves the issue.

Move Your Router Closer to Your Phone

If your router and phone are too distant, your phone’s Wi-Fi signal may weaken, causing connectivity issues for your Govee Lights. To assess your phone’s Wi-Fi strength, observe the Wi-Fi icon; if it displays fewer than three bars, the signal is weak.

Boost your phone’s Wi-Fi signal by relocating the router closer, maintaining a distance of approximately 30 feet. Be mindful not to separate your phone from the Govee Lights to avoid disconnection. After adjusting the router’s proximity, reevaluate your phone’s Wi-Fi signal; it should now be robust.

Once the Wi-Fi signal is satisfactory, access the Govee app, and re-enter your Wi-Fi password to link the lights. If connection troubles persist, proceed to the next step.

Use 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi Band

If you’re having trouble connecting your Govee light bulb to your Wi-Fi, it could be because your Wi-Fi network operates on the 5 GHz band. Unfortunately, Govee Lights don’t work with 5 GHz WI-Fi networks.

To resolve this, you’ll need to switch to a 2.4 GHz network. You can check if your Wi-Fi is 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz by looking at the numbers in the SSID (Wi-Fi network name).

Typically, 5GHz networks have ‘5’ in their name, while 2.4GHz networks rarely do.

Here’s what you can do in the Govee app:

  • Open the Govee app.
  • Tap the back arrow at the top to restart the Wi-Fi connection.
  • Look for and select your 2.4 GHz WI-Fi network.
  • Enter your Wi-Fi password.
  • Wait for your Govee Lights to connect.

Delete and Reinstall Govee App On Your Mobile Phone

If you’re not connecting your Govee Lights to Wi-Fi, it might be due to a glitch in the Govee app. This can result in connection errors when attempting to pair your lights with Wi-Fi. To fix this issue, simply uninstall and then reinstall the Govee app on your phone. Follow these easy steps:

  • Go to your phone’s home screen and locate the Govee app.
  • Press and hold the app until the Uninstall button appears, then confirm the uninstallation.
  • The app will be removed from your smartmobile phone.
  • Launch your Google Play Store or App Store.
  • Search for “Govee app” and tap on the app in the search results to access the download page.
  • Tap on ‘Install’ to reinstall the app on your phone.

If the lights still won’t connect after the reinstallation, proceed to the next troubleshooting step.

Factory Reset the Govee Lights

If your Govee Lights aren’t connecting despite trying all the tips, it might be due to a faulty device. You may need to perform a factory reset.

Resetting the lights can often resolve glitches hindering pairing with the network. Here’s how:

  • Hold down the power button on your Govee Lights controller.
  • While holding the power button, press the center button on the control box four times.
  • Unplug the power adapter for 10 minutes.
  • Replug the adapter into the outlet.
  • Begin the setup process again in your Govee app.

Your Govee Lights should connect smoothly after this reset.

Final Thoughts

If your Govee lights not connecting to WiFi can be a hassle, especially when it means you can’t fully enjoy their brilliance. While following the troubleshooting guide might solve the issue, sometimes it just doesn’t cut it. In such cases, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Govee support team for some expert guidance or even a speedy replacement.

There’s also the possibility that the light itself might have gotten damaged, making it unable to connect to any network. When your lights simply refuse to connect, this scenario shouldn’t be overlooked.

About U Shwe Sing

Hey, I’m U Shwe Sing. I’m a professional Digital Marketing specialist with 2 years of working experience in this sector. Generally, I prefer to write content in the digital marketing sector. I have written many articles to help people solve the problems. I have written articles on SmartHomeClever that address the issues of smart home electronic devices in their daily lives.

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