Bulb Groups on latest Mi Home app


#1

Hi all,
I had some problems lately with android 8.1 and Xiaomi Mi Home app, as other members mentioned already in this forum, and now that is solved I noticed another issue with Yeelight bulb groups. I mostly use Mi Home and not Yeelight app because I have many devices that work with Xiaomi ecosystem.
I have two bulb groups, created long time ago, but with version 5.x of Mi Home I can’t find my groups any more to control the bulbs simultaneously (you know same color, same brightness etc). Groups are there, because when I try to create a group with the same bulbs I got a message that already exists. I can also see my groups if I want to create a new automation.
Any one noticed that? is this has to do with Yeelight Software? Is it a bug and Xiaomi forgot to add this to new Mi Home or is it somewhere hidden that I can’t find it? I don’t want to believe that they remove that function from the app permanently.


#2

Just curious are you using the mi home suite to control it.


#3

I used to in older versions of Mi Home. Now I can’t,.
I am not sure I understand your question


#4

i mean are you using the security suite.


#5

I haven’t purchased it as a bundle package, but yes I have the gateway and many sensors from xiaomi and aqara. I have also some smart wireless switches connected to the gateway to control bulbs on every room as normal non smart bulbs without the need of my smartphone


#6

so far no problem on my iOS side but i guess you might try to use yeelight apps


#7

So you mean that on iOS you can find the bulb group, add it on your favorite devices (optional) and control it manually? Can you provide me a screen shot for that


#8

Here you go


#9

This does not seem as a group, It’s 3 different bulbs. What I want is to be a able tdo see 2 or more different color bulbs as a single device and control them together. That was a simple task on older versions of Mi Home. I like the new room management but I miss that functionality

EDIT : take a look at my own screenshot. You can see my bulb groups at the bottom. I can see them in automation menu, but I can’t see the in any room. As you can see they are assigned in “default room”
That room does not exist. I can delete some of my devices form their room, and I can see them also in the default room on home page but the groups are not there
https://imgur.com/OojwjCg


#10

I think for this case you might have to use the yeelight apps as i think the new mihome apps do not support that.


#11

I have just installed v. 5.0.27 of Mi Home App and managing and controlling of bulb groups is finally back.