Geeni Light Bulb Not Connecting? (Fixes to Try)

If you’re facing some problems getting your Geeni Light Bulb to connect to Wi-Fi, this post is your go-to resource. In the following paragraphs, we’ll explain why this might be happening and how to fix the problem. Let’s get started.

Geeni Light Bulb Not Connecting

First off, if you’re experiencing difficulties getting your Geeni light bulb to connect to Wi-Fi, here are some reasons behind this:

  • The light bulb is not tightly fitted into its slot.
  • The light slot is faulty.
  • You entered the wrong Wi-Fi password.
  • The light bulb is too far away from your router.
  • Your Wi-Fi network is malfunctioning.
  • You’re using an outdated version of the Geeni app.

That said, let’s look at what you can do to resolve these issues.

How to Troubleshoot a Geeni Light Bulb that Won’t Connect to Wi-Fi?

Try these troubleshooting steps:

1. Check that Your Bulb Fits Tightly into its Slot

If you’re having trouble getting your Geeni Light Bulb to connect to Wi-Fi, first check that the bulb fits tightly in its slot. If needed, remove the bulb from the light slot and put it back properly.

If you think the light slot is faulty, try inserting the bulb into another slot.

More so, check that the bulb is turned on—check the wall switch that controls the bulb and ensure it’s powered on.

If this checks out and the bulb won’t connect to Wi-Fi, continuing to the next step.

2. Check that You’ve Entered the Correct Wi-Fi Password in the Geeni App

As you can see when setting up the bulb in the Geeni app, you need to enter your Wi-Fi password to authorize the connection. However, if your Wi-Fi password is incorrect, the connection will fail.

Did you guess your Wi-Fi password when entering it into the Geeni app? Then you might have input the wrong password. As mentioned earlier, your Geeni light bulb won’t be able to access your Wi-Fi network if you enter an incorrect password in the app.

If you aren’t sure what your Wi-Fi password is, search for it on your phone.

Follow these steps to find your Wi-Fi password on your phone:

  • Open the Settings app on your phone. Then click on Wi-Fi.
  • If you don’t see the Wi-Fi option, tap Connections and Preferences. You should see Wi-Fi in this section.
  • All the Wi-Fi networks in your neighborhood will appear. Find your Wi-Fi network on the list.
  • Next, tap the gear icon beside your Wi-Fi network.
  • Select Show Password. Your Wi-Fi password should appear now.

If this doesn’t help, reset your router and set a new password.

Once you’ve noted your Wi-Fi password, input the password into the Geeni app. Your Geeni light bulb should now connect to Wi-Fi. But if it doesn’t, try the next tip.

3. Bring Your Router Closer to the Bulb

Your Geeni bulb needs to be close to your router to connect to it. So, if your router is positioned too far from the bulb, the bulb won’t connect.

If your bulb isn’t connecting, you might need to move your router closer to the bulb. Your router should only be about 2 meters away from the bulb.

Once your router is within range of your light bulb, the device should connect to Wi-Fi.

However, if your Geeni light bulb doesn’t connect to Wi-Fi after this, check out the next tip.

4. Power Cycle and Reset Your Router

If your Geeni bulb is not connecting, your Wi-Fi network might have encountered an error.

You can resolve this issue by power-cycling your router. To power cycle your router, unplug it from your power outlet and wait for 10 seconds. Then, re-plug your router back into the power outlet.

Power-cycling your router may eliminate errors in your network, thus letting your bulb connect to it.

If your Geeni light bulb doesn’t connect to Wi-Fi after you’ve power cycled it, reset your router. A reset will get rid of all network errors that a power cycle couldn’t remove.

You can reset your router by pressing the reset button and holding it for 10 seconds. Your router will reset, and your bulb should connect to Wi-Fi.

If resetting your router doesn’t reconnect your bulb to Wi-Fi, move on to the next step.

5. Ensure All Your Router’s Cables Are Properly Connected Firmly

Sometimes, the cables in your router may loosen in the device’s terminals. This may prevent the cables from transmitting data properly to your router. As a result, your Geeni light bulb won’t be able to connect to Wi-Fi.

To fix this issue, remove all the cables in your router and re-insert them into the terminals in the router. Ensure that each cable tightly fits into the terminals.

Did your Geeni light bulb connect to Wi-Fi after you applied this tip? If not, the next tip might solve this issue.

6. Reduce Internet Activity on Your Wi-Fi Network

Your Wi-Fi bandwidth can only accommodate a limited amount of internet activity at a particular time. So, if you are downloading and uploading several files while connecting your bulb to Wi-Fi, the bulb may not connect.

If your bulb isn’t connecting to Wi-Fi, cancel some of your downloads and uploads over your Wi-Fi network. You can restart them when the current downloads are complete.

Your Geeni light bulb should come online once you’ve reduced your internet activity. But if the bulb doesn’t connect, check out the next tip.

7. Delete and Re-install Your Geeni App

A bug in your Geeni app may also prevent the bulb from connecting to Wi-Fi. Perhaps the app contained a bug when you downloaded it. But the app developers may have discovered the bug and fixed it. Now, the safer version of the app should be in your app store.

If your Geeni app has a bug, you’ll need to delete and re-install the app to your phone.

Here’s how to do that:

  • Go to the home screen of your phone.
  • Search for the Geeni app.
  • When you find the app, press and hold it.
  • The Uninstall button will appear. Click on the Uninstall button to delete the app from your phone.
  • Now, open the Google Play Store or App Store, depending on the type of phone you are using.
  • Enter “Geeni app” in the search bar.
  • Tap the app in the search results.
  • Now click on Install to reinstall the app to your phone.

After re-installing your Geeni app to your phone, open the app and try connecting your bulb to Wi-Fi again. If the bulb fails to connect, consider getting a new bulb.

You may also contact Geeni Customer Support for help. If your bulb is still within its warranty, Geeni may give you a new bulb for free.

Closing Thoughts

If your Geeni light bulb isn’t connecting, check that the bulb fits tightly into its slot. Then insert it into a new light slot. You should also ensure that you’ve entered the correct Wi-Fi password in the Geeni app.

If those tips don’t work, move your router closer to the bulb. Power cycling and resetting your router may also resolve the problem. In addition, ensure that all router cables are properly connected to the router.

Another tip you can try is reducing internet activity on your Wi-Fi network. If this tip doesn’t fix the issue, delete and re-install your Geeni app.

However, if your Geeni Light bulb doesn’t connect to Wi-Fi after you’ve applied all the tips, get a new bulb or contact Geeni Customer Support.

You may also like to see how to troubleshoot Wi-Fi connection problems in a Govee Light Bulb and Wemo Light Switch.