Apple’s “Home” system is capable of setting compatible smart lights, including Philips Hue and others, to a mode which adjusts the color temperature automatically based on brightness and time of day.

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However, while I can easily instruct Siri to set these lights to one of any number of named colors, I don’t know how to tell Siri to enable automatic color temperature mode.

How can this be done?


1 Answer 1


‘Set light/room name to adaptive’

Apple calls the functionality ‘Adaptive Lighting’.

  • Thanks - I was about to accept this answer, but bizarrely, this doesn’t seem to work. Siri just says that my lights don’t support adaptive lighting! (But they all do — eg as shown in the question’s screen shot).
    – Alan H.
    Commented May 31, 2022 at 23:11
  • I’m going to accept this and consider the failure to be some unknown Apple bug
    – Alan H.
    Commented Jun 1, 2022 at 0:42
  • I've filed a bug regarding this Siri error and I encourage anyone else with the same question to do so as well: apple.com/feedback/home-app If anyone has success using Siri to instigate adaptive lighting, please comment as to your specific setup! Thanks!
    – Alan H.
    Commented Jun 1, 2022 at 17:39
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    @Alan Sorry to hear you’re having trouble with this. I tested this working for me before posting. All my lights are Philips Hue if that helps / is a difference to your setup.
    – grg
    Commented Jun 1, 2022 at 17:49
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    I’m having better luck with this now — as suggested, "Set x to adaptive"
    – Alan H.
    Commented Feb 11, 2023 at 0:32

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