IKEA dimmer button edge driver

Hello @Ace2 ,
you wrote: “removed the groovy driver and the edge drive”
I am just wondering: how did you remove the groovy driver? The IKEA button groovy driver is stock one in Smartthings, I haven’t used any custom DTH for the IKEA button. As far as I know, I can not remove the stock handlers.
Unfortunately, I have the same problem, I can pair it with the hub using the beta channel’s Zigbee Button edge driver, but the button presses are not registered. (btw, after pressing the button, the Battery state refreshes).
Removing the device, uninstalling/reinstalling the driver didn’t help for me.
And it will become more and more frustrating, as I already use the Zigbee Button driver for other devices, so uninstalling it is not a simple task anymore.

Finally, I managed to get it working on my Main hub (i have 3 hubs under my account, assigned to different “Locations”). The Edge driver from the Samsung beta channel works fine under my Main hub, but I have still the same issue on my “secondary” hub. (the button presses are not registered).
As it seems I am alone with this issue, I will wait for the full transition/migration from Groovy to Edge, hopefully such glitches will disappear in time.

Are your two hubs ZigBee radios on different channels? Perhaps that’s causing a conflict.

Removed all my Buttons due to the battery problem some time ago.
Periodically retry one out of utter optimism.
15 days ago I tried again and it installed with an Edge driver.
Worked real well for 10 days - dead (but reads 87%)
Tried again - 5 days then dead (<2volts) still reading 87% on ST.
Have more than 10 of these useless babbies. The first 5 or so worked well for many months - until the battery Virus hit and none are now usefull
Have the new Ikea Dirigera Hub and when I can build up more optimism I will try a button firmware upgrade.

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I have the same problem too. after deleting my dimmer for months, today I tried to pair it (I had first installed the Samsung button ZigBee edge drive, the device was paired but nothing worked. i deleted it, i deleted the drive and tried to install again.amche this time it was found and is connected to the same drive i deleted. Even now nothing works, but I see the battery percentage.I just have to delete it and throw it in a drawer.


So is there an Edge driver to make the buttons work in the Ikea dimmer button?

ZigBee button (Samsung official).
I before delete all my test edge drive and after remake connection. Now automatic install ZigBee button drive and work fine.

Perfect thanks, does all the buttons including hold work?

I was referring to this:

A quick or long press of both keys works

Many thanks, exactly the one I am going to buy today…

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Sorry, just one more question, does the battery levels show up correctly?

At first it literally ate batteries, then I threw it in a drawer. When I saw This new drive, I’ve been testing and it’s been working for months. I can’t tell you how many, I think 6 months. I press it about 10 times a day. Battery now at 27%

Great thanks, got it yesterday, paired it to the Zigbee button driver after 4 tries, all the 4 events in the buttons (top pressed, top held, bottom pressed, bottom held) work perfectly so far. Battery showing 74%

Do you know how to set the button so that is slowly increases or decreases brightness of a bulb similar to how it works when it is connected directly to a bulb?

No, I don’t think it can be done

I was wrong, see here


This is called a wireless dimmer so if you get the IKEA bulb and have an IKEA hub, may be, you can do it by holding the button.

If you have a ST v2/v3/Aeotec hub then it is possible to set the Ikea on/off switch (button) so that is slowly increases or decreases brightness of a bulb.
The Ikea on/off switch is connected directly to a bulb and you get also on/off switch button state to SmartThings and from the bulb the brightness level to SmartThings.

You have to use this driver for Ikea on/off switch

Using this driver it’s possible to set on/off switch to same group as the bulb or use direct device binding.


I’ve tried the dual mode connection where I do both local link and hub link. Whoever I do that, the batteries last no more than 36 hours before they are fully drained so that is not not a viable option.

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