Ikea Styrbar Switch


I’m looking for a way to integrate the ikea styrbar switch into smartthings.
So far it has only been recognized as a thing.
All other switches from ikea are recognized.
What can I do?

Thanks for your help.


Change the Device Handler in the IDE to the IKEA Button one.

You are the first one who asks about this switch, and it looks pretty new.
There is some chance that the previous DH will work with this new remote, if not then you need to wait for somebody who will make a new DH for it.

@Automated_House, have you seen this new remote?

@tpmanley, who is taking care of the IKEA device DHs since @BroderickCarlin has left?

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Someone pointed it out to me on Twitter the other day. Supposedly it takes AAA batteries which is nice. But I haven’t tried it myself.

I am tempted to order one. Yes, it runs on two AAA batteries, and has 4 button (press and hold) options. (Up/down/left/right).

It hasn’t got the middle on/off like the 5 button one, but up should be on, and down should be off, when pressed, and hold would do the dimming in the IKEA environment.


I wonder if this is replacing the 5 button remote? it also comes in white and it being bundled with bulbs like the 5 button remote was

I doubt that. It is more likely to match these stainless steel brushed kitchen wall panels.

And maybe to be placed like a normal switch. Like the Philips remote.

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Hi. I’m desperate. :slight_smile:

I now own the Ikea Styrbar in the stainless steel version.
It is recognized in principle only as “Thing”. Also in the 1st line of the Device-Edit-Screen of the IDE (this is called “Name” in German) it says only “Thing”.

When I change the DH-Type to “Ikea Button” and update, I only have “numbersOfButtons: 1” for this device. Accordingly, the remote does not work. None of the buttons causes an action and the battery status is displayed with “0%”.

So, I searched online for a custom DH for the Ikea “Remote Control 5 Button”, because it is the closest to the new Styrbar. What I found was exactly the same DH as the one natively stored in SmartThings for “Ikea Button”.
The code of this DH clearly talks about 5 different buttons. So why do I always get only one button displayed in the IDE?

Does anyone of you use the (round) “Remote Control 5 Button” from Ikea? I would like to know what is written in the field “Name” in the IDE. Possibly I have to write exactly the same into it.

By the way, if I change the DH-Type to “ZigBee Button”, I have at least 2 buttons that react to pushed. The other buttons do not react to anything. Held doesn’t work either, unfortunately.

I hope you can help me. I own 4 Styrbars now, that I can only use in an extremely limited way.

And PLEASE, if someone could change the “Remote Control 5 Button” DH to work with the Styrbar, this would be so awesome! In my naivety, I could bet that there would be very few changes to make. :slight_smile: How about you, @iquix ? You did a great job with the DH for the Ikea Shortcut Button and the Hue Dimmer Switch. Please create a DH for the Styrbar as well. I will be greatful forever. :slight_smile:

The Styrbar is the official new remote from Ikea that I’m sure thousands of people will be using soon. The “Remote Control 5 Button” will soon no longer be available for purchase. (In Germany, a notice already appears online.) So the DH for the Styrbar will be very popular. :slight_smile:

Many thanks in advance!

The DH defines what you see in the app by the Model recognised from the Device itself, without adding the Model to the DH and assigning 4 buttons to it, it will not work (neither will be recognised as a 5 button remote).

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