Ikea has made the luxury of motorized smart blinds affordable for many households with their launch in 2019. They now offer four distinct models with various styles and levels of shading: FYRTUR, KADRILJ, TREDANSEN, and PRAKTLYSING.
Smart blinds are a great convenience. Instead of manually rolling them, they can go up and down on their own every day.
When hooked up to a TRÅDFRI hub, they can become part of your smart home system. You can set them to your sleep schedule using the Ikea Smart Home App, or control them using Alexa or Google Home, letting natural light wake you up.
Yet, many folks, likely including you and me, often fall back to the tried-and-true remote control for everyday use. Usually, the remote comes paired with the blinds right out the box.
However, what if the remote stops working or refuses to pair with the smart blinds?
Don’t worry, I got some proven fixes for these issues. Here’s how you can get your Ikea smart blinds remote up and running again.
The Clever Fix
If your Ikea Smart Blinds remote isn’t responding, try changing the batteries or re-pair it manually with your smart blinds.
How can I reset my Ikea Smart Blinds remote? (FYRTUR, KADRILJ, TREDANSEN, and PRAKTLYSING)
If your remote isn’t working, first, try changing the batteries. If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to manually pair it with your smart blinds. In some cases, you might need to factory reset the blinds and the TRÅDFRI wireless receiver to get them up and running again.
Ensure all your batteries are fully powered
Sounds obvious, doesn’t it? But your remote or blinds could merely be out of battery. So, before diving into complex solutions, check the remote and blinds batteries are sufficiently charged.
To test your blinds’ battery, press the lower button as shown in the picture. This will manually lower your blinds. You can roll them back up by pressing the upper button.
If nothing happens, it means your blinds’ battery pack is drained. To recharge, pop open the cover, remove it, and connect it to a micro-USB cable. The LED light will turn off when fully charged.
The smart blinds remote uses CR2032 batteries. Without a battery tester, you might want to replace it with a new one for troubleshooting.
Open the remote’s back cover with a small screwdriver and replace the cell battery. Be careful with the polarity orientation (look for the + and – sign).
After a few seconds, try lowering and raising your blinds again with the remote. Did that work?
If yes, great! If not, follow the additional steps below.
Re-pairing the remote control with your Ikea blinds (FYRTUR, KADRILJ, TREDANSEN, and PRAKTLYSING)
Even though your Ikea smart blinds usually come ready to work with the remote straight out of the box, it’s possible that they might have a little memory lapse. When this happens, your remote or blinds might forget their setup and you’ll have to pair them up again.
To pair your remote with the blinds, follow the steps below. The same procedure can also be used for pairing the same remote with up to 4 different blinds if you have several in the same area.
- Ensure your Trådfri signal repeater is plugged into an outlet near your blinds.
- Use a small Philips-head screwdriver to open the remote’s back cover and locate the pairing button.
- Press both buttons on the blind near the battery area for about a second to wake up the blinds and put them in pairing mode for 2 minutes.
- Bring the remote control close to the blinds you wish to pair (no more than 2 inches or 5cm away from the blinds’ battery cover).
- Press and hold the pairing button on the remote (see step 2) for at least 10 seconds.
- A red light will blink several times on the remote, and the LED light on the blind will dim and flash to indicate successful pairing.
- Try to lower and raise your blinds again.
If your blinds are working again, super! If not, you might have to factory reset the remote control.
Sometimes, your remote might go a step further and refuse to let you pair it back up with your blinds. Trust me, I’ve been there. But don’t worry, the upcoming step saved the day for me.
Factory resetting your remote control and blinds and re-pairing with the signal repeater
Sometimes the remote’s memory crashes, making it unresponsive to commands and pairing attempts. Luckily, factory resetting usually solves this problem.
Follow these steps to factory reset your Ikea smart blinds remote and roller:
- Plug the Trådfri signal repeater (wall plug with USB – included with your blinds) into an outlet close to your blinds.
- Open the remote control’s back cover and locate the pairing button (small white plastic tab with a raised button). Use a small Philips-head screwdriver to open up the back cover.
- Press the button four times to factory reset the remote. A red light will blink on the back of the remote 5 times. This confirms that you’ve successfully reset it. If nothing happens, try swapping your remote batteries if you haven’t already.
- Now pair the remote with the Trådfri signal repeater. To do this, bring the remote close to the repeater (no more than 2 inches / 5cm away) and press and hold the pairing button on the remote. The white light on the repeater will blink twice when successfully paired.
- On the blind roller, locate the two buttons close to the battery lid. Press both buttons on the blind for more than 5 seconds until the light flashes rapidly multiple times. Your blinds have been factory reset.
- Wait a few seconds, then press both buttons on the blind for about one second to put it in pairing mode. The white LED light on the roller will start blinking to show that it’s ready to start pairing.
- Hold the remote near the repeater (no more than 2 inches / 5cm away) and press and hold the pairing button. A red light will light up on the remote while doing this. The roller’s white light will flash multiple times indicating a successful pairing.
If the standard pairing process didn’t work for you, hopefully, factory resetting the remote and roller will!
In conclusion, if your Ikea smart blinds remote isn’t working, here’s what you can do:
• Replace the remote control’s CR2032 battery cell and check if the curtain’s battery pack is charged
• Re-pair the remote with the blinds
• Factory reset both the remote and the blinds if the remote isn’t responding or pairing isn’t successful
If you’ve tried all the steps above and still experiencing issues, your remote control, signal repeater, or smart blinds roller might be malfunctioning.
Reach out to Ikea customer service for more help, as you might need a replacement or repair. You can reach Ikea’s customer service at +1-888-888-4532, Sunday – Saturday 9:00am – 10:00pm (ET), or bring your blinds to the nearest Ikea store with your original purchase receipt.
Were you able to fix your Ikea smart curtains? Leave a comment below and let me know what worked for you!