Bulbs not turning on/off with rules

I’m having the same issue. My front porch bulbs are in a group. My bedroom lamp bulbs are also in their own group. Both groups have different rules controlling them. When both sets of lights are scheduled to come on, one bulb in each group will come on at 1% brightness, even though the schedule has them set for 50% brightness. I’ve deleted the rules and recreated them but that did not solve the issue. This problem started happening three weeks ago. I’m running the latest version of the app with the new rules engine and all bulbs are on the latest firmware version.


What app version? There are different app branches and each has their own “up to date”. It’s best to always state the branch and version number sequence for clarity. Examoke: Production 2.23.xx or Beta 2.23.xx. thanks in advance!

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I’m running the iOS production v2.23.23

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August 16

What app version? There are different app branches and each has their own “up to date”. It’s best to always state the branch and version number sequence for clarity. Examoke: Production 2.23.xx or Beta 2.23.xx. thanks in advance!

iOS App V2.23.23
Wyze Bulbs Firmware

Me too - this seemed to start after the last app update for iOS. Rules history show the rule was successful but they are not. It is not consistently failing either - sometimes they follow the rule and sometimes they don’t. All bulb firmware is up to date. This is mainly happening on the original Wyze Bulb but this morning one of the Wyze Color bulbs also failed to respect a schedule rule.

I have also tried deleting the rules and adding back but that did not work.

@WyzeGwendolyn Here are the logs I submitted today:

App version: iOS 2.23.23 (production)
Wyze Bulb firmware
Wyze Color Bulb firmware


After further testing, it seems setting a rule to turn ON and additionally setting specific actions for brightness and color temp is what’s borked.

Reviewing rules history (which always says successful even when not successful) one of the secondary actions is firing before the ON action. E.g. the brightness fires prior to ON or the temperature fires prior to ON. I first tried deleting the entire rule and making sure the ON action was first in the list. That didn’t work. I then just deleted the brightness and temperature actions and just left the single action to turn ON and that worked in one test.

Would be interested to know if anyone else with this issue has those actions set and if removing them succeeds in turning the bulb on.


I’ll update my rules and give it a try with testing. Although I have bedtime routines that dim the bulbs to 1% over the course of an hour in the evenings. So if I change my rule to just have the bulb turn on, I suspect it’ll turn on at 1%. :thinking:

Funny enough I noticed that those additional configurations randomly showed up on the rules one day. When I first created my rules, those weren’t options. It was just simply on/off.


Yeah it’s weird. They were in the Ui somewhere when I first installed them last fall, but not where they are now. I feel like it was under a secondary menu before.

MAN I thought i was the only one. SO ANNOYED that they just stopped working a few weeks ago. and yes i see now it was after the last upgrade. honestly i think they should fix this. I have had ‘porch on’ and ‘porch off’ rules for front and back porch for months and months and with three actions - turn on, set brightness and set color. WHY did they BREAK this and didnt they TEST any of these things.
i deleted and redid the rules at least five times and finally gave up … SO VERY ANNOYING

I sure hope some one from WYZE is following this and gets it FIXED


Yup exactly that. On/Off works but you can’t also set temp and brightness. I suspect if you create a separate rule to run after the On rule it will work but we shouldn’t have to do that. It wasn’t broken before and now it is.

@WyzeGwendolyn @WyzeHongfei Has this issue been put on the dev slate ?

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Yes. The don’t work for me either. I was told that you have to create a separate rule for the turn on and for the turn off. They messed up big time.

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Same issue!!
My rule don’t work, if detect motion turn on light x and I’m rules appear executed successful but the lights don’t turn on, everything is worth the last firmware, the last version of app, but the rules don’t working as is supposed to do

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There was an update recently… the UI for the bulbs is totally different now. Going to rebuild my rules and see if anything improves.

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Now you have to create a rule for the turn on and a separate rule for the turn off or it will not work. Use turn on option for both and the set the action to turn on or off. It’s odd but it works.

I have been fighting with this as well…

My theory is this:

#1 - Only the regular smart bulbs are affected. Color Bulbs have no issues.
#2 - Older rules seemed to be most affected.
#3 - Motion Sensors trigger everything fine. Contact Sensors do not (V1 or V2).

I have:

#1 - Deleted the device, Deleted the rule, Deleted the cache, force-closed the app… Add everything back in. - No change in reliability.
#2 - I changed a bulb out with one I had in the drawer that was replaced by a Color Bulb… That seems to have helped tremendously. My theory is the rule is messed in the Wyze Database and you need to change the device (renaming it doesn’t help, probably based on MAC ID).

In my example, my laundry room has a simple rule… open door, turn on light. It has been so inconsistent.

Switching the bulb out seemed to fix it. I think their is a ghost in the shell for older rules/hardware. It’s like you have to scramble it up and then the Wyze Rule Engine sorts it out???


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Did you try resetting the problem bulb itself back to factory default before adding it back? Wondering if that will solve the issues for the original WYZE bulb.

I did not… I’m not sure how to do that?? Is that a step further than toggling the switch 3 times to make it blink?

I would usually:

  1. Remove the bulb from the app
  2. Remove the rule from the app
  3. pull down to send the changes to Wyze
  4. clear the cache in the app.
  5. force close the app
  6. Re-open & add the bulb back (at this point I’m doing the 3 on/off for factory reset, I looked it up). and then add the rule back. I pull down in the app to send the changes to Wyze.

Any other suggestions?

It seems to be working and not working… I have a rule that if a Person is Detected on my driveway, then to turn on the light. That doesn’t work consistently either. The Rule History says it does (as everyone has mentioned). And I do put “Turn On” at the beginning of the rule.

Not sure what to think.

No the on/off 3 times would have reset it - that’s what I meant and sounds like you did it. I was hoping that might be the fix, but sounds like the original non-color bulbs are just borked for now.

SAME… No failures on events, all succeeded. Bulbs just don’t turn on about 90% of the time anymore. Unless I go into the new and “improved” (NOT) bulb UI and turn them on manually which takes an extra step compared to the previous UI.