A quick update on this, we discovered a minor difference in how the LIFX buld acts depending on model, which created this issue.
We have now fixed this so we will soon release a new firmware update which makes this work!
@nikolai-misc Hmm, this sounds very strange. I am currently testing this on macOS Monterey 12.2.1 and I cannot seem to be able to reproduce the problems mentioned in this thread.
Does the Flic connect to other devices like an iPhone or Android without issues, are the problems exclusive for the mac app?
There should be absolutely no problem moving the Flic from one device to another so there is definitely something strange going on.
Just to be super clear, this is how connecting a previously paired button should look like:
Make sure the Flic app for mac is at version 2.1.0.
When pressed, the button should pulsate with yellow 2 times, this means it is trying to connect to something.
Press the "Add Flic" button in the mac app.
Press and hold the Flic for about 6 seconds.
The Flic should flash Green and connect to the mac app.
If you see any other LED behaviour, like fast red flashes, it might be low on battery.
I have some questions in order to narrow down the issue.
The MIDI features can be found in the bottom of the action list, under "Flic Universal". Note that you must have a Flic 2 connected directly to your phone (not hub) to configure MIDI.
You can read more and find tutorials here:
no graphic sympol such as Fun, Smart Lights, Smart Home, Media with no symbol are not visable to me.
It sounds like you are either connected to a Flic Hub, or that you have a "Flic Single" (no flic logo but an icon printed on it).
Flic Universal can only be accessed when a Flic 2 is connected directly to the phone. Make sure you are using a Flic 2 and it shows up under the "PHONE" tab in the Flic main screen.
Please let me know if this helped!
This is an interesting koncept which we have elaborated on internally. I can't say much more about this at this time though :)
@david-wilsby Could you verify that you have given Flic permission to access the Local network?
This is done by going to iOS Settings -> Privacy -> Local network. Make sure Flic is turned on. If it's already turned on, please try to swipe kill the Flic app, toggle this setting to off and then back on and restart the Flic app.
Please let me know if this helped! We have seen some bugs around the new Local network permission ad it would be very helpful to get your feedback on if this worked or not!