What is IQOS ILUMA Prime?

IQOS ILUMA Prime is our most refined and advanced device yet. IQOS ILUMA Prime provides next-level technology powered by a SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEM, which offers a seamless experience, with improved draw, no broken blades and no cleaning.

The IQOS ILUMA Prime comes in a completely new design that uses elegant, anodised aluminium combined with a textured wrap. It’s available in four colours, so you can match your look.

How to use IQOS ILUMA Prime

For adult users looking for an IQOS ILUMA Prime manual, these IQOS ILUMA Prime instructions will explain how to use your device to optimise your experience. The new IQOS ILUMA Prime induction heating system should be used only with TEREA tobacco sticks.

First, you need to turn on your device. If you’re wondering how to turn on IQOS ILUMA Prime, follow these steps:

  1. Press the button at the top of your Pocket Charger for four seconds to turn the device ON/OFF.
  2. Check the status lights on your IQOS ILUMA Prime Holder to see how many experiences you have.
  • Two lights mean the device is fully charged and ready for two uses.
  • One light means the device is ready for one use.
  • No lights mean the Holder needs to be charged in the Pocket Charger.

When it comes to your IQOS ILUMA Prime first use, gently insert your TEREA stick into the Holder. Once inserted, the Autostart will activate. If the Autostart is disabled, you can press the button on the Holder to start the experience.

  • One vibration and slowly pulsing lights means it’s heating up.
  • Two vibrations and light(s) ON means it is ready for use.

Charging your IQOS ILUMA device

Before IQOS ILUMA Prime first use, fully charge your device with the official IQOS Power Adaptor and Charging Cable. Tap the button on your IQOS ILUMA Prime Pocket Charger to check your battery level. If the bottom of the light strip flashes yellow three times, this means the battery is low on charge.

If this is the case, charge the Pocket Charger with the official IQOS power adaptor. Please note that the Pocket Charger can take up to 20 minutes to display a light pattern if it was deeply discharged. When the status bar fully lights up, your device is fully charged and can be used for up to 20 experiences. A full charge takes approximately 135 minutes.

Advanced Features

The IQOS ILUMA Prime has multiple advanced features to optimise your experience.


Your IQOS ILUMA Prime Holder starts preheating automatically after you insert a TEREA stick.

Lift Up

Lifting up the Holder when you are not in an experience will show how many uses are left, by displaying one or two lights.

IQOS ILUMA Prime is not designed as a cessation aid - it's for adult smokers looking for a less harmful alternative to cigarettes.

Important Information: IQOS ILUMA Prime is not risk-free and provides nicotine, which is addictive.

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