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HomeKit is Apple's framework for home automation

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Shortcuts for Homekit accessories in Control center not working

I am having issues with the shortcuts for Homekit accessories in Control center, the accessories show as "Not responding". It does however show status changes from the 'unresponsive' ...
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Why is Home using so much battery life?

I don’t use Home to control my lights. I use the Hue app. Why is it using so much power in the background? I’m on iOS 15.1.1 on an iPhone 12 mini.
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Stopping a HomePod Mini triggered timer remotely

I have many HomePod mini (at least one in every room/corridor). And after I went upstair to my bedroom I noticed the downstair HomePod mini (assuming in the living room) got triggered by it’s timer or ...
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Grayed out settings in Home app for HomePod

Not sure if this is ios 15 thing. A lot of setting for my Homepod inside the Home app are grayed out, including 'Personal requests'. I can't change them. What's causing that? How do I change them?
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Can I add device to HomeKit without iPhone with macOS only?

Is it possible to add new homekit device with access to only apple laptop? All tutorials I found mentioned about using iOS. I searched "Home" app in macOS but I can only add and edit rooms ...
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What Home notifications are "critical" and "time sensitive"?

Since updating to iOS 15 and Watch 15 I've gotten notifications from Home on my Watch in the middle of the night while in Sleep Focus. I don't want to be woken every time a part of HomeKit goes off ...
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Why is my HomePod mini chosen over my Apple TV 4K as a Home Hub?

I have an AppleTV 4K (2nd) and a pair of HomePod minis, but one of my HomePod minis is always chosen as my HomeKit Home Hub. Is there a way to prioritize the AppleTV as a Home Hub instead? Why is one ...
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Asking for set colors for smart lights via Siri

I recently got "Smart Light Bulbs" and am trying to control them with Siri. In the Home app I have a pleasant off white bright color selected. Strangely in the app it looks strongly orange ...
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Can I trigger a HomeKit scene when my laptop's camera is turned on or off?

Like a lot of people nowadays, I'm set up in a home office and I'm often on video calls on my MacBook Pro. My partner sometimes wants to come into my office, but doesn't want to interrupt a video ...
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Do I need to use my router's app to add HK devices?

The instructions for HK compatible routers (e.g. eero) seem to say that the way to add a device to HK involves the router's app, but Apple's instructions suggest using the Home app. Does it matter how ...
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Are Hue bulb and other settings lost from HomeKit if a Hue hub is removed?

If I remove a Hue Hub from HomeKit, I understand that all the bulbs connected to it will go away too. But what happens to the HK automation, scene, and room settings associated with those bulbs? ...
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Handling HomeKit Security through a WiFi router upgrade

I'm replacing my HK enabled WiFi router with a new one and I understand that as long as the network name and password are the same, I don't need to remove and read any of my HK devices, however I'm ...
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Why does my HomeKit camera say it is "off" when it isn't?

Occasionally, one of my HK cameras (a Logitech Circle View), will show as "off" in my Home app, when it is not in fact off. I can in fact confirm that the camera is not off by checking it in ...
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Can't control Siri setting for individual HomePod mini speakers in a pair

I have a two HomePod minis that are combined as a stereo pair, but I'm not able to control the settings for Siri in one of them (the one I added second to the pair as part of the process of adding it ...
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What do the various "Wi-Fi Credential" settings in the HK app mean?

I'm a bit unclear about the various ways in which Private PSK (PPSK) authentication is presented in the HK app. I see four different kinds of entires for "Wi-Fi Credential" in settings in ...
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Can I access HomeKit Secure Video recordings on Apple TV?

As near as I can tell, the only feature supported of HomeKit Secure Video that Apple TV supports is live streaming and there's no way to access recored detection recordings. Is this true? Can I access ...
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Is there a way to reorder items in the Watch Home app?

Is there a way to reorder the items listed in the Watch Home app? Currently an item I want to be able to check frequently is the very last item in the list, so that I need to scroll all the way to the ...
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Not getting consistent or expected video with eufyCam 2 and HomeKit Secure Video

I’ve just set up a eufyCam 2 with a eufy BaseStation 2 with the intention of using it with HomeKit Secure Video, which I have confiured as instructed. But the expreince is confusing and not what I’d ...
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Why is my LG TV not listed under under HomeKit security accessories?

My understanding of one of the benefits of adding a device to HomeKit (and part of the definition of a HomeKit compatible device) was that I could secure it using HomeKit by controlling what ...
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Create an Apple Automation to notify power cuts when at home

I have some electrical noise at home, and would like to use test equipment to verify its absence during power outages. I’d like to be notified when my power at home goes out, but I cannot find an easy ...
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Is there a way to move home controls in control center?

I enabled home controls in control center. I have 6 favorites that display in control center. However, I use them less frequently than the custom control center items that appear below them (just off ...
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HomeKit using a generic "Family" iCloud account with invites for family members?

I'm looking to setup HomeKit using an Apple TV as the hub. As I've been reading about setting this up, I've noticed it requires the same iCloud login across devices. Right now, our Apple TV has two ...
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How can I get Siri to set my Nanoleaf light back to adaptive lighting?

I have a Nanoleaf lightbulb that I can control via Siri using my HomePod mini. The Nanoleaf supports Homekit Adaptive Lighting, which I've configured as you see in this iMore article. So far so good....
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Is there a way to put a button in the home app (in Catalina) on the desktop?

I would like quick access to a home app button either in the dock or on the desktop. I tried dragging a button to the desktop. I explored the menus. I cannot find a way to do it. It would also be ...
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Hardware requirements for HomeKit compatibility?

I bought some wifi enabled color changing "smart" lights that work with the Google Home app and Amazon Alexa but not with Apple HomeKit. As someone who's heavily invested in the Apple ...
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Can two HomeKit homes share one Philip Hue Bridge?

I have one Hue Bridge V2 (the square HomeKit-enabled one) and it's all working fine in HomeKit. Today I installed two more lights and I want to share them with my roommate. But the problem is that the ...
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How do I join my Apple TV to a different home?

I'm living in a shared house with a roommate. We each have our own Apple TV. Currently our Apple TVs (each linked to our respective Apple ID) show up in different homes in the Home app. We want both ...
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Big Sur Home.app suddenly requires iCloud Keychain

I'm using the same set of connected devices in Home.app on two Macs (both on Big Sur), an iPhone and an iPad. All of a sudden, the Home app on one of the Macs prompts me to enable iCloud Keychain in ...
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How can I stop Homekit devices being unresponsive in the Home on iOS (but not macOS or vendor apps)

I have a bunch of Homekit devices (some plugs and lightbulbs), and they're all happily configured in the Home app on my iPhone (14.1). Periodically (daily), some of them will stop being responsive in ...
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Where’s the complete list of HomeKit compatible accessories officially approved by Apple.inc?

I’ve been looking for official HomeKit accessories and found the accessory list that Apple provides us is not complete at all. At the time of asking this question none of the “Circle View” from ...
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Homekit: multi mode button in home app

Is anyone aware of a HomeKit enabled device which exposes a control element/button in the Home app which allows you to cycle through modes (each click changes a "mode" - whatever mode means for the ...
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HomeKit thermostats and Celsius

Since upgrading to iOS 13 and macOS 10.15, one can only set temperatures in an integer number of degrees, which works fine for Fahrenheit, but isn't fine for Celsius. iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 permitted ...
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How can I create a morning routine with my HomePod that would read me today’s weather?

I believe this capability exists in other smart speakers, and even in iPhone’s Siri (to an extent). I have a “Good Morning” scene setup in HomeKit where it turns on a few lights and starts playback ...
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Why do I have to say "lights outlet" instead of "lights" *sometimes* when telling Siri to turn on/off the lights?

There are periods of time (like a week or two) that happens maybe every 1-3 months where when I ask Siri to turn on or off a device plugged into an outlet, I have to use the word "outlet" when I ...
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Using Raspberry Pi as a home hub for Apple HomKit setup

I'm trying to make my home a bit smarter using HomeKit without actually buying HomeKit accessories. Now I'm using python and the pyhap libary and it is working so far. I can control my Raspberry Pi ...
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HomeKit invitation stuck

To give some background, I have some HomeKit devices set up in my home and they work great. I've successfully been able to add the rest of my family to the home with the exception of one person. With ...
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Will HomeKit remote access still work if I add a VPN to my Apple TV?

I've currently got a great little HomeKit setup in my home which works perfectly even when I'm out of the house. I understand that HomeKit makes use of the Apple TV as a hub to enable remote access to ...
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Can‘t setup an iPad or Apple TV as Home Hub

I tried a lot of different things and running out of ideas. I wanted to start using the HomeKit and failed to setup a Home Hub, both with my Apple TV 4 and with my iPad. My Apple ID is setup with Two-...
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Siri on MacOS does not work with HomeKit

I have a number of Philips Hue lights which I can control from my iPhone using the Hue & Home apps as well as Siri. As long as I am connected to the wifi everything works well. After updating to ...
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Mojave Home App

Mojave has the Home app, but is it possible to make it the HomeKit Hub?
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Homekit turns on light with a scene

I have setup IKEA Tradfri lights. I have the bridge and set everything up in HomeKit. I have a bunch of different scenes and automations. One automation triggers a scene which sets the brightness and ...
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Adding an Apple TV to the Home app in tvOS 11.4

tvOS updated yesterday to 11.4 on my Apple TVs, and on startup asked what room each Apple TVs is in. However, it didn't show the list of rooms I have defined in my Home app. It showed a generic list ...
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Is there a way to have Siri make a web call?

I can use the Google Assistant app to make a web hook call to IFTTT. It’s just a simple URL. This calls IFTTT with the hashcode at the end to authenticate. This then runs a recipe which tells my ...
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How to reset HomeKit?

I have been using HomeKit on an iPhone 8 and 6s(both iOS 11.2.5) to control six Philips Hue bulbs through my 4th-gen Apple TV for the last few months with no issues. Yesterday my Amazon Echo randomly ...
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How do I change the gender of Siri’s voice on the HomePod?

This article implies there’s a “Language” and “Siri Voice” section in the HomePod settings of the Home app; unfortunately, these sections don’t appear for me: How do I enable this configuration ...
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With the release of iOS 11.2.1 an essential feature of my Apple TV was removed

I have an 3rd generation Apple TV which I use as a home hub. After remote access was disabled from Apple because of CVE-2017-13903 and turned on again with iOS 11.2.1 it stopped working remotely for ...
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iPad as Home Hub: Option not available under iPad settings

I've given up on trying to make my once working Apple TV Home Hub respond again. So I logged the apple tv out of the appropriate iCloud account and decided I would make my iPad the HomeKit hub. Much ...
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HomeKit Room Based Access Control

I am considering adding HomeKit devices to a few rooms in a house, and assuming the HomeKit Home is shared with the family, that presents an issue with access. It would be best not to allow everyone ...
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Is it possible to use an Amazon Echo with HomeKit?

I currently use my 4th generation Apple TV as my smart home hub. The only accessories connected at the moment are Philips Hue lights, but I plan to increase this - hence the need for a more ...
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Apple TV HomeKit hub can see devices but cant communicate

I have an AppleTV 4th gen that im trying to set up as a HomeKit hub. I have it signed in using two factor authentication and it shows on my Apple ID devices page. The settings app on appletv says it’...