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Questions tagged [homekit]

HomeKit is Apple's framework for home automation

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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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AppleTV4 Airplay 2 music out of sync with Airport Express Speakers

I recently updated my AppleTV from a v2 to a v4, as well as replaced three older Airport Expresses with the newest version that supports Airplay 2. This was done because iTunes 12 seems to have ...
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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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Apple TV as home hub with personal iCloud

I want to setup our living room Apple TV as homehub, however according to instructions I need to sign in with the same iCloud account as the one I use in my iPhone. If I leave my iCloud account signed ...
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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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Siri sessions always transferred from iOS device to HomePod in a different room

I have an iPad in Room A, set up for "Hey Siri" and almost always plugged in. I also have HomePod two rooms away, in Room C. Whenever I invoke "Hey Siri" in Room A, the iPad lights up, Siri starts up ...
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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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HomeKit: “Could Not Add Home” Error Message

Reinstalled the Home app on my iPhone X after having deleted it several months ago. When I launch it, I get the Welcome Home on-boarding screen with the orange Get Started button. Tapping on that ...
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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’...
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Elgato Eve is connected on Home app of iPhone but not on iPad

I have Elgato Eve Thermo. Home app on iPhone shows that the device is connected. While on iPad, Home app shows that the device is not connected. Any ideas what is going on and how to fix it?
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HomeKit: Can I switch on/off my led lights without internet

I am curious about Apple Homekit and with the introduction of IKEA TRÅDFRI I can afford LED lights. I know Apple HomeKit requires activating HomeKit with iCloud. I also know that Siri control ...
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HomeKit “Apple TV not responding”

I had a 4th Gen Apple TV setup as my HomeKit hub and was working fine. Lately I've noticed the Home App on iPod/iPhone says "Apple TV not responding". I've done all the tier-one support obvious things:...
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Why are my lights always “Updating” in Apple Home?

Over the past weeks, after working pretty reliably for several months, my Hue lights spend most of the time "Updating" (and unusable) in Apple Home. Restarting and force-restarting the Home app does ...
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Location based homekit automation is not triggering

I use and AppleTV4K on ios 11.1 and an iPhone7 with ios 11.1. I have an automation set up that automatically turns on some hue lights when I come home. For some reason, this never seems to be ...
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How can I force HomeKit to send me a SMS/Notification alert (or email) if the basement floods?

I use HomeKit to simplify home management for the elderly. One of the things I want to address is the failure of a sump-pump, or flooding condition. Is there a way I can cause a HomeKit sensor to ...
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I can't create new iOS 11 HomeKit automations

When I go to create an automation on my iPad which shows as the home hub device and is updated to iOS 11 I see this message: To run automations based on other people's arrival or departure, make ...
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iOS Home app notification sound

Is there a way to change the sounds for notifications from a HomeKit device? I have a flood device and want to make sure I don't overlook a notice.
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Are Trådfri motion detectors, dimmers, and switch compatible with HomeKit?

Today Ikea announced HomeKit compatibility for their Trådfri line of smart lighting. I assume the bulbs show as accessories in HomeKit but do the motion detectors, dimmers, and switches show up as ...
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HomeKit: Can I get an alarm if a given device being monitored by a homekit device is not turned on witin a given period?

I have a medical device which needs to run while I sleep, and I need to be alarmed if for any reason it is not on during the night. For practical reasons I need a period from activating until the ...
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Why does the Home app not let me set my temperate exactly when in auto?

I have an ecobee 3 and I can't set the temperature exactly when using the home app while in Auto mode, instead it jumps to the degree directly above or below the desired temperature. When in Cold mode ...
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How do I delete a HomeKit invite?

I have HomeKit and it’s stuck on the accept invite step for about 9 months. The sender has since removed my access but this remains. What are my options?
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HomeKit sharing crashes when sharing home with guest. (Owner is legacy iCloud)

A HomeKit user has shared their home with me for the first time. They are reusing a very old iTunes/AppStore account to handle all iCloud functions... this means they are on the legacy "iCloud" and ...
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How can I make AppleTV turn on and play a channel once a HomeKit event occurs?

When I go home, I usually turn on Reuters TV for 15 minutes. Is there any way I can automate, or script AppleTV to open an app when I open the front door?
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Can Apple Watch Series 2 control Homekit devices with Siri?

Can the New Apple Watch 2 control Homekit enabled devices like the Philips Hue with Siri voice commands like the iPhone can? I'm thinking of buying an Apple Watch and I need to know whether or not I ...
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Can I use Philips Hue White Ambiance B27 Bulb for Apples Home Kit with every bulb fitting?

I want buy a Philips Hue White Ambiance B27 Bulb and want to know if I have to buy something special to use it or can I use it in any bulb fitting in my home? I want it for my new borns room, so I ...