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HomeKit is Apple's framework for home automation

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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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How to add a room as a HomeKit favorite in iOS

I have a room with multiple HomeKit compatible (Hue) lights in it. I would like to be able to adjust the brightness of all the lights in this room using a single control, accessed from the Home Center ...
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location based automation not triggering when set to home

everyone. I have set up a test automation to play some music when I arrive home. Unfortunately, it doesn't trigger. However, when I'm not using "Home", but instead enter the same address ...
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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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Home app insists that updates are available for Philips hue

I have many Philips Hue devices: lamps, a bridge, some sensors etc. I have configured it so that the Apple Home app on my iPhone knows about the Philips Hue devices, so that it can control them and ...
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Can I ask location based commands from Siri for Home?

The problem: We have 4 rooms and I also have Philips Hue ;) I go to one of the rooms and I want to read. Then I want to ask Siri to put the "Set the Read scene in the Bedroom please", but nothing ...
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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’...
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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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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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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 can ...