How to Setup HomeKit Accessories on iPhone and iPad

So you have purchased some smart home devices to create a perfect smart home. Now you need to add Homekit enabled devices so that you can control your accessories from your iOS devices like iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Follow the guide to setup HomeKit accessories on iPhone and iPad.

Note that once you add smart home accessories in Home App on iPhone or iPad, you can easily control them Using Siri on iPhone and iPad. Make sure that you have not offloaded Home app on your smart device. Next, check the quality of HomeKit accessories before you buy them.

How to Setup HomeKit Accessories on iPhone and iPad

How to Setup HomeKit Accessories on iPhone or iPad

Before you Add Smart Home Devices in Home App.

  • You must have an updated iOS device. So update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the latest software version.
  • You must have at least one or more HomeKit-enabled accessories at home. While you are buying HomeKit accessories, check the package to confirm that the device works with HomeKit.
  • Sign into iCloud with Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad; next, turn on iCloud Keychain and Home to edit home users and use accessories on all your iOS devices.
  • Allow Home to use your location to set up accessories and automation.

Which HomeKit Accessories can you set up?

As mentioned above, you can set up any smart device that is compatible with HomeKit. Users can set up HomeKit accessories like lights, switches, outlets, thermostats, windows, fans, air conditioners, air purifiers, sensors, speakers, security, locks, cameras, doorbells, garage doors, bridges et

How to Add HomeKit Enabled Devices in Home App on iPhone or iPad

Step #1: Open Home App on your iOS device.

Step #2: Tap on Add Accessory.

Step #3: Tap on Accessories appeared. Tap on Allow if prompted to add Accessory to your network.

Step #4: Now, scan eight digit Homekit code or QR code on the accessory using camera app.

If you are using an iPhone 7 or later device running iOS 11 and when you see a sound type icon on your accessory then hold your iOS device near the accessory to add it.

Step #5: Next, you need to add information about accessory like name, Room, type, Include in Favorites, etc.

Step #6: Tap on Next.

Step #7: Finally, tap on Done.

How to Edit Smart Home Devices Details in Home App on iPhone and iPad

Step #1: Open Home App on your iOS device.

Step #2: Tap on Home tab.

Step #3: Press and hold an accessory you wish to edit details for.

Step #4: Tap on Details.

Step #5: Now, Edit information you want to:

Name: Enter a Name your accessory which can be easily identified by Siri.

Room: Choose a room where your accessory is situated.

Type: Choose the type of accessory.

Include in Favorites: Toggle ON if you want to access accessory directly from the control center or Home tab or from your Apple Watch.

Status and Notifications: Turn on to get notifications for some Homekit enable accessories for which you have turned on to see them on Home tab.

Group with other Accessories: Group accessories together so you can treat them like one accessory. Tap Done.

That’s all friends!

Now control your smart home with your voice or use the Home app on your iPhone or iPad to turn on and off smart home devices.

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