Apple HomeKit

With the Home app, you can easily and securely control all your HomeKit accessories. Ask Siri to turn off the lights from your iPhone. See who’s at the front door on your iPad. Control things remotely with the help of Apple TV. Even tell your HomePod to turn up the music. The Home app makes all your connected devices work harder — and smarter — for you.


No matter which compatible accessories you choose, the Home app makes it easy to set up and control all of them, all from one place. Over 100 brands worldwide are committed to providing accessories that are compatible with the HomeKit framework, and the number available is growing every day. Each of these accessories is reviewed and approved by Apple to help ensure your security when you use it.

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The Home app groups accessories by room, so you can easily control devices in any part of your house with a tap or a click. You can even tell Siri things like “Turn off my bedroom lights” or “Set the scene for dinner”. You can press an icon to perform more complex tasks like dimming the lights. And with your AirPlay 2–enabled TV, you can add it to the Home app and control it like any other accessory — turn it on and off, change the volume and switch inputs.1

Home allows you to set scenes, which enable multiple accessories to work in combination — all with a single command. So you can create a scene named ‘Leaving Home’ that turns off the lights and locks your doors. Or a scene called ‘Movie Night’ that turns on your AirPlay 2–enabled TV and dims the lights.

Good Morning

Greet the day with a customised scene that turns on the lights and fires up the coffee machine.

I’m Home

Prep your home for your arrival with a scene that unlocks your door and turns on the lights.

Goodnight

When you’re ready to turn in, a customised scene can turn off the lights and secure the doors.

Siri knows which HomeKit-enabled accessories you have in your home as well as their status.2 So you can ask Siri to turn an appliance on or off, dim your lights, change the song, set one of your scenes, or play movies and music on your AirPlay 2–enabled TV from your iPhone or iPad. With Apple TV or HomePod, you don’t even have to be home — for example, you can ask Siri to set the ‘I’m Home’ scene while you’re driving. When you arrive, your house will be unlocked and bright, waiting for you to settle in.

Control your HomeKit accessories.

Use multiple HomeKit accessories to create a scene.

Control your AirPlay 2–enabled TVs with HomeKit.

Control your AirPlay 2–enabled speakers.

Using the Home app, you can access all your home's smart accessories remotely through Apple TV, HomePod or iPad.3 You can do things like lock your front door, view live video footage of the doorway or even ask Siri to turn on the lights - anything you normally do while using the Home app at home.

Apple TV, HomePod and iPad also enable your home to carry out certain tasks automatically. For example, you can trigger an accessory or scene based on the time of day, your location, sensor detection and more. Set it up once and you're done.

Location

Set your lights to turn on as soon as you pull up to the house.

Time

Have your lights dim at 9:00 pm, before you go to bed.

Action

Use a motion sensor in the doorway to turn your kitchen lights on when you walk in.

Occupancy

Trigger a scene based on who’s home, like automatically turning the lights off as you leave if nobody else is there.

Setting up a HomeKit accessory to work with the Home app is simple and secure. Just tap the accessory or scan the HomeKit setup code found on the accessory itself or in its instructions — and it’s instantly paired with your iOS device. The Home app will also recognise existing HomeKit accessories that have been set up using other apps.


1Samsung smart TVs do not support HomeKit and cannot be added to the Home app.
2Siri is available on iPhone 4s or later, iPad Pro, iPad (3rd generation or later), iPad Air or later, iPad mini or later, and iPod touch (5th generation or later), and requires Internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Mobile data charges may apply.
3For iPad to act as a home hub, it must remain in your home, powered and connected to your home Wi-Fi network.

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