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Any idea how to run a “leave home” automation only when no one is home?
People sometimes stay home that aren’t part of HomeKit (visits). If it helps I got a motion sensor at the living room (where they’d most likely stay) and home ridge setup :) any ideas on how the automation would go?
I just setup some NFC automation with my iPhone 14 Pro Max. The NFC tag reading is slow. Is it a tag quality issue or inherent issue with NFC itself? I bought those transparent sticker ones. Generally contactless card payments has no issues.
I am trying to troubleshoot doorbell notifications not getting delivered to iOS/iPadOS devices. Cannot recall for certain, but it seems like this has been an issue since iOS 17
Home consists of HomePod mini, gen2 and one hardwired Apple TV.
Only one invitee (non admin access)
New home architecture.
From testing, the HomePod consistently chimes and Apple TV shows the PiP pop over without fail, even when the 4 iOS/iPadOS devices do not get the notification.
The strange thing is, subsequent doorbell presses will deliver the notifications, it only seems to affect the “first” doorbell press within about 4-5 hours. Example if I test it in the morning, no notification, actual delivery arrives, notification comes through successfully.
I have tested this with the Aqara g4 and the Logitech circle doorbell, consistent behaviour with both.
not sure where the issue lies.
As the title states, recently, whenever my wife turns off WiFi or leaves the house, she gets a no home hubs responding message in the Apple home app even when that’s not the case. As soon as she is on our home WiFi everything works perfectly. I never have this issue. Everything works fine for me on WiFi or cellular. Nothing has changed in our settings or setup. We have two HomePod minis and an Apple TV 4K WiFi + Ethernet (which is never the active hub).
Everything looks like it should in the settings so does anyone have a clue what is going on or what I might be missing? Thanks!
I’m trying to create an automation that does just that: shuts down the AC when the window is open for more than X minutes. Does anyone have done this before? Any suggestions on how to build it? My attempt is: If window is open/If AC is on/wait 120 seconds/turn down AC
I'm new to HomeKit, just got a hub with Apple TV and two homepods. I'm looking for some smart bulbs and Nanoleaf seemed like a great budget option, but reviews mention it's incompatible with iOS 17. Checked my iphone and it's what I have, as well as the latest software on Apple TV and homepods... Can anyone recommend some bulbs that would work? Particulely with Thread
We have 6 HomePod minis and 2 HomePod 2nd Gens. We're getting a couple errors that I'm trying to solve. Only me, spouse, and kid 1 are members of the home in HomeKit.
Error 1: There's an issue with the music accounts in your home. To solve this everyone should check that their accounts are up to date in the home app.
Error 2: Goes to Play but then says You need to accept Apple Music terms and conditions on all your connected devices
Kid Room HomePod mini - Kid 1 as Primary User
Kid Room 2 HomePod mini - HomePod Account 1 as Primary User
Kid Room 3 HomePod mini - HomePod Account 2 as Primary User
Master Bedroom HomePod mini - I am Primary User
Living Room HomePod Pair - I am Primary User
Rec Room HomePod mini - HomePod Account 1 as Primary User
Kitchen HomePod mini - I am Primary User
For Error 1, only 3 of us have access to the Home app and there doesn't seem to be anything to do there. For Error 2, I've spent quite a bit of time checking all of our connected devices and Apple Music works on them and I can't find any terms and conditions to accept. What I can tell us that if there is a HomePod account designated as the Primary User (even if it's the same account as one of the home members) music plays fine.
Hi, I have a couple of matter compatible IOT devices. I need an open border router and would like to use HomeKit.
I know I could buy a HomePod or an Apple TV. But I would much rather make my Raspberry Pi into an open thread border router. Does anyone know if that works with HomeKit or the home app?
Basically what the title says:
I have currently:
LG CX Sonos arc Ecobee thermostat Nanoleaf Govee backlight A few smart plugs and lights (Kasa, hue etc)
Ideally I would like the home hub so I can share my home, set automations and get functionality for my smart devices in my home app. Currently only those devices with their own dedicated hub work. Basically only the Phillips hue hub.
I would like to also add, I asked a genius at my local store and he told me that Apple TV 4K is the actual hub and HomePod is just a speaker. That’s not how I understood it to be. Is this true or is it just Apple trying to upsell
Just like the title states, I'm looking for a standard looking in-wall light switch I can stuff in my 2 gang box to control HomeKit bulbs in my family room. If it needs a power/ground/neutral to operate, that's fine. Or something that I can pop off the wall to change its own battery but doesn't require any wires connected to it at all.
Longer version of the story: I have an Aqara button that is on the end table but nobody in my house but me uses it. They also hate the HomePod/Siri, so they will never talk to it. BUT if I were able to re-instate some sort of normal wall switch/button where they used to be able to turn on/off the lights, then I wouldn't find the lights on in the morning because they were too lazy to turn them off (I've already set up an automation to turn them off at 3am).
Does something like this exist? I can't seem to find it.
I recently got a new Bosch dishwasher which I've connected to HomeKit via HomeBridge.
The dishwasher has a door that shows up in my home as a door, so I get notifications every time the dishwasher opens and closes. When I go to the "door" in the Home app, I can go to status and notifications and turn off both so that they're not reported and it doesn't show up in the summary -- but that change appears to be specific to the actual device that is changing the setting. On each of my phones, and my desktop Mac, I've had to turn off notifications for that door. Shouldn't that change be global and impact all users of my home? Or is that not the expected behavior?
I want to add an iPad to the wall as a control panel for my smart home. But I can’t afford a new one. If I get a 5th or 6th gen iPad will it be too slow and laggy and not be worth it? Which gen is best for just HomeKit app use but also still somewhat affordable?
My use case is that I have an Eve motion sensor set up in Homekit and 3 automaitons in Homekit:
My issue is that I would like a delay on #3 as the lights can turn off when hanging my jacket or something that makes me stand still. Is it possible to set up in the Controller for HomeKit app somehow?
I’ve only seen a deal for starter bundle. Any one see deals on standalone switches?
Hello there, maybe someone else has encountered this or knows about it:
I am using several tado (German brand) Homekit thermostats, basically one for each room (each one controlling its own radiator). So far I have been using the tado app to control these based on time. So there is a schedule for each room, if I need to change it short term I can do that on the thermostat, via Apple Home or in the tado app, and then it will return to its schedule.
I want to add location-based rules as well. I am considering switching the whole automation scheme to the Apple Home app, since it already has my and each of my family member's location and I don't really want to give all that data to the tado app. I think mixing rules between two apps could end up messy.
But: say I have a rule that the apartment goes down in temperature during the night, and additionally I control via location, say every time the first person returns home it goes up in temperature... now if I return home after my nightly schedule the place heats up again, correct? This would also apply if I mix the rules of the two apps I think: the tado app would turn the temp down at night, then I would come home and it would go up again, until the next morning where the next time-based rule would apply. So basically the last rule always wins.
Is there a known way to prevent this? So: say this rule always overrides the others? If I would do everything in the tado app, I am pretty sure it would behave the way I want, but again, I am hesitant to give them all our location data.
Thanks for any background or help,
I'm trying to figure out how to set the location of my second home. The first is set in my contact card and is working fine. Now, I've added a second home, and I have no idea how I'm supposed to declare it's address for automations.
I could swear that there used to be an option in the Home app to set the address individually, but I can't find it.
Thinking about buying a smart plug to my desk to control my lamp and LED but i can’t find any information about how to connect or even can i connect it to homekit, It communicates through Wi-Fi.
I already have a xiaomi smart hub to connect devices that communicate through Wi-Fi, Zigbee and Bluetooth. My question is how can i connect it to my homekit. Does the Hub helps or should I get a Tesla Hub?
Does anyone know if there are any Homekit compatible underfloor heating (water) solutions available which do not require me to sign up to a third party?
I was looking at Heatmiser but I just found out they require you to "Sign up for a free account!" I don't want to sign up for anything and I don't want my solution to phone home to the manufacturer.
Looking for actuators to go to the manifold (these will need a controller to provide power and connect to the wifi network). I don't think I need thermostats as I can potentially use my HomePods built in thermostats to trigger automations but if a system requires them then that is fine too so long as they are completely wireless otherwise I have to call in an electrician and do a bunch of wiring, which I don't want to do.
Heatmiser system works as follows:
NeoStat Air (wireless thermostats) connect to their Wireless Hub
Wireless Hub connects to controller
Controller controls the manifold actuators
It works as required but with the stupid sign up it is an absolute no to me - I will not be beholding to IoT manufacturers harvesting my data.
I have an older AppleTV (the one with the trackpad remote), and it can send audio to my HomePod Mini. My question is…. If I buy a second HomePod Mini, can the AppleTV send audio to both at the same time? I know I can’t do make a stereo pair, but even mono would be a step up from my TV speakers.
We have 4 Apple TVs at home in the TV room / second small living room, one for each family member. There is also one in the basement in the room where our sports equipment is located. All of them have tvOS 17.1 installed.
The owner of the Home is my mother, because I'm only rarely at home. All other Homekit devices are also integrated into this "Home setup" (lights, cameras, sockets, sensors, etc.). All persons have admin rights such as adding or removing devices.
I have been trying to set up the respective Apple TVs with the user's own Apple IDs since tvOS 15. So my Apple TV with my Apple ID in the Home Setup that belongs to my mother. The same with my father's Apple TV. In the setup process, the correct Home is displayed at first, but when I look in the settings afterwards I see that a new "My Home" has been created.
Before I reset all Apple TVs again, I wanted to ask you if Apple has a solution with tvOS 17? Or do you know a trick to get around the problem?
So I want to start a smart home using HomePod mini. The first thing I want to do is lights. I want my kitchen light to automatically come on when door is opened. What devices do I need? TIA
For context I’ve been using Zwave devices for many years, where I only see the devices on the Zwave controller. I’ve just added my first non-Apple devices to my Apple Home network; I added my Lennox iComfort Thermostat, and two smart plugs. The Lennox was already on the WiFi network so I could use their App, and it could phone home, but I wasn’t expecting the smart plugs to ask for addresses and join the network. I assume the smart plugs use V6 addressing on the Thread network? What are the V4 addresses and WiFi connections used for? Do some Thread pugs and other devices not do this? Or do I now plan to get all my HomeKit stuff on its own subnet? Thanks, I have a bit to learn.
Hello everyone, I want to setup an indoor bright light of some sort on the second floor facing down the stairway which will turn on with my security alarm. Pretty much the bedrooms are on the second floor and in case an intruder decides to come in I want him/her to have a hard time looking up while I’m up there warning them not to come up or else…I’m not sure where to start or what kind of light I can install. Thank you all in advance.