The Future in your hand now, with iPhone 7 HomeKit Basic, you can use iPhone to control any “Works with Apple HomeKit” accessory that you have in your home, such as lights, locks, thermostats, smart plugs, and more.
iPhone 7 HomeKit BasicAmazing iPhone HomeKit allows you to create commands or scenes to control home settings. For example, you can create a scene to turn off the lights, lock the doors, close the garage door, and set the thermostat to the desired temperature, all with one command. HomeKit also provides an easy, secure way to control HomeKit-enabled accessories using Siri HomeKit.
To use Apple HomeKit, you need an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 10 or later. You also need one or more HomeKit-enabled accessories. These include lights, locks, thermostats, smart plugs, and more.
Tutorial Use Siri HomeKit
You'll find this badge on the product packaging:
Works with Apple HomeKit badge
On your iOS device, go to the App Store and get the app for your accessory.
- Download the app for your accessory
- Pair your accessory and iOS device
- On your iOS device, open the app for your accessory and point your device's camera at the setup code to scan it. If you can't find your setup code or need help pairing, contact the manufacturer of the accessory.
- Control your accessories with Siri
- After you pair your accessory and iOS device, you can control the accessory with Siri commands. Here are some examples:
Set up iPhone 7 HomeKit Basic for a home and users
Define a home. Use the app that works with your HomeKit-enabled accessory to define a home. The process varies, depending on the app and accessory, but generally you pair the accessory with iPhone by entering the accessory’s HomeKit setup code in the accessory’s app. If this is your first accessory, a home is created for you.
Add a second home. As described above, use a HomeKit-enabled app to define an additional home.
Give others control. To let others control your accessories using their iOS devices, go to Settings > Home, then tap Invite People. They need an iCloud account to join your home. People you invite can control your accessories, but they can’t add new ones.
iPhone 7 HomeKit Control your accessories away from home. If you have an Apple TV (3rd generation and later) with software version 7.0 or later, or a HomeKit accessory that supports iCloud Remote Access, you can securely iPhone 7 HomeKit Basic control your home when you’re away.
Go to Settings > Home, then turn on Allow Remote Access.
Make sure you’re signed in with the same iCloud account on both iPhone and Apple TV.
Define rooms, zones, and scenes. Use your HomeKit-enabled apps to assign accessories to rooms, and rooms to zones. Many apps also allow you to define scenes. Once these items are defined, you can control them with Siri, as described below.
Reset your home data. To delete all of your home data from iPhone7 or other and iCloud, go to Settings > Privacy > HomeKit, then tap Reset HomeKit Configuration.
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Control HomeKit accessories using Siri
You can use Siri HomeKit to control the HomeKit-enabled accessories you have configured. Here are some of the things you might be able to say to Siri, depending on your accessories:
“Turn off the lights” or “Turn on the lights”
“Dim the lights” or “Set brightness to 55%”
“Turn on the coffee maker”
“Set the temperature to 68 degrees”
If you set up rooms, zones, scenes, or homes, you can say things like:
“Turn down the kitchen lights”
“Turn on the printer in the office”
“Turn off the upstairs lights”
“Set my reading scene”
“Set the temperature in the Chicago house to 72 degrees”
"Turn on the lights" or "Turn off the lights."
"Dim the lights" or "Set the brightness to 50%."
"Set the temperature to 68 degrees."
"Turn on the coffee maker."
If you set up homes, rooms, zones, or scenes, you can use commands like this:
"Turn off Chloe's light."
"Turn down the kitchen lights."
"Dim the lights in the dining room to 50%."
"Make the living room lights the brightest."
"Set the Tahoe house to 72 degrees."
"Set the thermostat downstairs to 70."
"Turn on the printer in the office."
For some accessories, Siri HomeKit commands won't work while your iOS device is locked. For example, you'll need to unlock your device before you can use Siri to unlock your door.
Siri availability varies by country and language. Learn which Siri features are supported in which countries.
Control your accessories away from home
If you have an Apple TV (3rd generation or later), you can control your accessories with Siri commands when you're away from home. Just sign in to iCloud with the same Apple ID on your iOS device and Apple TV.
iPhone 7 HomeKit Basic SettingIf your remote access isn't working, sign out of iCloud on your Apple TV, then sign back in.
To sign in, go to Settings > Accounts > iCloud.
Group accessories in homes, rooms, zones, and scenes
Depending on the app that you use for your accessories, you might be able to group accessories in homes, rooms, or scenes. This lets you control a group of Apple accessories with a single Siri command. You'll need to set up these groups within apps for the accessories, and some apps might not have this option.
Browse the app or check the accessory's documentation to learn more.
Share control of your Apple Home Kit accessories
After you group your accessories in a home, you can invite other people to share control of these accessories. People need to sign in to iCloud to accept the invitation.
If you create the home, you're the administrator. People you invite are shared users.
Delete your home data or reset your accessories
To delete all of the home data from your iOS device and iCloud, go to Settings > Privacy > HomeKit and tap Reset HomeKit Configuration.
You can also manually reset your accessories. You might need to do this when you move into a home with Apple HomeKit accessories that the previous resident didn't reset. Check the accessory's documentation for instructions or contact the manufacturer for help.
iPhone 7 HomeKit BasicIf you see an "iCloud Data Sync in Progress" message while trying to use HomeKit
- Check your Internet and Wi-Fi connections.
- Update your iOS device to the latest version of iOS.
- Restart your iOS device.
- Go to Settings > iCloud > iCloud Drive and make sure that your iOS device has iCloud Drive turned on.
- If you still have issues, turn off iCloud Keychain, then turn it back on. Make sure that you signed in to iCloud successfully.
- Check your Internet and Wi-Fi connections on your iOS device and Apple TV.
- Update the software on your iOS device and Apple TV.
- Make sure that your Apple TV is on the same Wi-Fi network as your HomeKit accessories and within about 25 feet of your Bluetooth HomeKit accessories.
- Go to Settings > iCloud > iCloud Drive and make sure that your iOS device has iCloud Drive turned on.
- Make sure that your iOS device and your Apple TV are signed in to iCloud using the same Apple ID and password.
- Make sure that any HomeKit accessories you've added using your iOS device can be controlled on your Wi-Fi network or using Bluetooth. If the accessories aren't within reach, you might need to restart them. Check the batteries in your accessories and replace them if needed.
- Restart your iOS device and Apple TV.
- Go to Settings > Airplane Mode and turn Airplane Mode on and off. Then try to control your HomeKit accessories locally.
If you have two-step verification on and can't use HomeKit remotely with your Apple TV (3rd generation)
- Sign out of iCloud on your Apple TV.
- Go to My Apple ID and turn off two-step verification.
- Sign in to iCloud on your Apple TV.
- Turn on two-step verification again.
If the iOS device that you use for HomeKit is lost or stolen
You can use Find My iPhone to turn on Lost Mode or erase the device or erase iPhone ID. Or you can change your Apple ID password to prevent anyone from using services like HomeKit on the missing device.
If you have another iOS device and you're signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID that you use for HomeKit, you can use that device to control your accessories.
Are you a shared user?
If you don't have another iOS device, let the administrator know so that they can remove you from the home. They can add you again when you replace your device.
Are you the administrator?
If you don't have another iOS device, you need to manually reset your accessories. Check the accessory's documentation for instructions, or contact the manufacturer for help. When you replace your device, you can pair with your accessories again.
Find accessories that work with Apple HomeKit
You can control any of these HomeKit-enabled accessories in your home using your iOS device.
Look for this badge on the product packaging Works with Apple HomeKit badge
Learn how to set up and use your HomeKit-enabled accessories.
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