One app for all your home accessories.
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.
Get your house in order. Room by room.
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 “Start heating the upstairs.” You can press an icon to perform more complex tasks like dimming the lights or adjusting the thermostat. And with your AirPlay 2–enabled TV,1 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.
Set several things in motion with a tap. Or your voice.
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, locks your doors, and lowers the thermostat. Or a scene called “Movie Night” that turns on your AirPlay 2–enabled TV, lowers the shades, and dims the lights.
Greet the day with a custom scene that warms up your house, opens the blinds, and fires up the coffee maker.
Prep your home for your arrival with a scene that opens the garage, unlocks your door, and turns on the lights.
When you’re ready to turn in, a custom scene can turn off the lights, lower the thermostat, and secure the doors.
Siri makes your voice the on/off switch.
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 bright and warm, waiting for you to settle in.
Hey Siri, turn off the lights downstairs
Hey Siri, set my bedtime scene
Hey Siri, play Game of Thrones in the living room
Hey Siri, make it warmer
Hey Siri, play some jazz in the kitchen
Control your house from just about anywhere.
Using the Home app, you can access all of your home’s smart accessories remotely through Apple TV, HomePod, or iPad.3 You can do things like shut your garage door, view live camera video of the doorway, or even ask Siri to lower the thermostat — anything you normally do while using the Home app at home.
Put your home on autopilot.
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.
Getting started is easy.
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 directly on the accessory or in its instructions, and it’s instantly paired with your iOS device. The Home app will also recognize existing HomeKit accessories that have been set up using other apps.