HomeKit Securely control your home. Right from the palm of your hand.
You use your iPhone every day — to stay in touch with people, stay organized, help manage your health and fitness, and even replace your wallet. With HomeKit, now you can also use your iOS device to connect the products you use in your home — so you can privately and securely control them and make them work together.
Heating + Cooling
Plugs + Switches
Smart products made even smarter together.
HomeKit works through the apps that control each of your home products. It sits backstage, enabling the apps to interconnect. So you can make your home products work together and control them in more ways, right from your device. And privacy is built in. HomeKit data is always encrypted, so the only people who know when you’re setting your lights to turn off or your thermostat up are the ones in your household.
Set the whole scene with a single command.
HomeKit lets you create scenes to connect and control appliance settings in different combinations. For example, you can create a scene named “Leaving home” that turns off the lights, locks your doors, and lowers the thermostat — all with one command.
Open the shades and let the morning light in. Start the electric kettle so the water is ready for your tea. Turn up the thermostat up before you get out of bed.
Turn on the lights so you don’t come home to a dark house. Unlock the front door without having to hunt for a key. Set the thermostat so it’s already comfortable when you walk in the door.
Turn off all the lights except at your bedside. Put the shades down to block out light. Lock all the doors before you get in bed.
Let your voice be the on/off switch.
Siri knows the types of HomeKit-enabled products you have in your home as well as their status.* So you can ask Siri to turn an appliance on or off, or set one of your scenes. With Apple TV, you don’t even have to be home — for example, you can ask Siri to set the “Arriving at Tahoe” scene while you’re driving. When you get there, the house will be bright and warm, waiting for you to settle right in.
You can set up your home products to turn on or off automatically based on other triggers. So without you even giving commands, your home is always at the ready.
Set additional conditions.
You can also set up products to trigger each other based on an additional condition. For example, set your bathroom heater to turn on at 6:00 a.m. — but only when you’re home. Or use a motion sensor to turn your kitchen lights on when you walk in — but only after sunset.
Getting started is easy.
When you shop for devices, you’ll see clear labels that make it easy to know which products work with HomeKit, and each home product app takes you through the steps to connect your products to each other. View the “Apps for HomeKit” collection in the App Store to download apps that are compatible with your HomeKit-enabled accessories.
Over 50 brands worldwide are committed to providing products that work with HomeKit, and the number of available accessories is growing every day. Each of these products is reviewed and approved by Apple to ensure your security when you use it.