Home

Your home at your command.

With the Home app, you can easily and securely control your HomeKit accessories from all your Apple devices. Turn off the lights, see who’s at the front door, adjust your living room temperature, turn up the music and so much more. And with the new HomeKit Secure Video capability and HomeKit‑enabled routers, it’s all even more secure. The Home app makes all your connected devices work harder — and smarter — for you.

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.

  • Air Conditioners

  • Air Purifiers

  • Bridges

  • Cameras

  • Doorbells

  • Fans

  • Faucets

  • Garage Doors

  • Humidifiers

  • Lights

  • Locks

  • Outlets

  • Receivers

  • Routers

  • Security

  • Sensors

  • Speakers

  • Sprinklers

  • Switches

  • Thermostats

  • TVs

  • Windows

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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 press an icon to perform more complex tasks like dimming the lights. 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.

Keep an eye on your home.
And keep other eyes out.

Footage from home security cameras contains your most personal and sensitive data. With HomeKit Secure Video, activity detected by supported cameras is privately analysed by your home hub using on‑device intelligence to determine if people, pets or cars are present. When important activity is detected, you and anyone you share your Home app with will receive a rich notification that lets you view the clip from the Lock Screen. Recorded video is available to view for 10 days from the Home app. It’s securely stored for free in supported iCloud accounts and doesn’t count against your storage limit.2 Leading camera manufacturers like Eufy, Logitech and Netatmo have announced support for HomeKit Secure Video.

HomeKit routers make your home

as secure as it is smart.

Smart home accessories that connect to the Internet can be vulnerable to attack. That’s why HomeKit‑enabled routers are available as a foundational layer of security for your smart home. HomeKit routers can firewall off each of your accessories so even if one were to be compromised, it wouldn’t be able to access your other devices or personal information. You can use the Home app to control which services your HomeKit accessories can communicate with in your network and on the Internet. Leading manufacturers like Eero and Linksys have announced support for HomeKit‑enabled routers.

Set several things in motion
with a tap.

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 switches off the air conditioner. Or a scene called “Movie Night” that turns on your AirPlay 2–enabled TV, lowers the blinds and dims the lights.

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 or iPad.3 You can do things like shut your garage door, view live camera video of the doorway or even lower the temperature — anything you normally do while using the Home app at home.

Put your home on autopilot.

Apple TV 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 home turn on the air conditioning at 5:00 pm, before you get home from work.

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.

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 or iPadOS device. The Home app will also recognise existing HomeKit accessories that
have been set up using other apps.

Resources

Create home

automations with

the Home app

Set up your

Apple TV or iPad

as a home hub

Share control

of your home

Privately monitor
home activities with HomeKit Secure Video

Secure your home network with HomeKit routers