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 you can add your AirPlay 2–enabled TV1 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 right from the Lock screen. Recorded video is available to view for ten days in the Home app. It’s securely stored for free in supported iCloud accounts and doesn’t count towards 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, Linksys and Charter Spectrum have announced support for HomeKit‑enabled routers.
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 called “Leaving Home” that turns off the lights, locks your doors and lowers the thermostat. Or a scene called “Film Night” that turns on your AirPlay 2–enabled TV, lowers the blinds and dims the lights.
Greet the day with a custom scene that warms up your house, opens the blinds and switches on the kettle.
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.3 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 films 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 on the lights in the living room
Hey Siri, set my Bedtime scene
Hey Siri, play Game of Thrones in the living room
Hey Siri, make it a bit warmer in here
Hey Siri, play some jazz in the kitchen
Control your house from just about anywhere.
Using the Home app, you can access all your home’s smart accessories remotely through Apple TV, HomePod or iPad.4 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 or iPadOS device. The Home app will also recognise existing HomeKit accessories that
have been set up using other apps.
home with Siri
the Home app
Set up your
Apple TV or iPad
as a home hub
of your home
home activities with HomeKit Secure Video
Secure your home network with HomeKit routers