Aqara Home 4+
Designed for iPad
Aqara Home is an app for smart home automation and control. With Aqara Home, you can:
control Aqara accessories anywhere and anytime where there is Internet access;
create homes and rooms and assign accessories to the rooms;
control your Aqara accessories and check the status of connected appliances. For example:
*adjust the brightness of lights and check the power consumption of home appliances;
*monitor the temperature, humidity and air pressure;
*detect water leak, and human movement;
4. create Automations to automate your home. For example:
*set a timer to turn on or off an appliance connected to a smart plug;
*use a Door and Window Sensor to trigger lights: turn on lights automatically when the door opens;
create Scenes to control multiple accessories. For example, add a Scene to turn on multiple lights and fans;
ask Siri to control HomeKit supported Aqara accessories and user defined Scenes;
Aqara Home app supports following Aqara accessories: Aqara Hub, Smart Plug, Wireless Remote Switch, LED Light Bulb, Door and Window Sensor, Motion Sensor, Temperature and Humidity Sensor, Vibration Sensor, and Water Leak Sensor. Please see www.aqara.com for more details.
1. Included 5 new regions including Japan, Southeast Asia, and Africa;
2. Added a "Feedback" message board in "Help & Feedback" to share your ideas;
Fixed known issues.
Ratings and Reviews
Hardware okay, software, well.....
It works... more or less. The price is definitely right, but there are ragged edges. For starters, there is no native iPad landscape mode. For those of us who use iPad with a magic keyboard, that’s a deal-breaker right out of the gate. There is a (somewhat confusing) option which purports to sync Aqara names and rooms with Homekit - it doesn’t, at least, not consistently. Part of the onboarding process is to figure out what the new device is called in HK and in what room it was initially installed, then rename it and relocate it. Not a huge deal, just an annoyance.
They replaced the nice icon they had with this hideous ugly icon I now have to constantly look at on my home screen.
The same update changed the large, easy to press with tiny controls.
Adding a temperature sensor added a nice “Bedroom environment” info panel to the top of the app home screen. After adding another temperature sensor and trying to change the room here, the entire feature permanently disappeared.
All time is in 24-hour format which no one in the US uses unless you’re in law enforcement or military.
There is no dark mode, and you can’t set the app background to a normal color but instead are forced to choose from these bizarre wallpaper photos.
Start time and stop time in automation doesn’t work in a logical or user friendly way.
The app has an always-on alarm setting that you can’t shut off even if you want to. So I have to set it to “if the front door is open for 24 hours” to effectively disable it. The old version of the app at least had a decent name for this weird feature, now it’s even more unfriendly with the name “7*24 guard”.
Randomly, error messages in the app will be in Chinese.
I can’t add custom actions to an alarm going off. For example, I’d like to turn on the lights when the alarm goes off but that’s not possible.
Despite all that, I still give it four stars. Overall it does its job pretty well. I wish very badly they’d add webhooks to the automation actions.
Shorter Delays Needed for IR Blaster Scenes
I’d like to switch to my favorite TV channels using the IR function on the Aqara Hub M2 (via HomePod mini and Siri Shortcuts) “Hey Siri, put on Tennis Channel” I’m able to save each number on my remote as a button and create a scene made up of each button press separated by a delay… scene example for channel 217: “2” > 1s delay > “1” > 1s delay > “7” I say “Hey Siri, put on Tennis Channel” and my TV goes to the channel of the first number entered (channel 2) due to the one second minimum delay required by IR scenes in the Aqara Home app… a simple solution is to add time delay options shorter than one second, such as a half second, quarter of a second or even an eighth of a second… please fix this and unlock this capability for all Hub M2 users! note: I bought the Aqara Hub M2 specifically to see if I could have this capability since I read it can function as an IR blaster and use scenes with Siri Shortcuts… one star rating is simply to increase the odds of Aqara customers and employees seeing this review and being heard and making this capability possible
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- Shenzhen Aqara Software Service Co., Ltd.
- 414.8 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
English, French, German, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Shenzhen Lumi Co.,Ltd
Get things done within this app using just your voice.