Home 4+

Apple

    • 2.4 • 1.4K Ratings
    • Free

Description

Easily and securely control your smart home using your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, HomePod, Apple TV, and Mac.

Features

• Control your HomeKit-enabled accessories individually or group them into scenes, so they work together with a single command.

◦ Supported accessories include lights, thermostats, door locks, speakers, televisions, window coverings, garage door openers, video cameras and doorbells, sensors, and more.

• Have Siri help around the house. Ask Siri on HomePod to “Lock the front door”, “Play jazz in the living room”, or say “Good night” to turn off all your lights.

• Add HomePod or other AirPlay 2-enabled speakers in the Home app to play music in any room in your house — all at the same time.

• Use HomeKit Secure Video* to record video and notify you when people, pets, vehicles, or package deliveries are detected from your security cameras. View a 10-day recording history in the Home app, share or save recordings, and get rich notifications of new activity on your Lock screen.

• Adaptive Lighting** lets you set compatible light bulbs to automatically adjust their color temperature throughout the day to help maximize comfort and productivity. Wake up in the morning to warm colors, stay alert midday with cooler tones, and wind down at night by removing blue light.

• With digital home keys***, you can lock or unlock a compatible door lock by holding your iPhone or Apple Watch nearby.

• Quickly access and control your favorite scenes and accessories in Control Center.

• Receive notifications and keep aware of important events in your home as they happen.

• Choose to share control of your home with others using their iOS devices.

• Using a HomePod, Apple TV****, or iPad as a home hub:
◦ Access and control everything while away from home.
◦ Automatically run scenes and control accessories based on your location, the time of day, a sensor detection, or the action of an accessory.
◦ Privately analyze the video from your security cameras to notify you when people, animals, packages, or vehicles are present.

Apple Watch Features:

• Accessories you’ll most likely need at that moment appear up top so you have immediate access to them.
• Access your accessories in Favorites, Cameras, and Rooms.
• Tap any accessory to control or adjust its settings.
• Use Intercom to broadcast a message to HomePod and HomePod mini speakers in your home.
• Ask Siri to control your accessories and run scenes.
• With HomeKit Secure Video, you can view live video and receive notifications from your security camera or video doorbell.
• With digital home keys***, you can lock or unlock a compatible door lock by holding your Apple Watch nearby.

*Requires HomePod, Apple TV, or iPad set up as home hub and an iCloud+ plan.
**Requires HomePod, Apple TV, or iPad set up as home hub.
***Requires iPhone XS or later, Apple Watch Series 4 or later.
****4th generation Apple TV or later.

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

HappyHowell ,

Great concept, inconsistent execution

I’ve been using Home pretty much every day since launch. I have ~20 accessories connected to it and for the most part they work well. But despite lots of troubleshooting, I’d estimate that 30% of the time I open this app, everything in my house simply shows as disconnected. Routinely Siri is unable to accomplish tasks that rely on Home. There are no longer any Home widgets for the home screen, and the control center implementation often doesn’t actually match the state of what’s present in the Home app.

There’s a lot of good here. But also it’s way less consistent than the regular Apple standard. I assume some of the connectivity issues are because of my network setup, but I need clear pointers on what needs improvement. There should be more ways of diagnosing issues like that in Home. Ultimately if this is the application that will be used to control all sorts of basic functions like turning lights on, it needs to be a lot closer to 100% reliable.

Bad Babs ,

way too many  devices but..

this app gives me clarity 🧘🏼‍♀️ i’ve noticed that a lot of ppl have issues w/ their devices staying connected - an  tv might be needed to ground ur hub. it’s useless using a 📱 & this app alone, as you travel across data & wifi realms - that type of info needs a place to stash itself. for my lil family tho, this app pushes multiple  tvs + countless bluetooth accessories, multi room lighting & my fave the automated music for when we wake up, go to bed & once we arrive 🏰. after some nerdy tinkering on my behalf it now links to the our cars console for my kids personal entertainment. the scripting capabilities are also a fave of mine as we have multi-color lighting & i want to set moods for studying/family time (EG. turquoise light eases 👁 strain, as well as focus issues.) i really hope  can stop being anal retentive & let other programmable products such as cheaper wiLights that don’t cost $50 per bulb. luckily geeni products had our back 🥳

JC BLKYN ,

HomeKit is awful.

I unfortunately have been having many issues with my iPhone and Apple products. I don’t know if it is due to my carrier Verizon or if it is a SoftwareIssue. I have been in constant contact with both Apple and Verizon. I have had numerous security breaches online bank accounts and with other apps that require logging in with a password. I do not know if it was related to HomeKit put on myBrand new TV ( Lg) it is having a lot of issues pairing and or pairing and then changing the settings on its own. I have remove the app and reinstall multiple times with the guidance of both Apple and Verizon neither will give me a definitive answer on what the issue is. The only response I get is we do not know we will look into it further and inform you of what it is. This has been ongoing for approximately two weeks. Verizon has replaced my phone with a new phone feeling that it may have been compromised. On the new phone the same issues persist and if not worse. I 100% regret switching to Apple and VerizonSeeing the neither can resolve this issue. To say it is frustratingIs the understatement of the year!

App Privacy

The developer, Apple, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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