Home 4+

Apple

    • 2.3 • 1.8K Ratings
    • Free

Description

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

Features

All-new design makes it easier to navigate, organize, view and control all your smart home accessories.

Categories for climate, lights, security, speakers and TVs, and water allow for quick access to all the accessories for that specific category.

A multi-camera view displays up to four cameras in the Home tab and you can scroll to see any additional cameras.

Siri makes it easy to use your voice to control accessories. Say a phrase like “Lock the front door,” "Play jazz in the living room," or “Good night" to turn off all your lights.

Accessories compatible with the Matter smart home connectivity standard are supported seamlessly in the Home app alongside your HomeKit-enabled accessories, so you can control them easily and securely using the Home app and Siri on your Apple devices.

Widgets on the Lock Screen on iPhone give you the ability to see the status of your home and access accessories right from Lock Screen.

Control Center gives you quick access to control your favorite accessories and scenes.

HomePod or other AirPlay 2-enabled speakers can be added in the Home app to control your smart home and play music in any room in your house.

HomePod and Apple TV act as a home hub to manage your home while you’re away. Automatically run scenes and control accessories based on your location, the time of day, a sensor detection, or the action of an accessory.

HomeKit Secure Video* lets you view live video and recordings as well as get rich notifications when people, pets, vehicles, or package deliveries are detected from your security cameras or video doorbell. View a 10-day recording history in the Home app, and you can share or save recordings.

Adaptive lighting* lets you set compatible lightbulbs 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.

Digital home keys** let you lock or unlock a compatible door lock by holding your iPhone or Apple Watch nearby.

Home app on Apple Watch displays relevant accessories you'll most likely need at top for immediate access and then all accessories in favorites, cameras, and rooms.

* Requires HomePod or Apple TV as a home hub and an iCloud+ plan.
** Requires iPhone XS or later, Apple Watch Series 4 or later.

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

C_M_F_S ,

Getting Better All The Time

I haven’t had many problems and the only reason I gave it a 3 Star is because there needs more products. Now that Thread is becoming more prevalent it seems more accessories are becoming available. I use 2 iPod Mini and an IPad for the Hub but only one is the Hub at any given time and The IPad is supposed to be phased out. I also have to use bridges for connectivity but hopefully Thread eventually make them no longer necessary. I read that someone had connectivity and/or Malware issues using an iPhone I’ve found erasing the phone is easiest if your phone is corrupted. In addition I would recommend using the Eero Mesh Routers they come with a built in Security for HomeKit along with other Security Enhancements and great customer service. Although you will loose some of the more Professional settings found on other high end Routers but for me those functions are above my pay grade. Along with Home I use the Eve app which has a great interface for setting automations, changing lighting hues, power % and Rooms. Once set the automations will automatically be seen in Home. Home is getting better all the time.

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 🥳

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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