Description

Diagnose signal issues and improve responsiveness of your Bluetooth based HomeKit devices with HomeScan.

• Improve your HomeKit accessories signal strength
Use HomeScan to optimally place your Bluetooth accessories within your home, reducing latency issues and signal interference. Peak and average signal strength allow you to diagnose existing devices, while the graph shows you signal strength over a set period of time.

• Use it with your HomePod or Apple TV
Simply place your device on your HomeKit Hub, choose the accessory you wish to diagnose then watch the signal strength shown on the display.

• Take it on the go with the Apple Watch app
Take the signal strength meter on the go with the included Apple Watch app to find the best location to put that door sensor.

• Audible readouts for ease of use
HomeScan can call out the current signal strength audibly to guide you through placing your device.

What’s New

Version 1.1.3

Bug fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

TheRealElbadoo ,

Suggestion/feedback

It would be useful if I could set the output to be sorted by signal strength. That would let me get right next to a device so it appears at the top of the list, and then select it so I can monitor the signal as I move around the house.

Also, instead of ‘Unknown’ it would be good to see a device’s MAC address (if it’s available) so I can tell one device from the next.

The “Support” link off the App Store doesn’t take me to an actual support page.

Developer Response ,

Hi, thanks for the feedback! I'll look into the possibility of adding the sort feature.

I sadly cannot show MAC address as Apple's Bluetooth system doesn't allow developers access to this information.

Thanks for the note about the support link from the App Store, I will look into this for the future. I suggest using the provided in-app support instead.

Atavachron ,

Can’t really tell which are mine

This app reports several dozen (currently 49) devices (I’m in a condo complex with many neighbors) and it’s really tough to figure out which are the ones that are A) Mine, and B) Of interest. Every device that uses Bluetooth seems to be reported: There’s probably at least several for each person who lives in my building (phones, headphones, laptops, tablets,smart locks window sensors. )

The list doesn’t seem to be sorted by signal strength so the device you are standing right next to likely won’t be at the top of the list. The signal strength numbers fluctuate so rapidly that it’s tough to get a sense of what is going on.

The devices often don’t have any names that describe them. Out of 49 devices, 37 of them say “No Name”. The ones that do show names are my iPad, and HomePods, and Apple TV’s. Sometimes they show an unrecognizable alphanumeric which is probably the serial number of some neighbor’s laptop.

This might be more useful in a location where there are not many extraneous signals. But for me it’s just a waste of time.

Developer Response ,

Hi,

Sadly I am limited by what Apple offers to developers.

Sorting by Strength is doable and something I have tested out but given they change so quickly it is impossible to actually reliably use the app when they sort up and down in real time thus making it unable to tap an item.

No name devices are simply due to the Bluetooth device itself not presenting a name to iOS when it is requested. Again, I cannot show something I don’t have.

Feel free to reach out to me via in app support and I’m happy to discuss any ideas you have to solve the sort by strength issues I’ve mentioned.

- Aaron

rgunther ,

Get insight into your signal problems

I was looking to better understand why some of my HomeKit devices didn’t respond all the time. This app lets you scan the signal strength of each device it can see from you location. Move around the house to see how signal improves or degrades between any device and your current location.

App Privacy

The developer, Pearce Media Limited, 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 Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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