Works with Apple HomeKit
at your command.
With the Home app, you can easily and securely control all your HomeKit accessories. Ask Siri to turn off the lights from your iPhone. See who's at the front door on your iPad. And even control things remotely with the help of Apple TV. The Home app makes all your connected devices work harder — and smarter — for you.
One app for all your 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 50 brands worldwide are committed to providing accessories that are compatible with the HomeKit framework, and the number available is growing every day. And each of these accessories is reviewed and approved by Apple to help ensure your security when you use it.
Look for products with the "Works with Apple HomeKit" logo, in stores and online.
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. You can even tell Siri things like, "Turn off my bedroom lights," or "Start heating the upstairs." And 3D Touch lets you press an icon to perform more complex tasks like dimming the lights or adjusting the thermostat.
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 named "Leaving Home" that turns off the lights, locks your doors and lowers the thermostat.
Greet the day with a custom scene that warms up your house, opens the blinds and fires up the coffee maker.
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 the types of HomeKit-enabled accessories you have in your home as well as their status.* So you can ask Siri to turn an appliance on or off, dim your lights, or set one of your scenes. With Apple TV, 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 get there, your house will be bright and warm, waiting for you to settle right in.
"Turn on the
"Set my Bedtime scene"
"Set the house to
"Is the front door locked?"
"Show me the
With Apple TV as your home hub, you can control your house from just about anywhere.
Access your home remotely on your iOS device through Apple TV to 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 also enables 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.
Set your lights to turn
on as soon as you pull
up to the house.
Have your home turn up the
heat at 6:00 a.m., before
you get out of bed.
Use a motion sensor in the doorway to turn your kitchen lights on when you walk in.
Getting started is easy.
Setting up a HomeKit accessory to work with the Home app is simple and secure. Just scan the HomeKit code found directly on the accessory or in its instructions, and it's instantly paired with your iOS device. The Home app will also recognize existing HomeKit accessories that have been set up using other apps.
*Siri is available on iPhone 4s or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, iPad (3rd generation) or later, iPad mini or later, and iPod touch (5th generation or later) and requires Internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply. Some features, applications and services are not available in all areas. iCloud requires an iCloud-enabled device. Some features require iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. Some features require a Wi-Fi connection. Some features are not available in all countries or regions. Access to some services is limited to 10 devices.
Make it easy to control your lighting, locks and more with Apple HomeKit devices. Use voice commands with Siri, or control your devices from your iPhone or other Apple device.
Turn the lights on or off without getting up, set the mood with colored lighting, and control lighting even when you're away from home with Philips Hue smart lighting that works with Apple HomeKit. You can automate your lights, set timers, wake up to sunrise lighting and more. Philips Hue also works with smart speakers so that you can control lighting with your voice.
Smart Locks and Wireless Doorbell Cameras
Control your locks from your phone — or with your voice — with a smart lock that's compatible with Apple HomeKit. Smart locks allow you to lock the door, see who enters or leaves your home, and grant access to guests.
With a wireless doorbell camera, you can see who's at your doorstep from your smartphone. Some doorbell cameras feature two-way audio so that you can talk to visitors even if you're not at home. You can control your smart lock or doorbell camera with voice assistants that work with your specific device.
More HomeKit-Enabled Devices
You can save energy and adjust the temperature remotely with smart thermostats. Adjust the temperature when you're away from home, or change it to a comfortable temperature before you arrive home.
Smart plugs allow you to control electronic appliances from your phone. You can turn the appliance on or off from wherever you are.
To keep your smart home devices working smoothly, see our Wi-Fi tips to make sure your home network is fast and reliable.