The majority of my smart home control involves using Siri to activate a scene or setting up a time or event to trigger it automatically. For example, when I go to bed, a single command turns on the low lighting in the bedroom while turning off all other lights in the house. I usually create these scenes from scratch, considering what exactly I want to happen in specific situations. However, there is another approach I would like to have the ability to take.
There are moments, especially with mood lighting, where I set up a combination of lighting and blinds and then decide that I want to use it again in the future. Currently, I have to redo all the work that I just did to create the setup. This can be more time-consuming than it may sound, thanks to a lesson I learned when I first started creating scenes. It's not enough to just enable the elements I want and adjust their brightness, colors, blind positions, and so on. I also have to disable anything that I don't want to enable since I don't know which lights are on when I activate a scene.
What I would like Apple to offer is a 'snapshot' feature for a room, zone, or the entire house. Whenever I have a setup that I want to reuse, I should be able to simply tell the Home app to save my current state as a scene by choosing the desired area and giving it a name. Would a Snapshot feature be useful to you as well? Please take our survey and share your thoughts in the comments. Thank you, Greg! FTC: We use monetized auto-affiliate links. More.
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