Apple's iOS 13 software update will break some smart lock apps

Cupertino, September 19, 2019

Another iOS update is on the way, which means that smart home users beware. Whenever Apple launches a great overhaul of its operating system for iPhone, it is inevitable that a smart home appliance or two be caught off guard.

This time, the Yale and August smart locks warn users not to upgrade if they wish to access their home.

Users of the Yale Conexis L1 lock application, which controls the Conexis L1 lock, have received an email today recommending them not to download iOS 13 until Yale publishes a bet. up to date to resolve "compatibility issues".

"If you do not download iOS 13, your Lock app will continue to function normally.If you download iOS 13, your existing Lock app will crash when you try to launch it," says the email.

Yale publishes an update of the app at the same time as iOS 13 that solves the problem of blocking the application, but it will mean that the lock has limited functionality. Therefore, they recommend that you wait until you have posted a hotfix.

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Similarly, the August application, which controls the August Smart lock and all Yale locks with the August Connect module installed, may also experience problems on the iPhone upgraded to iOS 13.

"We are aware that some of our users are having problems with their smart locks after the new iOS version," August said. L & # 39; s atmosphere. "We are working as quickly as possible to resolve these issues and will provide you with an update where possible." For more information, visit our FAQ here.

Although there are many new HomeKit features in iOS 13, if you use your home on your phone, it's probably best to wait until the second or third update of iOS 13 is available to install, just in case.

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