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How to use the Home app on Apple Watch

How to use the Home app on Apple Watch

How to use the Home app on Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is the ultimate remote for your smart home devices. With just an increase in your wrist and a few strokes, you can turn your lights on and off, lock your doors, or set your favorite scene. You can also watch a live stream of HomeKit cameras and even communicate with those near your camera by talking to the microphone of your watch.

Better yet, the Home app is already on your Apple Watch, no additional downloads are required. However, the Apple Watch being designed for fast interactions, only the devices and scenes that you have set as favorites in the Home application will be displayed on your wrist. Do not worry, we offer a guide on the definition of favorites that you will find below.

How to set your favorite scenes and props in the Home app

How to Control Smart Outlets, Lighting, Locks and HomeKit Fans on Apple Watch

  1. Start the Home application on your Apple Watch.
  2. Scroll through your accessories turn the digital crown or by slip up and down.
  3. Press the Accessory or the Ellipsis Icon (looks like 3 points) for the accessory you want to control.

    • Typing on a Accessory will activate it or not.
    • Patting the Ellipsis Icon will display a cursor icon that can be used to enable or disable it by slip.

How to Control HomeKit Thermostats on Apple Watch

  1. Start the Home application on your Apple Watch.
  2. Scroll through your accessories turn the digital crown or by slide up or down.
  3. Press the Ellipsis Icon (looks like 3 points) for the thermostat you want to control.

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  4. Turn the digital crown or slide up or down to adjust the temperature set point.
  5. Slide left or right to display the thermostat modes.
  6. Press on Cool / Heat / Auto to change the current mode of the thermostat.

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How to display and control your HomeKit cameras on Apple Watch

  1. Start the Home application on your Apple Watch.
  2. Scroll through your accessories turn the digital crown or by slide up or down.
  3. Press the Thumbnail of the camera for the camera you want to view or control.

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  4. Turn the digital crown to adjust the volume for the live view of your camera.

    • The volume of the live view can also be adjusted by tapping the Speaker icon then tapping on the +/- Icons.
  5. Press the Microphone icon to communicate via the speaker of your camera.
    • You can mute your microphone by tapping on the Microphone icon after having flipped.

How to activate your favorite HomeKit scenes on your Apple Watch

  1. Start the Home application on your Apple Watch.
  2. Scroll through your scenes turn the digital crown or by slip up and down.
  3. Press the Name of the scene you want to activate.

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How to change your HomeKit home on Apple Watch

  1. Start the Home application on your Apple Watch.
  2. 3D Touch (press firmly on your screen) on your list of accessories.
  3. Press on Changing to another house.
  4. Press the first name of the house you want to change.

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Questions and thoughts?

Do you use the Apple Watch to control your HomeKit scenes and accessories? What is your favorite scene to activate on your wrist? Share your thoughts and troubleshooting questions in the comments below!