Lesson about being concise with Siri and Homekit

Cupertino, April 9, 2020

This post is intended for information for those who may have a similar problem. I had a problem where my Lutron Cassette switches turned off my outside lights which were lit at sunset and turned off at sunrise before sunrise. I removed them from Homekit and they worked fine, but when I put Homekit back I had the same problem. It drove me crazy and I was ready to reset my entire Homekit configuration.

I found out last night. I have a smart Eve Energy outlet on my night lamp. The accessory is called "Shaun's Lamp". At first I would say, "Hey Siri, turn off Shaun's lamp." But I just started saying "Hey Siri, turn off my lamp" and it all worked. Last night I stopped it and started it again a few minutes later, without specifically calling it with my name lamp. My wife was on the ground floor and she sent me the signal lights from the floors on the Lutron Box. I then ordered "Hey Siri, turn off my lamp" and my lamp went out. My wife sent me again in the text that the lights just went out. I checked the Home application and noticed that the exterior lights are off. For some reason, just saying "Hey Siri turn off my lamp" turns off all the lights. It works well if I specifically call it "Shaun's Lamp".

Maybe this is a general knowledge, but he just wanted to post it if someone has a similar problem and save their headache. Maybe one day, Siri will be smarter ...

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