New iPad as wall-mounted dashboard

Cupertino, October 5, 2021

I have been thinking of using an iPad mini as a home control screen for a while but didn't like the fact that the bezel wasn't uniform so when the new mini was announced I ordered one.

I mounted it this morning, for now, I just have the cable running along the wall, if it works out I will install a recessed power point behind it instead.

This is currently how I have it set up, just thought I'd see if anyone who has done this has any recommendations from their setup.

[I've removed the 3 orange shortcuts as I realized they were fairly useless, I'm not gonna control the Homepods in other rooms from here so instead I now have personal automation so that when launching music it sets the output to the Homepod by my sofa. The other 2 shortcuts open it as below or with music as slide over.](https://preview.redd.it/3kescseesnp71.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=711ed7ca488298954bad529a7c0e1c63dd684fb9)

I already have a motion sensor near it and have a spare smart plug so I am gonna play around with those to have it turn on automatically when near it. I have tried Home+, and although I like the fact that it gives you more icons I prefer the spacing and colours of Apple Home.

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