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How to create rooms and zones in the Home app for HomeKit

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Room and area Mac Home

If you are using Home for iOS or Mac for the first time, we have some great tips and ways to use it. One place you should definitely start is by configuring the rooms and areas you will use. Once you do this, you can easily switch to grouping your accessories using those areas.

It only takes a few minutes, depending on how many you plan to set up. But remember, you can add rooms and areas to the Home app anytime and here's how.

Create rooms and areas on your iPhone or iPad

Open The home app on iPhone or iPad and then follow these steps to create a room.

1) Select rooms tab at the bottom.

2) Click on menu button top left and choose Room settings.

3) touch Add the room and give it to your room Name. You can also select a wallpaper or use one of your own photos.

4) touch save.

Add-on camera for iPhone at home

To add that room to an area or create an area, follow these steps.

Create zones and include rooms

Follow the instructions above to open Room settings for any room you want to include in an area.

1) touch No one in the Area section.

2) touch Create new and get to your area Name.

3) touch Done.

IPhone add-in area at home

To add other rooms to the areas, just access Room settings, choose an option in Area area and touch Done.

Create rooms and areas on your Mac

Open The home Mac app and then start setting up a camera.

1) Click Edit | × > Edit the camera from the menu bar.

2) If you are in a current room that you have already configured, you will need to click the button arrow to the top left to return to the main window of the Rooms.

3) At the bottom, click Add the room.

Add-on camera for Mac

4) Give it to your room Name, choose a Room wallpaperand click save.

You will see that your new room is listed and you can click Done if you're done. If you want to add that room to an area, continue below.

Create zones and include rooms

If you haven't set up any area yet, go to a room and click Edit | × > Edit the camera from the menu bar.

1) Click No one by Area in the room window.

2) Click Create new.

Add area for Mac

3) enter Name you want to hit the area and hit Return.

The area will be applied automatically to the respective room.

If you create multiple areas, such as upstairs and upstairs, you can simply select one of Area the section in Room settings for any room. Click Done when you finish.

Wrap it

Once you've set up all the rooms and areas, you're ready to start controlling those smart accessories. And if you want to rename a room for the HomePod or you want to change the wallpaper in the Home app, we've got you covered.

Do you have any tips you'd like to share to use the Home app for either iOS or Mac? If so, feel free to comment below or send us a message on Twitter!