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January 22, 2022
Response time and "update".

Does anyone know how to improve the responsiveness of the set at home when I'm away from home? I think the "update" time for my camera and accessories is quite long. I use a new Linksys Velop, a single node, AppleTV 4K and Homebridge as hubs, Ethernet cable connections. Thanks!

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January 22, 2022
Can the Lutron Box light switch trigger other HomeKit accessories / scenes?

Recently, I started to increase Lutron light switches in some places where I don't want to use Hue lights, etc. But I have a few rooms in which I would like the light switch to turn on and a few other accent lights (some Hue or Nanoleaf smart bulbs in fixtures connected to outlets that […]

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January 22, 2022
Suddenly, all my rooms are in trouble

I'm trying to figure out what's going on. My rooms now never seem to know when I leave the house. They don't change their behavior when they leave, as they used to. They also stopped recording. Nothing triggers them and there are no more reels at the bottom of the window (to review the recordings). […]

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January 22, 2022
Ringtone question for viewing the Logitech circle

So I recently installed a Logitech circle view ringtone, and while everything works fine in the home app, the ringtone camera doesn't show any answers on all my Apple TVs. This was not a problem a few days ago when I did the first installation. How do I make it work again? Does anyone have […]

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January 22, 2022
Can you do this with Flic Buttons?

I have a backup Flick button that I'd like to use to control my HomePod mini music while I'm in the shower. Can you use it to skip songs on a particular HomePod, or can you just control the iPhone music app? Thanks.

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January 22, 2022
Logitech Circular View Indoor Ringtone does not work

Recently, the bell stopped ringing inside Chime. I made sure it was still set to do this in the home app. The ringing still buzzing the phones and ringing on the HomePods simply does not ring the actual ringtone. Still on firmware 8.12.15. It worked months ago, everything is still well connected

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January 22, 2022
Is there a cooler / better way to control my home devices on my MacBook without using the full Home app?

I have a lot of devices connected to my house and I manage most of them on my iPhone. I've also set up a few scenes so I can use them on my Apple TV, which is useful. But for my MacBook, I can access Home accessories from any widgets, shortcuts, and can't even be […]

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January 22, 2022
Thoughts on Hunter Douglas PowerView?

OS wants Hunter Douglas, so I wanted to get fresh feedback on PowerView from those who use it. Does it work well in general and does it work well with HomeKit? And what food option did you choose and are you satisfied with that choice (alkaline or rechargeable)?

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January 22, 2022
Shades of dynamic scenes

Hi everyone, I can't figure out how to save dynamically rendered scenes after I turn the hue lights on and off. It seems that sometimes, if I turn them on and off, they will keep the scene dynamic, however some automation / triggers do not keep the dynamic nature of the scene. I need to […]

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January 22, 2022
Meross smart garage door opener remote does not work?

Did anyone operate the Meross smart garage door remote control when your router reserves an IP? I have all the MAC addresses of the HomeKit devices configured with a reserved IP in the router. When I did this for Meross, not for the Meross app. or the HomeKit application. would connect to it during installation. […]

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January 22, 2022
How exactly does airplay work?

I have two wired airports (ethernet cable). Now, do I still have to expose them in line with my homepod or iPhone, or can I hide them because they are wired? Do our iPhones connect directly to the express airport or connect to our router, then communicate with the express airport?

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January 22, 2022
Simple automation doesn't work. Any tips?

I have an automation set up - `When someone gets home`` Turn on the access plug (which turns on a projector) `` Turn off after 3 minutes.` Initially I couldn't get it to work, but I thought it was for In fact, I didn't set up "Home" as the place where I live. So it […]

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January 22, 2022
The Netatmo ringtone only works for 5 minutes a day

Trying here if someone had the same experience as Netatmo's support seems non-existent right now! I had an electrician install a Netatmo ringtone (no wired ringtone and I wanted HomeKit support in the UK), connected it using the HomeKit QR code and it worked for about 5 minutes until it left. The video seems to […]

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January 22, 2022
Homekit wireless button / stage controller for blinds

Need help finding a HomeKit button / wireless stage controller for new HomeKit blinds. I'm looking for something that either fits in the same footprint as regular group switches, or something that doesn't look out of place by sticking to the wall next to group switches. So far it seems that my best options are […]

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January 22, 2022
Pictures of Wemo ringtone compared to other ringtones - not so great

Pictures of Wemo ringtone compared to other ringtones - not so great Seen a few comments about the size of the new Wemo #HomeKit doorbell. These are some shots taken for the future review while I have been testing it. pic.twitter.com/VnmrwvbDXr — HomeKitAuthority (@followhomekit) January 17, 2022

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January 22, 2022
Any way to play [Ambient white noise] to both OG HomePod and HomePod Mini at the same time by shortcut? (no stereo needed)

The title says it all. Any way to play [Ambient white noise] to both OG HomePod and HomePod Mini at the same time by shortcut? (no stereo needed) I don't care about stereo because it's just white noise. Can you tell me the right way to do this? I want to create a shortcut and […]

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January 22, 2022
Home vs HomeKit error (Camera Night Mode issue)

I recently installed some eufy outdoor cameras and use HKSV. I noticed an error in which, when I open the camera in the Home at night application, it will turn off Night Mode when watching live. The snapshot will have Night Mode activated correctly. In fact, I'll hear his click disabling Night mode. Now the […]

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January 22, 2022
These are HomePods mini stereo. Should I be able to change my primary account? Nothing happens when I touch these other names. I'm also the top name and owner of this house, and I don't even understand why my name is here and a default Apple account as an option?

These are HomePods mini stereo. Should I be able to change my primary account? Nothing happens when I touch these other names. I'm also the top name and owner of this house, and I don't even understand why my name is here and a default Apple account as an option?

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January 22, 2022
Best practices for triggering a scene when another scene is called.

I just installed some nanoleaf shapes (they like them) and I was surprised to see that any scene created or downloaded from the native app, including all the fantasy ones, appears in the home app. So now I would like to include these lighting schemes with some of my existing scenes. What is the best […]

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January 21, 2022
Grouped Philips Hue bulbs that light up in different brightness / colors

I finally came to ask why I'm slowly going mad trying to find out what's going on here. Last September, I was one of the victims of the Philips Hue Bridge upgrade, which caused me to install HomeKit. Okay, whatever, I got to work and arranged everything again. Everything worked fine, except for the two […]

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January 21, 2022
Nanoleaf programming broke Homekit

Like many of us, we have more time-based automation. 1 am, everything stopped. 30 minutes before sunrise, turn on some lights - nothing crazy. They cover a wide range of devices - Hue bulbs, Nest thermostats, iDevice smart sockets and a few other brands. One week ago, all my automation stopped. I could verbally ask […]

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January 21, 2022
Add iPhone to home hub

New HomeKit here. I have two aqara cameras and an Apple TV as a hub. After I easily set up my home cameras and Apple TV automatically became the hub, I received a request (over the phone) to add my phone to the home hub. I forgot exactly the wording, but I rejected it because […]

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January 21, 2022
The new Wemo ringtone has a kind of internal battery. However, it can only hold a charge for about an hour

The new Wemo ringtone has a kind of internal battery. However, it can only hold a charge for about an hour I was saving this for the review, but it looks like the Wemo Doorbell features an internal battery and can operate without being connected to power. But before you all get excited thinking its […]

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January 21, 2022
Fade In White Noise in the baby's room

Fade In White Noise in the baby's room

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January 21, 2022
Traffic light automation stops after ten minutes

I have a very simple HomeKit Shortcut automation set up to turn on the lights (IKEA Tradfri bulbs) at a traffic light in the basement whenever the main basement light is on. Check if the basement light is still on after each rotation and turn it off on its own if it is not. The […]

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January 21, 2022
Homekit hickup with shade lights

Here's my setup: Hue bridge (integrated with homekit) Hue lights Zigbee smart dimmer (connected and added as light in hue app), located in Apple TV 4k living room (as hub homekit) My problem: everything works with homekit and siri , except for my smart zigbee drive. Works well in the hue app, can stop and […]

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January 21, 2022
ZemiSmart Zigbee Roller Shading Driver with HomeKit (video)

ZemiSmart Zigbee Roller Shading Driver with HomeKit (video)

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January 21, 2022
Try to understand the threads of your HomeKit router - which are the latest?

Looking for recommendations and experiences with HomeKit routers, I come across a lot of conflicting information. Some people love Eeros, but it seems that the latest release a few months ago ruined things and upset everyone. Another commonly mentioned router is Velop, but I've seen some people complain that it didn't work well in HomeKit […]

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January 21, 2022
August Lock Gen 4

How many people have August Gen 4? I just installed one yesterday to replace my August Gen 3 because it had problems, I think the engine was shutting down. Anyway ... I have this new lock installed, set up and added to HomeKit and it is less than 11 meters away from a large bridge […]

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January 21, 2022
Select a Home Hub

I just want to reiterate how weird it is that I can't just select which device I want to use as a hub for my Home kit, but rather I need to disconnect all the HomePods I don't want as a hub and to wait for AppleTV 4K connected via Ethernet to magically become the […]

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January 21, 2022
Remove the room name from ControlCenter

Is it possible to remove the room name from favorites? It's a mess in the control center when you have multiple devices added and each one shows "room name" and even "device name".

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January 21, 2022
How to control the automation trigger

I want to change the brightness of a light with a shortcut when it's on. When I set up a light-triggered automation, I can't select the same light as an output. If I use a shortcut, I can select the light to set it, but when it runs, the shortcut does not affect the light. […]

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January 21, 2022
The scene as a trigger for automation

Is there a way to set a scene as a trigger to launch an automation under certain conditions? Example: Would running in the morning disarm my security system, turn on my coffee maker, and, provided the light level or time is x, turn on the lights / run another scene? I suspect the third-party application

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