How to add users to your HomeKit home

Cupertino, March 9, 2020

You don't have to be the only person controlling your HomeKit habitat! With a few quick taps, you can invite guests, rooms, friends and family to control your various HomeKit accessories. It's a super simple process that will give others the power to control your accessories.

How to Invite People to HomeKit on iOS and iPadOS

  1. Launch Home application.
  2. Click on House icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
  3. touch Invite… under the people section.

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  4. Enter the key The name of the person you would like to invite.
  5. touch Send invitation in the upper right corner.
  6. You will know that you are successful if the person appears in people section with words Invitation pending under their name and profile photo.

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How to adjust a person's permissions on iOS and iPadOS

There are different levels of control that - as the owner of HomeKit - you can offer to the guests. Here's how to adjust permissions.

  1. Launch Home application.
  2. Click on House icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
  3. Click on Profile photography of the person whose permissions you want to adjust.

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  4. commutation Add and edit accessories. This gives users the ability to edit accessories, scenes and guests in HomeKit.
  5. touch Remote control accessories.
  6. commutation Remote control accessories. This gives users the ability to control their home accessories while away from HomeKit.

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Questions?

Having trouble inviting people to join your home? Tell us in the comments below.

Updated September 2019: Updated for iOS and iPadOS 13.

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