How to adjust HomeKit accessories notifications and status

Cupertino, March 9, 2020

Looking for a quick summary of what's going on in HomeKit Home? Would you like to receive notifications from select accessories enabled for HomeKit? You can do all this and more with the iOS Home app!

How to monitor and adjust the status of your HomeKit

You can get a quick summary of what's going on in HomeKit Home by launching the iOS Home app and navigating to the Home tab. You will see the name of your home in bold and bold letters. Below, you will find some sentences that describe the status of activated accessories for HomeKit.

The sentences describe the condition of your accessories: How many lights are on? What is your thermostat set for? Is the door unlocked? Has a sensor detected anything?

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It's extremely easy to add and remove accessories from this resume from home (Apple calls it condition).

  1. Launch The home app.
  2. Touch and hold one accessory to display the command screen.
  3. Touch the button Settings icon (looks like a gear).

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  4. Press condition.
  5. Switch Include in status option at the position on.

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How to enable notifications from HomeKit enabled accessories

Some HomeKit enabled accessories are particularly well suited to provide push notifications to warn you about specific events in your home. A HomeKit enabled motion detector, for example, could help keep tabs moving in your yard. It only takes a few clicks to activate notifications of supported accessories.

  1. Launch The home app.
  2. Touch the button House icon (top left).
  3. Touch the button accessory type for which you want to enable notifications.

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  4. Touch the desire accessory.
  5. Switch further Notifications on this iPhone / iPad.
  6. Set additional options, such as time and people as needed.

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Questions?

If you have trouble adjusting the status of your HomeKit or if you allow notifications for supported accessories, give us a shout in the comments below! We'll sort you out.

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