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How to Ungroup HomeKit Accessories from the Home app

How to Ungroup HomeKit Accessories from the Home app

iOS 13 has made some pretty big changes to the Home app, including new automation features, accessory icons and, of course, grouping of devices that serve multiple purposes. Although this change makes things seem a bit more organized, it removes the ability to quickly view information and switch devices off. Fortunately, there is an easy way to separate those devices and get things back to the way they were in iOS 12, here’s how.

How to unzip accessories from the Home app

  1. Launch The home app.
  2. Press rooms in the menu bar below.
  3. Drag to left or right to navigate to the room where the accessory is located.

    How to Ungroup HomeKit Accessories from the Home app

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  4. Touch and hold or 3D Touch an Accessory you would like to separate.
  5. Touch the button The Settings icon.
  6. Touch ** Display as separate tile “.

    How to Ungroup HomeKit Accessories from the Home app

    Source: iMore

How to group accessories into the Home app

  1. Launch The home app.
  2. Press rooms in the menu bar below.
  3. Drag to left or right to navigate to the room where the accessory is located.

    How to Ungroup HomeKit Accessories from the Home app

    Source: iMore
  4. Touch and hold or 3D Touch an Accessory you would like to group.
  5. Touch the button The Settings icon.
  6. Press ** Display as a single board “.

    How to Ungroup HomeKit Accessories from the Home app

    Source: iMore

Once your settings are applied, you should now see a separate sheet for each metric or feature that your HomeKit accessory offers, just as it was in iOS 12. Once your accessories are unbundled, you can set as favorites to bring them front and center on the Home screen of the Home app. Need help configuring your favorite accessories in the Home app? Check out our helpful guide and you’ll be organizing your Home app as soon as possible.

Recommended accessories

Now that you know how to unpack your HomeKit accessories, you shouldn’t be afraid of devices that have multiple features. If each sensor or feature is displayed separately, it gives you quick and easy access to the information that matters most to you, such as paying attention to the temperatures in the rooms in your home. Here are some of our favorite options that we can provide most impact for the buck.


How to Ungroup HomeKit Accessories from the Home app

Onvis SMS1 Smart Motion Sensor
($ 16 on Amazon)

Despite the name suggesting it is just a motion sensor, Onvis SMS1 also includes temperature and humidity sensors within its compact frame. This accessory uses Bluetooth connectivity to communicate directly with HomeKit, making configuration quick and easy.


How to Ungroup HomeKit Accessories from the Home app

Arlo Baby
($ 180 on Amazon)

Arlo Baby is one of the most capable accessories around, because it includes motion sensors, temperature, humidity and air quality, in addition to the colorful night light and, of course, a camera. The Arlo Baby is also fully portable, thanks to the built-in battery.


How to Ungroup HomeKit Accessories from the Home app

Room 2 Eve
($ 100 on Amazon)

Eve Room 2 is a sleek sensor with device display that lets you see the status of your home with just a glance. This sensor measures air quality, temperature and humidity and includes a built-in rechargeable battery that can last up to 6 weeks on a charge.

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