How to Troubleshoot your HomeKit Accessories

HomeKit accessories enable some pretty awesome conveniences such as turning on and off lights and locking and unlocking doors all from the comforts of your couch. However, issues can arise causing your devices to become unresponsive to Siri commands and will show “No Response” in the Home app, suddenly making your home not so smart. Here are a few good troubleshooting tips for getting a cranky HomeKit system to work.

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How to use the Home app on Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is the ultimate remote control for your smart home devices. With just a raise of your wrist and a few taps, you can turn on and off your lights, lock your doors, or set your favorite scene. You can also view a live feed of HomeKit cameras and even communicate with those that are near your camera by speaking through your watch’s microphone.

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How to Set up HomePod to Play Music When You Arrive Home

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With the arrival of iOS 13, you can now automate your HomePod to play your favorite songs as soon as you walk through the door. Setting up the automation involves using the Home App, and can be done with just a few taps. Before you begin, make sure that both your iOS device and your HomePod are running the latest software, as this will not work with any versions prior to iOS 13.

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How to Install a HomeKit Enabled Smart Light Switch

A HomeKit enabled smart light switch can be installed by almost everyone, regardless of your electrical experience. With just a few tools and materials, you can install your new switch in less than an hour, depending on your home’s wiring. In fact, the hardest part of the process may just be determining which light switch is the right one for you. Have a new switch already picked out? Here is our guide to safety get the job done.

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