How to Enable Others to Use Your HomeKit

Innovation has made plenty of things very simple for us. Have you ever thought of turning your iPhone into a remote for controlling your smart home? Sounds insane, right? Apple Homekit has changed the vision and transformed fantasy into reality with its introduction.

 

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Apple’s HomeKit is a software used to control your smart-home appliances. It all works with a voice command or the application built to control automatic actions. For instance, one can give a command to turn on the air conditioner and the mood lights before entering the home after a hectic day at work. Thinking of it will make most of us excited to get our hands on the same.

HomeKit also offers you a lot of features that will make your life easy. You can offer access to different users for controlling the appliances, by sending invites for the same. You can likewise turn on notifications to stay informed about the activities going around your home.

Try not to stress! This may sound befuddling at present. However, everything will begin falling at its place once you go through the guide on using the same. So, let us begin!

How to Invite Other Users to use Your HomeKit?

iOS and iPadOS

The steps to invite and enable other users to use your HomeKit on iOS and iPadOS are:

  1. Download and launch the ‘Home’ app on your Apple device.
  2. Click on the ‘Home’ icon on the top-left corner of the screen.
  3. A pop-up window will open. Hit the ‘Invite’ button.
  4. Enter the name of the person you’d like to give access to.
  5. Once you enter the name, click on the ‘Send Invite’ button on the top-right.

macOS Big Sur

The steps to invite and enable other users to use your HomeKit on macOS Big Sur are:

  1. Go to the ‘Home’ application.
  2. Click on the ‘Home’ icon on the top-left.
  3. A pop-up menu will open. Select ‘Home Settings.’
  4. Hit the ‘Invite People’ option.
  5. Enter the name of the person you want to invite.
  6. Tap the ‘Send Invite’ button.

How to Set Permissions for Other Users?

Being the controller of the HomeKit appliances, you can set permissions for other users.

iOS, iPadOS, and macOS Big Sur

The steps to set permissions for other users on your iOS, iPadOS, and macOS Big Sur are:

  1. Go to the ‘Home’ application.
  2. Click on the ‘Home’ icon on the top-left.
  3. Click on the profile of the person you want to set permissions.
  4. Turn on the slider for ‘Add and Edit Accessories.’ This option will enable you to add or edit the accessories they can control.
  5. Click on the ‘Control Accessories Remotely’ option.
  6. Turn on the slider for ‘Control Accessories Remotely.’ This setting enables the users to control the accessories while they’re away.

Apart from controlling your HomeKit and giving out access to other users for the same, you can also choose to receive notifications. Want to receive notifications from your HomeKit-enabled accessories? Read further to know more.

How to Monitor the Activities of Your HomeKit Home?

The steps to monitor the activities of your home with the help of the ‘Home’ app are:

  1. Go to the ‘Home’ app.
  2. Press and hold on the accessory for which you want to see the controls.
  3. Click on the ‘Settings’ icon on the control screen.
  4. Locate the ‘Status’ option in the next window and click on the same.
  5. Turn the slider on for ‘Include in Status.’

Turn on the Notifications From your HomeKit-Based Accessories

The steps to enable the notifications from your HomeKit are:

  1. Go to the ‘Home’ app.
  2. Click on the ‘Home’ icon on the top-left corner.
  3. Select the accessory type/category from the list for which you want to enable the notifications.
  4. Select the accessory name.
  5. Turn the slider on for ‘Notifications on this iPhone/iPad.’
  6. You can set further settings- for instance, time and people, if required.

HomeKit home is an extraordinary method to control the smart appliances of your home, alongside checking the status of them. Innovation has made it possible and the remote lies in your pocket as an Apple device. Downloading an application and linking your device to the appliances will no longer remain a burden to roam around and check.

I am Alessia Martine. I’m a software engineer living in Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315. I am a fan of technology, web development, and programming. My passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet, and new media. I write for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

Source: https://publicblogs.co.uk/how-to-enable-others-to-use-your-homekit/

Published by Alessia Martine

Alessia Martine is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet, and new media.

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