iOS Universal Lifestyle
Easily and securely control your smart home using your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, HomePod, Apple TV, and Mac.
• Control your HomeKit-enabled accessories individually or group them into scenes, so they work together with a single command.
◦ Supported accessories include lights, thermostats, door locks, speakers, televisions, window coverings, garage door openers, video cameras and doorbells, sensors, and more.
• Have Siri help around the house with HomePod. Ask Siri to “Lock the front door”, “Play jazz in the living room”, or say “Good night” to turn off all your lights.
• Add HomePod or other AirPlay 2-enabled speakers in the Home app to play music in any room in your house — all at the same time.
• Use HomeKit Secure Video* to recognize people, faces, pets, or vehicles. View a 10-day recording history in the Home app, share or save recordings, and get rich notifications of new activity on your Lock screen.
• Adaptive Lighting** lets you set compatible light bulbs to automatically adjust their color temperature throughout the day to help maximize comfort and productivity. Wake up in the morning to warm colors, stay alert midday with cooler tones, and wind down at night by removing blue light.
• Quickly access and control your favorite scenes and accessories in Control Center.
• Receive notifications and keep aware of important events in your home as they happen.
• Choose to share control of your home with others using their iOS devices.
• Using a HomePod, Apple TV***, or iPad as a home hub:
◦ Access and control everything while away from home.
◦ Automatically run scenes and control accessories based on your location, the time of day, a sensor detection, or the action of an accessory.
◦ Privately analyze the video from your security cameras to notify you when people, animals, or vehicles are present.
*Requires HomePod, Apple TV, or iPad set up as home hub and a 200GB or 2TB iCloud plan.
**Requires HomePod, Apple TV, or iPad set up as home hub.
***4th generation Apple TV or later.
Bug Fixes and Feature Enhancements