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Create home automation with the Home app

Automatically turn off all the lights when you leave, turn them on when motion is detected, or run a scene when you unlock your front door. With the Home app, you can automate your accessories and scenes to do what you want, when you want.

Automate accessories at a certain time

On your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch:

  • In the Automation tab, tap         .

  • Tap A Time of Day Occurs, then choose a time and day. Tap People to have the automation occur at a certain time when someone is home.

  • Select scenes and accessories to automate, then tap Next.

  • To adjust an accessory, press and hold it.

  • Tap Done.

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Automate accessories based on who's home
  • Tap the Automation tab, then tap         . 

  • Choose if you want the automation to occur when People Arrive or People Leave your home. To choose a specific person to start the automation, tap         .         You can also choose a location and time for the automation.

  • Select scenes and accessories to automate, then tap Next.

  • To adjust an accessory, press and hold it.

  • Tap Done.

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Automate accessories based on triggers

On your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch:

  • In the Home app, tap the Automation tab, then tap Create new Automation or          .

  • To start an automation when an accessory turns on or off, tap An Accessory is Controlled. Or tap A Sensor Detects Something.

  • Select the accessory that starts the automation, then tap Next.

  • Choose the action that triggers the automation, like if it turns on or opens, then tap Next.

  • Select accessories and scenes that react to the action, then tap Next.

  • To adjust an accessory, press and hold it.

  • Tap Done.

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Turn off or delete an automation
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  • Open the Home app on your iOS device or Mac and go to the Automation tab.

  • Tap or click the automation.

  • Turn Enable This Automation on or off.

Tap Turn Off to choose an amount of time to turn off accessories in an automation. For example, if you create an automation that turns on the lights when you arrive home, you can have the lights turn off after an hour.

To delete an automation, tap or click the automation, then scroll to the bottom and tap or click Delete Automation. On your iOS device, you can also swipe left over the automation and tap Delete.

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