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Questions tagged [apple-homekit]

For questions about the Apple HomeKit home automation system, accessories compatible with the system and controllers for the HomeKit framework. This tag may also be used for questions about any HomeKit APIs/development tools.

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How would I make a wifi alarm clock? [closed]

I was just wondering how I would create a completely custom wifi alarm clock, what are the things I would need in terms of IoT? I would want to control it via a custom built ios app. I am trying to ...
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Ikea TRÅDFRI gateway

I’m looking into the ikea TRÅDFRI to use with my HomeKit setup but keep reading the gateway requires internet access. What does it need the internet for? Does it need an external service?
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Controlling one device using Alexa and Siri at the same time?

Can I have one device set up with HomeKit and Alexa at the same time e.g. a motion sensor, or a smart plug? I must stress I am asking whether it is possible to set up the device with the two services ...
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Can't connect IKEA TRÅDFRI driver to TRÅDFRI app

I have a 30W TRÅDFRI driver for the kitchen top lights, and I want to control them with a TRÅDFRI dimmer. That works like a charm. What doesn't work, is to add the TRÅDFRI driver to the TRÅDFRI app ...
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Connecting air conditioner to Apple's HomeKit

I'm planning to connect my air conditioner to Apple's HomeKit app. At first I searched for ways to do it, but I couldn't find a solution that would work for that project. As I've found, Apple ...
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Ambient lighting with IKEA Tradfri and Apple HomeKit

I have the IKEA full color spectrum smart bulbs and I'm very happy with them. Technically they are regular zigbee bulbs. Today I control them with homekit, see "Today." What I want is to use the ...
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Ceiling fans - Can I use a smart switch to control a dumb fan?

There are a handful of "smart ceiling fans" available that are really expensive (up to $500). Is there an easy way to just add a smart wall switch with a cheap dumb ceiling fan to get the same ...
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Do Belkin Wemo switches integrate with Apple HomeKit?

In March of 2016, Belkin announced that they would not be supporting Apple HomeKit any time in the near future. This meant that integration was basically impossible across Apple devices. However, ...
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Lyric T5 does not respond to commands via Apple Homekit [closed]

I have a friend who has a Lyric T5 Wi-Fi thermostat which he was controlling from his iPhone via Apple Homekit. Recently, all commands from his phone stopped reaching his device, demonstrating that ...