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How to adjust notifications and status for your HomeKit accessories

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How to adjust notifications and status for your HomeKit accessories

How do I enable notifications for accessories that support HomeKit? Open the Home apps!

Looking for a brief summary of what is happening on your HomeKit Home? Want to receive notifications of certain HomeKit-enabled accessories? You can do all that and more with the Home Apps!

How to monitor and adjust HomeKit Home status

You can get a brief summary of what is happening on your HomeKit Home by launching the iOS Home app and navigating to the Home tab. You will see the name of your house in big and bold letters. Underneath, you will find a number of sentences that describe the state of the accessories that your HomeKit has activated.

  1. Launch the Home apps.
  2. Tap and hold on Accessories to open the control screen.
  3. Tap the Settings icon.1
  4. Tap Status.
  5. Switch the Include in Status option to the active position.2

How to enable notifications from accessories that support your HomeKit

Some accessories that support HomeKit are perfect for offering push notifications to remind you of certain events in your home. A motion detector that is activated by HomeKit, for example, can help you monitor the movements in your backyard. It only takes a few taps to turn on notifications from supported accessories.

  1. Launch the Home Apps.
  2. Tap the Home icon.
  3. Tap the type of accessory for which you want to turn on notifications.3
  4. Tap the desired accessory.
  5. Switch to Notifications on This iPhone / iPad.
  6. Set additional options such as Time and People as needed.4

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