Avant Guard Smart Solutions

Share control of your home

Share control of your home Invite people to control your home, edit permissions for them, and allow them to control your home from anywhere ā€” all with the Home app. Before you begin To invite others to control your HomeKit accessories:
  • You and the people you invite need an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch updated to the latest version of iOS or a Mac updated to the latest version of macOS.
  • Make sure that you and the people you invite are signed in to iCloud on an iOS device or Mac, and turn on Home in iCloud Settings.
  • To invite people to control your home while you’re away and edit permissions for them, you need to set up a HomePod, Apple TV, or iPad as a home hub.* If you don’t have a home hub set up, you can only invite people when you’re home and connected to your home Wi-Fi network.
*HomePod and Apple TV aren’t available in all countries and regions. Invite someone to control your home Follow these steps for your device. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
  1. Open the Home app and tapĀ  Ā in the upper-left corner. If youĀ have multiple homes set up in the Home app, tap Home Settings, then tap the Home that you want to invite someone to.
  2. Under People, tap Invite.
  3. Enter the person’s Apple ID that they use with iCloud.
  4. Tap Send Invite.
On your Mac
  1. Open the Home app.
  2. In the menu bar, go to Edit > Edit Home. If you have multiple homes set up in the Home app, click Homes in the upper-left corner, then click the home that you want to invite someone to.
  3. Under People, click Invite.
  4. Enter the person’s Apple ID that they use with iCloud.
  5. ClickĀ Send Invite.
Accept an invitation to control a home When someone invites you to control their home, you getĀ a notification in the Home app on your iOS device or Mac. Follow the steps below to accept the invitation. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
  1. Open the Home app and tapĀ 
  2. Tap Home Settings.
  3. Tap Accept, then tap Done.
After you accept the invite, tapĀ  , thenĀ tap the name of the Home to control it. On your Mac
  1. Open the Home app and clickĀ  Home Icon Ā in the toolbar.
  2. Click 1 Invitation.
  3. Click Accept, then click Done.
After you accept the invite, clickĀ  Home Icon Ā in the toolbar,Ā then click the name of the home to control it. Allow remote access and edit permissions for users If you set up a home hub, you can manage remote access and edit permissions for people that you invite to control your home. If you don’t have a home hub set up, they can only control your accessories while they’re at your home,Ā connected to your home Wi-Fi network, and within range of your HomeKit accessories. To manage remote access and change permissions for a user, open the Home app on your iOS device or Mac and follow the steps below. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
  1. TapĀ  . If you haveĀ multiple homes, tap Home Settings, then tap a home.
  2. Under People, tap the personĀ that you want to edit permissions for,Ā then choose the following:
  • Control Accessories Remotely: Turn on to allow users to control your accessories from any location. Turn off to allow users to only control your accessories while they’re at your home.
  • Add and Edit Accessories: Turn on to allow users to add and remove accessories, scenes, automations,Ā and other users.*
  1. Tap Back, then tap Done.
On your Mac
  1. In the menu bar, go to Edit > Edit Home. If you have multiple homes, click Homes in the upper-left corner, then choose a home.
  2. Under People, click the personĀ that you want to edit permissions for,Ā then choose the following:
  • Control Accessories Remotely: Turn on to allow users to control your accessories from any location. Turn off to allow users to only control your accessories while they’re at your home.
  • Add and Edit Accessories: Turn on to allow users to add and remove accessories, scenes, automations,Ā and other users.*
  1. Click Back, then click Done.
*Shared users can’t add HomePod, Apple TV, or any AirPlay 2-compatible smart TVs or speakers to the Home app. You can only add these devices if you’re the owner of the home in the Home app. Remove a person or leave a home To stop sharing your home with someone:
  • TapĀ  . If you haveĀ multiple homes, tap Home Settings, then tap a home.
  • On Mac: Go to Edit > Edit Home. If you have multiple homes, click Homes in the upper-left corner, then click a home. Under People, click the user, then click Remove Person.
To leave a home you were invited to share:
  • On iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:Ā TapĀ  , tap Home Settings, tap the home that you want to leave, then scroll down and tap Leave Home.
  • On Mac: Go to Edit > Edit Home, then click Homes in the upper-left corner. Click the home that you want to leave, then scroll down and click Leave Home.
If you remove someone from the Home app, they might still be able to control any accessories if they had permissions to do so in a separate app for that accessory.Ā To remove those permissions, use the accessory’s app, check its manual, or contact the manufacturer. Clip source: Share control of your home – Apple Support