Get started with Siri
- Control your home with any of your Apple devices that support Siri1.
- Find accessories that work with the Apple HomeKit, then set them up in the Home app.
- Create scenes and automations to control multiple accessories at the same time by simply asking Siri.
- To control your HomeKit accessories remotely with Siri, you need to set up a home hub.
1. Siri availability, features, and commands vary by language, and country or region. Learn which Siri features are supported in your country or region.
Let your voice be the on/off switch
Siri knows which HomeKit accessories are set up in the Home app as well as their status. Siri identifies your accessories by their names, location, and other details that you've added to them in the Home app. And if you set up a HomePod2, Apple TV, or iPad as a home hub, you can use Siri to control your home from just about anywhere.
Turn accessories on or off
From lights to appliances, Siri can turn your HomeKit accessories on or off. Just say "Hey Siri," then say something like:
- "Turn on the lights."
- "Turn off the fan."
- "Turn on the light switch.
- "Turn on the heater."
Adjust an accessory
Siri can adjust some HomeKit accessories, like lights or a thermostat. Say "Hey Siri," then say something like:
- "Set the temperature to 68 degrees."
- "Adjust the brightness downstairs to 50%."
- "Turn the living room lights all the way up."
- "Make the lights blue in the bedroom."
Control an accessory at a certain time
Plan your day by asking Siri now to turn on accessories later. Just say "Hey Siri," then say something like:
- "Lock the front door at 8 p.m."
- "Open the living room shades at sunrise."
- "Turn off the bedroom fan at noon."
- "Turn on the outdoor lights at sunset."
Control a room or zone
If you organize your accessories by room or zone, you can control areas of your house with a single command. Say "Hey Siri," then you can say things like:
- "Turn off the lights downstairs."
- "Turn on the fan in the office."
- "Start heating the upstairs."
Control a room with HomePod
If you have a HomePod, you can control all of the HomeKit accessories in the room that it’s in with a single command. Just say "Hey Siri," then say something like:
- "Turn off the lights."
- "Turn on the fan."
- "Turn off the light switch."
Set a scene with Siri
Scenes let you control multiple accessories at the same time. And with Siri, you can set a scene with just your voice. Here are some examples:
- "Hey Siri, good night."
- "Hey Siri, I'm home."
- "Hey Siri, set my reading scene."
Check your home's status
In bed and want to know if you left the lights on downstairs? Siri knows. Just say "Hey Siri," then ask Siri something like:
- "Are the lights on downstairs?"
- "Is my garage door open?"
Control your accessories remotely3
If you have a home hub set up, you can ask Siri to control your home while you're away. Say "Hey Siri," then say something like:
- "Lock the front door."
- "Turn off the lights in my Chicago house."
- "Set the Tahoe house to 72 degrees."
- "Arm my security system."
2. HomePod isn't available in all countries and regions.
3. When you lock your device, some accessories can’t be controlled using Siri. For example, you need to unlock your device before you can use Siri to unlock your door.