Here's what you need
- Set up your HomeKit accessories in the Home app.
- You can use Siri1 on any of your Apple devices to control your home. To use “Hey Siri” to control your HomeKit accessories hands-free, make sure that your device supports "Hey Siri," and is connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network.
- To use the Home app and control your home with Siri on your Mac, update your Mac to macOS Mojave or later.
- To control your HomeKit accessories remotely with Siri, you need to set up a home hub.
1. Siri availability, features, and commands varies by language, and country and 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 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."
Use HomePod to control the room it's in
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:
- "Turn off the lights in my Chicago house."
- "Turn off the fan in the living room."
- "Set the Tahoe house to 72 degrees."
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.
- Learn how to use Siri on all of your Apple devices.
- Use the Home app to manage and control your HomeKit accessories from your iOS device or Mac.
- Use Siri on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to send a video to your TV, play movies and TV shows, and control playback.
- Set up a home hub to control your HomeKit accessories remotely, grant access to the people you trust, and automate accessories.
- Invite others to control your home.
- Get notifications for your HomeKit accessories.
- Find accessories that work with Apple HomeKit.