Control accessories with Home on iPad
Use the Home app to control accessories in your home.
Control an accessory
Tap the Home or Rooms tab, then tap the button for the accessory—a light, for example—to quickly turn the accessory on or off, or touch and hold the button until controls appear.
The available controls depend on the type of accessory. For example, with some lightbulbs, there are controls for changing colors. With your smart TV, you can choose an input source. You can also control accessories using Control Center.
Edit home accessories
To edit accessory settings, touch and hold the accessory’s button, swipe up on the screen or tap , then do any of the following:
Rename an accessory: Tap to delete the old name, then type a new one.
Change an accessory’s icon: Tap the icon next to the accessory’s name, then select a new icon. If you don’t get a choice of other icons, it means the icon can’t be changed for this accessory.
You can control multiple accessories with the tap of a button by grouping them.
Touch and hold an accessory, swipe up on the screen or tap , then tap Group with Other Accessories.
Tap the accessory you want to group with this accessory—another light in the room, for example.
In the Group Name field, type a name for the group.
If you want the group to appear in the Home tab, turn on Include in Favorites.