Set up your HomePod, HomePod mini, Apple TV, or iPad as a home hub

With a home hub, you can control your HomeKit accessories while you're away from your home, grant access to the people you trust, and automate your accessories to do what you want, when you want.

iPad showing the home screen of the Home app.

Set up HomePod, HomePod mini, or Apple TV as a home hub

HomePod, HomePod mini, and Apple TV automatically set up as home hubs, so you can control your home even when you're not in it, and run automations right away. Just make sure that you're signed in to iCloud on your iOS device or Apple TV with the Apple ID that you used to set up your HomeKit accessories in the Home app.

HomePod, HomePod mini, and Apple TV aren't available in all countries and regions.

Set up iPad as a home hub

  1. Tap Settings > [your name] > iCloud and make sure that you're signed in to iCloud with the Apple ID that you used to set up your HomeKit accessories in the Home app.
  2. Scroll down and check that Home is turned on.
  3. Tap Settings > Home and turn on Use this iPad as a Home Hub.

To use your iPad as a home hub, it must remain in your home, powered on, and connected to your home Wi-Fi network.

If your home hub isn't working as expected

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