Automate a scene in Home on iPhone
In the Home app , you can automate scenes based on the time of day, your location, the activation of a sensor, or the action of an accessory.
Create an automation
Tap the Automation tab.
Tap Create New Automation, then choose one of the following automation triggers:
When arriving or leaving a location: Tap People Arrive or People Leave, tap Location, then choose a location. Tap Time to specify when the automation works—during the day, at night, or at times that you set.
At a time of day: Tap A Time of Day Occurs, then choose when you want this automation to run.
If you choose Sunset or Sunrise, times vary as the season changes.
You can also set an automation to only occur after sunset, which is useful for turning on lights just when they’re needed.
When an accessory changes: Tap An Accessory is Controlled, select an accessory, tap Next, then follow the onscreen instructions.
You might use this, for example, to run a scene when you unlock the front door.
A sensor detects something: Tap A Sensor Detects Something, select an accessory, tap Next, then follow the onscreen instructions.
You might use this, for example, to turn on lights in a stairway when motion is detected nearby.
To disable an automation, tap the Automation tab, tap the automation, then turn off Enable This Automation.
Add a Siri shortcut
To make your automation even more efficient, add a Siri Shortcut to it.
When choosing accessories to control with an automation, swipe up, then tap Add a Shortcut.
Tap , then choose a shortcut.
See the Shortcuts User Guide.