How to share HomeKit access on iPhone

Whether you've just started using the Apple smart home system or have been using it for a while but you never need to allow others to access it, follow the steps to share Access to HomeKit on iPhone.

Share HomeKit access on iPhone
Share HomeKit access on iPhone

Apple Homekit

HomeKit is a smart, safe, and comfortable smart home platform, but it may not be suitable for friends and family who visit frequently to control things like lights, fans, locks, etc. If they don't have access to digital controls via iPhone or HomePod.

Keep in mind when you're about to give someone else access to HomeKit that it's all or nothing, so they can "check attachments, see when they're being used and get notifications about them". You can always remove anyone as they see fit, but especially if you have HomeKit accessories like padlocks and connected garage doors, knowing that they'll have full access can be an important consideration.

How to share HomeKit access on iPhone

  1. On iPhone (or iPad) head to the Home app
  2. Tap the Home icon in the top left corner
  3. Under the People section, tap Invite
  4. Enter a contact or someone's phone number or email, then tap Send Invite in the top right corner

HomeKit access on iPhone
HomeKit access on iPhone

How to accept a HomeKit invitation on iPhone

  1. Tap the notification that HomeKit access was shared with you
  2. Tap Accept
  3. If there is a HomePod in the home, you can choose to enable it to recognize your voice
  4. You can also choose to enable personal requests

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