How do I enable notifications for accessories that support HomeKit? Open the Home apps!
Looking for a brief summary of what is happening on your HomeKit Home? Want to receive notifications of certain HomeKit-enabled accessories? You can do all that and more with the Home Apps!
How to monitor and adjust HomeKit Home status
You can get a brief summary of what is happening on your HomeKit Home by launching the iOS Home app and navigating to the Home tab. You will see the name of your house in big and bold letters. Underneath, you will find a number of sentences that describe the state of the accessories that your HomeKit has activated.
- Launch the Home apps.
- Tap and hold on Accessories to open the control screen.
- Tap the Settings icon.
- Tap Status.
- Switch the Include in Status option to the active position.
How to enable notifications from accessories that support your HomeKit
Some accessories that support HomeKit are perfect for offering push notifications to remind you of certain events in your home. A motion detector that is activated by HomeKit, for example, can help you monitor the movements in your backyard. It only takes a few taps to turn on notifications from supported accessories.