HomeKit

HomeKit lets people securely control connected accessories in their homes using Siri or the Home app on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac. In iOS, the Home app also lets users manage and configure accessories.

An image showing an iPad, an iPhone, and an Apple Watch. Each device's screen shows the Home app with HomeKit scenes and accessories.

Your iOS, tvOS, or watchOS app can integrate with HomeKit (and by extension the Home app) to provide a custom or accessory-specific experience. For example, you can:

  • Help people set up, name, and organize their accessories
  • Enable fine-grained accessory configuration and control
  • Provide access to custom accessory features
  • Show people how to create powerful, hands-free automations
  • Provide support

Learn More

For developer guidance, see HomeKit Developer Guide and HomeKit. If you’re an MFi licensee, visit the MFi portal for guidance on naming and messaging for accessory packaging.