How to show HomeKit accessories as separate tiles

The HomeKit how-to guide is a series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home app and HomeKit framework. In Episode 6, I will show you how to show HomeKit accessories as separate tiles.

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iOS 13 brought changes to the Home app and how it displayed HomeKit devices that had more than one purpose. So for instance, the Philips Hue motion sensor also as a Lux and temperature sensors. In iOS 12 it would show these as 3 separate tiles. However, now in iOS 13 by default they are all in one time. Thankfully, there is an easy way to separate those devices like they were in iOS 12.

How to split HomeKit accessories in the Home app

Time needed: 2 minutes.

splitting HomeKit accessories in the Home app is simple, heres how

  1. Launch the Home app on your iOS device

  2. Tap on Rooms on the bottom menu bar

  3. Navigate to the room that the accessory is in

  4. 3D Touch an Accessory you’d like to separate

  5. Press on the Settings Icon or scroll down to settings

  6. Tap on “Show as Separate Tiles”

So that’s it, your HomeKit accessories will now show all the relevant purposes. Don’t forget to subscribe for more information on HomeKit support or checkout the HomeKit guides. If you have a question or a comment, then leave it below. You can also follow us on TwitterFacebookYouTube and Instagram.

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Jon Ratcliffe
I have a huge passion for technology having worked in the sector for over 18 years in a variety of roles. I write for active JR covering wearables and smart home My reviews and information will talk about how the product works in reality and not just what the marketing departments want you to think.

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