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Take Control of Apple Home Automation by Josh Centers

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Set Up Accessories

You understand the basic gestalt of HomeKit, and you’ve chosen some accessories to start with. Now it’s time to install them and set them up.

The instructions that come with many devices tell you to download that company’s app for setup, but you may not need to—you can set up most HomeKit devices right in the Home app. In cases where the company’s own app provides more features, you can still use it later—devices you set up using Home are automatically configured in the other app.

Identify the HomeKit Code

The first step in setting up a HomeKit accessory is identifying the HomeKit ...

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