Apple publishes iOS 16.2 HomeKit troubleshooting guide

Apple today uploaded a new support document telling users what to do if their HomeKit isn’t working with iOS 16.2.

iOS 16.2 Home Kit

On an iPad or iPhone running iOS 16.2, Apple says users may not be able to accept an invitation or access a home in the Home app. In this case, it is recommended that users choose the ‘Remove home’ option for homes that do not have connected devices. For homes with accessories, users must contact Apple Support for assistance.

After deleting a home with no connected devices, the homeowner’s and invited users’ devices must be rebooted, including the HomePod and Apple TV devices. Pending invites must be deleted and then re-invited to manage a home.

There have been issues with the introduction of a new architecture in iOS 16.2. Some concerns include missing devices, HomeKit accessories stuck in ‘configure’ or ‘update’, and broken secure video.

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