Apple has released a new beta of iOS/iPadOS 13.2 for developers today, and the headline features include new emoji’s and the promised ability to turn Siri recordings off. The Home App also received a couple of visual tweaks, one of the navigation bar, and one that brings the accessory grouping toggle a little more into the forefront. Let’s dive into what the new update has … Continue reading What’s New in the Home App in iOS/iPadOS 13.2 Beta 2?
Apple has released a new beta of iOS 13.2 for developers today, and while the headline feature is for its Deep Fusion camera functionality, it has brought several major changes to HomeKit. Coming in at just over 3 gb’s on iPad, this beta is available for download to registered developers and is also available for tvOS, which is somewhat of a surprise. A public beta … Continue reading What’s New in the Home App in iOS/iPadOS 13.2 Developer Beta 1?
Here’s my general overview of what has changed in iOS 13 for the Home App written for iMore. This years beta/release ride was certainly bumpy to say the least, not just for the Home app. Aside from the disaster which is sensor grouping, the Home App itself has improved with additions to the icon set which remained stagnant for years, and iOS 13.1 will only … Continue reading Home App: What’s Changed in iOS 13
iOS 13.1 developer beta 1 and the latest macOS Catalina beta have introduced a new set of iconography for various devices. These long overdue options are also animated, bringing a little life to the rather mundane Home App. Here’s a brief demonstration of the new lighting icons and animations in iOS 13.1 developer beta 1: Read our hands on for a complete recap on the … Continue reading Video: iOS 13 HomeKit Lighting Icons and Animations
Apple pretty much shocked us all today by dropping a beta for iOS 13.1, about a month before iOS 13 is most likely going to be released. The newest beta seems to be a way of providing developers and testers with a version of iOS 13 that includes some of the planned features for iOS 13 which are looking like they have been pushed back. … Continue reading What’s New in the Home App in iOS 13.1 Beta 1?
Today Apple has released the latest developer beta of iOS 13 exactly one week after the previous build. At this stage in the game we expected to see longstanding bugs squashed, but unfortunately as seen with the last few betas, this is not the case. This release not only leaves behind several visual bugs, but a new one has been introduced in the camera live … Continue reading What’s New in the Home App in iOS 13 Beta 7?
Coming in as somewhat of a surprise this week, Apple has released the latest rounds of the iOS13 beta for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. While we are getting closer to the traditional September release, iOS 13 has been pretty rough in some spots, leading us to believe that we would stay on a slower path for a while. This was not the case however, … Continue reading What’s New in the Home App in iOS 13 Developer Beta 6?
Apple has released the latest rounds of iOS13 for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV today, right at the two week mark from the previous builds. Developer beta 5 has brought with it some much needed bug fixes, cosmetic tweaks, and unfortunately, some regression with regards to automations and shortcuts. Apple’s tvOS beta update has also included a small reference to HomeKit as well. Let’s jump … Continue reading What’s New in the Home App in iOS13 Developer Beta 5?
This week, Apple has released the 4th developer betas for all of its operating systems, as well as public beta 3. In the fourth round of developer betas, we expected to see some improvements with regard to the little bugs and issues introduced in Beta 3, but unfortunately, this does not seem to be the case. In fact, we were hard pressed to find any … Continue reading What’s New in the Home App in iOS 13/macOS Catalina/WatchOS 6 Developer Beta 4?
Arriving just a day after the two week mark since the last iOS13 developer beta, today Apple has released the latest round betas for their suite of devices. In this third round of betas, we were expecting to see some further refinements within the Home App, with full blown features such as HomeKit Secure Video not being enabled to the fall. Unfortunately, developer beta 3 … Continue reading What’s New in the Home App in iOS/iPadOS 13 Developer Beta 3?