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New Design of Apple’s Home App: How to Customize It

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Apple's Home App

This Autumn, great news lies ahead for users of the iOS HomeKit Home app. Apple has redesigned it keeping in mind simple navigation and improved controls. Isn’t it the same set of things that keep players hooked to Vulkan Vegas casino? After all the complexity one undergoes in the workplace, it is natural for us to seek a hassle-free in-app experience at home and while commuting.

Now, coming back to the Home App, it was meant to allow smart home users complete control over HomeKit accessories from their Apple devices. However, it only proved tedious as users had to swipe through every room to turn off the hallway lights, adjust the temperature, turn up the music and check who is at the front door.

According to AppleInsider, the newly designed Home app now supports a growing home by granting users the right to manage large groups of devices. However, the most attractive improvement has been customization, whereby users shall now enjoy more control over the app.

Elements You Can Customise in the Home App

Users are bestowed with the following customizations:

  • Rearranging Home View
  • Rearranging individual buttons for smart devices such as lights, shades, door locks, etc.
  • Choosing a favorite color for every Scene, whereby multiple devices change state all at once
  • Picking from different wallpapers to add personality to apps

Thrilled to try each of them on your iOS 16? Let us get you started with this guide on how to customize your Home app.

Guide on How to Customise the Home View Screen

Home View is the screen where users land on opening the app. They can view all the controllable devices, arranged under Favourites and Rooms. Groups like Scenes and Cameras can also be traced here. All those who sulked before settling with the pre-arranged groups can now enjoy personalizing the Home View screen for their convenience.

How to Rearrange Sections in the Home View?

Let us begin with sections. Of course, you can reorder them by following the steps:

  1. Access your Home App on your iPhone.
  2. Open the Menu by tapping on the three dots located in the top-right corner.
  3. Click ‘Reorder Sections’.
  4. Find a list of Rooms and Groups on Home View.
  5. Can you see three horizontal lines beside a Group or a Room? Tap and drag them along with your selections to a preferred position.
  6. Click ‘Done’ once you are happy with the reordered sections.

How to Edit Tiles in the Home View?

Here are the steps to edit tiles and resize them on your iPhone’s Home App:

  1. Launch the Home app, locate three dots on top and access the Menu.
  2. Tap on the ‘Edit Home View’ and watch the tiles wiggle on the spot.
  3. Now drag and drop the tiles on the screen under the designated Rooms.
  4. You can also rearrange the tiles on Home Screen, including Scene tiles, Shortcut buttons as much as Camera tiles.
  5. Resizing the tile in mind? Simply play with the resize button when the tile is in jiggle mode by tapping on it. It will either grow small or large.

How to Hide a Device to Declutter Your Home View?

Do you have lots of rarely accessed devices overcrowding your Home View? Tidy up by hiding them. Enclosed are the steps to do so:

  1. Locate the device tile you wish to hide.
  2. Long press it to view and select the option ‘Remove from Home View’.
  3. You can always access them by visiting the Individual Room View.
  4. You can always bring it back to the Home View by long pressing the tile from the Room View and tapping on ‘Add to Home View’.

Guide on How to Customise Icons on Home App

Home Screen View is not the only aspect that can be modified. Icons can also be customized for users to quickly locate them. Let us check how to do so from the instructions in the upcoming sections.

Steps to Alter the Icons for Your Devices

Enjoy choosing from 100 new icons in the latest app version. It can be a birthday cake, a ghost emoji or a roaring fireplace to determine how your Scene will change according to your settings.

  1. Select the device you wish to change the icon of in your Home app.
  2. Long press it to trigger the ‘Accessory Details’ from the pop-up menu.
  3. Now, access its ‘Settings’ by locating the icon in the bottom-right corner.
  4. Click on the current icon and view the menu of icons.
  5. Choose the new one you like the most and tap ‘Done’ to finalize your choice.

Steps to Alter the Icon for your Scene

  1. Initiate the process by landing on the Home app.
  2. Narrow down to the Scene button you wish to change and long-press it.
  3. Then, tap the icon to view a menu of icons and colors.
  4. Choose the color and icon you love.
  5. Finish the process by tapping on ‘Done.’

A seamless and more personalized experience awaits iOS 16 device users. Launch the beta version to get a sneak peek into the updates, and do not forget to share with us your experience. Make the most of the customizations by following our instructions. Educate more Apple device users by sharing this article with them.

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