HomePass is an app that allows users to easily store and manage all the setup codes for their HomeKit accessories. Since its introduction in 2018, the app has been updated multiple times with new features. Now, with its latest update, HomePass for HomeKit also allows users to store Matter accessory setup codes.
HomePass is now ready for Matter
For those unfamiliar, the new Matter standard is supported by companies like Apple, Amazon, and Google to make smart home devices interoperable across multiple platforms. This is a significant update, as it means accessory manufacturers no longer need to individually adopt each smart home platform, such as HomeKit, Alexa, and Google Home.
Matter already includes support for the most common categories of smart home accessories: lighting and electrical, HVAC controls, shades and shades, security sensors, door locks, and media devices including TVs, controllers, and bridges.
On Apple devices, support for the Matter standard was introduced with iOS 16.1. And to ensure iOS and macOS users can continue to take advantage of HomePass, the app was updated Thursday with support for Matter accessory setup codes. According to the 1.9.17 release notes, the app now allows users to scan and store “all types of Matter codes.”
We hear you, it’s important, so we’re adding Matter support to HomePass!
New in this update is the ability to scan and store all types of Matter, QR, NFC, or text codes.
HomePass for HomeKit also offers support for custom accessories, dark mode, and a simple backup tool for user codes. The app is available on the App Store for $2.99 as a one-time purchase. It works with iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch.
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