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Apple HomeKey Explained

Eric Welander2022-04-08
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Apple has introduced new features allowing users to unlock doors with their Apple Watch or iPhone through HomeKit. The Wallet app manages ID cards, hotel room keys, car keys, and home keys. Sharing videos adds keys to others' Apple Wallets. Apple Watch Series 4 or later can unlock doors by placing the wrist near the lock. Users can add and manage smart lock users through Apple HomeKit, but limitations include no pin code scheduling. Suggestions for improvement include sharing passes and assigning temporary pin codes. Personal testing of smart lock setups and proposed changes for better HomeKit functionality are discussed.

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Apple introduces new features for unlocking doors with Apple Watch and iPhone through HomeKit.
00:10
The Wallet app now supports managing ID cards, hotel room keys, car keys, and home keys.
Users need a smart lock compatible with Apple HomeKit and Apple Home Key standard.
Sharing a video adds the key to others' Apple Wallet.
Apple Watch Series 4 or later can unlock doors by placing the wrist near the lock.
Adding and managing users in Apple HomeKit smart locks.
03:14
Users can be added with passes in Apple Wallet, granted access to devices, and receive notifications.
Limitations include inability to assign pin codes for specific times.
Suggestions for improvements: sharing HomeKit passes with specific individuals and assigning pin codes for limited time access.
Personal testing of smart lock setup and proposed changes for better functionality in HomeKit system.