Using your iPhone for a smart home remote just keeps getting better and better. Apple has consistently improved its HomeKit platform since the Home app came out, adding new features, tweaks, and refinements to the system with each update. And iOS 14 continues this trend with a few changes to help make your home even smarter and easier to use.
While not a complete overhaul, the Home app in iOS 14 has a few interface changes to make it easier to navigate between rooms and get an overview of the status of your devices. Features like suggested automations and adaptive lighting can help power up your smart home, and HomeKit Secure Video makes notifications smarter and more useful.
Prior to iOS 14, jumping to a specific room in your house required going over to the “Rooms” tab, tapping a button to bring up a list of rooms, then tapping the room you want. In iOS 14, the rooms list has been integrated into the Home icon in the upper left….