Any way to turn off SCENE in HomeKit using Siri?

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by fredericroumi, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. fredericroumi macrumors member

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    #1
    So I installed a bunch of Lutron Caseta dimmers in my home (they work amazingly!) and set them up in the HomeKit app (created rooms, scenes, groups, etc).

    I am able to say "Siri turn on Bedtime Scene" and it works perfectly (turns off some lights, dims others and turns on others). But for some reason when I tell Siri to "turn off Bedtime Scene" it does not understand.

    Anyone have this issue? Is there a workaround?

    Thank you for your help!!!
     
  2. MacUserUK macrumors member

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    #2
    Just create a scene which switches off the lights. Then "Hey Siri, [**name of the scene**] such as Kitchen lights off"
     
  3. allenvanhellen macrumors regular

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    #3
    Can’t you just ask Siri to turn off the lights?
     
  4. cynics macrumors G4

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    #4
    A scene needs to be followed by another scene like in a play which is likely why Apple used the word.

    You can do it manually but things can get unpredictable. For example what would happen if you had scene to set the temp to 70 degrees what does it do if you turn off the scene? Turn off the heat, revert to previous temp, resume a schedule?
     
  5. parseckadet macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, think of scenes as being more like pressing a stateless button. You can press the button as many times as you want, and the exact same things will happen every time. But there is no "on" or "off" state like there would be with a switch. So you need to create a separate scene which is effectively the inverse of your bedtime scene with a different name.
     

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