HomeKit Hey Siri turn on this on for 5 minutes

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by laszlo182, Oct 22, 2018.

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  1. laszlo182 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Is there a way to tell Siri or have a scene that turns on the specified appliance (outlet) for specified amount of time and then turns it off? Not an automation just turning it on whenever you decide and then automatically turning it off.

    I can see this being useful in many scenarios. Does anyone know why this isn’t available even when you have a home hub?
     
  2. Fabian90 macrumors regular

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    #2
    This could be possible with the shortcuts app
     
  3. d.steve macrumors regular

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    Only for a min or two in the background. The “wait” function won’t work for much longer than that, apparently, unless the shortcuts app is the active app.
     
  4. Fabian90 macrumors regular

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    #4
    and if you set a timer and the action gets started when the timer ends?
     
  5. d.steve macrumors regular

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    #5
    Yeah, at its simplest, it's really really simple. Turn on flashlight. wait x seconds. Turn off flashlight.

    You can also make it so it asks you how long, you enter in how long, and have it wait what you enter.

    flashlight.jpg

    Oops. I mixed my threads. You can have it run a HomeKit scene instead.
     

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