HomeKit No option for HomeKit in setting


RWil85

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Thanks ! I don’t see option to connect to Apple TV as hub or share with my wife the HomeKit .... how do I do that ?
Sharing is accomplished through sending an invite from within the Home app. Click the arrow on the top left of the Home app’s home screen and the option to “Invite...” should be right in the middle of the setting screen that comes up.

See..

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207057

..for all info pertaining to getting the Apple
TV set up as a hub.
 

RWil85

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That’s my issue cannot get to come g to hub in any way

I’ve always followed this..



..and it has always worked.

If not, Apple provides this..



Can’t imagine it still not working if you’ve been sure to double-check both of those lists item for item.
 

ansabakhan

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when I restart my iPhone it gets connected to the HUB (iPad) and says Apple TV Hub in Standby but after couple of minutes it loses the Hub connections and says disconnected :( ...canot sems to figure out what the issue is...

also when i send invitation to my wife... she is not getting any invitation to join My Home on her phone..

HELP !!!
 

RWil85

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when I restart my iPhone it gets connected to the HUB (iPad) and says Apple TV Hub in Standby but after couple of minutes it loses the Hub connections and says disconnected :( ...canot sems to figure out what the issue is...

also when i send invitation to my wife... she is not getting any invitation to join My Home on her phone..

HELP !!!
Only thing I can possibly think of is that you are letting the items go to sleep.

I’m under the impression that for HomeKit to work reliably - you have to have your hubs remain “awake” all of the time.

That being said - I’ve never used the iPad as a hub - but, do have 3 Apple TVs set to never sleep and they seem to handoff things nicely to each other whenever need be.
 

ansabakhan

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Having too many iPad and iPhones can be a problem ? I have over dozen I devices some are on iOS 9.3.3 can this matter in any way ? It’s been days since I am trying to fix this issue
 

wesley96

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Having too many iPad and iPhones can be a problem ? I have over dozen I devices some are on iOS 9.3.3 can this matter in any way ? It’s been days since I am trying to fix this issue
In my case, an old iPad mini 1st gen running iOS 9.3.3 did slow the whole HomeKit functions in the house, but only if I tried to interact with HK on the device. When in doubt, try turning all the iOS devices except one and try to resolve the issue first.

When the HomeKit Hub function is enabled on the Apple TV, it should go into standby (not sleep) after a period of time and still have the hub functionality enabled, so long as the standby/sleep settings are not fiddled with.
 

ansabakhan

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In my case, an old iPad mini 1st gen running iOS 9.3.3 did slow the whole HomeKit functions in the house, but only if I tried to interact with HK on the device. When in doubt, try turning all the iOS devices except one and try to resolve the issue first.

When the HomeKit Hub function is enabled on the Apple TV, it should go into standby (not sleep) after a period of time and still have the hub functionality enabled, so long as the standby/sleep settings are not fiddled with.
I still have not resolved this.... my issue is that HUB shows always not connected on iPhone where on Apple TV it shows its connected to the Home ? really lost
 

The JTizzle

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I still have not resolved this.... my issue is that HUB shows always not connected on iPhone where on Apple TV it shows its connected to the Home ? really lost

All your hubs will sleep but one. You don't even need a hub to use HomeKit, Hubs are just for remote access. I attached a screen shot to show our places hub setup.
IMG_400B7FF2AD10-1.jpeg
 

wesley96

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You don't even need a hub to use HomeKit, Hubs are just for remote access.
Well, that and setting up automations from the Home app.

Anyways, I wonder if the OP is still getting "Disconnected" instead of "Standby"? If it's the former it won't become active on as-needed basis like the latter.