Syncing Room Names and Wallpaper in HomeKit

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by Jkingsle, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. Jkingsle macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2017
    I have an extensive HomeKit setup with about 10 rooms and 50 devices. I access it on 2 iPads and 1 iPhone. The Wallpapers and names of the rooms do not sync across the devices. If I create a room, it propagates across devices, but when I add a Wallpaper or change the name it does not propagate these changes across the devices. The devices and their statuses do propagate just fine.

    I went to the Genius Bar and they looked at it and thought perhaps it was a bug, but weren't sure -- thought it might be fixed in iOS 11.

    Anyone else have any experience here with this?

  2. robnbill macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2007
    Northern VA - Fairfax Area
    We have a large number of HK devices -- Lutron, Eve, Ecobee, Schlage. We have 2 iPads and 2 iPhones running latest versions.

    Wallpaper - does not sync. I don't think it's designed to do that.
    Rooms - For us, does sync.

    If you sign out and sign back in it may resolve the issue - or not. Since your devices sync - rooms should too.
  3. gildorn macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2017
    Wallpapers do not sync.

    Rooms (and names), Favorites, device names, and device order all sync for me.
  4. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    I see the same thing - rooms, devices, automations all sync, but wallpaper does not. Hopefully they do include wallpaper as part of the syncing in the future.

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