HomeKit What device triggers an automation

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by dcaccount, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. dcaccount macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2013
    I have created and automation and I have two iPhones (job1 and job2) with the same Apple ID three ore with the same automation under HomeKit.

    My doubt if following, is there a way to choose what device trigges the automation?

    Otherwise once the condition that triggers the action is set, the automation is triggered twice.

    Thanks for helping, dan
  2. BlankStar macrumors 6502


    Aug 13, 2004
    Settings > Apple ID (your own name at the top) > iCloud > Share My Location (at the bottom) > From "this device". Tap the "from" to choose your device that determines your location. That device will also be used in HomeKit.

    My iPhone is in Dutch so I translated myself, might be slightly different.
  3. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    I’m probably misunderstanding you but once an automation is triggered it’s done anyway. Even if it was a thing if you tell it to do the same thing twice nothing is really going to happen.

    Keep in mind automations are a single action. So for example it sets the thermostat to 72 and turns on the foyer light on arrival. To undo that is a separate leave automation.

    But like mentioned you are linked to your AppleID and you pick which device you use. It’s not much different than having an iPhone and iPad which many people do.

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