All iPads Who has a 'Home' iPad used to control music, lights and other smart devices?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by tassyk, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. tassyk macrumors newbie

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    I'm interested in using an iPad as a 'home' control centre and looking for folks who have done it who could provide app recommendations, installation mounting products/hacks/photos and best location in the home suggestions
     
  2. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    I use the Home app on any of my devices to control elements of my apartment. Light bulbs, a thermostat and blinds so far. As far as location goes. Just leave it anywhere u want, surely the joy/simplicity of being able to just pick up the iPad to use it is better than having it attached to a wall?
     
  3. pedrowerner macrumors regular

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    I just use my watch ️ to control airplay, Apple TV, lights and is the nearest Hey Siri device which works most of the times pretty well.
     
  4. Cosmo M3 macrumors regular

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    My 9.7 iPad Pro stays at home to take care of the home automation
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

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    Do not control my lighting but use my phone and iPad to control 3 thermostats and Sonos sound system.
     
  6. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    Yes and no.
    To be honest, most of my day-to-day home automation interface is done via the Amazon Echo. I also have the automation apps on my various devices.

    I do have one iPad mini that's specifically used to control the various home automation, along with media control (music, Apple TV, etc). Right now, it's on a 12 South HiRise on a table in front of my TV.

    I use the individual apps (I.e. The Philips hue app) instead of Apple's Home control app - I tried it but it was kind of disappointing.
     

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