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

    Oct 7, 2013
    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


    Jun 6, 2010
    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


    Aug 24, 2016
    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

    Cosmo M3

    Sep 4, 2010
    My 9.7 iPad Pro stays at home to take care of the home automation
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Do not control my lighting but use my phone and iPad to control 3 thermostats and Sonos sound system.
  6. bensisko macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2002
    The Village
    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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