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Connect Sylvania Smart+ Devices to Apple HomeKit

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Introduction

Apple HomeKit is a system that lets you control your smart home devices all in one place.
Sylvania offers both Zigbee and Bluetooth lights, switches, plugs and other devices, all of which can be connected to and controlled via Apple HomeKit on your iOS devices.
This guide will walk you through adding any of these Sylvania devices to Apple HomeKit, allowing you to use Siri and your other iOS devices to control your smart home to meet your needs.
Before You Begin:
HomeKit Setup
You must have HomeKit set up in the first place.
Sylvania and Apple HomeKit

1 Add Sylvania Smart+ Device to Apple HomeKit

Apple HomeKit refers to any device being added as an 'Accessory'.
  1. On your iPad or iPhone, open the Home app, then select Add Accessory.
    Apple HomeKit.
    HomeKit welcome screen with Add Accessory highlighted.
  2. Your Sylvania Smart+ light, plug, switch, or sensor will have a setup code either on the device itself, its exterior packaging, or within the provided documentation. The Home app will urge you to scan it now.
    There are a few different types of setup code currently available for Apple HomeKit enabled products.
    Simple Setup Code

    You'll find this either on the box your accessory came in, or on the back or side of the device itself.

    HomeKit auto-add device logo example
    Advanced Setup Code

    Advanced Setup CodeSome devices require further information, and that's provided through a more complex-looking, machine readable code, called a QR code. This provides the extra setup information your iOS device needs, but keeps the process just as simple as pointing the camera at it.

    Proximity Scanning

    Proximity Scan SymbolSome devices have a small radio-activated chip in them, instead. This provides a wealth of handshake and setup information with even less work for you. Simply hold your phone or tablet next to the device, and it will be detected and setup instantly.

  3. You'll be asked to enter the details about the device, such as what room the device is in, the name you want to give it. Enter this information so it's easier to find in the future.
    Accessory information.

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Apple HomeKit is a system that lets you control your smart home devices all in one place.
Sylvania offers both Zigbee and Bluetooth lights, switches, plugs and other devices, all of which can be connected to and controlled via Apple HomeKit on your iOS devices.
This guide will walk you through adding any of these Sylvania devices to Apple HomeKit, allowing you to use Siri and your other iOS devices to control your smart home to meet your needs.
Before You Begin:
HomeKit Setup
You must have HomeKit set up in the first place.
Sylvania and Apple HomeKit
Apple HomeKit refers to any device being added as an 'Accessory'.
  1. On your iPad or iPhone, open the Home app, then select Add Accessory.
    Apple HomeKit.
    HomeKit welcome screen with Add Accessory highlighted.
  2. Your Sylvania Smart+ light, plug, switch, or sensor will have a setup code either on the device itself, its exterior packaging, or within the provided documentation. The Home app will urge you to scan it now.
    There are a few different types of setup code currently available for Apple HomeKit enabled products.
    Simple Setup Code

    You'll find this either on the box your accessory came in, or on the back or side of the device itself.

    HomeKit auto-add device logo example
    Advanced Setup Code

    Advanced Setup CodeSome devices require further information, and that's provided through a more complex-looking, machine readable code, called a QR code. This provides the extra setup information your iOS device needs, but keeps the process just as simple as pointing the camera at it.

    Proximity Scanning

    Proximity Scan SymbolSome devices have a small radio-activated chip in them, instead. This provides a wealth of handshake and setup information with even less work for you. Simply hold your phone or tablet next to the device, and it will be detected and setup instantly.

  3. You'll be asked to enter the details about the device, such as what room the device is in, the name you want to give it. Enter this information so it's easier to find in the future.
    Accessory information.