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How to Add Vivitar Smart Outlet to HomeKit

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Link your Vivitar device to your Apple Homekit.
Before We Begin:
  • You will need your Vivitar account credentials.
  • You should already have your Vivitar device installed and set up within the Vivitar account.
  • You will need a mobile device with Apple HomeKit installed.

At this time, Apple has closed its HomeKit ecosystem and will not allow Android devices to work with it. If support for Apple HomeKit is added to Android in the future, this guide will be updated.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Link your Vivitar device to your Apple Homekit.
Before We Begin:
  • You will need your Vivitar account credentials.
  • You should already have your Vivitar device installed and set up within the Vivitar account.
  • You will need a mobile device with Apple HomeKit installed.

At this time, Apple has closed its HomeKit ecosystem and will not allow Android devices to work with it. If support for Apple HomeKit is added to Android in the future, this guide will be updated.

Vivitar

To add a new accessory or device to your HomeKit setup:

  1. Open the Home app.
    HomeKit Icon
  2. Choose Add Accessory, or tap the symbol.
  3. If you are asked to add an accessory, tap Allow.
  4. Use a camera to take a picture of the HomeKit code or QR code on the accessory or documentation.
    HomeKit auto-add device logo example
  5. If you have an iPhone 7 or later, and see the the below symbol instead, just hold your phone next to the accessory for a few moments.
    HomeKit NFC Logo
  6. 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.
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  7. Tap Done when you've got all the information entered.
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