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How to Factory Reset HomeKit with an iPhone or iPad

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Introduction

If you're moving, or otherwise looking to reset your Apple Home setup because of major changes, this guide will walk you through removing your home from Apple HomeKit.

Apple Home Icon

1 Remove Home (Factory Reset)

  1. Open the Home app.
    Apple Home Icon

  2. Tap the Invite icon in the upper left corner.
    Invite Icon

  3. Scroll to the bottom, and select Remove Home.
    Home Invite with remove home highlighted

2 Reset Accessories

You might need to reset each of your accessories if you intend to give them to someone else or move them to a new home. Apple HomeKit does not have the ability to reset each device.

To reset your accessory, look for a button on the accessory, check the manual, or take a look at one of our guides.

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If you're moving, or otherwise looking to reset your Apple Home setup because of major changes, this guide will walk you through removing your home from Apple HomeKit.

Apple Home Icon

  1. Open the Home app.
    Apple Home Icon

  2. Tap the Invite icon in the upper left corner.
    Invite Icon

  3. Scroll to the bottom, and select Remove Home.
    Home Invite with remove home highlighted

You might need to reset each of your accessories if you intend to give them to someone else or move them to a new home. Apple HomeKit does not have the ability to reset each device.

To reset your accessory, look for a button on the accessory, check the manual, or take a look at one of our guides.