With the release of iOS14 on iPhone and iPad, Apple’s HomeKit and the Home app have seen several changes that make the user experience better. None of the changes resulted in a significant change to HomeKit’s functionality or compatibility with more products — its most limiting factor at the moment — but rather focused on appearance and ease of access. We spent considerable time experiencing the new HomeKit experience with iOS 14 and here’s why it’s a small update with huge rewards.
Control Center access
The most apparent change is that HomeKit controls are now accessible through the Control Center. Just swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen to access the controls and turn devices on and off with a tap.