How to Stop A User from Controlling HomeKit Accessories Remotely on iPhone and iPad

For any personal reason, you have decided to disallow a person to control HomeKit accessories remotely on your iPhone or iPad. Head over to this straightforward guide to managing the remote access of the Homekit accessories from the Home app on your iOS device.

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For whatever reason, you want to stop a person from controlling HomeKit accessories remotely on your iPhone or iPad. Well, managing the remote access from the Home app on iOS devices is pretty simple.

Once you have disallowed the remote access of smart devices to any person, he will no longer be able to control accessories remotely and check when they are being used. Besides, he won’t get alerts from the accessories when he is not at home.

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How to Stop User from Controlling HomeKit Accessories Remotely on iPhone and iPad

How to Disallow A User to Control HomeKit Accessories Remotely on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Open the Home app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, tap on theHomePod Settings Arrow tiny arrow at the top right corner.

Step #3. Next, select the person that you want to edit permissions for.

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Step #4. Now, turn off the switch next to Allow Remote Access to stop this person from controlling accessories remotely.

Now onwards, this person will be able to control smart devices only from home.

Later, if you wished to allow any user to control the accessory remotely, simply follow all the steps mentioned above and turn on the switch in the end.

How to Stop Others from Adding/Removing Accessories or Scenes to Home App on iPhone and iPad

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There is also an option to stop others from adding/removing accessories or scenes to the Home app. To do so, jump over to this post.

That’s all there is to it!

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
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