Apple acknowledges severity of HomeKit bugs with iOS 16.2

Apple acknowledges severity of HomeKit bugs with iOS 16.2

A few weeks ago, Apple propelled iOS 16.2 to the fore. This new iOS update arrived with many new features, all described here in our columns. The most notable are: new Freeform app, end-to-end encryption for notes, messages and photos on iCloud, Stage Manager on iPad and HomeKit compatibility with the new Matter home automation standard.

And precisely, concerning this last addition, not everything seems to work as Apple would like.

HomeKit derails under iOS 16.2

Many of you have mentioned it to us, the iOS 16.2 update is the cause of serious malfunctions in the HomeKit system. Some perfectly functional connected accessories under iOS 16.1 are become unusable under iO 16.2HomeKit control scenes also became unusable after update, among many others similar disturbances.

And if sometimes, during an update of the iPhone software, bugs affect a handful of users, in the case of iOS 16.2 and HomeKit, the problem seems sufficiently widespread and above all serious enough, for Apple to react without be prayed for. The Californian firm has on the one hand, a few days ago, rolled back the HomeKit architecture update brought by iOS 16.2. On the other hand, internally, as reported by Sami Fathi from MacRumors, the red alert would have been given: the HomeKit update would have joined the list of major problems to be solved as soon as possible. And as the source points out, this is a procedure rarely employed by the Cupertino company for software…

We hope to see everything back to normal as soon as possible regarding HomeKit.

Friends and friends HomeKit users, what is it currently on your side? What problems did the iOS 16.2 update bring? How is your HomeKit installation working so far?

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By: Keleops AG