remote control of your devices away from home
Use an Apple TV to talk to your devices from a remote location – or you can use an iPad instead
t’s kind of cool to relax on the sofa while you tell Siri to dim your lights or adjust your heating.
However, you can use Home to control your smart devices while you’re away from home, too.
The central piece in this jigsaw puzzle is Apple TV (third- or fourthgeneration models only). If your iPhone and Apple TV are both signed in to your iCloud account, your iPhone can control your lights and other devices from pretty much anywhere in the world – at least, wherever you can get online.
Of course, not everyone wants to buy an Apple TV just for that, so Apple has added another new feature to iOS 10 that it hasn’t talked about very much so far. You can actually use an iPad that’s capable of running iOS 10 to provide remote control of your HomeKit devices. The iPad needs to stay at home and be online and powered to be used for this, but at least this saves the extra expense of an Apple TV. This feature is enabled in Settings > Home > Use this iPad as a Home Hub.