How to troubleshoot Bluetooth accessories with HomeScan

It can be very difficult to solve problems related to HomeKit equipment without the right tools. AppleInsider ctemplates a way to solve problems with Bluetooth accessories

HomeKit Insider is a new series that focuses various tips and tricks for the growth of Apple's smart home platform

be Wi -Fi or Bluetooth. Bluetooth can be the most problematic of the two because there is a clear limitati the range compared to Wi-Fi that works from anywhere in your home. As your HomeKit collecti grows, it can be difficult to resolve issues that arise.

To solve these problems, we will use a new applicati that has just started the App Store – HomeScan.


In its simplest form, HomeScan shows nothing more than the signal strength of each Bluetooth device cnected to your phe. Developer Aar Pearce has added a lot of subtleties that make it extremely cvenient to place and troubleshoot your HomeKit Bluetooth accessories.

When the applicati is launched, it displays the live signal strength for all Bluetooth signals relative to your device. It can be a little intimidating at first, as the list literally ctains all the devices, including n-HomeKit devices, and even several that simply appear as "no name".

A small filter ic in the top right corner allows you to go between all devices or ly HomeKit devices. For us, many devices were HomeKit devices were not designated as such. Pearce says it's because …

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