Before you begin:
- Your iOS device must be connected to the same Wi-Fi as your Wemo Mini to do the initial connection with the Apple Home app.
- Determine if you have 1st or 2nd gen Wemo Mini. Does your Wemo Mini have a HomeKit code sticker on the back?
- No - 1st gen
- Yes - 2nd gen
|1st Gen||2nd Gen|
|Do I need the latest Wemo App?||Yes, the Wemo App is required for initial setup.||Optional, if you will be using the Apple Home app to manage your Wemo Mini. However, in order to receive firmware updates, the Wemo App is required.|
|Do I need to download the latest Apple Home app?||Yes, required if you will be using the Apple Home app to manage the Wemo Mini.||Yes, required if you will be using the Apple Home app to manage the Wemo Mini.|
|Do I need to enable Home Data permission for the Wemo App?||Yes, required for the Apple Home app. To know how, click here.||Yes, required for the Apple Home app. To know how, click here.|
|Can I use the Apple Home app to do the initial setup?||No. You must use the Wemo App first to set it up and then you can connect it to the Apple Home app. To set it up first, click here.||Yes. You can add it as an accessory. This will include setup and connecting it to the Apple Home app.|
|Do I need a firmware update that supports Apple HomeKit?||Yes. Your Wemo Mini should have a firmware version of 2.00.11143 or later. The Wemo App will prompt you if you need a firmware update.||No. The 2nd gen Wemo Mini supports Apple HomeKit right out of the box.|
Connecting the Wemo Mini with the Apple Home app
These steps apply to both 1st and 2nd gen Wemo Mini.
Step 3: Tap Apple Home app.
If you have more Wemo Mini to add, just go back to the Wemo App and tap Connect for the remaining Wemo Mini and repeat the steps.
NOTE: Before setting up the Wemo Mini, make sure that the HomeKit Accessory Protocol (HAP) is still enabled. You'll know that this is still enabled because the Wemo Wi-Fi name or Wemo ID shows up under SET UP NEW DEVICE... section on the Wi-Fi settings. HAP is only active for 15 minutes. If it's no longer active, you may have to restart the Wemo Mini.
Step 1: Go to the Wi-Fi settings of your iOS device. Under the SET UP NEW DEVICE... section, tap the Wemo ID.
Step 3: Use the camera to scan the code located on the back of the Wemo Mini. You can also enter the code manually by tapping on the Don't Have a Code or Can't Scan? link. Do not unplug the Wemo Mini during this step as setup will fail.
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