Apple Home now supports robot vacuums

Support for robot vacuums is coming to Apple Home with iOS18. | Photo by Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge

Apple has announced that Apple Home will finally support robot vacuums with iOS 18. This was one of just a few updates to Apple Home announced at WWDC 2024. The others were guest access for door locks and hands-free unlocking, plus a new electricity usage feature in the Home app, which is limited to Pacific Gas & Electric in California at launch.

Apple didn’t provide many details about robot vacuums in the Home app, only stating in a press release that the devices can participate in automations and scenes and be activated with voice control using Siri.

An overview of the new audio and home features coming to Apple with iOS 18 this fall.

However, the feature most likely comes through Apple Home’s support of Matter,…

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