[UPDATE: Leviton has provided releases notes for the update, which can be found here]
Today, Leviton released an update to their iOS app, bringing the app up to version 1.4.3. The app update brought along bug fixes as well as a new firmware update to the Decora Smart line of hub-less Wi-Fi HomeKit switches and dimmers. While details on the firmware update are presently unknown, we are hoping to see some of the line’s reliability and connectivity issues addressed, which we unfortunately experienced in our recent review.
The firmware update brings the switches up to version 1.4.13 (previous version was 1.0.9) and took around 5 minutes per switch to install. The firmware update process can be ran through a couple of different ways through the Leviton Decora Smart app. The first option is to simply tap on the settings icon in the top left hand corner of the app after opening it, and then by selecting “Update Firmware”. This option will allow users to apply the most recent update to all their switches at once simply by checking next to each of their switches. Alternatively, the update can be performed by selecting a switch on the home screen of the app, and then selecting the “Details” option. The update firmware option will appear at the bottom of the next screen. We performed the update via both options and found that update status, along with progress percentages were only displayed by using the update option found in the settings screen. After updating, the switch will reboot, and will resume normal operation.