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If you’ve ever had to recover your homekit home, you will know how difficult it can be to get your smart home back up and running properly after a homekit disaster. The beautiful thing about the new NFC functionality in iOS13 is that you can add NFC Homekit pairing to older Homekit devices that will help to speed up adding devices to your smart home.
Things you need to know
- Older style Homekit codes can’t currently be converted into a format that can be automatically added to your Homekit Home. You can still write the code to the NFC tag so it’s handy when you need it again, but it’s not going to be as easy as if you have the new style codes.
- You’ll need an app that can read the contents of a QR code. I use the Scan app but any app that can show you the contents of a QR Code should work here.
- You’ll need an NFC Tag manager app to write the contents to your NFC codes. I use the NFC Tools app but any app that can write custom URIs to NFC tags should work here.