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Apple HomeKit available for RainMachine Pro (stable) and for RainMachine Touch HD (beta)

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    Mauro Alencar

    Hello,

    I updated my Touch HD-12 to the beta but when I go to settings-IoT-Apple Homekit-Enter pairing mode it stays on "generating Homekit code" and the code never appears.

    Please advise

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    Abi T

    I am also having this issue. No progress from the "Generating HomeKit Code" screen. Tried waiting 5-10 mins but then the unit goes to sleep and have to repeat the process.

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    Darren Riffe

    I as well - Process starts, but no code is ever generated.  Thanks -

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    RainMachine Support

    Hi, all
    We investigate the issue on our server side and we will let you know.
    Thank you for your patience and understanding,
    RainMachine Support

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    RainMachine Support

    Hi, all
    Can you please try again now and see if the Apple HomeKit code and QR is generated on your RainMachine Touch HD devices?
    The latest beta firmware (v4.0.1125) update is required.

    Thank you, all
    RainMachine Support

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    Abi T

    Hello, thanks for the response! I tried initially but same result. So I rebooted the device, hit the remove pairings and then attempted to get a new homekit code. It then worked without a hitch. Be advised though that the zone names did not transfer through - I renamed them manually in the Home App from Zone 1, 2, etc.

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    RainMachine Support

    Hi, Abi
    Yes. Thank you.
    @all - first time reboot the RainMachine Touch HD device and then try again to generate the Apple HomeKit code and QR.

    Thank you,
    RainMachine Support

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    Avi Kalderon

    Ok. Followed instructions.  Inclusive of reboot etc. Got the QR, got connected to HomeKit.  Got the zoes showing as Zone 1 thru Zone 16.  Renamed in Apple Home to appropriate names.  Worked fine last night.   Today I constantly get a 'No Response' on Apple Home from RainMachine.  All other Home devices are fine.  Rebooted RainMachine several times and still unresponsive on Home.  Are your servers offline / the culprit again?  Thanks

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    Abi T

    I tried running a zone from the Home app and it seems to work alright for me. The system's been up since I posted.

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    RainMachine Support

    Hi, @Avi
    First, have you tried to control the RainMachine device using our RainMachine iOS mobile app and see if everything works as is should? This is just a check.
    Second, once you added RainMachine as Apple HomeKit accessory all you need is a good local Wi-Fi connectivity, because that's how you communicate through Apple HomeKit, no connection is going through our remote access servers. Make sure your iPhone/iPad is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the RainMachine device.
    Also, once you add it as Apple HomeKit accessory if you go and choose "Enter Pairing Mode" to generate another code/QR you have to remove it from Apple Home app and add it again by scanning the new code/QR. Make sure you did not generate another code in the meantime.

    Hope this helps, Avi
    All your input is appreciated since the Apple HomeKit implementation for the RainMachine Touch HD-12/16 devices is still in Beta state.

    Thank you,
    Julian
    RainMachine Support

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