The business claims to be developing a software patch.
After consumers started to complain about the program, Apple stopped distributing an optional Home app upgrade. On a support website, the business claims, "We temporarily removed the opportunity to upgrade to the new Home architecture," as seen by MacRumors. "Soon, you'll be able to improve once more. If you have previously upgraded, this change has no effect on you."
The recalled update, which was Apple change to HomeKit's core architecture, was made available on December 13 as part of iOS 16.2 and macOS Ventura 13.1. The platform will become "more stable and efficient," according to Apple. Some users who loaded the software, meanwhile, quickly ran into problems, such as some Siri phrases not functioning properly and their smart home gadgets not appearing in the Home app.
One of the first media outlets to notice that Apple had disabled the upgrading option was MacRumors. After being contacted by The Verge, the corporation subsequently verified the move.
"We are aware of a problem that could affect customers' ability to share the Home using the Home app. There will be a repair soon, "According to a spokesman for Apple, "We've temporarily eliminated the ability to upgrade to the new Home architecture in the interim. Users who have already upgraded won't experience any issues." There is no way to go back to the previous framework if you've already installed the new architecture; you'll have to wait for Apple to issue a software repair.
Unfortunately, despite expectations that the new architecture would enhance user experience, some consumers now find it to be a nightmare. The Home app in iOS 16.2 no longer provides the opportunity to switch to the new architecture, as pointed out by MacRumors. This follows numerous reports from users who experienced problems with their HomeKit gadgets following the upgrade.
Some claim that their HomeKit accessories simply vanished from the Home app, while others claim that their accessories got stuck in the "updating" or "configuring" stages. There have also been instances of HomeKit Secure Video not recording and customers no longer being able to share their Home with other users.
We also don't know when Apple plans to reinstate the upgrade option since the firm hasn't commented on its removal from the Home app. What will happen to customers who have updated their Home apps to the new architecture is likewise a mystery.
With the release of iOS 16.2's first developer beta in October, the redesigned Home app architecture was unveiled. The upgrading remained optional even in iOS 16.2's final release before the capability was eliminated. All Apple devices must be logged into iCloud and running the newest versions of iOS, macOS, and tvOS in order to upgrade the Home app to the new architecture.