iOS 16.2 Home Issues? Invite Not Working? Can’t Access? Fix?
Home invite not working after iOS 16.2 update? Users can’t access Home, to control accessories, after you updated the app’s architecture? You’re not alone and Apple knows it!
iOS 16.2 Home Issues?
This unexpected behavior has been reported by Roy:
“My family can’t access Home anymore after I updated to the new home architecture. What to do?”
We could replicate the issue and have found numerous similar complaints across the web on Apples’ Discussion forums, Reddit and others.
In fact, iOS 16.2 Home problems are so widespread that Apple has decided to pull the new architecture update altogether, as we previously reported.
How To Fix iOS 16.2 HomeKit Not Working
Apple has published a support document with a workaround for the cannot access Home and Home invite not working problems:
- 1. On the invited iPhone, open the Home app and tap More (three-dots), to see the list of homes.
- 2. Remove Homes that don’t have accessories.
- 3. Restart iPhone or iPad, and reboot all Apple TV and HomePod devices in the home.
- 4. On the home owner’s iPhone or iPad, open Home app and remove pending invitations!
- 5. Resend invitation to share control of the home to the same user.
How to: Tap a home to select it -> Go for More -> select Home Settings -> scroll until your reach Remove Home.
Important: Apple informs that if the invited user has a home with accessories, Apple Support has to be contacted.
How to: Tap More -> select Home Settings -> tap the guest’s name -> tap Cancel Invitation.x
Extra Fix For iOS 16.2 HomeKit Problems
Another way to troubleshoot users not able to access homes requires you to rename home:
- 1. On the home owner’s iPhone or iPad open the Home app.
- 2. Tap More, three-dots in the top-right corner of the screen.
- 3. Go for Home Settings.
- 4. Tap the current name and you will be able to edit the field.
Fact: Accessories should pop up in the Home app a few moments later. Credits for this fix to this Reddit user.
Have you managed to fix Home problems after iOS 16.2 and architecture updates? Do you have a better solution or other problems to report? Share your feedback in the comments.
Related: For more iOS 16.2 bugs and available workarounds check our detailed iOS 16.2 review.
I have tried all steps, but nothing works. I got one invite in the beginning because my phone was 16.1 but my wife her phone has 16.2 But the invites hangs and after restarting my wife her phone she never got an invite anymore.
Thanks for reporting. iOS 16.3 and HomePodOS 16.3 will be released on Monday. Please update when available and let us know if you still encounter problems.
Updated to 16.3 and issue still occurring
Are both iPhone and HomePod upgraded to 16.3?
Same here. Still cannot receive invites
Thanks for confirming. We’re looking into this.
I have the same issue, my partner is unable to invite me and we are both on IOS 16.3. Tries both methods but nothing worked.
Tried all of these suggestions to no avail. iPhones at 16.3.1 not seeing invite. One old iPad at 15.7 works fine.
Same here. Old iphones work properly with homepod, but newer ones (iOS 16.+) just stuck in configuring. Unbeliavable from Apple…
Same here. With iOS 16.3.1 it still doesn’t work. Bought an Apple HomePod Mini (as per new infra requirements), but doesn’t make a difference. While its features are nice, it’s sort of wasted money.
Had multiple support calls with Apple, but they stayed ‘on the surface’ without the issue being fixed. It was primarily about following publicly available Apple articles.
When can we expect a resolution? It’s really annoying as my wife has to use the Home Assistant app now instead.
Ps. Patricia, are you from Apple?