We’re excited about SimpleControl v5! First of all, great work with the UI. It’s more intuitive than ever, and setup is a cinch compared to the manual labor of previous versions. I’ve been testing it out for a week or so, and have run into some brick walls. I’ll likely post multiple topics to cover other feedback/questions that aren’t about HomeKit.
How often are HomeKit devices synchronize? Is it possible to force a sync without turning sync off/on? I couldn’t find another way to add a device I recently changed on the Home app other than that.
Is it in your vision of the future to have the ability to change the category of smart home devices from HomeKit? I have a light switch that SC categorized as a Switch rather than a Light, and thus separated it from the general lighting popup panel from the bar on the bottom. It’s now under the “switches” option…
**More into this: HomeKit devices are automatically categorized on iOS…For example, I installed a Leviton HomeKit Smart Switch, and iOS labeled it as a “Switch” (even though it’s a light switch, and should theoretically be categorized as a light). This label of “Switch” persisted through to Simple Control EVEN after I changed the device type in iOS Home App.
Can you help elaborate further on the “Synchronize HomeKit” settings menu toggle? What’s the difference between ‘Synchronize All’ and ‘Synchronize Home’?