Christopher Close-

Christopher Close

About Christopher Close

After graduating with a BAS in Technology Administration, Christopher has been covering Apple HomeKit and the smart home industry for various sites including iMore and HomeKit Hero since 2018. Whether it is installing smart light switches, testing the latest door locks, or automating his households daily routines, Christopher has done it all.

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How to Listen to YouTube Music on a HomePod

Playing tunes from the streaming service is now much easier using Apple's smart speaker.

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How to Enable Apple HomeKit Secure Video Package Detection

The feature takes monitoring your home to a new level and can inform you when a package is delivered.

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How to Rename Your Smart Devices in the Apple Home App

Better organize your Apple-friendly smart home by customizing the name of your devices.

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How to Use Enhance Dialogue on Apple TV and HomePod

Use the great feature to more clearly hear dialog when using Apple's smart speaker.

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How to Change the Icons For Smart Devices in the Apple Home App

Better customize your Apple-friendly smart home by selecting a new icon for devices.

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How to Use FaceTime on Your Apple TV

FaceTime is making the move to the big screen. See how you can talk to friends and family on the Apple TV.

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How to Set or Change the Location of Your HomeKit Home

Make the most of your Apple-centric smart home by unlocking geofencing capabilities and more.

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How to Add Apple TV to HomeKit

See how to add Apple's streaming box into your HomeKit setup.

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What Is Apple Home Grid Forecast and How Do I Use It?

Find out more about the feature that allows you to plan your home's energy consumption.

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How to Find a Lost Apple TV Remote With Your iPhone

Just grab your iPhone to help find a lost Siri Remote. We'll show you how.

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How to Control Your Apple HomeKit Home With NFC Tags

We'll show you how to integrate NFC tags into your Apple-centric smart home.

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How to Create Custom Siri HomePod Announcements

See how to use Siri to help keep better track of what's happening in your Apple-centric smart home.

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How to View Your Smart Home Activity History in the Apple Home App

Better review what's happening in your smart home with Activity History.

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How to Update Your Apple TV

It takes just a few clicks of the Siri Remote to keep your streaming box up-to-date.

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How to Update a Roku Steaming Player or Roku TV

Always stay up-to-date with the latest software for your Roku device.

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How to Reset Your Nanoleaf Shapes or Elements Light Panels

Follow these steps to get these popular smart lights back up and running.

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How to Set Up Your SwitchBot Hub 2

Find out more about the Matter-enabled hub and how to get it up and running.

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How to Set Up Your IKEA DIRIGERA Smart Hub

Find out more about the command hub to control smart home products from the furniture retailer.

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How to Add an IR Device to the Apple Home App

We’ll show you how to bring old-school infrared-controllable devices into your smart home.

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How to Use a HomePod as a Speakerphone

We'll show you how to use Apple's smart speaker as a perfect companion for your next phone call or FaceTime chat.

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