add honeywell thermostat to homekit

Wondering how to add Honeywell thermostat to HomeKit? Stay with us!

We all know that Honeywell thermostats stand out on market with their reliability and most importantly the compatibility that they come from.

In case you have never paired a thermostat to your Apple HomeKit, this is the guide to learning everything!

In order to add a Honeywell thermostat to your Apple HomeKit you’ll need to connect the device to the WiFi by pairing it to the Honeywell Home App.

From there you can select the option “Connect HomeKit” and scan the QR Code to complete the setup process!

Let’s next answer the most-frequently questions in regard to Honeywell and HomeKit…

Can You Add Honeywell Thermostat to HomeKit?

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Fortunately, Yes you can add your Honeywell thermostat to your Apple HomeKit and start controlling the device using Siri.

The setup is not hard but there are quite a few different issues that might occur during the pairing.

  • All Honeywell thermostats are compatible with Apple HomeKit!

It’s now clear that the compatibility is not a problem in the Honeywell to HomeKit setup, hence we can straightforwardly proceed with the first steps.

However, if there is one thing that can prevent us from overcoming this simple setup, is the initial installation of your thermostat.

Works With Apple?

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One of the fastest ways to check whether your thermostat is compatible with Apple is to take a look at the box.

Your Honeywell thermostat’s box should have the logo “Works With Apple” which shows that the device is HomeKit-enabled.

Important: The information in this guide is provided by connecting Honeywell T6, T9, and T10 thermostat models, hence some of the steps might not apply to you.

Here’s more!

First Steps – Install Your Honeywell Thermostat!

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If your Honeywell thermostat is – connected to power and working, paired with the mobile app (WiFi), then skip these foundation steps.

Go straight down to the part of the article where we discuss the exact method to pair your Honeywell thermostat to the HomeKit.

How To Pair To The App?

In order to connect your Honeywell thermostat to the WiFi, you would need to download the Honeywell Home Application on your smartphone/tablet or device.

And then…

  1. Connect your device to a 2.4 GHz thread on your network.
  2. Sign in to the Honeywell Home App.
  3. Tap and hold the center of the thermostat’s screen.
  4. Wait until the picture changes.
  5. In the Honeywell App, select Add New Device.
  6. From there select the exact model of your device.
  7. Complete the on-screen prompts.
  8. Connect the Honeywell thermostat to the WiFi.
  9. Insert Honeywell thermostat PIN.
  10. Configure the Location/Name settings.
  11. Finalize the on-screen personalization.

Only now, when your Honeywell thermostat is connected to the WiFi, you’ll be able to pair the device with the Apple HomeKit.

Let’s jump straight in!

How to Add Honeywell Thermostat to HomeKit?

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If your Honeywell thermostat is connected to the power and WiFi, we’re ready to add the device to the Apple HomeKit.

Note: Make sure that you’re signed into the Apple Home app!

We strongly recommend following the steps below:

  1. Tap and hold the center of your Honeywell display
  2. Go down to find and tap “Connect HomeKit”.
  3. A big QR Code will appear on the screen.
  4. In the Apple Home App, tap “Add Accessory”.
  5. Scan the QR Code from the Honeywell display.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions.

This method works for all models of Honeywell thermostat and the option “Connect HomeKit”, should always be in the main settings.

Once the setup is completed, you can check whether the accessory now appears in your Apple Home app and try to control the Honeywell thermostat.

In case you’re not familiar with the most-important Siri controls keep reading!

How To Control Honeywell Thermostat to HomeKit?

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Now that we’ve learned how to add Honeywell thermostat to HomeKit, it’s time to dig deeper into the ultimate goal of connecting your Honeywell thermostat to the Apple HomeKit.

The compatibility between both technologies combines into great user accessibility so let’s learn the most-important control abilities with HomeKit.

Siri Voice Commands for Honeywell:

Here are some of the fundamental commands you can use:

  • Siri, what is the current [location] temperature?
  • Siri, change the [location & name] temperature to [value]
  • Siri, add Honeywell thermostat to “Home”
  • Siri, change thermostat mode to [heat, cool, off].

In addition, you can control features such as the fan, entirely by asking Siri to trigger the action, however, we recommend checking the Home app first.

It’s always better to look into ALL settings provided by HomeKit before asking Siri to perform any automated actions.

Tip: If you want to restore all settings to default, simply remove and re-add the thermostat!

Honeywell to HomeKit Capabilities:

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The compatibility between Apple and Honeywell provides users with an iOS environment to control their thermostats in various ways.

Aside from verbally communicating with Siri, you can also use the Apple Home App to utilize almost all device functionalities.

You can use any iPhone, iPad, or Mac to control the Honeywell thermostat.

What’s even better is that you don’t even need to be home.

Nowadays most if not all phones have cellular data (4G/5G) internet, allowing us to check in our homes! With the Apple Home App, we can control various devices remotely, including our Honeywell thermostat.


Yes, schedules are one of the most frequently used features when connecting a Honeywell thermostat to your HomeKit.

You can now set date and hour schedules to control and completely automate the temperature in your home.

In the Apple Home App tap on your thermostat and select Settings > Schedules!

Alert: The entire system relies on WiFi, so connecting and interacting with the temperature in your home might rarely but possibly be dangerous.

Honeywell to HomeKit Limitations:

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The limitations are clear so we’ll be as concise as possible. 

Voice commands are only possible with Siri. If you haven’t got an Apple Home Pod, the “Listen For Siri” option in your device’s settings has to be enabled.

In addition, your phone has to be in range, all the time and Siri sometimes doesn’t hear from our pockets!

Honeywell Thermostat To HomeKit – More Facts!

If you’re looking to achieve a reliable smart home system using the Apple Home application, you’ll definitely need a speaker device.

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Siri is supported on any Apple Home Pod, which is the perfect addition to the HomeKit and Honeywell compatibility.

This way you’ll be able to send voice commands when you’re near the speaker and you won’t even need to have your iPhone around.

This will contribute to the ultimate setup that will not only automatically control the temperature but will also work with voice commands!

Tip: Turn on “Listen for Hey Siri” on all your iOS devices!

Quick Recap:

Now that we know how to add Honeywell thermostat to HomeKit we can start enjoying the benefits of the Apple environment.

What we’ve learned is that the Honeywell thermostat has to be connected to WiFi and then we only need to scan the QR code!

We hope that this guide was enough to help you and for more relevant content, check our blog!

Nicole B