Has the HomeKit accessory been paired before
A HomeKit accessory can be paired by only one iOS device, based on security concern. If a accessory has been paired before, it will not be visible as new accessory in Home app.
Please reset the accessory to factory default state to make sure HomeKit pairing information is cleared, by following instructions in product manual.
Bluetooth type accessory
Some of Terncy products support Bluetooth/ZigBee dual mode. Consult How to distinguish between ZigBee and Bluetooth mode to make sure the accessory is in bluetooth mode. If it’s in ZigBee mode, it has to be paired in Terncy system via Home Center.
Please make sure the bluetooth is turned on in iOS device, and they’re not too far away from each other.
It’s also helpful to reboot your iOS and try again in some circumsstance.
Network type accessory
Terncy Home Center connects to HomeKit via network. It’s important that your iOS device is connected to the same router as Home Center. When not sure, please use an App named Discovery to assist you.
If all your HomeKit accessories that has already paired via Home Center are shown no response or offline, please also follow steps below to diagnose if it’s caused by network error.
- Search with keywork “mdns” in app store, look for the Discovery app and install it
- Launch Discovery, check if there is an entry named _hap._tcp
- Click _hap._tcp item, see if there is an entry named like the format of Terncy-123456
- Click Terncy-123456 item, check if the entry sf’s value is 1, means it’s available for pairing. If it’s 0, means it has been paired to a Home
The IP address of Home Center is displayed on top of Discovery tool, which is 192.168.1.109 in the image above. Then go to Settings - Wi-Fi, and tap the exclamation mark to the right of current connection on iPhone, to find out its IP address, see if it’s in the same network subnet (should be something like 192.168.1.xx).
The Home Center is only available in Home App when all the conditions above are success. If item 2 or 3 failed, it’s very likely the Home Center isn’t connected to the same router as iOS device.