Yardian and Apple HomeKit

How to Use the Apple Home App to Control Yardian Pro

iOS users can also use Yardian Pro’s basic controls from the Home app. This article will show you how to build your Yardian Pro Irrigation Controller as an Apple Home accessory as well as connect to the Internet. 

Follow The Steps Below

1

Turn on Wi-Fi (make sure it is connected to a 2.4GHz network) and make sure you have installed Apple’s Home app on your mobile device.

2

Go to the Home app to connect Yardian Pro to the Wi-Fi & HomeKit network. 

Make sure the LED is green and blue. If not, press the reboot button and try again.

3

Tap “Add accessory” to start. Use the HomeKit setup code on the Yardian Pro device. Follow the instructions in the Home app to complete the configuration.

If it fails with messages like: “Accessory not found” or “Cannot add the accessory,” follow these two simple steps:

    • First, factory reset your Yardian Pro: press and hold the Wi-Fi button for over 10 seconds and release when the LED is red. Wait until the LED turns to green and blue again.
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    • Second, remove the Apple Home app from the background. Reopen the Apple Home App and scan the code again.

4

After successfully adding the accessory to HomeKit, you can find the Yardian Pro as an accessory in the Apple Home app with switches for enabled zones.

5

Drag the switch to run or stop watering the zone.

Tap the gear icon for zone setting. In each zone card, you can:

    • Enable or disable zones
    • Set watering duration for each zone
    • Name the zones

Changes made to zone names from the HomeKit will not be reflected in the Yardian app. We recommend you to use the same name in the HomeKit and the Yardian app.

Use Siri with Yardian

  • On your iOS device, go to “Settings” > “Siri & Search” and enable “Listen for Hey Siri”. You can then activate Siri by saying “Hey Siri”.
  • You can also press and hold the “Home” or “Side” button to activate Siri.

Running a zone

  • Start [zone name]
  • Start [zone name]  for 15 minutes
  • Turn on [zone name] for 15 minutes
  • Water [zone name] for 15 minutes

Stop a zone

  • Stop [zone name]
  • Turn off [zone name]
  • Stop watering

If you need any other assistance, please contact support@aeonmatrix.com.