NEW DELHI: Apple announced that the latest version of its operating systems — iOS 16 and iPad OS 16 – coming to iPhones and iPads this fall. The new version brings various useful and important features to iPhones and iPads. However, a new online report suggests that the Apple iPads running iPadOS 16 will lose a feature with the release of iPadOS 16.
According to a report by MacRumors, with the rollout of iPadOS 16, the Apple iPad Users cannot use an iPad as a home hub to control HomeKit accessories. The report adds that in the second iOS 16 developer beta, text was found mentioning that the iPad is no longer supported as a home hub.
“A home hub is required for features like receiving accessory notifications and letting others control your home. You can’t view shared homes until those homes are also updated to the latest HomeKit. The iPad is no longer supported as a home hub,” as reported by MacRumors.
Once the iPad loses this functionality, users will need to switch to a HomePod, HomePod Mini, or Apple TV to use the hub-enabled features. For example, users must use the above devices to remotely access Siri or use location-based automation features.