How to Rename “My Home” in Home App on iPhone, iPad, Mac
The Home app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac is a useful hub for managing your Homekit accessories, smart speakers, Homepods, and other smart devices. A nice customization to add to the Home app is to rename your home setup from “My Home” to something more specific, maybe your street name or something more easily identifiable, and this customization becomes particularly useful if you share access to the house with other people, other households or other houses.
For example, maybe your partner, friend, or family has given you access to their Home app and all of the capabilities to control accessories and automations, but if you all have your home labeled as “My Home,” that may be confusing when you go there to select particular home configurations.
Rename “My Home” in the Home app on iPhone, iPad or Mac, it’s quite simple.
How to Change Home Name in Home App on iPhone, iPad, Mac
- Open the Home app on any iPhone, iPad, or Mac
- Choose the (…) three-dot menu in the upper right corner
- Select “Home Settings”
- Enter the custom name here, then tap Done to set this name
If you have shared access to multiple houses, setting an obvious name for each house to identify it more easily, perhaps the street name, city or address, or the owner’s name, makes it easier research and selection of specific homes.
Without renaming My Home, when you have access to multiple houses, you will however see several of them listed as “My Home”, which is obviously redundant and unspecific, requiring you to manually select houses or guess which is which, until find the Homekit group you are looking for.
There you have it, with Custom House Names, you won’t be confused by multiple “My House” integers in the Home app.
You may not have the privileges to change the My Home name on someone else’s home setup, in which case you can always ask them to also change their home setup name to avoid any confusion.