Last Updated: 2024 Jan 25
- Related Products: SwitchBot Hub 2, SwitchBot Hub Mini Matter
Before setting up devices using Matter, you will need the following:
SwitchBot Hub 2/SwitchBot Hub Mini Matter
- A HomePod Mini/Apple TV
- SwitchBot App: version 6.25.1 or newer
- SwitchBot Hub 2 Firmware: version 0.7-0.5 or above
- iOS 16.5 or newer
- Homepod Mini 16.5 or newer
When using our app, tap the Matter Configuration via your SwitchBot Hub 2/Hub Mini Matter to update firmware version automatically. Make sure all devices are on a 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi network.
Note: Unlike the regular Hub Mini, the Matter-enabled Hub Mini has a Type-C connection terminal.
Getting started using Matter.
When you're ready to get started, select the SwitchBot Hub 2/Hub Mini Matter icon on our app's homepage and enter the your Hub 2/Hub Mini Matter device page. Click the Settings icon in the upper right-hand corner to enter and scroll down to the Matter settings option and click to enter. We can then choose to download our device QR code image or copy its number.
Resetting your SwitchBot Hub 2/Hub Mini Matter.
Now, before adding Hub 2/Hub Mini Matter to your Apple Home app, you will need to reset Hub 2/Hub Mini Matter.
For Hub Mini Matter, press the button on SwitchBot Hub Mini Matter for 15 seconds.
For Hub 2, press and hold the On and Off buttons on SwitchBot Hub 2 for 15 seconds, and release them after hearing a drip sound. Then select Add Device in the Apple Home app.
Please Note: Backlight and alert settings will also be reset.
Adding Hub 2/Hub Mini Matter to Apple Home.
Can't find a Matter QR code on the back of Hub 2/Hub Mini Matter?
If you can't find a Matter QR code on the back of your SwitchBot Hub 2/Hub Mini Matter, we recommend copying the number of your device from our app. After copying the number, enter the Home app. Select Add Accessory in the upper right-hand corner, then click More Options, My Accessory Is Not Here, and Add with Code.
A paste button will appear after long pressing, paste the copied number, press continue, and enter the adding process.
Scan the Matter QR code on the back of your Hub 2/Hub Mini Matter.
In the Home app, select Scan QR Code to Add Device and scan the QR code with your phone.
After adding successfully...
After entering the adding process, wait a moment and your Hub 2/Hub Mini will be added as a gateway, and the temperature and humidity sensor of Hub 2 will also be added to the Home App.
Syncing SwitchBot devices to Apple Home.
Open the Matter Configuration settings page of your SwitchBot Hub 2/Hub Mini Matter via our app. You can now associate SwitchBot devices(like Curtain, Blind Tilt, Lock etc...)with SwitchBot Hub 2/Hub Mini Matter and add them as sub-devices. After adding your device, switch to the Home App interface, and synchronization will be performed automatically. Sometimes, due to the network environment conditions, synchronization may take some time.
During the Matter beta phase, up to 6 SwitchBot Bluetooth devices can be added to the Home app.
Due to HomeKit security requirements, Hub 2/Hub Mini Matter may not be added successfully to the Home app when using public Wi-Fi. It is recommended to use personal Wi-Fi.
Blind Tilt and Curtain products need to be calibrated in advance on the SwitchBot app as Apple Home does not support this function. To make sure your devices are working correctly, please calibrate via our app first.
You will need a home hub to control your Hub 2/Hub Mini Matter and its secondary devices via third-party smart home platfroms. Remember that the home hub and your Hub 2/Hub Mini Matter should be under the same Wi-Fi network. For example, in Apple Home, you will need a HomePod or Apple TV as a home hub. HomePod's software version should be 16.5 or above.
To add your Hub 2/Hub Mini Matter across different smart home platforms, you can simply use the sharing code or QR code found in the relevant platform you are looking to use.
Not all third-party smart home platforms support Matter. Please check relevant information on official websites.
If you are using multiple HomePod Minis via Apple Home located in different locations, you may be unable to synchronize temperature and humidity correctly.
Others: Add an accessory to the Home app
If you're looking for other information regarding adding devices, you can view the Apple Support Page article here: