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Eve for HomeKit app update adds Touch & Hold contextual menus and more

Eve For Homekit App 4.3 Update displayed on an iPhone on a white desk
Eve For Homekit App 4.3 Update displayed on an iPhone on a white desk (Image credit: Christopher Close / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Eve has released version 4.3 of its HomeKit accessory app.
  • Latest version includes Touch & Hold context menus and Quick Automation Access.
  • Update also adds support for the Eve Window Guard and improvements for the Eve Cam.

Eve has released an update to the Eve for HomeKit app (opens in new tab) on iOS that brings new Touch & Hold context menus and quick automation access. Version 4.3 of the app, which is available today, is already popular among HomeKit power users for its ability to create automations and manage accessory characteristics that are not possible through Apple's Home app.

With Eve 4.3, touch and hold almost anywhere to unlock the power of context menus for a powerful boost in productivity: At a Glance: quickly control an accessory, set a scene that it's part of and view all accessory details. Room Overview: instantly toggle all lights in a room and refine room settings in a snap. Accessory Details & Types: jumping back and forth between individual accessories' details and the overview by Types has never been easier. Automation: quickly toggle Rules and set Scenes.

Eve For Homekit App 4.3 Update Screenshots displayed on an iPhone

Eve For Homekit App 4.3 Update Screenshots displayed on an iPhone (Image credit: Eve)

The updated Eve app also includes a quicker way to track down and manage automations. From the detail view for an accessory a new Automation menu is now available that will display all of the rules and scenes that it participates in.

Eve 4.3 introduces a new way to view and manage them: directly in the accessory's details view. At the bottom of each accessory's details, find a new "Automation" entry that lists all Rules and Scenes that this accessory is a part of. Users can touch and hold new entries, offering you a quick way to toggle Rules and set Scenes.

Other highlights from the latest release include support for the company's recently released (in Germany) Window Guard (opens in new tab), improvements to the Eve Cam which is shipping soon, custom home colors, and new accessory icons.

The Eve for HomeKit (opens in new tab) app and the latest update are available for free on the AppStore today.

Christopher spends most of his time writing and dreaming about all things HomeKit. If you wish to join him on his quest to automate everything, you can follow him on Twitter at @itschrisclose.