When iOS 16.2 arrived final week, it introduced a number of new options, together with Apple Music Sing, iCloud Advanced Data Protection, and the Freeform app, in addition to a less-obvious improve to a brand new Residence structure that’s “more reliable and efficient.” Nonetheless, a couple of week later, it seems that Apple has pulled the choice within the Residence app to improve.
When opening the Residence app in iOS 16.2, customers have been met with a “Home Upgrade Available” within the Software program Replace tab within the Residence Settings. Now that choice is gone. A support document outlining the brand new characteristic nonetheless says the choice has been “temporarily removed” and doesn’t have an effect on customers who’ve already up to date to the brand new structure.
As famous by MacRumors, a number of customers reported gadgets that have been caught in an “updating” or “configuring” standing, in addition to lacking gadgets. Apple warns that any related gadgets that aren’t utilizing the most recent software program “will lose access to the upgraded home until they’re updated,” however this seems to be an unrelated difficulty. Apple hasn’t detailed what the problem is, solely that the choice to improve will return quickly. It’s not clear whether or not it’ll randomly seem within the app or as a part of the iOS 16.3 replace anticipated to reach early subsequent yr.
The brand new Residence structure requires a house hub similar to Apple TV (4th technology or later) or HomePod to make use of superior options similar to HomeKit Safe Video and Adaptive Lighting. Anybody who was utilizing an iPad as a house hub below the earlier structure might want to change to a type of gadgets to proceed utilizing the Residence app to manage their gadgets.