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JP234 said:Unless you're a developer, here's the best advice you'll hear on installing beta software: don't. And if you still feel the need to, do a current backup first, and take your device offline.
As a consumer/enduser, you have nothing to lose by waiting for the official release. I spent 14 years working for an Apple Specialist and then Apple Inc. and never, ever installed a beta on any of my devices after seeing people coming in crying about what happened when they did.
I’m in complete agreement with you on this. I never install any beta., ever. I feel most people on the Apple betas are just in it for the new features early and not to report bugs. In all fairness though, the new HomeKit architecture released with 16.2 was a public release.
digitalsherpa said:Schlage has had a smart lock for at least 5 years that does all this and more. So, what is new about this lock???
StrangeDays said:snarbin said:There’s no mention of HomeKey compatibility on their website, so it looks like HomeKit and Apple Watch support just means Siri and unlocking with the Yale app on the Apple Watch. That’s disappointing, as I don’t see a reason to buy a new smart lock without being able to unlock it natively with the watch and phone. Sure it only takes a couple seconds, but not unlocking the watch or phone with HomeKey is just way easier.I got the email a few days ago saying that this lock was coming up but no HomeKey means no purchase for me. I was sure their follow up version would have it. ASSA AMBLOY was one of the companies on the list of smart locks that would offer it and I’ll admit I’m shocked it doesn’t. I love my previous Yale Assure lock with August Connect and tired of waiting for the Schlage but I just can’t go forward with this one. Shame since it’s looks really good too.