Control anywhere in the IKEA Home smart remote control

The function is called Control anywhere And this name shows everything he does. With Control Anywhere, you can use the IKEA Home smart app to control your IKEA smart appliances not only on your Wi-Fi network, but also when you’re away from home. This is not yet possible, even if you are using a VPN.

Control anywhere from your IKEA Home smart

Apple HomeKit users can already control the process all over the world via this app, but strangely enough, this is not yet possible via IKEA’s own app. Would you rather not have a lot of apps on your phone and only use smart home products from IKEA? Then Control Anywhere is a welcome addition. You can then delete the default app from the iPhone.

In version 1.16.2 we only see a release note about troubleshooting in the Netherlands, but Control Anywhere is already being tested in Belgium and the UK, for example. The release notes say that the app automatically switches between Wi-Fi and your mobile network. In the case of IKEA, running outdoors is especially useful if you leave the lights on, for example, or if you prefer to lower your roller blinds on a hot day. IKEA does not sell smart thermostats or garden sprinklers, when in fact they are ideal for remote control.

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It was introduced in the Netherlands

IKEA does not announce when Control Anywhere will be expanded to more countries. The Netherlands is expected to follow suit soon. Don’t want to wait, but would you like to control all your smart home products remotely? Therefore, you always have the Home app from Apple on hand. If you are using smart devices from different brands then this is a very useful app to control everything from one place.

Winton Frazier

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