Apple has stopped rolling out an optional Home app upgrade after users began reporting issues with the software. The company stated on a support page that “We temporarily removed the option to upgrade to the new Home architecture. The option to upgrade will return soon. If you already upgraded, you are unaffected by this change.” The update, which was released as part of iOS 16.2 and macOS Ventura 13.1 on December 13th, was an upgrade to HomeKit’s underlying architecture. Apple claimed that the update would make the platform “more reliable and efficient,” but some users quickly encountered issues, including select Siri terms not working correctly and their smart home devices not showing up within the Home app. MacRumors was one of the first publications to spot that Apple had removed the option to install the upgrade, and the company later confirmed the move after media houses contacted them about the same.
“We are aware of an issue that may impact the ability for users to share the Home within the Home app. A fix will be available soon,” an Apple spokesperson told The Verge. “In the meantime, we’ve temporarily removed the option to upgrade to the new Home architecture. Users who have already upgraded will not be impacted.”
If you have already installed the new architecture, you will need to wait for Apple to release a fix for the software; there is no option to revert to the older framework.