Apple withdrew the update (optional) of the new architecture of the Casa app after releasing iOS/padOS 16.2 for iPhone and iPad and Ventura 13.1 for macOS a few days ago.
The mystery behind the withdrawal of Apple’s Home app update
The online newspaper MacRumors was the first to launch the news, as an official communication from Cupertino arrived only several hours after the withdrawal of the new architecture of the Casa app.
The fact of having proceeded under the table has raised many question marks, as if the iOS 16.2 and Ventura 13.1 update should have made significant improvements in Apple devices, the disappearance of the update to the new architecture appeared to be strange.
After all, the requirements to access this update are always the same: have all the devices connected to iCloud and with one software version updated to 16.2 for iOS and padOS and 13.1 for macOS.
So the question arises: what happened?
Behind this hasty withdrawal there would be problems that some users have encountered with the HomeKit accessories after upgrading.
The problems concerned the accessories disappeared from the Home app or, for others, blocking HomeKit devices when updating or configuring devices. In addition several users have also reported the malfunction of HomeKit Secure Video and the failing invitations to share devices with others.
Following these difficulties, Apple would have decided to remove the new architecture from iOS 16.2 and Ventura 13.1 without giving any explanation, at least until a few hours ago.
Apple explains what to do to fix problems
Being a optional upgradethose who have not done so have been denied any possibility of accessing the upgrade, but those who have already switched to the new architecture have essentially found themselves in a limbo.
Yesterday, Apple published on its website a guide to solve the difficulties encountered by users who have upgraded the Home app optionally, focusing mainly on failure to receive invitations.
Here’s what to do according to Apple:
Once you have completed all these steps, you should make sure that the guest accepts the invitation within 3 hours. In the event that the invitation expires, it will be necessary to repeat the steps from point 3 to point 5.