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The iOS 16.1 update fixes the Weather function bug

After updating my iPhone to iOS 16.1, the AppleTV to tvOS 16.1 and the HomePod Mini to HomePod Software version 16.1, I was able to get the Current Weather and Weather Forecast functions to work in HomeKit automation shortcuts. However, just updating the software wasn’t enough. I had to delete and recreate the automations to …

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Workaround for the HomeKit shortcut bug in iOS 15 / tvOS 15 (with examples)

What is the HomeKit shortcut bug introduced in iOS 15 / tvOS 15? The latest version of iOS 15 and tvOS 15 (at the time of writing) broke the use of conditionals (if-statements) in HomeKit automation shortcuts when it comes to three different inputs: The brightness level of a light The light level measured by …

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