Apple’s new Home app that made its debut in beta in iOS 16.2 back in October, can no longer be upgraded, some users report. The Home app’s upgrade did not run automatically unlike other iOS apps but had to be manually processed from the settings.
The removal of the upgrade option seems to have happened after several problems were identified within the app after Apple launched the upgrade.
Issues faced by users who upgraded their Home app included booting other members from a Home account and inability to re-add them, inability to invite users to share the Home, a constantly displayed “updating” status on HomeKit devices, as well as disappearing of some accessories from the app. Moreover, what’s worse is that users who have upgraded their Home apps are unable to revert to the previous version.
Apple has not yet commented on the situation.