Settings

You can find the settings for HomeWave under the () button (iPhones: at the top of the Home Screen)

General Settings

General

Hide Setup button: This will remove the setup button from the Home and Control screens.  Useful if you are done with setting up HomeWave, or if the iPhone on which HomeWave is installed serves as a remote control for the household (perhaps you bolted it to the wall?).

Keep iPhone On: When enabled, the iPhone will remain powered on as long as HomeWave is running.  Useful in situations where an iPhone is installed permanently as a control panel, with a mains power supply.

Temperature unit: Select Celcius or Fahrenheit.  This does not affect the actual scale of temperature readout, but only changes the displayed unit.

Navigation: Navigation between screens takes place by swipes or by using the navigation buttons.  Either can be disabled here.

Return to default screen: If a Default Screen is defined, this setting will cause HomeWave to return to that screen after a certain amount of time has passed.

Select language: Allows you to override your phone’s language preference, in case you’d like HomeWave to use another language.

iPad: Sliding Home Screen: When turned on, this gives your control screens the full iPad screen, with the Home screen sliding in and out as needed.

Orientation: Use this to force the app into Portrait or Landscape orientation.

 

Diagnostics

Enable logging: Debugging information will be logged, and can be sent by email to support by using the “Mail log to support” button in the info screen (only visible when logging is enabled). Do not enable this unless asked by support.

Send Email to Support: This will open your email app and create an email with the log file attached.  You can send this email to HomeWave support; the right address is already filled in.

 

Application Control

Set Default Screen: Set the screen to which HomeWave should return after a certain time has passed, or when the app is opened.

Sleep Settings: Specify when the screen of your iPhone should dim.  This settings is mainly used for wall-mounted iPhones or iPads.

Set / Change Pin: Here you can set or change the PIN used to protect your app from changes.  If a PIN is set, you can also require the PIN to be entered when someone tries to use a certain control

Use Touch ID: If your device has a fingerprint scanner, you can set this option to use the scanner instead of the PIN.  Note that you still need to specify a PIN for this to work!

Configure Today Widget: If you have added the HomeWave widget to your Today screen, this will open a screen where you can add and modify controls to the Today screen.

 

Network Timeout Settings

Push ID: The ID (chosen by you) used to send Push notifications from Vera to HomeWave on your iPhone. For more information on setting up Push notifications, see the page on Push Notifications

The defaults for the following settings should work well in most situations.

Timeout on LAN: The amount of time a command is allowed to run before HomeWave considers the connection to Vera to be broken (resulting in HomeWave trying to connect via MIOS).

Refresh Interval (LAN): The frequency with which HomeWave will poll Vera for changes in device states (when on the LAN).

Timeout on MIOS: The amount of time a command is allowed to run before HomeWave considers the connection to MIOS to be broken (resulting in HomeWave trying to connect via LAN or the alternate MIOS server).

Refresh Interval (MIOS): The frequency with which HomeWave will poll Vera for changes in device states (when connected via MIOS).

 

Vera Settings

Vera IP Address: The IP address of your Vera.  This is filled in automatically when your Vera is first detected on the LAN.  If Vera changes IP address, this will be updated automatically.

Vera Device ID: The Device ID of your Vera.  This is needed when connecting to Vera via MIOS, but will be filled in automatically when your Vera is detected on the LAN for the first time.

MIOS Username: Username for your MIOS account.  Required if you want to connect to Vera when not on your home WiFi network.

MIOS Password: Password for your MIOS account.

If you have multiple Veras, and HomeWave does not detect the right one, then manually enter the right IP address in the Settings, and also clear the Device ID!  This ensures that the right Vera unit will be connected to HomeWave.

Name: The name of your Vera.  You can set or change this name to easily identify this unit if you are using multiple Veras.

URL (+port): Specify the full URL to the MiOS service, in case HomeWave is unable to discover this URL automatically. Specify the complete url, including http(s)://

Direct to Vera: Use this if you have set up port forwarding through your router to your Vera.  In this case, specify the URL and port to your router in the URL field.  Not recommended: port forwarindg leaves your Vera wide open to the Internet.

Ignore MiOS IP address: Turning this on means that the specified IP address of your Vera will not be automatically updated in the app.  Use this if MiOS reports an incorrect IP addres; this can happen if you have Vera in a separate subnet.

UI5 Firmware: If you are using UI5 firmware, turn this option on.  If HomeWave automatically detected and added your Vera, this setting should already be at the right value.

You can add and remove Vera units using the green + and red – buttons.

 

Include / Exclude: You can Include / Exclude Z-Wave devices into your Vera network using this button.

 

Camera Refresh Interval: The frequency with which the camera thumbnail image will refresh.

Legacy URL for cameras: Used on older versions of Vera firmware.  Try this setting if your cameras aren’t working.

 

Colors

Set the palette used by the app; see here.

 

Files

Load configuration: Load a HomeWave configuration from files stored on your phone or from Dropbox.

Save configuration: Save the current configuration (screens + settings)

 

Clear all settings: This will clear all settings and screens from HomeWave (“factory reset”)

 

Link / Unlink Dropbox account: Grant (or revoke) permission to HomeWave to use your Dropbox account.  When granted, HomeWave can load and save its configuration from and to Dropbox, and load icons and images from Dropbox to use in controls.

 

Info

Presents information on HomeWave, such as the version and the support mail address