If you use Apple HomeKit in your home then you undoubtedly use the default Apple Home app. This app allows you to specify favourite devices for quick and easy access on the home screen of the app, and indeed all new devices are automatically set to favourites (For some reason).

Sometimes device favourites in the Home app become stuck. Don't worry though, if you have a device that simply will not vanish from the favourites then it's easy to fix.

How do I remove a stuck favourite in the Home app?

  1. Open the Home app on any iPhone, iPad, or MacBook with access to your Home.
  2. Long press on the favourite to bring up the device details. With some devices you may need to further tap a cog icon to access the settings.
  3. Toggle the "Include in favourites" toggle to off, then on, then off again.
  4. Press the 'X' to quit and go back to the home screen of the app, and the favourite should be gone.