Apple iCloud

The icloud integration allows you to detect presence using the iCloud service. iCloud allows users to track their location on iOS devices.

There is currently support for the following platforms within Home Assistant:

It does require that your devices are registered with the Find My service.


To add the Apple iCloud integration to your Home Assistant instance, use this My button:

You may receive an email and a notification from Apple saying that someone has logged into your account.

For the notification, press “Allow”, then “OK”.

To prevent excessive battery drainage, a dynamic interval is used for each individual device instead of a fixed interval for all devices linked to one account. The dynamic interval is based on the current zone of a device, the distance towards home and the battery level of the device.

Two Factor Authentication

If two-step authentication is enabled for your iCloud account, some time after Home Assistant startup the integration will ask to enter the verification code you receive on your device via a notification in the Home Assistant UI. The duration of this authentication is determined by Apple, so you will need to verify your account every now and then.

In case of troubleshooting

Go into your Home Assistant configuration .storage folder and delete the icloud folder, then retry.


Device tracker

The iCloud integration will track available devices on your iCloud account.


The iCloud integration will add a battery sensor for each iCloud devices available on your iCloud account.


4 services are available:

Service icloud.update

This service can be used to ask an update of a certain iDevice or all devices linked to an iCloud account. Request will result in new Home Assistant state_changed event describing current iPhone location. It can be used in automations when a manual location update is needed, e.g., to check if anyone is home when a door has been opened.

Service icloud.play_sound

This service will play the Lost iPhone sound on your iDevice. It will still ring if you are on “Mute” or “Do not disturb” mode.

Service data attribute Optional Description
account no Email address of the iCloud account
device_name no Human Friendly device name like Bob’s iPhone

Service icloud.display_message

This service will display a message on your iDevice. It can also ring your device.

Service icloud.lost_device

This service will put your iDevice on “lost” mode (compatible devices only). You have to provide a phone number with a suffixed country code and a message.