What Camera Features Are Available in the Tapo and Home Apps

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Updated 05-23-2024 03:47:14 AM 20948
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With a HomeKit-enabled device, you can set up and easily control your HomeKit-compatible Tapo Devices from your iPhone or iPad. To control a Tapo device in the Home app, we must follow Apple guidelines for the protocol. As a result, some features available in the Tapo App may be missing in the Apple Home App.

Below, you can find a brief overview of the difference in camera features and functionality between the two platforms:

Feature

Tapo App

Home App

Video Quality

Resolution: 720P

Yes

Yes

Resolution: Higher than 1080P

Yes

No*

*Max. resolution:1080P

Switch Video Quality

Yes

No

Pan & Tilt Control* (Tapo C225/TC73 V2.0)
*For pan/tilt cameras only.

Yes

No

Microphone/Speaker

Adjust Volume

Yes

No

Mute

Yes

No

Privacy Mode

Enable/Disable

Privacy Mode

Yes

No*

*Have to manually press the physical Privacy Button to disable.

Privacy Zones

Yes

No

Invert Image

Yes

No

Status LED On/Off

Yes

Yes

Night Mode

Turn on/off Night Mode

Yes

Yes

Set Night Vision Distance

Yes

No

Detection*

*The Tapo and Home apps use different algorithms to detect movement.

Motion Detection

Yes

Yes*

*Does nott support motion detection sensitivity adjustment.

AI Detection

Yes

Yes*

*Limited to Person/Pet/Vehicle/Package Detection. Analyzed by a home hub.

Alerts

Camera Alarm

Yes

No

Activity Notifications*

*Different detection types result in inconsistent numbers of notifications from the Tapo and Home apps.

Turn on/off Activity Notifications

Yes

Yes

Activity Type

Yes

Yes

Enable/Disable Rich Notifications

Yes

Yes

Select Send Time

Yes

Yes

Please Let Us Know if you Discover and Features from the Tapo App that Are Not Availabe in Apple Home.

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