Extreme Noob Question re HomeKit & apps

HomeKit question

I have a Kwikset door lock on my kitchen door. If the Home app sees my door lock (I.e. I can unlock my door in the Home app). Do I still need to the have the Kwikset app installed on my phone?

I guess my question is can I uninstall the Kwikset (or any of the device apps) app only use the Home app to work my locks, lights, etc?

Sorry I’m advance for the ignorance (please be gentle).


For most of my HomeKit compatible IoT devices I still need their App for firmware updates.

And some devices have additional functionality that is not available in HomeKit.

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