Do you want to stop your HomePod Mini or Homepod from installing updates automatically? Perhaps you prefer to manually update HomePod, or you’re the kind of person who likes to make sure there aren’t any user reports of issues before updating your devices? Fortunately, Apple gives users the option to disable automatic updates for the … Read More
The Apple HomePod Mini and HomePod is quite popular, and for many users it’s their first smart speaker. If you’re new to these devices, you may be unfamiliar with how some of the basics works, like playing music on HomePod mini.
If you have a bunch of automations set up on the HomePod, chances are that over time you may have some automations that you eventually want to turn off, perhaps to avoid them functioning on a particular day or time. It’s easy to temporarily turn off a HomePod or HomePod mini automation.
Did you know you can automate things with Homepod and Homepod mini? Even if it’s your very first smart speaker, you may already be familiar with using Siri to stream music, set alarms, make appointments, and other basic stuff. However, your HomePod can do a lot more than that, like automating tasks and things like … Read More
Are you planning to sell, get rid of, or replace one of your HomeKit accessories? If so, you’ll have to first remove it from your Home app to make sure it’s no longer paired to your network. If you’re fairly new to HomeKit, you may have trouble figuring this out, but it’s actually pretty easy.
Are you trying to find the exact model number or serial number of the HomePod or HomePod Mini you own? Typically, you’d find this information on the box, but fortunately that’s not the only place where you can find them. As long as you have access to the iPhone or iPad you used to set … Read More
Location Services are enabled by default on the HomePod, so that if you ask HomePod or HomePod mini things like what the weather is, it will be able to tell you. But if you’re not actually making use of location features, or if you’d rather have some more privacy, you can turn the location features … Read More
Did you get a HomePod or the HomePod Mini recently? If you’re new to the smart speaker, you may be wondering how to handle basic operations of the devices, including using the physical controls on the device. We’re here to help you get started with using the controls on HomePod and HomePod Mini.
Apple’s HomePod and HomePod Mini smart speakers are always listening, waiting for your “Hey Siri” command so that it can quickly follow orders to get things done. Some privacy buffs may wish to temporarily or permanently turn this listening feature off, depending on the scenario or their use case of a HomePod, and that’s what … Read More
Do you want to prevent your HomePod or HomePod Mini from playing back songs that are marked as explicit? This may be necessary if you have kids in your house, so some parents might prefer to turn this parental control feature on, and it’s simple to do.
HomePod is capable of making phone calls, sending messages, creating reminders, and more when your iPhone is nearby. These are called personal requests and it’s a great feature to have. However, it does come at the cost of your privacy, and some people may want to turn off personal requests on their HomePod.
Want to use a HomePod with iTunes for listening to music on your Windows PC? If you don’t have good headphones or a decent speaker system, but have a HomePod instead, you may be excited to know that you can feed the audio from iTunes directly to your HomePod speakers within seconds. You don’t even … Read More
Apple has released watchOS 8 for Apple Watch, alongside tvOS 15 for Apple TV, and HomePodOS 15 for HomePod. The software updates for Apple Watch, Apple TV, and HomePod, arrive alongside the iOS 15 update for iPhone and iPadOS 15 for iPad. watchOS 8 includes new Watch faces, updates to bundled apps like Contacts, Weather, … Read More
If you have two HomePod speakers and you wish to use them as a stereo pair together, you can easily set that up via the Home app on iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Stereo pairing HomePod together will create a richer and fuller sound environment, and they can be selected as the audio output for any … Read More
Did you know that Siri on your HomePod is capable of distinguishing between different voices? Although this is a feature that’s not activated by default, it’s something that you can set up within a matter of minutes for HomePod using your iPhone or iPad.
Are you looking to update the software on your HomePod or HomePod mini to the latest version of HomePod OS software? Keeping HomePod updated allows access to new features and functionality, so it’s a good idea to do. Updating a smart speaker may not be a familiar process to many users, but as you’d probably … Read More
Is your HomePod Mini not working? Whether HomePod is not responding at all no matter what you’ve tried, or is apparently bricked, you can try restarting, resetting, or even restoring your HomePod Mini to get it to work.
If you recently purchased a HomePod or HomePod Mini, you may remember how you didn’t have the option to even connect to a Wi-Fi network while setting up the device. Accordingly, you may be surprised to know that the HomePod wi-fi network can in fact be changed, albeit to a limited extent.