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How to See Temperature & Humidity Level from HomePod Mini

Feb 26, 2023 - 3 Comments
HomePod Mini temperature and humidity sensors

Did you know the HomePod Mini can tell you the indoor temperature and humidity level, of where ever the HomePod Mini is located? The HomePod Mini recently received a software update that enabled two built in sensors on the device that were previously dormant; indoor temperature, and indoor humidity level. This is completely different from … Read More

AirPlay Not Working with HomePod Mini? Try This Stupid Trick

Jan 15, 2023 - 7 Comments
HomePod Mini

The HomePod Mini functions as an AirPlay receiver, allowing you to wirelessly stream audio, music, podcasts, songs, etc to the smart speaker. But randomly, the HomePod Mini does not show up in the list of available AirPlay devices. If you’re trying to AirPlay some audio to HomePod or otherwise trying to use the HomePod or … Read More

How to AirPlay to Sonos & HomePod Simultaneously

Dec 27, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Select AirPlay speakers to play output to including HomePod and Sonos

If you have a multi-device household with different brand of AirPlay speakers, like a combination of Sonos speakers and Apple HomePod or HomePod Mini’s, you may be thinking it would be nice to be able to AirPlay music, podcasts, audiobooks, or other audio to all the speakers, despite them being different brands. Thanks to AirPlay, … Read More

How to Update HomePod from Mac with Home App

Dec 26, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Find iPhone with HomePod

HomePod Mini and HomePod are setup to automatically install available software updates for the devices, but if you’re the type of person who likes to expedite system updates when they become available, or if you disabled auto-updates, you may be interested in manually updating the system software on your HomePod Mini.

How to Disable Automatic Updates on HomePod Mini

Mar 4, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Disable Automatic Updates on HomePod

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

How to Play Music on HomePod Mini

Feb 25, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Play Music on HomePod

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.

How to Turn Off a HomePod Automation

Feb 20, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Turn Off a HomePod Automation

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.

How to Add a New Automation for HomePod

Feb 13, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Add a New Automation for HomePod

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

How to Remove a HomeKit Accessory with iPhone & iPad

Dec 26, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Remove a HomeKit Accessory

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.

How to Check HomePod Model & Serial Number

Dec 23, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Check HomePod Model & Serial Number

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

How to Disable Location Services on HomePod

Dec 21, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Disable Location Services on HomePod

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

How to Use HomePod Mini Physical Controls

Dec 10, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Use HomePod Physical Controls

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.

How to Stop HomePod Always Listening

Dec 8, 2021 - 4 Comments
How to Stop Always Listening on HomePod

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

How to Block Explicit Content on HomePod

Nov 26, 2021 - 3 Comments
How to Block Explicit Content on HomePod

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.

How to Disable Personal Requests on HomePod

Nov 20, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Disable Personal Requests on HomePod

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.

How to Use HomePod with Windows PC and iTunes

Sep 25, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Use HomePod with iTunes on PC

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

watchOS 8 and tvOS 15 Released for Apple Watch & Apple TV

Sep 22, 2021 - Leave a Comment
Apple Watch and Apple TV software updates

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

How to Stereo Pair HomePod Mini Speakers

Sep 11, 2021 - Leave a Comment
HomePod mini paired speakers

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

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