If you have multiple Apple devices capable of responding to the Hey Siri hot phrase, and it just so happens that your HomePod is responding to your commands instead of your watch or phone—you might want to temporarily disable Hey Siri on your HomePod.
Like with other Apple devices, Siri on HomePod allows you to create as many clock alarms as you want, as well as manage them with ease, remove the ones you no longer need, turn a specific alarm on or off, create recurring alarms and more.
Whatever your reason may be for not wanting to see the light indicator at the top of your HomePod, this can be easily set up in the device’s settings. In this simple tutorial, we show you how to switch off the HomePod’s status light.
Voice commands make it easy to control the music playing on your HomePod. As we’re going to discuss in this step-by-step tutorial, Siri is not the only way to pause/resume music playing through your HomePod.
HomePod defaults to automatically downloading and installing software updates as they become available. To avoid any unforeseen problems stemming from the auto-update mechanism, you should set your HomePod to receive software updates manually, here’s how.
Anyone within earshot of your HomePod can invoke Siri and ask her to read your texts or send a message, set a reminder or make a note. Fortunately, you can stop your guests or mischievous family members from using these personal requests on your HomePod.
Now that we’ve had some time to play with the HomePod, we’ve compiled all the best tips, tricks, and customizations. Learn a workaround for setting multiple timers, how to add songs to the Up Next queue, and much more in our hands-on video.
You might need your HomePod’s serial number when you register the product or seek help from Apple Support. You can also easily see the version of the software HomePod is currently running, which might be useful before deciding whether to install a new firmware for the smart speaker.