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.
The Home app gives all your HomeKit accessories a default icon whenever you add them. Did you know, there are other icons you can choose from? In this post, we show you how to change device icons in the Home app.
Sometimes, certain accessories are easier to control when grouped together. In this guide, we take a look at the different grouping methods for accessories. This is especially helpful in lights or fixtures that utilize multiple bulbs.
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.
The HomePod does not natively support Spotify. You can’t use your voice to control playback like Apple Music. However, Spotify subscribers can fret not, as there is a simple way to stream your favorite music. See how for yourself in our hands-on video and tutorial.
To prepare for future macOS editions that’ll no longer run legacy 32-bit apps without compromise, it may be a good idea to identify 32-bit apps that are installed on your Mac. Another idea: start looking for alternatives if your favorite developers have no plans to update their apps accordingly.
If Spotlight is not working properly on your Mac, or searching your computer doesn’t return expected results, rebuilding the Spotlight index might help. Here’s how to manually initiate a reindexation of Spotlight’s index with just a few clicks.
Apple’s mobile operating system provides a little-known feature that customers can take advantage of to keep tabs on their smartphone usage behaviors and see precisely how long each app has been open or running in the background.
We walk you through creating a true toggle button to enable and disable a HomeKit scene, fixing one of the biggest shortcomings in Apple’s framework for the connected home. Check out our embedded video how-to before following along with our detailed written tutorial included further below.