HomePod runs a custom-made version of the iOS mobile operating system.
You can easily confirm the version number of the iOS software that’s running on your HomePod, which may come in handy when a new firmware becomes available for the device.
Likewise, knowing the serial number for your HomePod is essential when you register your Siri-driven speaker with Apple or in case you need support.
Before we get to the meat of the post, it’s worth reiterating that you should make sure that your iOS device is signed in with the same Apple ID that you used to set up the speaker.
TUTORIAL: How to set up your new HomePod
How to find your HomePod serial number and version
You can find your HomePod’s serial numbers in the Home app or the Settings app on the iOS device used to set up your new speaker. It’s also printed at the bottom of the device.
Find your HomePod serial number and version in the Home app
To verify the serial number for your HomePod in the Home app on your iOS device, follow these steps.
1) Open the Home app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
2) Tap the Room tab and select the room for your HomePod.
3) Press and hold the icon for your HomePod.
4) Scroll to the bottom of the screen in your HomePod settings. The serial number for your HomePod is displayed at the bottom of the interface along with the Version.
Find your HomePod serial number and version in the Settings app
The serial number for your HomePod also shows up in your iCloud settings.
1) Open the Settings app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
2) Tap your registered Apple ID name at the top of Settings.
3) Scroll down and tap your HomePod in the list of devices associated with your Apple ID. The serial number and version for your HomePod appear at the bottom.
Find your HomePod serial number on the device
As mentioned, your HomePod’s serial number is also printed on the device’s bottom along with its model number, FCC markings, e-waste warnings, and other regulatory markings.
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