How to change the Apple Music account associated with your HomePod

You set up your new HomePod for the first time by bringing it near an iPhone or iPad, which prompts Apple’s handy Automatic Setup feature to transfer settings such as saved Wi-Fi passwords and your Apple Music subscription information from your iOS device to your new HomePod.

If you would like to associate a different Apple Music account with your HomePod than the one you’re currently using on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you can do that with just a few taps. We’ll show you how to change the Apple Music account just for your HomePod.

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Change the Apple Music account on HomePod

1) Make sure your HomePod is switched on. Now, open the Home app on your iPhone or iPad and select your HomePod from the Home section.

2) Scroll down or tap the settings button from the bottom right until you reach the Music & Podcasts heading. From here, tap Primary User.

3) Tap Sign Out to stop using the Apple Music account shown inside the Apple ID field.

Sign Out of Primary User on HomePod

Note: This will not sign you out completely on this HomePod. Your existing Apple ID will still be used for other personalizations and settings sync, as evidenced by your HomePod continuing to remain listed as an iCloud device in the Settings app on your iPhone.

4) Now tap Sign In.

5) Enter the email and password of the Apple ID account you wish to use on your HomePod for your Apple Music subscription and the Podcasts app, then tap the Sign In button. You may be asked to enter a Two-Factor Authentication code displayed as a push notification or texted as an SMS message to one or more of your trusted devices.

Sign In with another Apple ID on your HomePod

Other people who share your home will be able to see your Apple ID user name in the Home app, so this is obviously something to keep in mind if you’re concerned about privacy.

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