Siri on HomePod is great at answering questions about the things you want to know and do in your home, but there are more ways to use Apple’s smart assistant on the wireless speaker. Should you lose an iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple Watch, HomePod can play a sound on your misplaced device to help you find it. In this step-by-step tutorial, we show you how.
Before we get started, it’s important to remember that you should turn on Find My iPhone for any devices that you wish to use this helpful service with:
- iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and AirPods: On your iOS device, go to Settings → [your name] → iCloud, then scroll to the bottom and tap Find My iPhone and slide the switches next to Find My iPhone and Send Last Location to the ON position.
- Mac: Click the Apple menu, then choose System Preferences. Not click iCloud in the System Preferences window and tick the box next to Find My Mac.
Follow along with us to learn how to find a misplaced device via HomePod.
Finding iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac & Apple Watch via HomePod
To find your misplaced Apple device, simply ask Siri on HomePod:
- “Hey Siri, where’s my iPhone?”
- “Hey Siri, find my iPad.”
- “Hey Siri, play a sound on my iPod touch.”
- “Hey Siri, where’s my Apple Watch?”
- “Hey Siri, I lost my Mac.”
Siri will search the Find My iPhone database for your Apple ID account to determine if the device you’ve requested is listed. If so, the assistant will either play a sound on your lost device or request additional information. For instance, you may be asked to choose a specific device to ping in case you have, say, multiple iPhones. You must be signed in with the same Apple ID on your HomePod and your other devices in order for this to work.
You can use Siri on HomePod to locate the following Apple devices:
- iPod touch
- Apple Watch
Finding your AirPods with Siri on HomePod is currently unsupported.
“Sorry, I can’t help with that on HomePod yet,” Siri on HomePod responds when asked to locate your misplaced or lost AirPods. “Try asking me on an iOS device”.
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