Use multiuser on HomePod

Want to listen to your own content and use Personal Requests on a shared HomePod in your home? Now you can.

About HomePod multiuser

Use HomePod just like you always have—ask Siri for the weather, manage your calendar, get the latest news, make phone calls, and more. But with multiuser, now your family can personalize their HomePod experience, too. Siri can identify who in the family is speaking and tailor the music selection to that user's taste profile, respond to their own Personal Requests, and access their information to help them with everyday tasks.

Siri on HomePod multiuser supports English only at this time.

Set up multiuser

  1. Update your HomePod and your iPhone or iPad to iOS 13.2 or later or iPadOS 13.2 or later.
  2. Check that you’re logged in to your device with the Apple ID that you use with iCloud
  3. Match the language on your iOS device to the Siri language on your HomePod.
  4. Make sure that you’re added as a user in the Home app that was used to set up HomePod.
  5. On your iOS device, tap Settings > [your name] > Find My > and turn on Share My Location. Then set My Location to This Device. 
  6. Turn on Bluetooth, Siri, Personal RequestsLocation Services, and "Hey Siri" on your device.

Once these steps are complete, you'll get a notification in the Home app that says HomePod Can Recognize Your Voice. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete setup. 

If you don't get the notification, open the Home app on your iOS device. Tap Home  , then select Home Settings. Choose your home, then tap your user profile under People and turn Recognize My Voice on. 

If you’re running iOS 13.2 beta, remove the beta version and update to the publicly-released version of iOS 13.2.

Adjust your HomePod user settings

Open the Home app on your iOS device. Tap Home , then select Home Settings. Choose your home, then tap your user profile under People. You can change the following settings: 

  • Recognize my Voice: Allows Siri to know your name, access your music library and Apple Music account, use Find My, and control secure HomeKit accessories from HomePod. 
  • Personal Requests: Lets you use HomePod to send and read messages, check your calendar, add reminders, create notes, or run Siri Shortcuts on your iOS device. HomePod might require authentication for some requests and will send a notification to your iPhone to authenticate the task. If you have more than one HomePod in your home, you can choose which HomePod speakers will respond to your Personal Requests. 
  • Update Listening History: Adds the music you play to your Apple Music taste profile so Siri can suggest and play songs that you'll love. 
  • Control Accessories Remotely: Controls your HomeKit accessories while you're not at home. 

If Siri doesn't recognize you

Siri might ask you who you are from time to time. You can respond with your name, or you can even begin a request by saying, "Hey Siri, this is [your name]" or "Hey Siri, who am I?" If Siri calls you the wrong name, say, "No, this is [your name]." If you have the same name as someone else sharing your HomePod, have Siri call you by a nickname

Siri might have trouble telling the difference between children or people with similar voices. If Siri doesn't recognize you after setup, try these steps. After each step, see if Siri recognizes you.

  • Reset Recognize My Voice: In the Home app, tap Home , then tap Home Settings. Choose your home, then turn Recognize My Voice off then on. Wait a few minutes before trying Siri again. 
  • Restart the iOS device that you use with "Hey Siri."
  • Restart your HomePod.
  • Set up "Hey Siri" again: On your iOS device, go to Settings > Siri & Search, then turn Listen for "Hey Siri" off then on, and follow onscreen instructions to teach Siri your voice. 

If you have two Apple IDs in your home that have "Hey Siri" set up with the same voice, you might need to turn off Recognize my Voice on one account for the best user experience with Siri. 

Learn more

Multiuser on HomePod supports up to six users in a home. If you have more than six household users or guests in your home, they can still use Siri on HomePod to play music. The music will play from the primary user's account and that person's taste profile won't be affected. 

You can turn on HomeKit scenes with HomePod by saying something like, "Hey Siri, turn on the Dinner Time scene."

Listen to music and podcasts, turn on lights, adjust the thermostat, and control all of the products that you use in your home with Siri.

You can bring your device near HomePod to automatically hand off phone calls, music, and podcasts. Or let Siri find your devices. Say something like, "Hey Siri, where's my iPhone?" or "Hey Siri, where's Adrian's iPhone?" Discover all the other ways that Siri can help

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