Identify status lights on HomePod

Learn what the different status lights on the top of HomePod and HomePod mini mean.

Status lights on HomePod

Status lights appear on the top of HomePod and change colors depending on what you're doing on HomePod. Here's what you might see:

White spinning light
HomePod is turning on or updating the software.

 

White pulsing light
HomePod is ready to be set up or an alarm or timer is going off.

 

Multicolored spinning light
Siri is listening.

 

Volume controls
Tap the top of HomePod to adjust the volume.

 

Green pulsing light
You transferred a phone call to HomePod.

 

Red spinning light
You're resetting HomePod.

 

Status lights on HomePod mini

Status lights appear on the top of HomePod mini and change colors depending on what you're doing on HomePod mini. Here's what you might see:

White spinning light
HomePod mini is turning on or updating the software.

White pulsing light
HomePod mini is playing audio

Multicolored spinning light
Siri is listening.

Green pulsing light
You transferred a phone call to HomePod mini.

Orange flashing light
HomePod mini is updating software while connected to a Mac, or is plugged into a power adapter that didn’t come with HomePod mini and isn’t rated 20W (9V ⎓ 2.22A).

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