Add a user to HomePod
To let Siri recognise who in the family is speaking and manage their calendar, make phone calls, play their own music and more, turn on the following settings:
- Go to Settings > Siri & Search. Turn on Listen for "Hey Siri".
- Go to Settings > [your name] > Find My > and turn on Share My Location. Then set My Location to This Device.
- Open the Home app, tap Home , then select Home Settings. Tap your user profile under People, and turn on:
- Recognise 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, make phone calls, check your calendar, add reminders, create notes, run Siri Shortcuts on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, and more. HomePod may 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 turn Personal Requests on or off for each HomePod.
- Update Listening History: under Media, select your music service, then turn on Update Listening History to add the music you play to your Apple Music taste profile so Siri can suggest and play songs that you'll love.
- Control Accessories Remotely: allows users to control HomeKit accessories remotely and receive accessory notifications when users are away from the home.
Siri features may vary by country or region.
If Siri doesn't recognise you
Siri may 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 who shares your HomePod, get Siri to call you by a nickname.
If Siri doesn't recognise you after you've completed the setup process, try these steps. After each step, see if Siri recognises you.
- Reset Recognise My Voice: in the Home app, tap Home , then tap Home Settings. Tap your name under People, turn off Recognise My Voice, then turn it back on again. Wait a few minutes before trying Siri again.
- Restart the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that you use with "Hey Siri".
- Restart your HomePod.
- Set up "Hey Siri" again: on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, go to Settings > Siri & Search, turn off Listen for "Hey Siri", turn it back on again and then follow the 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 may need to turn off Recognise my Voice on one account.
- 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 be played 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.
- 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 of the ways that Siri can help.