Set up and use HomePod mini and HomePod

Experience your favourite music in a whole new way, control your home, and get help with everyday household questions and tasks – all with HomePod mini and HomePod. 

Set up HomePod mini and HomePod with your iPhone or iPad

Place HomePod mini or HomePod on a solid surface with at least 15cm of space around it.

Set up HomePod mini and HomePod 

  1. Plug HomePod mini or HomePod into a power source. Wait for a chime and a pulsing white light to appear on the top of it.
  2. Unlock your iPhone or iPad and hold it next to HomePod mini or HomePod. Tap Set Up when it appears on your device's screen.
  3. When asked, centre HomePod mini or HomePod in the viewfinder on your iPhone or iPad to finish pairing. If you can't use your camera, tap Enter Passcode Manually and Siri will respond with a four-digit passcode to enter on your device.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to choose your settings. You can also customise and manage all of the settings for HomePod mini or HomePod in the Home app after finishing the setup process.
  5. Wait for HomePod mini or HomePod to finish the setup process, then tap Done.

If you can't see the setup screen

If you can't see the setup screen, you can set up HomePod mini or HomePod manually on your iPhone or iPad. You can't set up HomePod mini or HomePod with a Mac.

  1. Open the Home app, tap the Add button , then tap Add Accessory. 
  2. Tap More options.
  3. Tap HomePod and follow the onscreen instructions.

If you still can't set up HomePod mini or HomePod because of Wi-Fi, network or other issues, find out what to do.

Control HomePod mini and HomePod

You can control HomePod mini or HomePod with the touch controls, the Home app, from Control Centre or by asking Siri. 

Use the touch controls

Tap the top of HomePod mini or HomePod to play, pause or adjust the volume. The top of HomePod mini or HomePod will also show you when Siri is listening by displaying a multi-coloured light. Find out more about how to use the touch controls.

Control HomePod mini and HomePod 

Use the Home app and Control Centre

You can play and pause music playing on HomePod mini or HomePod in the Home app.

  • On iPhone, iPad or iPod touch: open the Home app and tap HomePod.
  • On Mac: open the Home app and click HomePod. To use the Home app on Mac, update your Mac to macOS Big Sur or later. 

Want to do this from Control Centre on your iPhone or iPad? Add the Home app to Control Centre, then open Control Centre on your iPhone or iPad and tap HomePod to play or pause music quickly.

Use Siri on HomePod mini or HomePod

From playing music to controlling your home, your voice is Siri's command. Just say "Hey Siri", then make your request.

Siri can recognise the voices of up to six different family members on HomePod mini and HomePod. Each person needs their own iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, their own Apple ID and must also be a member of the home in the Home app. You can set up HomePod and Siri to recognise your voice and enjoy music tailored to your taste, send and read messages, make phone calls and more.

To find out some basic things you can ask, say "Hey Siri, what can you do?" Discover more things you can ask Siri.


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