Cleaning and taking care of your HomePod

Find out how to clean and take care of your HomePod.

Is it OK to use a disinfectant on my HomePod?
Using a 70-per cent isopropyl alcohol wipe, 75-per cent ethyl alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, you may gently wipe the top surface of your HomePod. Don’t use on the mesh fabric of your HomePod. Don’t use products containing bleach or hydrogen peroxide. Avoid getting moisture in any openings, and don't submerge your HomePod in any cleaning agents.

Clean your HomePod

Clean with a dry cloth. If necessary, you can clean your HomePod with a damp cloth.

Don't use window cleaners, household cleaners, compressed air, aerosol sprays, solvents, ammonia or abrasives to clean HomePod.

Take care of your HomePod

Find out where to put your HomePod and what to avoid to keep your HomePod safe.

Where to place your HomePod

HomePod is designed for indoor use only. When using your HomePod, make sure you place it on a solid surface. Place the power cord so that it won't be walked on or pinched.

It is not unusual for any speaker with a vibration-damping silicone base to leave mild marks when placed on some wooden surfaces. The marks can be caused by oils diffusing between the silicone base and the table surface, and will often go away after several days when the speaker is removed from the wooden surface. If not, wiping the surface gently with a soft damp or dry cloth may remove the marks. If marks persist, clean the surface with the furniture manufacturer's recommended cleaning process. If you’re concerned about this, we recommend placing your HomePod on a different surface.

Avoid heat sources

Don't place your HomePod near heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, hobs or other appliances (including amplifiers) that produce heat. Don't place a naked flame such as a lit candle or cigarette on or near your HomePod.

Avoid liquids

Don't use your HomePod near water or where it may be exposed to dripping or splashing. Keep your HomePod away from all sources of liquid, such as drinks, sinks, baths, shower enclosures, swimming pools, hot tubs and so on.

For more information, see the HomePod User Guide.

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