Control your home with Siri on HomePod
HomePod automatically acts as a home hub, letting you control HomeKit accessories such as lights, thermostats, and window shades with your voice. Set up these accessories in the Home app on your iOS or iPadOS device and they automatically work with HomePod. (For details about using the Home app, see the Home chapter in the iPhone User Guide, iPod touch User Guide, or iPad User Guide). Using the Home app, you can also control your home’s accessories when you’re away and trigger accessories based on time of day, your location, or the action of another accessory, such as a sensor.
The spoken commands that work with HomePod depend on which smart home accessories you’ve set up. For more information about HomeKit and available accessories, see the Home app webpage.
Control accessories using HomePod
Control a single accessory: Say a command using the name you gave the accessory in the Home app. For example, say “Hey Siri, turn on the porch light.”
Check accessory status: Say something like “Hey Siri, is the porch light on?”
Control accessories in a room: Say, for example, “Hey Siri, turn off the lights in here” to control the accessories that are in the same room as HomePod. Say something like “Hey Siri, turn off the lights in the bedroom” to specify another location.
Check the status of a security accessory: You can use HomePod to lock or check the status of door locks and other HomeKit security accessories. Say something like “Hey Siri, is the front door locked?” To unlock security accessories, you must use your iOS or iPadOS device because unlocking requires authentication using Face ID, Touch ID, or a passcode.
Activate a scene: Set up scenes in the Home app to control a number of accessories all at once. After a scene is defined, refer to it by name. For example, say “Hey Siri, good night” to run a scene named “good night” that turns off your lights, sets the thermostat, and draws the window shades.
To allow others to control HomePod using the Home app on their own devices, invite them to share your home, which you do in the Home app on your iOS or iPadOS device. For details, see Allow others to control accessories in your home in the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch User Guide.