Identify status lights on HomePod

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

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 connected to a computer, or is plugged into a power adapter that didn’t come with HomePod mini and isn’t rated 20W (9V ⎓ 2.22A).


White flashing volume lights
Unplug HomePod mini from power, wait 15 seconds, then plug it back in. If the white flashing volume lights continue, reset and restore your HomePod mini. If these steps don't resolve your issue, contact Apple support to set up a repair.

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.

 

White flashing volume lights
Unplug HomePod from power, wait 15 seconds, then plug it back in. If the white flashing volume lights continue, reset your HomePod. If these steps don't resolve your issue, contact Apple support to set up a repair.

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