Update HomePod

Use the Home app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac to update the software on your HomePod.

Check for updates

By default, HomePod automatically installs new software updates, but you can manually check for updates in the Home app on your iOS device or Mac.

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Make sure that your iOS device is updated to the latest version of iOS.
  2. On your iOS device, open the Home app and tap Home Settings in the upper-left corner.
  3. Tap Software Update.
  4. If there's a new update, tap Install. This will install the update on all of your HomePod speakers you have set up in your home.

On your Mac

  1. Make sure that your Mac is updated to macOS Mojave.
  2. Open the Home app. In the menu bar, click Edit > Edit Home.
  3. Click Software Update.
  4. If there's a new update, click Install. This will install the update on all of your HomePod speakers you have set up in your home.

A white spinning light appears on the top of HomePod while it's updating. The update might take some time. Don't unplug HomePod until the update is complete.

Learn more

To turn automatic updates on or off or check the software version of your HomePod, open the Home app, then follow these steps:

  • On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, tap Home Settings, then tap Software Update.
  • On your Mac, click Edit > Edit Home > Software Update.

To check for updates in a different home you have set up in the Home app:

  • On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, tap Home Settings, tap Home Settings, then tap a home.
  • On your Mac, click Home Icon in the tool bar, then select a home.
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