About iOS Software Updates for HomePod

Learn what’s new in HomePod software updates.

iOS 12.1


This update includes general improvements for stability and quality.

iOS 12


iOS 12 includes HomePod support for multiple named timers, telephony, music search by lyrics, Find My iPhone, Calendar support for additional languages, and Siri shortcuts. Search by lyrics is only available in English in the US, UK, Australia and Canada.

iOS 12 includes support for multiple timers, music search by lyrics, telephony and Find My iPhone.

  • Conveniently search for a song using the lyrics if you can’t remember the title (English only)
  • Create multiple named timers
  • Make and receive phone calls directly on HomePod, or simply ask Siri who is calling
  • Similar to Apple Watch, Find My iPhone on HomePod allows you to quickly locate any of your iOS or macOS devices with an audible ping
  • Calendar support to include all languages
  • View the network name in Settings  

iOS 11.4


iOS 11.4 includes AirPlay 2 multi-room audio and support for stereo pairs.

  • Place two HomePod in the same room and create a stereo pair
  • Each HomePod in a pair automatically senses its location in the room
  • Advanced beamforming provides wider soundstage than traditional stereo pair
  • Use AirPlay 2 to play the same song everywhere or different songs in different rooms to multiple HomePod and other AirPlay 2-enabled speakers 
  • Schedule, cancel, and stay up to date with your Calendar appointments (available in US, UK, Australia) 

iOS 11.3


This update includes general performance and stability improvements.

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