Use Touch Accommodations on HomePod mini and HomePod

If you have trouble using the touch controls on HomePod mini or HomePod, Touch Accommodations can help. 

Turn on Touch Accommodations

If you set up HomePod mini or HomePod with an iOS or iPadOS device that uses Touch Accommodations, then your Touch Accommodations settings from that device will automatically transfer to HomePod mini or HomePod.

You can turn on Touch Accommodations after you set up HomePod mini or HomePod in the Home app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.

Use the Home app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac

  1. Open the Home app on the iOS or iPadOS device that's signed in with the Apple ID that you used to set up your HomePod mini or HomePod.
  2. Press and hold HomePod.
  3. Scroll down and tap Accessibility.
  4. Tap Touch Accommodations, then turn it on. 

Use the Home app on your Mac

  1. Open the Home app and make sure that you're signed in with the Apple ID used to set up your HomePod mini or HomePod.*
  2. Double-click HomePod.
  3. Scroll down and click Accessibility.
  4. Click Touch Accommodations, then turn it on. 

*To use the Home app on Mac, update your Mac to macOS Mojave or later.

Change settings for Touch Accommodations

Touch Accommodations has several features that you can adjust to help you control HomePod mini or HomePod:

 


Choose how long it takes for HomePod mini or HomePod to respond to a touch

Turn on Hold Duration, then use the plus and minus buttons to choose a duration. HomePod mini and HomePod ignore touches that are shorter than the Hold Duration.

Set HomePod mini or HomePod to treat multiple touches as a single touch

If you have trouble touching your HomePod mini or HomePod controls just once, turn on Ignore Repeat. Then, if you touch the controls several times quickly, your HomePod mini or HomePod treats the touches as one.

Use the plus and minus buttons to adjust the timing.

Choose how HomePod mini or HomePod responds to a sliding touch

If you often slide your finger on the touch controls instead of tapping, use Tap Assistance. You can choose whether HomePod mini or HomePod responds to where you start sliding or where you stop sliding.

  • If you tend to slide your finger to where you want to touch, select Use Final Touch Location.
  • If you tend to slide your finger after touching your target, select Use Initial Touch Location.
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