Set up HomePod

Learn how to use your iPhone or iPad to set up your Homepod mini or HomePod.

Before you begin

  • You need an iPhone or iPad running the latest version of iOS or iPadOS. You can't set up HomePod mini or HomePod with a Mac.

  • Make sure your iPhone or iPad has the Home and Apple Music apps. If you deleted either of these apps, go to the App Store, search for the app, and tap the Redownload button  to restore the app.
  • Turn on two-factor authentication. To check if two-factor authentication is turned on, go to Settings > Your Name > Password & Security.
  • Turn on iCloud Keychain. To check if iCloud Keychain is turned on, go to Settings > Your Name > iCloud.
  • If you previously added accessories to the Home app, sign in to iCloud on your iPhone or iPad with the Apple ID that matches your home owner ID (Home app > More button  > Home Settings > Resident (Owner)).
  • If you previously added accessories to the Home app, make sure that your iPhone or iPad is connected to the same Wi-Fi network you used when you added those accessories.

 


Set up HomePod mini and HomePod with your iPhone or iPad

   

Plug HomePod into power and wait for a chime

Place HomePod mini or HomePod on a solid surface with at least 6 inches of space around it and plug it into power. Wait for a chime and a pulsing white light to appear on the top of it.

Pulsing white light on top of HomePod mini

Hold your iPhone or iPad close to HomePod

Unlock your iPhone or iPad and hold it next to HomePod mini or HomePod. Tap Set Up when it appears on your device's screen. If the setup screen doesn't appear, try locking your device and unlocking it again.

Learn what to do if the setup screen still doesn't appear

Setup screen appears on iPhone screen with HomePod mini behind

Hold your iPhone or iPad over HomePod

When asked, center HomePod mini or HomePod in the viewfinder on your iPhone or iPad. If you can't use your camera, tap Enter Passcode Manually and Siri will respond with a four-digit passcode to enter on your device.

Center the HomePod in the frame screen appears on iPhone screen with top of HomePod mini centered in the frame

 

Customize your HomePod settings

Follow the onscreen instructions to choose your settings. You can also manage HomePod settings in the Home app after setup.

 

Wait for setup to complete

Wait for HomePod mini or HomePod to finish setup, then tap Done. This could take up to 5 minutes.

 

Start using your HomePod

Learn how to use Siri to play Apple Music or other music services or how to play audio using your iPhone or iPad. You can also read the HomePod user guide or set up voice recognition to enjoy personalized music recommendations and more.

Siri features might vary by country and region.

 


Get help with setup

To learn what to do next, find your issue below. If you still need help, contact Apple Support.

If you don't see the setup screen

If you tried locking and unlocking your iPhone or iPad and holding it next to HomePod mini or HomePod, but you still don't see the setup screen:

  1. Open the Home app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the Add button .
  3. Tap Add Accessory > More options > HomePod.

If HomePod doesn't appear as an option, reset your HomePod then try setting it up again.

If you get a Wi-Fi alert during setup

HomePod mini and HomePod use the Wi-Fi network that your iPhone or iPad is connected to. Use your iPhone or iPad to forget the Wi-Fi network. Then, reconnect to the network and try setting up HomePod mini or HomePod again.

If you want to connect HomePod to a different Wi-Fi network

If you want to connect your HomePod mini or HomePod to a different network, open the Home app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac and check for a network mismatch alert.

If a network mismatch alert appears, connect your HomePod to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone. Tap or click View Details under the alert message, scroll down, then tap or click Move HomePod to [Wi-Fi Network].

If a network mismatch alert doesn't appear, reset HomePod. Then, make sure your iPhone or iPad is connected to the Wi-Fi network you want your HomePod to connect to, and set up HomePod again.

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