Change settings for HomePod

Use the Home app to customize and manage settings for HomePod. 

With the Home app, you can customize settings for an individual HomePod and manage settings that apply to all of your HomePod speakers. You can change these settings only on an iOS device that’s signed in with the Apple ID that you used to set up HomePod.


Customize settings for a HomePod

You can customize settings for an individual HomePod, like its name, how you engage Siri, and the type of content it plays. Just open the Home app, press and hold HomePod in the Home or Rooms tab, and tap Details. From here, you can find the serial number of your HomePod and customize the following settings.

Change its name and location

Give HomePod a name, change the room where it is, and add it to Favorites so you can quickly access HomePod in Control Center and from the Home tab.

Manage Music & Podcasts

Sign in to Apple Music with your Apple ID, manage explicit content, play all songs at the same volume, and discover music based on your listening history.

Use Siri

Choose how you engage Siri, what you want to see or hear when Siri is listening, and change the language and voice for Siri.


Use Accessibility features

If you want to use Accessibility features, you can turn on VoiceOver and Touch Accommodations to help you use and control HomePod.



Manage settings for multiple HomePod speakers

You can manage settings that apply to all of your HomePod speakers in Home Settings. To find Home Settings, open the Home app and tap  in the upper-left corner. From here, you can manage the following:

Change AirPlay settings

In Home Settings, you can control how others connect to all of your HomePod speakers using AirPlay. Here's how:

  1. Open the Home app and tap  in the upper-left corner.
  2. Tap Home Settings, then tap your Home.
  3. Under Speakers, Allow Speaker Access then choose from the following:
    • Everyone: Anyone with in range of your HomePod can see and play to it.
    • Anyone On the Same Network: Anyone connected to your home Wi-Fi network can AirPlay to your HomePod.
    • Only People Sharing This Home: Only people that you invite to share control of your Home in the Home app can AirPlay to HomePod.
    • Require Password: To AirPlay to HomePod, users will need to enter a password.

If you set your speaker access to require a password, only the primary user can transfer phone calls to HomePod.

Published Date:Thu Feb 08 21:13:42 GMT 2018