Set up HomePod or HomePod mini

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

Get your iPhone or iPad ready to set up HomePod

You need an iPhone or iPad to set up HomePod. You can't set up HomePod with a Mac.

Update your iPhone or iPad to the latest version of iOS or iPadOS. To set up HomePod (2nd generation), you need an iPhone with iOS 16.3 or later, or an iPad with iPadOS 16.3 or later.

HomePod and HomePod mini use the Wi-Fi network that your iPhone or iPad is connected to. Learn how to connect to Wi-Fi on your iPhone or iPad and about recommended settings for Wi-Fi routers. Personal hotspots are not recommended.

Plug HomePod into power and wait for a chime

Place HomePod or HomePod mini 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.


Hold your iPhone or iPad close to HomePod

Unlock your iPhone or iPad and hold it next to HomePod or HomePod mini. 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


Hold your iPhone or iPad over HomePod

When asked, center HomePod or HomePod mini 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.


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 and configuration to complete

Wait for HomePod or HomePod mini to finish setup, then tap Done. After setup, HomePod continues configuration in the Home app. Configuration times may vary. You can play audio using Siri on HomePod during configuration.


Get help with setup

Learn what to do if you can't set up HomePod or HomePod mini.

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