Change HomePod settings
The person who set up HomePod can use the Home app on their iOS or iPadOS device to change HomePod settings. There are individual settings for each HomePod you have, as well as settings that apply to all of the HomePod speakers in your home.
Change settings for a HomePod
In the Home app on your iOS or iPadOS device, touch and hold a HomePod.
Scroll down, tap , then do any of the following:
Assign HomePod to a different room: Tap Room, then choose a new room.
Change the default account for music and podcasts: Tap Primary User, then choose which account should be used when someone’s voice isn’t recognized.
Avoid explicit content: Turn off Allow Explicit Content to prevent HomePod from playing songs, albums, and podcast episodes that are identified as having explicit content.
Keep the volume consistent: Turn on Sound Check to adjust for variances in songs so they all play at the same volume.
Allow access to Personal Requests: Tap Personal Requests, then turn on each HomePod you want to use Personal Requests on. To learn how to enable Siri commands that use info from apps on your iOS or iPadOS device, like Messages or Calendar, see Set up Personal Requests.
Keep songs out of your listening history: If Apple Music is the default music service for your HomePod, songs you play on HomePod influence how Apple Music identifies music you like, and they’re visible to your followers on Apple Music. To prevent this, turn off Update Listening History. This also disables your podcast history and subscriptions until you turn the setting back on.
Disable “Hey Siri” requests: Turn off Listen for “Hey Siri.”
Disable summoning Siri using HomePod touch controls: Turn off Touch and Hold for Siri.
Disable indicator light when Siri is listening: Turn off Light When Using Siri.
Hear a chime when Siri is listening: Turn on Sound When Using Siri.
Change Siri’s language or voice on HomePod: Tap Language or Siri Voice, then tap an option.
View network information: Tap Wi-Fi Address to switch between viewing the HomePod network identifier and the name of the Wi-Fi network it’s connected to. HomePod automatically connects to the same Wi-Fi network as your iOS or iPadOS device.
Allow speaker access: For information about letting others send audio to your HomePod, see Allow others to control audio on HomePod.
Turn on VoiceOver: Tap Accessibility to access settings for VoiceOver and for Touch Accommodations. See Use HomePod touch controls.
Use HomePod with a doorbell: If you have a HomeKit accessory that you use for a doorbell, tap Chime on HomePod, then choose which HomePod speakers should chime when someone rings the doorbell. And, if you have HomeKit Secure Video with Face Recognition turned on, HomePod will announce who’s there.
To learn how to add someone to your home, see Allow others to control accessories in your home in the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch User Guide.
Turn automatic HomePod software updates on or off
In the Home app on your iOS or iPadOS device, tap , then tap Home Settings.
Note: If you have more than one home, you see settings for your current home (based on your location). To edit a different home, tap Homes, then tap the home you want to edit.
Tap Software Update, then turn on Install Updates Automatically.
If HomePod isn’t responding normally, you can restart it. You need to be near HomePod to restart it.
In the Home app on your iOS or iPadOS device, touch and hold HomePod.
Scroll down, then tap .
Do one of the following:
For a single HomePod: Tap Reset HomePod, then tap Restart HomePod.
For a stereo pair: Tap Restart HomePod.