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How to Set Up HomeKit on LG TV

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Do you own a newer model LG TV from 2018 or later? If so, you’ll probably be excited to know that you can get started with Apple HomeKit, even if you haven’t purchased any HomeKit accessories. That’s right, you can control much of your TV’s functioning with HomeKit on your iPhone or iPad.

Smart TVs have gained some very interesting features in the past few years and thanks to their popularity, TV manufacturers are partnering with Apple to bring features like AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to specific models. To make use of all the HomeKit features, you typically…

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How to Disable Automatic Updates on HomePod Mini

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Do you want to stop your HomePod Mini or Homepod from installing updates automatically? Perhaps you prefer to manually update HomePod, or you’re the kind of person who likes to make sure there aren’t any user reports of issues before updating your devices? Fortunately, Apple gives users the option to disable automatic updates for the HomePod mini and Homepod, if desired.

Typically, your HomePod is set to download and install software updates from Apple’s servers automatically. This is the default update setting. While this may be super convenient for most…

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How to Turn Off a HomePod Automation

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If you have a bunch of automations set up on the HomePod, chances are that over time you may have some automations that you eventually want to turn off, perhaps to avoid them functioning on a particular day or time. It’s easy to temporarily turn off a HomePod or HomePod mini automation.

Home automation is one of the major features that HomePod has to offer, just like most other smart speakers. People who use smart devices that are compatible with Apple HomeKit can make use of HomePod to automate the functioning of these devices. For example, you can set up an…

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How to Add a New Automation for HomePod

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Did you know you can automate things with Homepod and Homepod mini? Even if it’s your very first smart speaker, you may already be familiar with using Siri to stream music, set alarms, make appointments, and other basic stuff. However, your HomePod can do a lot more than that, like automating tasks and things like playing music every day at a particular time, or when you get home.

One of the biggest features that HomePod has to offer is home automation. That’s right, completely automating your house, provided you have all the necessary equipment. This is…

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How to Add People to Your Home Group on iPhone & iPad

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Do you want to allow other people in your home to have control over your HomePod and other Apple HomeKit accessories? This is something that needs to be configured first by inviting the users to your Home group. Luckily, it’s not too hard since you can do this right from your iPhone or iPad.

If you purchased a HomePod, you probably set it up using your iPhone or iPad and you have all the control over it using the built-in Home app. This applies to HomeKit accessories that you paired using the Home app on your Apple device too. However, in a home full of…

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How to Remove a HomeKit Accessory with iPhone & iPad

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Are you planning to sell, get rid of, or replace one of your HomeKit accessories? If so, you’ll have to first remove it from your Home app to make sure it’s no longer paired to your network. If you’re fairly new to HomeKit, you may have trouble figuring this out, but it’s actually pretty easy.

Most HomeKit accessories can only be linked to one user account at a time, so if you’re planning to sell one or more of your accessories, you will have to remove them from the Home app. Otherwise, the new owner of the accessory may have to go through additional…

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How to Add HomeKit Accessory with iPhone & iPad

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Are you trying to set up a smart home or a room with Apple HomeKit accessories? If this is your first accessory, you may have trouble setting everything up. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy and Apple makes the process pretty straightforward with the Home app.

HomeKit is Apple’s response to Amazon Alexa and Google Home which is here to take over your home. Smart home accessories allow you to use voice commands to perform various important functions and with home hubs like the HomePod and Apple TV, you can automate their operation too. Nowadays, an increasing…

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How to Block Explicit Content on HomePod

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Do you want to prevent your HomePod or HomePod Mini from playing back songs that are marked as explicit? This may be necessary if you have kids in your house, so some parents might prefer to turn this parental control feature on, and it’s simple to do.

Siri on the HomePod can remember the songs that were played back so that Apple Music can identify the songs you like to listen to. However, if you have kids accessing and using your HomePod for listening to songs, you wouldn’t want them to listen to music that are marked as explicit content. Thankfully,…

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How to Disable Personal Requests on HomePod

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HomePod is capable of making phone calls, sending messages, creating reminders, and more when your iPhone is nearby. These are called personal requests and it’s a great feature to have. However, it does come at the cost of your privacy, and some people may want to turn off personal requests on their HomePod.

Imagine if someone other than you could make phone calls and send messages from your iPhone? Doesn’t that sound like a potential privacy problem? The way HomePod works, it can complete personal requests by recognizing your voice. However, if someone at…

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How to Add & Remove Favorite HomeKit Accessories to Home on iPhone & iPad

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Whether you’re just dipping your toe into home automation with HomeKit or have been collecting accessories for years, you’re no doubt already finding out that it’s no fun to have to go hunting for your favorite or most-used accessories in the Home app. Thankfully Apple seems to know that as well because there’s a handy way to add specific accessories or even whole scenes to a list of favorites into the Home app on iPhone and iPad.

By marking specific accessories or scenes as a favorite you’re not only elevating them above the rest of your setup, but…

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