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How to Update HomePod Software

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Are you looking to update the software on your HomePod or HomePod mini to the latest version of HomePod OS software? Keeping HomePod updated allows access to new features and functionality, so it’s a good idea to do. Updating a smart speaker may not be a familiar process to many users, but as you’d probably expect, Apple makes the update process pretty easy and straightforward.

Just like your other Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, Apple Watch, etc., your HomePod runs on software as well, even if it doesn’t exactly have a display or a…

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How to Restore HomePod Mini with Mac or PC

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Is your HomePod Mini not working? Whether HomePod is not responding at all no matter what you’ve tried, or is apparently bricked, you can try restarting, resetting, or even restoring your HomePod Mini to get it to work.

Unlike the regular HomePod, the HomePod Mini comes with a USB-C charging cable, meaning you can potentially connect it to your computer’s USB-C port. While it cannot be used to transfer content, your computer can be used to restore your HomePod’s software to factory defaults, which may be useful if you’re not able to find your device in…

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How to Change HomePod Wi-Fi Network

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If you recently purchased a HomePod or HomePod Mini, you may remember how you didn’t have the option to even connect to a Wi-Fi network while setting up the device. Accordingly, you may be surprised to know that the HomePod wi-fi network can in fact be changed, albeit to a limited extent.

By default, when you set up your HomePod using an iPhone or iPad, your HomePod makes use of the Wi-Fi network that your iOS/iPadOS device is currently connected to. This makes sense since both the HomePod and your iPhone need to be on the same network to function properly….

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How to Reset HomePod and HomePod Mini

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Are you facing ongoing issues, problems, or quirks with HomePod? If so, one of the troubleshooting methods would be resetting your device. Fortunately, resetting your HomePod to its default settings can be done in a few seconds using the Home app.

Resetting a device basically sets it up as new again, and is different from a restart. If you’ve been using Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, or Mac for a while, you may be familiar with the idea of resetting the device to factory default settings as a way to resolve some persistent issues. Apple’s HomePod and…

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How to Restart HomePod and HomePod Mini

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Did your HomePod stop responding to your queries all of a sudden? Is Siri not being activated when you press the top of your HomePod? This may be either a glitch or a connectivity issue that can often be easily resolved by just rebooting the device.

Unlike most other Apple devices that have a physical button to turn them on/off for quickly fixing minor software-related issues, the HomePod doesn’t have a dedicated power button. Of course, you can unplug it from the wall socket, but that’s not really an ideal solution to restart your device, isn it? You may…

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How to Change Siri’s Volume on HomePod

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Are you using the HomePod or HomePod Mini and wondering how to change Siri’s volume? You may have used the volume controls on the HomePod only to realize that it doesn’t affect Siri’s volume at all. Not to worry, we’ll show you how you can change Siri’s speaker volume on HomePod.

Smart speakers are a relatively new breed of devices and a lot of newcomers may have trouble making use of them properly. You might think that changing the volume of a device might be a silly topic, but some users get confused when pressing the volume buttons on your HomePod…

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How to AirPlay YouTube Audio on HomePod

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There’s no official YouTube support for the HomePod yet, but did you know that you can still listen to YouTube music videos using your HomePod? This is made possible with the help of AirPlay, a feature that has been around for iPhone and within the Apple ecosystem quite a while.

When you try to get Siri to play a specific YouTube video on your HomePod, you’ll simply get the response “I can’t open apps here”. This is because HomePod isn’t capable of opening apps installed on your paired iPhone, but that doesn’t mean you cannot play YouTube videos…

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How to Make Phone Calls with HomePod

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Did you know that you can use your HomePod as a speakerphone, and make phone calls from the HomePod or HomePod mini? You can even receive phone calls on HomePod, and find out who is calling too.

Although two of the biggest selling points of the HomePod are home automation and music streaming, it brings a lot more other useful features to the table too. One of them is phone calling and this is made possible with the help of Apple’s built-in voice assistant Siri. While the HomePod isn’t capable of making phone calls on its own, Siri on the HomePod can access…

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How to Disable HomePod Mini Proximity Notifications & Vibrations on iPhone

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If you’ve been using the new HomePod Mini regularly, you may have noticed that your iPhone starts vibrating when it’s nearby and also brings up a pop-up notification. This may not be desired by some users who keep their HomePods on their desks, but it’s really just a handy feature that can be disabled if you decide you don’t want those proximity notifications.

From iOS 14.4 onward, Apple includes the Handoff feature for the HomePod Mini, which allows Ultra Wideband (U1) enabled iPhones to transfer the audio feed to the smart speaker when they’re in…

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