3 Things To Consider While Setting Up Apple HomePod

3 Things To Consider While Setting Up Apple HomePod

After a long wait Apple HomePod is finally here! So, if you have decided to get these best portable speakers at home you should surely consider a few things before setting it up. But first, let’s go through the quick process how to set up Apple HomePod.

How To Set Up Apple HomePod

Follow these quick steps to set up Apple HomePod to begin jamming:

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  1. First, just make sure that you have a handy iOS device and make sure it’s running on latest iOS version i.e. 11.2.5
  2. Now plug in Apple HomePod and wait for a few seconds until it boots.
  3. Unlock your Apple device (iPhone or iPad) and place it next to HomePod.
  4. Within a few seconds you’ll get a notification prompt on your Apple device asking you to begin the setup.
  5. Follow all on-screen instructions until you complete the setup successfully.
  6. And it’s done!

Easy, right?

So, once you’re done setting up Apple HomePod here are the 3 most basic things that you can customize in settings to enhance your experience.

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Listening History

HomePod is like that on-demand DJ of yours who’s always around you! But what if your friends or relatives don’t match up on your music taste? If you don’t want Apple to mess around with your music listening history you can anytime customize this in the settings.

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Launch the Home app on your iPhone or iPad, long-press on the HomePod, and then tap on “Details”. On the details screen, toggle the “Listening History” switch if you don’t want Apple to alter your personal mixes.

Control Siri

The placement of HomePod speakers at the right place is quite crucial. Suppose if you place the speakers on a top shelf you won’t be able to see those white lights which indicate when Siri is listening to you. It is not always possible that “Hey Siri” will work in one go, right?

To overcome this, Apple offers you an option that plays a particular sound that notifies you when Siri is listening to your commands or not.

To control this setting launch the Home app on respective iOS device, select Details.

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In the Details screen, toggle the “Sound When using Siri” switch. Now onwards whenever Siri is activated you’ll hear a small sound indication.

homepod Sound When using Siri

Personal Requests

Not many of us are yet aware with this amazing feature of HomePod where Siri can read or send messages on your behalf, create reminders and new notes using your iCloud account. However, if you’re not comfortable with it you can disable this feature from Settings anytime.

Personal request apple homepod

To disable personal requests from HomePod here’s what you need to do. Launch the Home app on iOS device and tap the “Location” icon (Triangle shaped) on the left. On the next page under “People” section tap on your profile name. Now tap the “Personal Requests” button to disable it.

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So, folks, here were a few things that you can tweak in settings to enhance your Apple HomePod experience. Watch this space for more such updates! You can also subscribe to our Newsletter to receive regular tech updates in your inbox.

Rimzhim Sharma is a blogger at Systweak Software. An engineer by qualification, she discovered her penchant for writing all things tech and cool, quite by chance. She writes about newest technology trends and gadgets. When not writing, Rimzhim is likely to be found reading, traveling, or simply digging into her favorite foods.

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