Setting up HomePod is as easy as ABC. Using your iPhone or iPad, you can easily do this task. HomePod was announced almost a year ago by Apple in its event; but finally, the device is here on the announced date. The device came late in the market as Amazon has already reached millions of households with its Echo range of devices. But guys, this is Apple; anything is possible in near future. As of now, you have got your HomePod and now it’s time to setup HomePod using iPhone or iPad.
Thanks to W1 chip (which is also present in AirPods), you can use proximity-based set-up system to set up your HomePod. Follow the steps given below and start using your new HomePod.
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How to Setup HomePod Using iPhone and iPad
Step #1: Bring your iOS device and HomePod close together, and you can see a card on your iPhone or iPad prompting you to set up HomePod.
Step #2: Next, you are supposed enter the passcode, and you can do this in two methods.
First method is to get your iPhone or iPad to listen to a unique tone created by HomePod; alternatively, enter the four-digit code (spoken by Siri) into your iOS device.
Step #3: This process is like pairing your iWatch with iPhone; when both devices are connected, you will see HomeKit set up.
Here, you are required to select the room and house you are going to place your HomePod in.
Step #4: Now is the time to choose Siri language selection; also give your nod to the terms and conditions.
- Then, you have to set up iCloud and iTunes account.
- Your iCloud and Wi-Fi networks will be applicable to the HomePod automatically. However, if you wish, you can make changes from Home app later.
- Your HomePod can be defined as part of a stereo system; you will be able to use this feature in iOS 11.3, which is in beta as of now.
That’s all friends!
From now on, your HomePod will help you manage your home automation devices; this Siri-enabled speaker will listen to your commands to control music and other smart gadgets.
It seems that Apple has thrown down the gauntlet to Amazon (Echo) and Google (Home) – the two brands that rule the roost in smart speakers category. But it will be an advantage for users, who would like to use multiple intelligent speakers at home, office and other places. What’s your opinion?