Setting up HomePod is easy. All you need is an iOS device with iOS 11.2.5 and you are good to go. If you do, let’s start setting it up:
Bring your iOS device near the HomePod. You will get a pop-up or prompt similar to AirPods.
- For HomeKit Users, Select which Home you want to connect to and select the room it’s in.
Next, it asks you to enable personal requests. This is an experimental feature in the way that it lets anyone near the HomePod to send texts, set reminders, etc., and to use your iCloud information.
For those who value privacy, don’t use this feature as the HomePod can’t differentiate between voices.
Next, do the following.
- Accept the terms and conditions.
- HomePod will automatically transfer critical settings (iCloud Account information, Wifi password, etc.)
- Hit Transfer Settings when prompted.
- HomePod will emit a sound which lets your iOS device recognize it and send over the required settings.
- Enter your Apple ID and password.
Now you are connected. Sit back, play your media through Siri or Airplay and enjoy your new speaker.
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