Control HomePod

You and anyone in your home can control HomePod using Siri, or by tapping the top of HomePod.

Siri

Activate Siri. Say “Hey Siri” and then your request. For example say, “Hey Siri, play some music.” HomePod hears you—even from across the room or when it’s playing music.

Adjust the volume. You can say something like “Hey Siri, make it louder.” Or set a specific volume level such as“Hey Siri, set the volume to 50 percent.”

Pause and resume playback. Say “Hey Siri, stop.” To resume, say “Hey Siri, play.”

Go to the next track. Say “Hey Siri, next song.” You can also say, for example,“Hey Siri, skip forward 30 seconds,” which can be useful when listening to a podcast.

Go to the previous track. When you’re listening to a playlist or album, say “Hey Siri, previous track.”

Dismiss an alarm or timer. Say “Hey Siri, stop.”

Touch controls

Activate Siri. Touch and hold the top of HomePod. When you activate Siri this way, there’s no need to say “Hey Siri”—just say your command.

Adjust the volume during playback. Tap, or touch and hold, the + or – on the top of HomePod.

Pause and resume playback. Tap the top of HomePod to pause playback. Tap again to resume.

Go to the next track. Double-tap the top of HomePod to skip the song that’s currently playing.

Go to the previous track. Triple-tap the top of HomePod. This control works only when you’re listening to a playlist or an album.

Dismiss an alarm. Tap anywhere on the top of HomePod.

Touch controls and accessibility

Turn on VoiceOver. If the iOS device used to set up HomePod has VoiceOver turned on, VoiceOver on HomePod is turned on automatically. Otherwise, in the Home app, press (or touch and hold) HomePod, tap Details, then tap Accessibility. Double-tap the top of HomePod to activate the touch controls. As with iOS devices, the controls require an extra tap when VoiceOver is turned on. For example, tap twice to pause playback.

Adjust the sensitivity of the touch controls. In the Home app, press (or touch and hold) HomePod, tap Details, tap Accessibility, then tap Touch Accommodations.

Use HomePod as a speakerphone

Route call audio through HomePod. During a call on your iPhone, tap Audio in the Phone app, then choose your HomePod. The light on top of HomePod turns green when it’s connected to phone audio.

Hang up a call. Tap the top of HomePod. You can also use your iPhone to hang up the call.

Manage multiple calls. If another call comes in while you’re using HomePod as a speakerphone, touch and hold the green light on top of HomePod to end the current call and answer the new one. To put the current call on hold and answer the new one, tap the green light. When you have a call on hold, switch between calls with a double tap.

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