Privacy and Security Settings on Apple HomePod

Privacy and security

Security and privacy are fundamental to the design of HomePod. Nothing you say is sent to Apple servers until HomePod recognizes “Hey Siri” before a request. All communication between HomePod and Apple servers is encrypted, and anonymous IDs protect your identity. For detailed information about privacy and Siri, see the iOS Security Guide.

Turn off Hey Siri. Say “Hey Siri, stop listening.” When Hey Siri is turned off, touch and hold the top of HomePod to talk to Siri. To turn Hey Siri back on, in the Home app, press (or touch and hold) a HomePod, then tap Details and change the Listen for “Hey Siri” setting.

Turn Location Services on or off. Siri uses your HomePod location to provide information about, for example, traffic, weather, and nearby businesses. To turn off Location Services, in the Home app, press (or touch and hold) a HomePod, then tap Details and change the Location Services setting.

Reset HomePod. Before you give HomePod to someone else, you should reset it. In the Home app, press (or touch and hold) HomePod, tap Details, then tap Remove Accessory.

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