Set up Apple * HomePod correctly and error-free – you have probably been in a situation several times in which you were looking forward to buying and later using new hardware.
Then, once you have unpacked and connected everything and are ready to enjoy the device to the full,
something does not work. One error leads to the next, you check the cables, the connection, call the service several times, have to wait longer in the loop, regret the purchase and become more and more irritated – the list goes on and on.
Toprevent this from happening,this report was written in which those who arelooking forwardto the purchase and later use of the Apple * HomePod can enjoy it easily and without errors!
Step by step
In order for the setup to work properly, it is important to first consider the requirements that must be met before the device is connected and operated. In addition to the HomePod, you also need another iOS device from which the music or sound is played and on which Apple * Music, which should be discussed later, is already installed.
The software must have at least iOS 11.2.5. In addition to the activated iCloud keychain, two-factor authentication must also be available. Bluetooth must then be switched on on the iOS device that is connected to the WLAN.
Set up Apple HomePod
If the above requirements are met, you can proceed to actually setting up the device. There are methods to set up the HomePod. On the one hand, the configuration will be carried out independently, on the other hand, the device must be started “manually”.
How both works is explained below.
With the automatic configuration, after you have pressed the power button once, you should first make sure that the iOS device is in close proximity to the pod so that the Bluetooth connection can quickly couple.
Of course, the pod must also be powered by a cable. If this is the case, the next steps are:
- On the additional iOS device, a window appears, on which the HomePod and a button with the inscription “Configure”,
- which you should tap, can be seen
- Now the inscription “Where’s the HomePod” appears and you can choose where the device will be in the future
- this is important for the device’s adaptation system so that the best sound quality can be produced
- now comes the point where the user is asked about Apple Music – once that is done, you can simply skip the question by tapping on “not now”
- next, the pod asks the user which language Siri should use – you choose a suitable one and tap on “Next”
- in the “Personal Inquiries” window you should read them and confirm with “OK”
- then the HomePod is configured after confirming “Accounts and Settings”
- if the previous step was successful, it will be confirmed with a green tick on the screen * and Siri’s voice will greet the user and help with further formalities
If the HomePod cannot be configured automatically, this should, as already mentioned, be done “manually”. By “manual” is meant the setup method that can be performed through another iOS device. For this you should do the following:
- the “Home App” must be opened on the Apple device from which the pod is to be used
- simply click on “Add device”
- When the “Code is missing or cannot be scanned” display, tap on it
- select HomePod in the “Nearby Devices” window
- from here the configuration should start from the point at which the automatic setup begins