Without being a common situation, sometimes our HomePod or HomePod mini could stop responding or show an error in its operation. Just as we would with our iPhone or Mac, the best we can do is restart it, but how?
A very useful resource in various circumstances
The HomePod has no physical buttons. It’s true that you get a touchscreen on the top, but that doesn’t give us the option to restart the HomePod. Thus, if we need to restart our smart speaker, we must access the Home application of our iPhone, iPad or Mac. In the first two cases, the steps to follow are:
We open the Home app on our iPhone or iPad. We maintain the HomePod. We touch the settings wheel at the bottom right. At the bottom we tap on Reset HomePod. We choose Restart HomePod.
On Mac, the steps are very similar. More specifically, these are the following:
We open the Home app on our iPhone or iPad. We then click on the HomePod button. We choose Settings. At the bottom we tap on Reset HomePod. We choose Restart HomePod.
It’s easy. After choosing the option, HomePod will automatically turn off and on again. While we’re at it, though, I’d like to mention that another option to reset the HomePod is to unplug it from the mains for a few seconds. One option, however, that we must use as the last option, as it may lead to data loss or other failures.
Also mention that in the last step, next to the reset button, we find the reset button. A totally different process, since it leaves the HomePod with factory settings. Restoring the HomePod is something we should only do when the problem repeats and persists.
As we already started by saying, it is not common for us to restart our HomePod. Sometimes, though, if you’re having trouble finding your Wi-Fi connection, bass reduction isn’t turning on, Siri isn’t responding properly, or your Apple TV isn’t outputting sound properly to the speaker, it’s is an excellent resource. Useful.
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