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Getting to know various status lights on your HomePod and what they mean

Comprehending what the different status lights on the highest point of your HomePod pass on is a critical input system when utilizing the speaker’s touch controls and different connections.

For those pondering, the touch-delicate surface on the highest point of your HomePod recognizes touches yet isn’t a genuine bitmap screen. As supported by iFixit, the HomePod “screen” is however a basic LED cluster matched to a diffuser that gives Siri’s listening illustrations that overcast look.

At the end of the day, while HomePod was worked to create some visual prompts, Apple basically can’t program it to render a subjective UI without invigorating equipment.

Presently, before we get to it, keep in mind that you can change the affectability of HomePod’s touch controls by opening the Home application on your iOS gadget, at that point tap your HomePod, pick Details, hit Accessibility and finally tap Touch Accommodations.

Identifying HomePod status lights

As said before, the status lights show up on the highest point of your HomePod and change hues relying upon what you’re doing on the gadget.

White swirling light

HomePod is turning on or refreshing its product. You can likewise check for another HomePod firmware physically or cripple programmed refreshes by and large. HomePod defaults to naturally downloading and putting in new programming refreshes as they end up accessible.

White pulsing light

HomePod is prepared to be set up or an alert or clock is going off. Setting up a spic and span HomePod out of the blue is a breeze because of Apple’s Automatic Setup strategy.

Multicolored spinning light

Siri is tuning in. Bear in mind that you can likewise touch and hold the HomePod best to call upon Siri. When you initiate Siri along these lines, there’s no compelling reason to state “Hello Siri”— simply say your summon.

Volume controls

Tap the “+” on the highest point of your HomePod to help the volume or hit “- ” to bring down the volume. These volume control pointers seem just when HomePod is playing music.

Green pulsing light

You exchanged a telephone call to HomePod. To course call sound through HomePod, acknowledge or influence a telephone to approach your iPhone, at that point tap Audio in the Phone application and pick your HomePod. The status light on your HomePod turns green when it’s associated with telephone sound.

On the off chance that another call comes in while you’re utilizing HomePod as a speakerphone, touch and hold the green status light to end the present call and answer the better one. When you have an approach hold, you can switch between calls with a twofold tap.

Red spinning light

You’re resetting your HomePod to plant settings. To reset your HomePod, unplug it from control at that point connect it back to. On the other hand, press and hold the highest point of HomePod to reset it.

Make certain to hold your finger the whole time. Lift it and you’ll have to begin once again.

As a reminder, HomePod supports limited touch controls:

  • Tap: touch the top of your HomePod to pause/resume playback
  • Double-tap: touch the top of your HomePod twice to skip to the next track
  • Triple-tap: touch the top of your HomePod there times to play the previous track
  • Tap or hold “+“: touch or hold the plus sign on the top to up the volume
  • Tap or hold “-”: touch or hold the minus sign on the top to lower the volume
  • Tap and hold: touch and hold the top of your HomePod to talk to Siri

For instance, when a formerly set caution goes off, simply tap anyplace on the highest point of your HomePod to expel it. Also, if VoiceOver on HomePod is turned on, you’ll have to twofold tap the highest point of the speaker to actuate the touch controls. Similarly as with iPhone and iPad, the controls require an additional tap when VoiceOver is turned on (i.e. tap twice to delay playback).

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