How to Change Your HomePod WiFi in 8 Steps

Both the HomePod and HomePod mini are great smart speakers that provide good sound at an affordable price.

However, the main reason that most of us buy them is for their connectivity with our other Apple devices. To do this, the HomePod needs to be connected to your home WiFi network.

But what about if you happen to get a new router, change your WiFi name or password, or want to connect the HomePod to a different network?

You can actually do this pretty easily by running through the following steps.

1: Place your iOS device close to the HomePod

To begin, make sure your iPhone or iPad is connected to the new WiFi network you want the HomePod to use.

Then bring the device within a few inches of the HomePod. The iOS device needs to be in close proximity to transfer the new WiFi info.

2: Open the Home app

On your iOS device, launch the built-in Home app. This is the app you initially used to set up the HomePod.

If you removed the Home app from your device, you can re-download it from the App Store.

3: Press and hold the HomePod icon

In the Home app, find the tile for your HomePod speaker and press and hold on it. This will open a new screen with settings and options for the HomePod.

4: Tap the Settings cog

In the lower right of the HomePod details screen, tap on the Settings icon that looks like a gear or cog.

5: Select “Move HomePod”

Scroll down the Settings menu and look for the option labeled “Move HomePod”.

Tap this to proceed. You’ll see a popup confirming that you want to move the HomePod to a new WiFi network.

6: Tap “Move” to confirm

Tap the “Move” button in the confirmation popup to initiate the WiFi transfer process.

The popup explains that your iOS device will share its current WiFi credentials with the HomePod.

7: Wait for the WiFi transfer to complete

The HomePod will now switch over to the new WiFi network that your iPhone or iPad is connected to.

This process may take up to a minute or so. The HomePod’s white top light will spin during the transfer.

8: Test that the HomePod is working

Once the transfer is done, try talking to Siri on the HomePod by saying “Hey Siri” followed by a request like asking for the weather or playing a song.

If Siri responds, the HomePod has successfully joined the new WiFi network.

If it doesn’t work right away, wait a minute and try again. The HomePod may be finishing up the setup.

And that’s pretty much all there is to it! With just a few taps in the Home app, you can easily move your HomePod to a new WiFi network without having to set up your HomePod from scratch.

Now you can enjoy your HomePod’s great sound and Siri capabilities on your updated home network setup.



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