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Not that there are excessive error messages regarding the HomePod, which is now also available in Germany, but knowing about a HomePod reset for troubleshooting is always good. So if you want to reset the Apple HomePod because the music doesn't play or Siri is looking for answers but can't find them even after a long time, then you've come to the right place. I have put together two options for you to set the voice assistant loudspeaker from Cupertino to the factory settings.
Regardless of whether it's a single HomePod or a stereo double pack, resetting the Apple speaker is not that difficult. So if you have problems playing music or the Use for the audio output of the Apple TV or if Siri does not do what it should, then you just follow these steps:
As an alternative to the above procedure in the Home App and handling the matter via iPhone (or iPad or iPod Touch), you can also perform a reset directly on the Apple HomePod to reset to factory settings. The procedure is then as follows:
With this procedure it can happen that the HomePod is displayed twice in the Home app because it has not yet been removed after the reset. In this case, close the app and restart it. Then the HomePod reset should be recognized and you can add the speaker again as an individually displayed accessory. If you have two copies, you have to go through the process twice;)
The Apple HomePod will probably arrive soon at the Apfelot house - then there will certainly be one and the other report with first-hand tips and tricks here in the blog. Until then, I'm looking forward to your feedback. Do you have any comments about HomePod Reset or other audio accessory options and features? Cupertino? Feel free to leave a comment on the topic!
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.