HomePod is a fantastic speaker for playing music, whether it be via Apple Music or AirPlay through a third-party service such as Spotify. However, there’s a fairly big issue with using HomePod with Apple Music, which is that HomePod doesn’t have voice profiles.

By default, HomePod will keep record of every song that is played and use it for its algorithm to better help you when you ask things like “play something I’d like.” This can become an issue if you’ve decided to place a HomePod in an area such as your living room, where your significant other or kids use it to play music.

Follow along to learn how to disable this specific feature….

HomePod: How to turn off listening history

  1. Open the Home app on an iPhone or iPad, 3D Touch or force press the HomePod icon.
  2. Tap Settings and then scroll down until you see Use Listening History.
  3. Switch the toggle off.

Now, when you play music through the HomePod, it will no longer use it against your listening history, giving you a better overall experience until Apple adds voice profiles.

For more help getting the most out of your Apple devices, check out our how to guide as well as the following articles:


Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.


Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel