Upon initial setup, HomePod will proactively connect to the Wi-Fi network your iPhone or iPad is using while it is being setup. For most people, this is fine. However, on rare occasions users like to change their Wi-Fi network name or take HomePod while traveling. While not clear, it is possible to change Wi-Fi networks on HomePod.
Follow along to learn how….
How to change Wi-Fi networks on HomePod
- On your iPhone or iPad, open the Home app.
- Tap and hold or 3D Touch the HomePod icon for the specific HomePod you’re having issues with.
- At the top a message will appear that says “This HomePod is on a different Wi-Fi network than this iPhone. Move HomePod to ‘(Wi-Fi name)'”.
- Give it a few seconds and HomePod will automatically connect to the new Wi-Fi network.
Note that this only works if your HomePod is having issues connecting to a Wi-Fi network. Unfortunately, there’s no other way to change the Wi-Fi network on HomePod other than factory resetting it.
If you’re having issues with HomePod connecting to Wi-Fi, make sure your modem and router are working properly. To test this, try asking Siri a question or ask it to play some music. If it’s taking a long time to answer, or says it can’t connect to the internet, check your internet connection.
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