Siri offers local weather forecasts and traffic information provided you’ve enabled location services on your HomePod. So, you can plan your outing perfectly, ensuring bad weather or jam-packed traffic doesn’t spoil your time.
While this is a very helpful feature, some of you might not need localized weather prediction or check the nearby places. To ensure you have better control over it; Apple’s Home app lets you disable Location Services for HomePod both from iOS and macOS devices. Let me help you turn it off with ease!
How to Turn OFF Location Services on HomePod from iPhone, iPad, and Mac
Disable Location Services for HomePod on iOS Device
Step #1. Launch the Home app on your iOS device.
Step #2. In the Home or Room’s tab, you need to touch and hold the HomePod icon.
Step #3. Next, tap on Settings.
Step #4. Then, scroll down to Location Services and turn off the switch. In the end, make sure to tap on Done to confirm.
Going forward, Siri won’t have access to the location of your smart speaker. And therefore, it won’t be able to offer up the location-specific information.
Later, if you happen to change your mind and want to use this useful feature again, come back to the same setting and turn it on.
Turn OFF Location Services for HomePod on Mac
Step #1. Fire up the Home app on your Mac.
Step #2. Now, you need to double click on the HomePod icon and hit the Settings button.
Alternately, right-click on the HomePod icon and choose Settings.
Step #3. Next, you have to scroll down a bit and turn off Location Services switch.
That’s pretty much it!
Needless to mention, you can enable this feature again at any time you want to use it by following the same steps outlined above.
It’s always better to have complete control over such features. Knowing that it’s related to privacy, we must have an option to configure it on our own term.
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