How to Disable Personal Requests on HomePod

Don't want anyone to check your messages or access your notes using Siri? You had better turn off Personal requests on your HomePod to offer the needed security to your personal stuff. Read on to know how to enable/disable personal requests on HomePod!


HomePod comes with a nice feature called “Personal requests.” You can use them to quickly add your reminders, check your messages and even access your notes. The only condition is that your iOS device has to be on the local network. While this feature works perfectly, there is a big downside as anyone can use it. So, if you are concerned about your security, disable personal requests on the HomePod.

You get the option to enable or disable personal requests while setting up HomePod. And just in case you couldn’t do so during the setup, you can always turn them off from the Home app on your iOS device.

How to Disable Personal Requests on HomePod

How to Turn Off/On Personal Requests on HomePod

How to Disable Personal Requests Using Home App on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch the Home app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, tap on the Add Home button.

Step #3. Next, you need to tap on your Profile picture.

Step #4. Tap on Personal Requests.

Step #5. Turn off the switch next to Personal Requests.

Then, select For Secure Requests to require authentication on the iOS device.

At any time you want them back, follow the same steps to turn them on.

How to Enable Or Disable Personal Requests During HomePod Setup

Step #1. Put your iOS device near your HomePod. And then, tap on Set Up.

Step #2. Now, you need to choose HomeKit Room for your HomePod.

Step #3. Next, you have to tap on Enable Personal Requests.

Note: Tap on Not Now if you don’t want to turn them on.

That’s it!

Have your say:

I wish Siri is able to recognize multiple voices sooner than later. Unlike Alexa and Google Assistant, Apple’s personal assistant appears to be less efficient on the smart speaker due to several limitations. The only thing makes the speaker stand out from the rest is the incredible sound quality.

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