Apart from thoroughly entertaining you with the stunning sound, HomePod also works as a super handy speakerphone to enhance your hands-free calling experience. If you haven't put your hands on this neat feature, I would suggest you give it a try sooner than later! Don't want everyone to use the all-new speaker for hands-free calling? No problem, you can prevent others from using HomePod as a speakerphone.
Keep in mind that once you have restricted the use of the Siri-based speaker, other members of your family will have to enter the password for not just transferring calls to the HomePod but also for AirPlay. Jump over to find out how it's done the easy way.
How to Stop Others from Transferring Phone Calls to HomePod
Step #1. Launch the Home app on your iOS device.
Step #2. Now, tap on the small arrow icon at the top right corner.
Step #3. Next, tap on Home Settings.
Step #4. Next up, tap on Home.
Step #5. Under Speakers, select Allow Speaker Access.
Step #6. Up next, select Require Password.
Now onwards, if anyone wants to transfer calls to the speaker, they will have to enter the password.
At any time you wish to remove the restriction, follow the same steps mentioned above and deselect Require Password.
What has been your personal experience with the voice-based speaker? What are the things that have charmed you? Feel free to shoot your views in the comments below.
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