Apple has released the first software update for HomePod. It includes performance improvements and minor bug fixes. Updating HomePod to the latest software 11.3 (15E217) Version is dead simple and is done right from inside the Home app on the connected iOS device.
Before going ahead with the process, just ensure that the smart speaker is powered on and perfectly configured. Also, make sure that your iOS device is connected to the Wi-Fi network.
How to Update HomePod to 11.3 (15E217) Version
Step #1. First off, make sure the HomePod is on. Open the Home app on your iOS device.
Step #2. Now, you need to tap on the location button at the top right corner.
Step #3. Next, scroll down to Speakers section and tap on Software Update.
Now, the app will check for available updates. If it’s available, the details about the update, including size, name, and corresponding release notes will appear.
Tap on Update button below the software update details.
Step #4. The smart speaker will now download and Install the update to all HomePods configured in the Home app.
Now, let the software update be complete. You may have to wait for around 10 minutes.
The LED indicator will now circle around on the HomePod letting you know that it’s being updated.
After the update is completed, you will receive a “software is up to date” message inside the Software Update section of the Home app. Then the LED indicator will stop on the speaker.
Over to you
Personally, I’m bit disappointed to come to know that the software update doesn’t include the support of AirPlay 2. I hope Apple brings it sooner than later.
There is also an option to update your Apple smart speaker automatically. Jump over to this post to know more.
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