How to use HomePod as a speakerphone

Apple’s HomePod  is first a music speaker able to play music from your Apple Music catalogue and library. However, you can use the speaker on HomePod as a speakerphone for making and receiving phone calls. This can be useful for conference calls or when you need to be hands free.

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You achieve can use the HomePod as a speakerphone in the same way as you would with any audio device connected to an iPhone, and this is how it’s done

How to use HomePod as a speakerphone

HomePod as speakerphone

Time needed: 1 minute.

Follow these simple steps to setup your HomePod to make calls via your iPhone

  1. First make or receive a call

    When you receive a call or making a call on your iPhone, tap the Audio option in the call interface.

  2. Find HomePod

    Choose the HomePod in the list that you’d like to use as a speakerphone.

  3. Establish connection to HomePod

    Wait for the light on top of the HomePod to turn green, which tells you it’s connected to the audio of your call.

  4. Continue call on HomePod

    Now you can put down your iPhone and continue your call hands-free using the HomePod.

Managing Multiple Calls in HomePod Speakerphone Mode

HomePod to make calls

With speakerphone mode active on HomePod, you can also use HomePod’s touch interface to manage multiple calls, either by switching between existing calls or ending the current call.

To put the current call on hold tap the green light on top of the HomePod speaker. You can then switch between calls by tapping the speaker again. To end the current call and answer the new one, tap and hold the green light on top of the HomePod until the switchover occurs.

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Jon Ratcliffe
I have a huge passion for technology having worked in the sector for over 18 years in a variety of roles. I write for active JR covering wearables and smart home My reviews and information will talk about how the product works in reality and not just what the marketing departments want you to think.

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