As soon as a lucky user gets his or her HomePod, he/she hurries up to connect it to the target Apple device like iPhone or Mac. HomePod is a popular gadget among the iPhone X owners. However, some of them find out they cannot airplay to HomePod. Check whether the thing works on other devices. If yes, you should double-check whether you follow the correct instructions when installing HomePod.
Install and Use HomePod
On the whole, the gadget allows approaching music as a listener in a completely new way. It is a perfect solution for music lovers around the world. Moreover, HomePod is ideal for monitoring the situation in-house and obtain assistance with everyday routine tasks. However, when managed improperly, HomePod will not lead to the desired results. So, here is what you should do.
Make sure the target iOS device (in your case, it’s iPhone X) possesses iOS 11.2.5 or above. In your case, it most probably does!
Check whether you are logged in to the iCloud services using personal Apple ID. Is iCloud Keychain switched on? Possessing 2-factor authentication installation is important. These are the major requirements for the target iOS device speaking of the iCloud services and Apple ID.
Does your iPhone have Bluetooth? It should be switched on. Check whether the gadget is connected to the home Wi-Fi network.
The last thing to check is the Home application and Apple music application. You should have both on the target iPhone. It is not a problem if you cannot find either of them on iPhone X. just move to the App Store and re-download the requires software once more.
Set up HomePod
In order to install HomePod, it is important to find a solid surface in the premise. Put your HomePod on it. In case you decide to locate it against a wall/corner, the gadget should be six to twelve inches far from the wall/corner. Make sure it has minimum six inches of space around. The gadget is rather sensitive, so place it carefully. It is important to find a proper location in the premise to steer music in the optimal direction. To install HomePod, here are the steps to take:
- Plug the gadget into the power outlet. You should hear a chime similar to the one you can hear on some models of Mac. Make sure a pulsing white light shows up before moving to the next
- Unlock the target iPhone. Hold it near the HomePod gadget. Press the Set Up button once it shows up on the phone’s screen.
- Select a room with HomePod. Activate Personal Move the settings to auto-installation access to the data stored on iCloud, home Wi-Fi network, Apple Music, etc.
- HomePod should end up with the installation process. After that, Siri will congratulate the user. It will also offer several samples of questions to ask.
How can one ensure HomePod installation is over and successful? Well, launch the Home application and search for HomePod in the Home/Rooms panel. It is also possible to customize and control all settings for HomePod in the Hope application. It’s on the target iPhone.
What Can Go Wrong and What to Do with It?
In case you notice something like error 6722 or HomePod simply will not AirPlay, you can test several options mentioned above.
Do You Have the Most Recent iOS Version?
Except for the latest version of iOS, an iPhone owner will have to get Music app and Home app on the target device. That is how to get these applications back in case they are missing:
- Move to the App Store.
- Look for the required software.
- Tab a small icon with the cloud on it (Download) to restore the application.
Enable 2-Factor Authentication
You should do that for personal Apple ID and iCloud KeyChain.
- Move to Settings and [Your Name]. Find Password & Security over there. Pick the corresponding feature to activate the 2-factor authentication.
- As for the iCloud KeyChain option, choose iCloud this time after entering [Your Name]. Scroll down to see if the option is enabled. Switch it on and stick to the steps to install iCloud KeyChain.
How Does the Wi-Fi Connection Work?
As for the iPhone, you should be connected to a WPA/WPA 2 Personal Wi-Fi network. Keep in mind the gadget does not support all types of network. For instance, it does not work with the Enterprise-shaped deployments and public/subscription networks with login requirements. For instance, hotel networks with captive portals won’t do.