Apple has released HomePod software version 12.1.1 with support for Mainland China and Hong Kong and more.
Apple has said that it plans to improve its HomePod speaker over time through software updates. At launch, the HomePod comes installed with HomePod 12. While HomePod will, by default, automatically download future updates, you can also use the Home app on an iPhone or iPad to install them manually.
Follow the steps below to update your HomePod on your own. The current version is 12.1.1.
What’s new with HomePod software
July 22, 2019: HomePod software 12.4 brings support for Japan and Taiwan to the smart speaker
Dropping with the new iOS 12.4 update, HomePod software version 12.4 includes support for Japan and Taiwan.
March 25, 2019: HomePod software 12.2 brings support for enterprise and university networks
Dropping with the new iOS 12.2 update, Homepod software version 12.2 includes support for joining enterprise and university Wi-Fi 802.1x networks which don’t require unique credentials to join.
December 5, 2018: HomePod software 12.1.1 brings support for Mainland China and Hong Kong
Apple has released a new software update for the HomePod that brings support for Mainland China and Hong Kong. The HomePod’s LEDs will also now illuminate during Group FaceTime calls.
October 30, 2018: HomePod software hits version 12.1 with bug fixes
Apple has released a new software update for the HomePod which fixes some bugs and increases stability.
September 17, 2018: HomePod software update adds Calendar support, the ability to set multiple timers, make and receive phone calls, and more.
Apple has released HomePod software version 12 with support for Calendars, multiple timers, and more.
How to manually install software updates for your HomePod
- Open the Home app on your iPhone or iPad.
Tap the Add Home button (looks like a house) in the top-left corner of the screen.
- Tap Software Update.
- Flip the switch off next to Install Updates Automatically if this is your first time updating your HomePod.
Tap Install if an update is available.
If you have multiple HomePod speakers in your home, the software update will be downloaded and applied to all of them at the same time so that you don’t have to update each HomePod individually.
If you have any questions about updating your HomePod’s software, let us know in the comments.
Source of the article – iMore