How the HomePod will handle software updates

The HomePod has more surprises than most users expected in the run-up. Now it has been announced that the Smart Speaker will be installing its software updates similar to the Apple Watch.

Slumbering in the HomePod Of course, this also means Apple will release an update from time to time, but how will the new operating system be installed on the speaker?

HomePod uses one special version of iOS, which means that the speaker is basically update-capable.The latest publicly available software is iOS 11.2.5, which is true will also be the version installed on HomePods that will ship on February 9, 2018.

Software updates for HomePod are managed through the Home app. The app alerts the user when a new software update is available and displays an interface similar to the one used for iOS updates. Users have the option to enable automatic updates. Since the HomePod can not only work alone but also in a duo with his peers, Apple has developed an update feature that can immediately update all speakers of the house. If you do not want to, you can only install updates on certain devices. But this does not work if the HomePods are combined into stereo pairs - both must always have the same HomePod operating system software installed.

This makes the update process of the HomePod similar to that of the Apple Watch. This is updated via the Apple Watch App on the iPhone.

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