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Setting up a HomePod from your iPhone with iOS 13

The arrival of iOS 13 has not only brought many new features to the iPhone, but has also meant a remarkable change in the configuration of devices such as the HomePod. The Apple Smart Speaker is no longer configured through the iPhone as it was previously in iOS 12, and while the new process is not very complex or radically different, it is important to know. So here’s how you can set up a HomePod in iOS 13.

In recent years the pairing of accessories such as the Apple Watch or AirPods becomes much easier if we use an iPhone. Even the configuration of a new iPhone or iPad can be done from another device. In the case of the HomePod as well, although its configuration methodology has changed with iOS 13.

Setting up a HomePod from your iPhone with iOS 13Setting up a HomePod from your iPhone with iOS 13

As the analyst Guilherme Rambo reported on Twitter, the HomePod has a new method of configuration on the iPhone with iOS 13. If this was previously done with the iPhone close to the speaker, we now need to scan the LED on the top of the HomePod .

The way to scan the HomePod LED from your iPhone is very intuitive as the iPhone’s own configuration interface will inform you when to do so. From a small part of your iPhone you will see the camera, with which you must focus the LED that appears on the HomePod and once you have done this the process will continue normally.

It is true that this new configuration method is not difficult or requires too many steps, however it is true that it is less simple than the previous one. Nevertheless Apple would have implemented this new methodology to make the matching more reliable and secure .

We don’t know if Apple has the development of a HomePod 2 in mind. Rumors about this device have led us to believe that it does, but the truth is that since Cupertino we are still working on improving the current version via software. For this reason we will see succulent improvements in iOS 13 such as voice recognition, something very useful if you don’t want outsiders to be able to interact with your speaker.