If you are a die-hard fan of Apple products, the HomePod and HomePod mini will be a great addition to your collection. The duo stay connected to all Apple devices to create an immersive music experience in your house . Alongside playing the newest tunes for you, HomePod/HomePod Mini allow you to control your HomeKit-enabled devices. Furthermore, thanks to Apple’s virtual assistant Siri, you can execute various voice commands through the speakers to do different tasks. So in this article, we will walk you though the steps to make a phone call and listen to voicemail on HomePod and HomePod mini.
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Before You Go
To use HomePod and HomePod mini commands, make sure that you have the latest version of iOS and HomePod. In addition, you have to turn on Personal Requests during the setup or through the Home app.
Commands for phone calls on HomePod or HomePod Mini
You can use the HomePod duo to initiate commands to make hands-free calls while acting like a speakerphone for everyone in the room. Here are the commands to use:
- “Hey Siri, call <contact name>.” This command helps you make a phone call to the specified contact on your iPhone.
- To answer the incoming call, use “Hey Siri, answer my phone“
- “Hey Siri, hang up.” to end your ongoing call
- “Hey Siri, who just called?” to check your missed calls.
Transferring calls to HomePod and HomePod mini
If you are on a call on your iPhone but you need to do something else, you can continue your conversation hands-free by transferring the call to a Home Pod or Home Pod mini. Here is how:
- On your iPhone, tap the Audio icon during a call.
- A list of devices will show up, tap your HomePod speaker’s name.
- The audio will switch to the HomePod or HomePod mini
- A green light will appear at the top of your speaker
- Now the HomePod will be your speakerphone and you can continue your conversation.
How to Listen to Voicemails on HomePod and HomePod mini
You can also ask the HomePod speakers to read your voicemails for you. Everything you need to do is using a simple, straightforward command:
“Hey Siri, play new voicemails.”
Add Notes, alarms, timers, or Appointments
With Personal Requests enabled, HomePod can do more than help you make phone calls and send messages. Siri on the HomePod will help you create notes, add alarms, timers, appointments, set a reminder. Here are some example:
Commands To find and Play Music
You can ask Siri for info about the song you’re listening to or suggest related songs/artists. If you can’t remember the title of the song, you can ask Siri to find and play the song with part of the lyrics you know. Just use the command: “Hey, Siri, what’s the song that goes like‘ they say jump, you say how high? ‘
Siri can also memorize the musical taste if you mention it, you can use similar sentences like: “Hey, Siri, I like this,” or “Hey, Siri, I don’t like this / never play this song again. ”
For those who listen to podcasts on iTunes, HomePod integrates directly with iTunes podcasts. That means you can ask Siri to open a specific podcast.
There you go, now you know how to make a phone call, listen to Voicemail, make an appointment, or find a song on your HomePod and HomePod mini. Leave a comment if you have any questions for us!