How to change the Wi-Fi network on Apple HomePod or HomePod Mini

Connecting your HomePod to a new Wi-Fi network is pretty easy, but not everyone knows how to do it

By Dave Johnson - Senior Staff Writer
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An Apple HomePod is a very handy device to have at home, whether that’s for setting alarms, getting a quick weather forecast or streaming songs on Apple Music.

However, HomePod is completely dependent on a Wi-Fi connection, and so it’s important to remember to connect to a new Wi-Fi network whenever you swap internet provider, router or have moved into a new home.

Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to connect HomePod to a new Wi-Fi network, and in this article, we show you how.

What you will need:

  • HomePod or HomePod mini
  • iPhone or iPad
  • Home app
  • Available Wi-Fi network

How To Change Wi-Fi on HomePod

The process for changing the Wi-Fi network on HomePod is actually quite straightforward.

When you initially set up your HomePod, it automatically connects to the same wireless network as your iPhone. This is true throughout the life of your HomePod, so really, all you need to do is ensure your iPhone is on the network you want to use and your HomePod should follow.

However, that isn’t always the case. If things aren’t working properly you’ll get an alert in the Home app on your iPhone. You’ll find it on the main homepage, identified by a circle with an exclamation point inside and Wi-Fi Network underneath. Tap on this alert and you’ll see more information.

The chances are it’ll be telling you that your HomePod is registered to a different network compared to your iPhone. Assuming the text highlighted in orange contains the correct network, simply tap on it and your HomePod will be migrated across.

That’s all there is to it. Assuming you always ensure to move your iPhone across first there shouldn’t be any issues. But if your HomePod still hasn’t connected to the new network, at least it provides you with an easy fix.

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By Dave Johnson Senior Staff Writer
Dave Johnson is a staff writer for GeeksChalk based in New Jersey. He covers news, how-tos, and user guides for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch.
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