How to Customize AirPlay Settings for HomePod

Using AirPlay, you can beam music from your iOS device to your HomePod. And if you wish to have more control over wireless streaming, you can also customize AirPlay settings for your HomePod.

Apple lets you perfectly control how others connect to all of your HomePod speakers using AirPlay. For instance, you can choose to let everyone within the Wi-Fi range to stream songs on the smart speaker or set password requirement for wireless streaming. Enough talk; head over to change AirPlay settings for your HomePod!

How to Customize AirPlay Settings for HomePod

How to Change AirPlay Settings on HomePod

Step #1. Launch the Home app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, tap on the tiny arrow at the upper-left corner on the screen.

Step #3. Next, tap on Home Settings.

Step #4. Next up, select your Home.

Under Speakers, you need to allow speaker access and then select any of the following options:

  • Everyone: To let anyone who is within the range of your HomePod to see and play with it.
  • Anyone On the Same Network: To allow everyone connected to your home Wi-Fi network AirPlay to your HomePod.
  • Only People Sharing This Home: To allow only the people, who you have invited to share control of your Home in the Home app, to AirPlay to HomePod.
  • Require Password: Anyone who wants to AirPlay to HomePod will need to enter a password.

You can choose any of the above options based on your need.

That’s pretty much it!

Have your say

It would be great to have your feedback about Apple smart speaker and the things you have found appreciable in it. And yes, also tell us about the things you don’t like about the voice-based speaker.

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How to Customize “Hey Siri” on HomePod

How to Customize Hey Siri on HomePod

Siri works seamlessly on HomePod! The intelligent personal assistant is always up and ready to answer your queries or help you carry out several tasks like sending messages, adding notes, checking flight status and more. Besides, you can customize “Hey Siri” on your HomePod to ideally fine-tune it based on your need.

For instance, you can choose to change Siri language and even switch between male and female voice. And yes, there is also an option to disable the sound and light while using the personal assistant. Ready to personalize the virtual assistant on your smart speaker? Here you go!!

How to Customize Hey Siri on HomePod

How to Customize Siri on HomePod

Quick links

Change Siri Language or Accent on HomePod

Changing Siri language is pretty simple, and you can get it done right from the Home app on your iOS device.

Step #1. Open the Home app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, tap on Rooms tab.

Step #3. Next, go to the room which contains the speaker.

Step #4. Next up, firmly press on the HomePod icon.

Step #5. Up next, tap on Details.

Step #6. Finally, you need to tap on Language in the Siri selection and then select the language you wish to use.

Turn Off/On The Light and Sound When Using Siri on HomePod

The waveform animation lets you know that the personal assistant is listening to you and getting ready to answer your queries. The sound tone works as an audio indicator that confirms that the virtual assistant has heard you. You can choose to disable them.

Step #1. Open the Home app on your iOS device → tap on Rooms tab → go to the room which contains the speaker → firmly press on the HomePod icon → tap on Details.

Step #2. Now, turn Off/On the switches for Sound and Light.

Switch Between Male and Female Siri Voice on HomePod

Don’t like female Siri voice? Not a problem, you have the option to switch between male and female sound.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Tap on Siri & Search and select Siri Voice.

Step #3. Next, you need to choose Male or Female to download the voice data.

Now, you have to set it up on HomePod. Open the Home app on your iOS device → tap on Rooms tab → go to the room which contains the speaker → firmly press on the HomePod icon → tap on Details.

Step #4. Next up, tap on Siri Voice and select Male or Female.

Disable Siri on HomePod

There are three simple ways to turn off Siri on HomePod. Jump over to this post to get it done.

And that’s all there is to it!

Over to You

Though everyone has praised the sound of HomePod, very few have appreciated Siri. I also believe that Apple’s virtual assistant has some catch-up work to do before it could be at par with Alexa and Google Assistant. Which is your favorite virtual assistant and why?

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How to Customize iPhone App Icons

How to Customize iPhone and iPad Apps Icon

I have always liked customizing app icons on my iPhone. It’s a nice way to add some personal touch to your device. Now, it’s become more straightforward to modify the looks of app icons on iOS devices thanks to some elegant platforms like iSkin.

It allows you to install themed apps on your iOS device with ease. It has been developed to work with iPhone, iPad and iPod running iOS 7 or later and is available for free.

How to Customize iPhone and iPad Apps Icon

Interestingly, it only adds the themed app icons on your device Home screen and doesn’t replace the existing ones. Therefore, you will need to put all your stock apps in a folder to hide them once iSkin has added shortcuts to your Home Screen. Sounds interesting? Let me demonstrate how it works the right way!

How to Install Themed App Icons on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Safari on your iOS device you want to theme. And, visit iSkin web page.

Step #2. Next up, you have to scroll down and tap on Browse all themes under Install iOS Themes.

Tap on Browse All Themes in iSkin Website in Safari on iPhone

Step #3. Now, you will see a lot of themes. Pick the one you want. We are going to choose Material Black.

Choose Theme to Customize iPhone Icons

Step #4. Next, scroll down and tap on Application icons under Install theme to theme your favorite apps on Home Screen.

Tap on Application Icon in iSkin Web Site on iPhone

Step #5. Scroll down again. You will see the list of app icons under Show quick actions. You will see the customized app icons of several popular apps like Facebook, Instagram. Tap on each of the app icons you want to theme.

Select Apps you Want to Customize Icons Of

Note: You can also rename the app icon. To do so, simply tap on the text field, which is on the right of the app icon.

Step #6. Once you have selected the app icons, scroll down and tap on Generate theme.

Tap on Generate Theme to Customize iPhone App Icons

Step #7. Now, a popup will appear saying, “This website is trying to open Settings to show you a configuration profile. Do you want to allow this?” Tap on Allow.

Tap on Allow in Popup to Install Theme on iPhone

Step #8. Next, tap on Install. You will get a warning: The profile is not signed. Ignore the warning and tap on Install at the top right corner.

Install Theme to Customize iPhone and iPad App Icons

Step #9. In the Popup, tap on Install again.

Tap on Install in the Popup to Install Theme on iPhone

Step #9. Finally, tap on Done at the top right corner to finish.

Tap on Done Once You Install Theme on iPhone

Step #10. After the process is completed, go to your device Home Screen and check out the last page – all your themed app icons are dazzling to steal your heart!

Customize App Icons on iPhone or iPad

That’s all folks!

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Do you like to personalize your iPhone? If yes, then let us know what your best method to give your device a different look is.

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