How to use the sensors included in HomePod mini and the new HomePod 2

How to use the sensors included in HomePod mini and the new HomePod 2
how to use the sensors included in homepod mini and

One of the big surprises that we have had lately from Apple is the launch of the second generation of its homepod smart speaker. It has happened when few expected it, and it shows that the Cupertino firm is committed to accessories that are useful in the home. Well, we will tell you how to use one of the functions that it includes: its humidity and temperature sensors.

Interestingly, when announcing the new device also software has been updated of control of these devices – and of the mini version-. And, among the things that are improved in it, is the activation of the aforementioned sensors in the smallest speakers in Apple’s HomePod range (which had these elements since its last generation was launched). Therefore, if you have one of these, what we are going to indicate also affects you, since you can take advantage of its use to increase chances that these devices offer when it comes to being useful at home and taking advantage of Siri.

So you can use the sensors of the Apple HomePod

One of the things that you must be clear about is that, in order to use the sensors we are talking about to be able to know the existing temperature or humidity in the place where the smart speakers are, you must update their software. You must bring the firmware to version 16.3, since otherwise the use will not be able to achieve it. Once you have done this, what you have to do is the following to take advantage of them:

  • Open the Home app (or Hogar) on an iPhone or iPad
  • Now, you need to choose the room in which you have the HomePod you want to use. Next, click on Climate to access the own options that allow you to know the sensors. This tool is at the top of the screen.

  • What you have to do at this moment is look for the readings offered by the sensors that have been activated with the firmware update, which are again in the upper area, there is no loss. Something that is curious, as well as positive, is that if you have several HomePods in a room, what you will see will be an average of the readings of all the existing ones.
  • Click on each reading to see more options and even be able to change the name of some of the elements or find out if the state of the hardware is adequate.
  • By doing this you already know how to use the gentlemen that are in Apple’s smart speakers.

It is important that you know that the correct operation of the sensors may take time to be achieved until a few minutes have passed since the HomePod update. And, in addition, the information can be used to manage and execute scheduled actions on other devices now that Apple offers compatibility with Tin Matter.


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