What is better than an Apple HomePod Smart Speaker? Two HomePod speakers paired for stereo, of course. Unfortunately, problems occur when using stereo with the device. Below are some troubleshooting tips to help you resolve the issue you may encounter when setting up the HomePod Stereo.
Create a HomePod stereo pair
To create stereo sounds with two HomePod speakers, you first need to pair them. You can do this with your iOS device or with your Mac.
Note: Before you start, make sure that your Apple HomePod uses the latest software version.
Place your speakers in the same room
Regardless of the method chosen, the speakers you want to pair must first be in the same room in the Home app. In order to do this:
- Touch the At home App on your iOS device.
- Press and hold the symbol for the HomePod and then tap the settings,
- Choose room, then choose the place Of your speaker.
- tap Done,
- To repeat Steps 1 through 4 for the other speaker and make sure you choose the same room.
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Once the HomePod speakers are in the same place:
- Open that At home Press and hold the app HomePod
- tap the settings,
- tap Create a stereo pair,
- Choose a second HomePod to use as a stereo pair.
- Tap a HomePod on the right or left to identify it.
- Choose Identity swap symbol to swap them to the right left and right channels.
- tap Back, then Done,
Your two HomePod speakers are now paired.
Troubleshoot HomePod stereo pairing
Perhaps the most common problem some people have when using HomePod stereo pairing is that the sounds are not properly synchronized and there is a reverb / echo effect between the two devices. In this case, you can try the following:
- Use a different app: Switch to another app on your device that uses HomePod and check if the problem is resolved. This usually restores synchronization.
- Reboot: You can also restart both HomePods and check if this helps.
Check your software version
As mentioned above, make sure both HomePods are using the latest operating system update that AirPlay 2 supports.
Pair or reset again
You can decouple and pair the HomePods at any time if you don’t have enough to try. If that doesn’t work, you can also reset both. Neither process takes a very long time.
To disconnect on your iOS device:
- By doing At home App, press and hold tHe grouped HomePod speakers,
- tap the settings,
- Scroll down and tap Ungroup accessories,
Repeat the above steps to re-pair the devices.
How to reset your HomePods on your iOS device:
Do you use infuse?
Since HomePod stereo pairing was introduced in 2018, Apple TV users seem to have reported infuse problems. Unfortunately, this problem seems to persist for some users depending on what they’re doing. If you have a problem, you will be asked to contact FireCore by opening a support ticket.
Return your HomePod
If you recently bought a new HomePod, if you want to pair it with another device to create a stereo that doesn’t work, return it. You may have a faulty HomePod and it may not be worth fixing more bugs.
If in doubt, contact Apple Support for this problem. Apple provides chat and technical support by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Every HomePod speaker is fully supported for free for 90 days after purchase. If you bought AppleCare + for the speaker, you get an additional two years of support for $ 39.
Do you have problems with stereo pairing of your HomePod speakers? What have you done to fix the problem? Let us know below.