Download the latest software update 16.4 for the HomePod (mini) now

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A new update is ready for the HomePod and HomePod mini. HomePod software update 16.4 is available and brings improvements behind the scenes. Redactie iCulture.nl – March 27, 2023, 7:00 PM whatsappfacebooktwittertelegramlinkedinmailprint

Earlier this year, the HomePod got a whole range of features in software update 16.3 , both for the very latest model and the HomePod mini and first generation HomePod. Apple then also promised that a new function would be added later this spring, namely the Sound Recognition function. Is this feature included in this new update?

HomePod software update 16.4 available

The Sound Recognition function recognizes alarms from smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, after which the HomePod sends you a notification. You can make a disconnected smoke detector smarter, as it were, because you will still receive a notification on your iPhone. It is not yet clear whether this function will be added with this update. During the beta period, the feature has not yet surfaced. Sound Recognition will be available on both the HomePod mini and the second generation HomePod 2023.

In any case, Apple has again improved performance and fixed some bugs in this software update.

HomePod software Download update 16.4

The download and installation of the update is automatic, but you can also force this yourself if you want the update immediately. Here's how:

  1. Open the Home app on your iPhone. Go to the Home tab.
  2. Tap the button with the three dots at the top right. Select Home settings and optionally select the home where the HomePod is located.
  3. Tap Software update.

  1. The app will now check for updates.
  2. You will now see the version number and size.
  3. Tap the Download and Install button to update the software.
  4. The HomePod update will now be installed.< /li>

Read more in our article about updating the HomePod.

Also see

How to update the HomePod (mini) and update the software automatically

If you want to update your HomePod or HomePod mini, you can do so in two ways: manually or automatically. Which method is most convenient for you is a matter of personal preference. In this tip we explain how manually updating HomePod works and how you can enable and disable automatic updating.

Note: keep the responses on-topic, concrete and clear for others. Personal status updates on whether your download started/successful add nothing to the discussion. It may also take a little longer before the update is visible. You do not have to report this either. These comments will be deleted.