Apple has released the HomePod 14.7 software update along iOS 14.7, watchOS 7.6 and tvOS 14.7. The release notes highlights a single new feature that allows users to manage timers directly from the Home app on iPhone and iPad.
HomePod 14.7 might also fix the serious 14.6 bug that bricked several original HomePod units, when used as a stereo pair or default speaker. Many users also complained about overheating, with the device wasn’t even in use! Apple did not confirm the bug and neither mentions a fix in 14.7. However, the release notes claim that the update also comes with
"performance and stability improvements"!
How To Update HomePod To 14.7
HomePods are set by default to update automatically. However, if you disable Automated Updates, to avoid the above mentioned 14.6 bug, you can manually force a HomePod software update by applying the following steps:
- Open the Home app on iPhone or iPad.
- Tap the house icon, available in the top-left corner of the screen.
- Select the room where your HomePod is located. This will force the Home app to search for a software update. If a new release is detected the download starts automatically, even if Automatic Updates are disabled.
Fact: HomePod 14.7 software update file is 467.7 MB large, for the HomePod mini.
- A notification is triggered on your iPhone when the HomePod 14.7 download is completed. Tap it.
- Tap Update, or Update All to start the installation of software version 14.7.
Tip: The ‘All accessories are up-to-date!’ message is displayed in the Home app, when the update completes!
HomePod 14.7 Release Notes
"Software version 14.7 allows users to manage timers directly from the Home App on iPhone and iPad. This update also includes general performance and stability improvements."
Have you updated to HomePod 14.7? Did you notice any other new features? What about new bugs? Use the comments section to share your feedback.
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