HomePod 15.5 Update: Improvements And Bug Fixes

HomePod 15.5

HomePod 15.5

HomePod 15.5 update has been released by Apple alongside iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5, macOS 12.4, watchOS 8.6 and tvOS 15.5. It’s the 5th significant update of HomePod 15, which comes a little over two months after version 15.4.

HomePod 15.5 Update

HomePod 15.5 update
You can force your HomePod to update to the latest version in the Home app on your iPhone, iPad or Mac:

  • Tap the “house” icon available in the top-left corner of the screen.
  • Select Home Settings.
  • Swipe to Software Update.
  • Tap Update (Update All), after HomePod 15.5 is found.
  • Fact: HomePod 15.5 version update file is 467.7 MB large.

HomePod 15.5 Features

The release notes don’t mention any specific new features. We’re informed about “general performance and stability improvements”.

However, if you do manage to spot any changes don’t hesitate to share them with us in the comments section. We’ll update them below:

  • HomePod Wi-Fi signal strength is now available in the Home app.
  • To be updated!

HomePod 15.5 Bug Fixes

Issues might have been fixed under-the-hood and lead to “stability improvements”. Any bugs fixed in this release are covered here:

  • HomePod Volume control from iPhone is now working as expected. (Status: fixed!)
  • Siri Intercom bug. (Status: Not fixed)
  • HomePod popping during lossless audio playback. (Status: fixed!)
  • HomePod responsiveness has improved in this update. (Status: fixed)
  • HomePod AirPlay issues. (Status: fixed!)
  • Timers set on the HomePod are reliable again. (Status: fixed!)
  • Skipping songs while playing albums, not a HomePod issue anymore. (Status: fixed!)
  • To be updated!

HomePod 15.5 Issues

Do you experience any new problems after updating HomePod or HomePod mini to version 15.5? Share them with us and we will list them below, along with available troubleshooting options:

  • Home automations stop working. Key Siri phrases won’t trigger automations but only cause a sarcastic Siri reply.

    For example, for the ‘Hey Siri I’m home!’ interaction, the virtual assistant replies: ‘Home is where the HomePod is’ without turning on the light or performing the assigned automation. (Credits: matman_uk on Reddit)

    Fix: To troubleshoot try to delete the scenes and reconfigure them in the Home app!

  • To be updated!

Have you updated your HomePod to version 15.5? What’s your feedback? Did you spot any new features, bug fixes or anything else worth sharing? Use the comments section.

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