HomePod 16.6 Issues, Fixes, Security Updates & More

homepod 16.6 update

HomePod 16.6 update

HomePod 16.6 is available for download on the original HomePod and the HomePod mini! It includes performance and stability improvements! Let’s track the bugs fixed, new issues and security improvements!

HomePod 16.6 Features

homepod 16.6 release notes
According to Apple’s release notes and the other .6 updates for iPhone, iPad, Watch, ATV this version focuses on bug fixes and security improvements.

Nevertheless, changes reported by users are listed here:

  • 1. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

HomePod 16.6 Issues

Problems and bugs reported by users are tracked here:

  • 1. HomePod stereo pair not working properly after update. No Volume controls for HotRails1277.
    Potential Fix: Restart router.
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  • 2. HomePod unresponsive after 16.6 update for mrprofism when using stere pair.
    Fix: Reboot router.
  • 3. Siri not responding after update for this Reddit user (original HomePod).
  • 4. HomePod stereo pair connected to Apple TV not working as expected after update. Reported here.
    Fix: Reboot router.
  • 5. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

HomePod 16.6 Bugs Fixed

The release notes only mention “performance and stability improvements”.

Apple doesn’t issue a security content document for HomePod OS updates. However, all other .6 version include a big amount of security fixes.

Problems addressed are highlighted here:

  • 1. HomePod mini temperature and humidity accuracy has improved after update for several users, including hockeyboi212.
  • 2. Dolby Atmos Music plays louder and sounds more immersive after this update according to Mason2612.
  • 3. HomePods used with Apple TV sound more louder and fuller while playing movies and TV shows too. Confirmed by Branagh-Doyle.
  • 4. To be updated! (Contribute in the comments!)

HomePod 16.6 Download

As usual the update is available, over-the-air, in the Home app. To get it you need an iPhone, iPad or Mac running iOS 16, iPadOS 16 or macOS Ventura!
homepod 16.6 download

  • 1. Open Home app on iPhone or iPad and browse for Home Settings -> Software Update.
  • 2. HomePod 16.6 update will show up!
  • 3. Tap Update and be patient until the software is downloaded, prepared and installed!
  • Fact: If you already updated to HomePod 17 Beta, version 16.6 won’t show up!

Have you installed HomePodOS 16.6 on the wireless speaker? Encountering any issues? Share your feedback in the comments!

Related: Apple has also released iOS 16.6, iPadOS 16.6, macOS Ventura 13.5, watchOS 9.6 and tvOS 16.6.