Apple is struggling to keep up with its competitors in the field of Smart Homes. Thus, the technology giant is trying to include and introduce new and attractive features for its HomePod speakers. One of the newest inclusions is giving the user the ability to set multiple timers on the speakers. Initially, you could set only a single timer, which was rather inconvenient. However, with the newest iOS 12 released to the Apple users, you will now be able to overcome the problem and set multiple timers on your HomePod smart speakers!
Wondering how you can do that? The following are the steps that you need to carry out to be able to set multiple timers on Apple HomePod:
Update your iPhone’s Operating System
To enable setting multiple timers, you need to have the latest operating system not only on your HomePod but also on your iPhone. Thus, make sure that your iPhone is updated to the latest iOS 12 version.
Update your HomePod’s Operating System
Just like your phone, you need to have the latest Operating System in your Apple HomePod. Considering that the speakers keep updating automatically, it may already be updated to the latest version. Nevertheless, head to your Apple Home app, tap on the arrow icon located at the top-left corner of the screen. Locate the Software Update menu and tap on the button to check whether your speaker has the updated software version.
How to Set Your Timers
Once you have the updated versions of the latest operating systems on your iPhone and your HomePod, you are all set to configure multiple timers. Here’s how to do it:
- Trigger Siri through the voice command “Hey Siri, set a timer for x minutes” you may repeat the command to set supplementary timers.
- You may even label your timers to be able to differentiate. Try the command “Hey Siri, set a cake timer for 38 minutes,” and Siri will record it for you. Have to change the oven’s temperature after 16 minutes? No problem! Simply say “Hey Siri, set a low-temperature timer for 16 minutes” and Siri will have your back.
- Do bear in mind that Siri is unable to repeat timers. So for repetitive actions, you may have to set fresh timers.
How to Check Your Timers
Once you set your timers, you might want to check on them. To do that, you can ask Siri for an update by the command “Hey Siri, how much time left?” or “Hey Siri, how much time is left on my timers?”
Are you looking to check on a specific timer? Try out “Hey Siri, how much time left on the cake timer?” and Siri will dish out the response.
Stop Active Timers
You may have set innumerable timers just to play around with this new feature, but the last thing you need is a timer that keeps going off at random times you may have set it at simply for fun. Instead of waiting for all the timers to run out, spare your ears by asking Siri to cancel all the active timers. Say “Hey Siri, cancel timers,” and it will erase all the timers that were lined up.
Now that you know the steps feel free to set multiple timers for your HomePod. This fun feature can act as able reminders!