HomePod 16.3 software update out now with humidity and temperature sensing on HomePod mini, Find My support, and more
Apple has released its latest HomePod 16.3 software update, adding temperature and humidity sensing to the HomePod mini, Find My support to ask Siri for the location of friends and family, a new Siri confirmation tone when smart home requests are completed for accessories that may not visibly show a change or are located in a different room, and more.
Releasing alongside iOS 16.3 for iPhone, the new HomePod software introduces improved volume controls for the original HomePod, allowing for more granular adjustments at lower volumes, as well as adding optimized audio tuning for spoken content such as podcasts for greater clarity on HomePod (2nd generation) and HomePod (1st generation).
With the update, ambient sounds have been remastered to be more immersive and can now be added to scenes, automations, and alarms in the Home app, and Recurring Home automations can be set up using just a user’s voice.
By default, HomePod and HomePod mini install new software updates automatically, but users can check for updates manually in the Home app on iPhone. To install the latest HomePod 16.3 software update, users must first install iOS 16.3 on their iPhone.