This post will walk you through activating a Handoff feature on the newest iPhone series that allows the device to automatically transfer media/audio to a nearby HomePod. Read on for more detailed instructions on how to automatically play media to HomePod from an iPhone 14.
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Apple devices are programmed to synchronize. That said, you can connect your iPhone to any of your other Apple devices including Apple Watch, MacBook, Mac computer, Apple TV, and Apple's very own smart speaker called HomePod.
Outlined below are the steps to enable the iPhone 14's Handoff feature that allow it to transfer audio to a nearby HomePod.
By default, AirPlay and Handoff features including Transfer to HomePod are enabled by default. This means that you can use any of these features at any time. In case the HomePod audio transfer doesn’t work as intended on your iPhone 14, verify and ensure that it’s turned in AirPlay settings. Just follow these steps if you need help on how to get there.
- 1. Open the iOS Settings app to begin. Just tap the Settings (gear) icon from the Home screen or App Library.
A list of all iOS features and system services will load up on the next display.
- 2. Find General from the given items then tap on it to proceed.
Another menu opens with all inbuilt system management features.
- 3. To continue, select AirPlay & Handoff.
Just tap on it to access the AirPlay & Handoff features.
- 4. While in the AirPlay & Handoff menu, find Transfer to HomePod from the given options then then make sure that it’s turned on. If it isn’t, just toggle the switch next to it to enable the feature.
When enabled, media that's playing on your iPhone will automatically be transferred to a nearby HomePod. Just place your iPhone 14 close to the top of the HomePod for the media transfer to be successful.
- Apple iPhone 14
All Set to Play iPhone Media to HomePod (vice-versa)
Handing off audio from an iPhone to a HomePod is pretty straightforward. Just enable the Transfer to HomePod feature on your iPhone and you should be all set to move audio. Just hold your iPhone near the top of the HomePod then follow the onscreen instructions to transfer audio to HomePod.
Transferring music from HomePod to iPhone is also possible. Just position your iPhone near the top of the HomePod then tap Transfer to iPhone.
You can also play audio on a HomePod using the Control Center. Just launch the Control Center on your iPhone 14 then tap the audio card and select your preferred HomePod speakers.
Play iPhone Audio with other Wireless Devices
Aside from HomePod, you can also play audio from your iPhone 14 wirelessly using AirPlay 2 speakers and other supported wireless devices including Apple TV, AirPlay 2-enabled smart TVs and compatible Bluetooth speakers and headphones.
Just open the required audio app on your iPhone then select an audio to play. While the audio is playing, tap the AirPlay icon then select a playback destination.
Make sure that your devices are connected to or using the same Wi-Fi network so that they will appear in the list of playback destinations on your iPhone 14.
And that’s how to configure the iPhone 14 to automatically play media to HomePod.