Switch from HomePod to iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by WhatTheHomePod, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. WhatTheHomePod macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2018
    I’m new to Apple Music and have bought the HomePod however I come from Spotify and everything worked flawless there. I can’t find the option to switch music playing on the HomePod to the iPhone, for example when I leave the house and want to play on my iPhone. Am I doing something wrong?
  2. ddrulez macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2012
    I don't have a HomePod (can't buy it here yet) but as far I know it's not possible.
    That's one of the drawbacks with apple and iOS.
  3. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

    Aug 16, 2007
    How about return the HomePod until Apple finishes developing it. It's missing some pretty important features. You know like really basic features such as Profiles, if you have multiple people in your house. I guess if you're single and live alone then profiles aren't as important. But still a very basic yet important feature for when the owner leaves. Siri is still half baked, functional but not very relevant and only understands specific commands. It's also missing the stereo play for syncing two HomePods and Bluetooth for guests without an iPhone.
  4. HQNYC macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2018
    Go into the control center. Press down on the music portion. You should see your music (iPhone) and your HomePod. Tap on whichever one you want to play. Tap again and it'll bring you to the music app. Hope that helps.

    I agree that it needs more work, but updates are coming.
  5. Davepbass macrumors newbie


    Aug 5, 2016
    I had this problem today as well. Started music w Siri to HomePod, left the house and wanted to transfer the music to my phone. I’m able to get to the music app and see the song playing but when I tried to tap the source button it wouldn’t let me switch away from the HomePod.

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