How to Turn on The Accessibility Feature on HomePod: VoiceOver and More

Last modified on: February 10th, 2018 02:37 pm

How to turn on accessibility features for HomePod. Also, Manage VoiceOver and Touch Accommodations Under Accessibility control.

Accessibility features are introduced for user’s ease and hands-free operating the device. The voiceover is the best function for physically challenged peoples they can use the text-to-speech feature and can operate the device independently. Similarly, Touch Accommodation is also for the challenged peoples who are facing motor delays and might not be able to use the device properly.


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If you have enabled Touch Accommodations or VoiceOver on the iPhone, the same will be enabled automatically in the HomePod while setting up..Or if it is not enabled on iPhone or iPad then you can manually turn on or off anytime in the Home App. So let’s check out how to do so.

Enable or Turn on Accessibility feature on HomePod

How to toggle on VoiceOver for HomePod

Step 1: Go to “Home” App.

Step 2: Click on “Rooms” tab which is located in the bottom middle of the screen.

Step 3: Open up the room that consists your HomePod.

Step 4: Press and hold on HomePod tab.

Step 5: Tap on “Details”.

Step 6: Find “Accessibility” and open it.

Step 7: Click on “VoiceOver” to turn off or on.

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There you can also adjust speaking rate, toggle audio ducking and double tap timeout as per your choice.

How to Toggle on Touch Accommodation for HomePod

Step 1: Launch the “Home” app.

Step 2: Click on the “Room” tab.

Step 3: Find the “Room” that contains your HomePod.

Step 4: Press on the HomePod until details appear on the screen.

Step 5: Tap on “Details”.

Step 6: Click on “Accessibility “and scroll down until you find “Touch Accommodations”.

Step 7: Tap on “Accommodations” and turn it off or on.

As per your desire, you can set duration, tap assistance and ignore repeat.

Expand more control and Limited Boundary of custom settings of HomePod.

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