Get the Lowest Prices anywhere on Macs, iPads and Apple Watches: Apple Price Guides updated June 19th
 

 

Screenshots show HomePod customization in Apple's Home app, including option to disable screen

Early testers of Apple's upcoming HomePod have shared screenshots of customizable settings for the speaker, which will be configured through the iOS Home app. Users will be able to disable features such as "Hey Siri," and the lighted display on top of the unit.


Via iGeneration.


A detailed look at the HomePod settings within the Home app was shared by French site iGeneration. There, users will be able to disable features including detection of "Hey Siri," as well as pressing the screen to speak to Siri.

Another option lets users disable the display light when using Siri. Toggling that will allow the screen to stay dark when Siri is invoked, for those who might not want the illumination from the unit.

The HomePod also has various sounds as part of its interface, and these can be enabled or disabled from within the Home app.




Apple has also included various accessibility options for HomePod, including the VoiceOver service that already exists on other platforms like iOS and Mac. Within the Home app, users will be able to configure the speed of audible voice prompts given via VoiceOver.

Other options include the ability to adjust how much pressure must be placed on the buttons, how long they must be pressed to be invoked, and to ignore multiple button presses.

After the HomePod launch was delayed until early 2018, Apple appears to be gearing up to launch its highly anticipated premium speaker. The unit will sell for $349 and features an advanced speaker array, as well as integration with the Siri personal assistant.