One of the great novelties that came along with the 2nd generation HomePods is the activation by Apple of the sensors that, until now, were completely hidden and hidden inside the HomePod mini, the little brother of this range of Apple products. Well, in this post we want to tell you how you can easily use them.
Apple goes fully into everything related to home automation, in order to give all users the possibility of making their lives more comfortable and simple through the creation of a smart home. Proof of this is precisely this product, the HomePod mini and, of course, the 1st and 2nd generation HomePod as well. These teams, in addition to being fantastic speakers, are also the center of a smart home created through HomeKit.
The 1st generation HomePod was the first step From Apple in this sense, later the HomePod mini arrived, which of course was really the key that Apple put for many users who did not want to spend so much money on the 1st generation HomePod. Now, a couple of years after those from Cupertino discontinued the first HomePod, the 2nd generation HomePod has arrived with two new sensorsthe temperature and the humidity, however, both they were already present in the HomePod minialthough Apple had them completely hidden until now.
Surely, the reason why Apple had not activated these sensors in the mini models it had a lot to do with this launch, and everything indicates that those from Cupertino had been planning for some time what this 2nd generation HomePod would be like, they even wanted this great novelty to be really presented with these teams and with the mini.
How to use the HomePod mini sensors
Well, once you know that the HomePod mini can measure both the temperature and the humidity of the place where they are, let’s go with the steps that you have to follow to be able to make use of these sensors that can be so useful. The first thing you have to know is that in order to activate these sensors present in the HomePod mini you have to update your device(s) to the latest version, and for this you also have to update your equipment to iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3 or macOS Ventura 13.2.
Once you have your equipment updated, the reality is that to be able to use these sensors you will not have to do anything special, just enter the Home app and check how they are working. The truth is that this new function of the HomePod mini is going to be able to replace many gadgets that just fulfill this function. Below are the steps to follow to check this information on your iPhone.
- open the Home App.
- Select the room where your HomePod mini is located.
- Tap on Temperature.
- Find the temperature and humidity measurements. Of course, you have to keep in mind that if you have several gadgets that measure temperature or humidity, the value that will be displayed will be an average of all the measurements.