Apple Releases HomePod 16.3.2 Software With Fix for Siri Request Failures

Alongside iOS 16.3.2, Apple today released new 16.3.2 software that's available for the HomePod, second-generation ‌HomePod‌, and HomePod mini.

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According to Apple's release notes, ‌HomePod‌ software version 16.3.2 addresses an ongoing problem with HomeKit-related Siri requests, which could fail.

This update addresses an issue where asking Siri for smart home requests may fail, and also includes general performance and stability improvements.

There have been multiple complaints about ‌Siri‌ failing to correctly respond to a HomeKit-related requests the first time a request is received, with a timeout occurring. The update should fix that problem for those who have been impacted.

Related Roundups: HomePod, HomePod mini

Top Rated Comments

TonyC28 Avatar
17 months ago
Very much looking forward to whatever new problem this introduces to HomeKit.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
17 months ago
Apple seriously needs to consider giving us an actual updating status bar. This circle ⭕️ thing is not helpful and it doesn’t show how much progress has been made.

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Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
profets Avatar
17 months ago
Ok so this was a known issue then? I thought I was losing my marbles, every single HomePod Siri request for HomeKit items was failing (while working perfectly fine everywhere else).
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Paweł Formas Avatar
17 months ago
The popping sound is the real problem of OG homepod. Apple does not want to admit that.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
uller6 Avatar
17 months ago
Ok Apple, keep these weekly HomePod bugfix updates coming!!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
trhoffmann Avatar
17 months ago
Just installed the update. My stereo pair started playing together immediately for the first time in a long time. One HomePod has been kicking in on a delayed basis since a few updates ago. Hopefully this is fixed permanently.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)