The HomePod and the HomePod mini are designed to automatically adjust the volume of the Siri assistant based on the level of noise in the room, but you can also verbally adjust ‌Siri‌'s volume level separately from the volume level of the media that's playing.

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This how to walks you through the commands that you need to specifically adjust ‌Siri‌'s volume as needed.

How to Change Siri's Volume on HomePod

On ‌HomePod‌ or ‌HomePod mini‌, you can ask ‌Siri‌ to set the ‌Siri‌ volume to a specific percent, which is an adjustment that is separate from the media volume.

To do so, just say "Hey ‌Siri‌, change your volume to [percent]." You can also say "Hey ‌Siri‌, speak at [percent]."

If you tell ‌Siri‌ to set the ‌Siri‌ volume to 34 percent, for example, it will adjust it to that level while the music volume stays the same. ‌Siri‌ can be forced to be quieter or louder than your music.

Change the Media Volume on HomePod

You can also verbally adjust the media volume with a similar command, and this will adjust just the song volume without changing the ‌Siri‌ sound level.

To change the media volume, just say "Hey ‌Siri‌, change the media volume to [percent]."

Music levels can also be adjusted using the - and + buttons on the top of the ‌HomePod‌ or through a connected iPhone or iPad, but adjusting ‌Siri‌ volume specifically seems to require the spoken command.

Update: Multiple MacRumors forum members have reported that ‌Siri‌'s volume does not stay at the requested level permanently, and reverts back to a default automatic level anywhere from minutes to hours after the request. There is, unfortunately, no known fix for the issue at this time.

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Top Rated Comments

Darth-Kylie Avatar
2 weeks ago

Too bad Siri's volume won't stay set. Set the volume to a percentage and then ask a question. It jumps back up. You can verify by asking Siri what her speaking volume is.

Also, when did it become impossible to set or check the volume of other HomePods around the house? The only response I get now from Siri is "I can't volume information on multiple speakers".
This. It’s infuriating that there isn’t a maximum or persistent volume slider for Siri in each HomePod’s settings. Also, that it doesn’t allow you to set a nighttime speaking volume there.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PigsOnTheWing Avatar
2 weeks ago
This article needs to be deleted as Sir's volume level absolutely, positively does not stick beyond the initial request.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
michaeldlord Avatar
2 weeks ago
Too bad Siri's volume won't stay set. Set the volume to a percentage and then ask a question. It jumps back up. You can verify by asking Siri what her speaking volume is.

Also, when did it become impossible to set or check the volume of other HomePods around the house? The only response I get now from Siri is "I can't check volume information on multiple speakers".
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
subjonas Avatar
2 weeks ago
While this feature would be seriously welcome, for some people in this thread [https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/14-4-brings-separate-siri-volume-control.2282052/]
including myself, the Siri volume reverts back to default volume the next time Siri speaks.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sanlitun Avatar
2 weeks ago
No this doesn't work.

You can ask Siri to set voice volume to 10% and then immediately ask her what time it is and she will revert to an automatic volume setting. Every time. Siri will not retain volume settings.

There is a huge thread on /r/Homepod Reddit ('https://www.reddit.com/r/HomePod/comments/lgtvcg/is_your_siri_too_loud_sometimes/') in regards to this, and in my case it's almost a dealbreaker with the HomePod.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrPresident Avatar
2 weeks ago
“Hey Siri, what is your speaking volume?”

“I’m at 61%”

“Hey Siri, change s speaking volume to 50%”

“Ok, I’ll dial it down”

“Hey Siri, what is your speaking volume?”

“I’m at 61%”
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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