How to Know Which HomePod Model You Own (2022)

Unsure about which HomePod model you own? Read on to find out.

You want to contact Apple Support because you’re having technical issues with your HomePod or you want to sell it online, but you’ve encountered one problem. You're not sure which HomePod model you have. You could find out what model you have by looking at the box that the HomePod came in, but you threw it away. Not to worry though. We will show you two quick and easy ways you can identify the model of your HomePod and compare HomePad models. Let’s get started!

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Check the Model Number from Your iPhone or iPad

The Home App is one of the easiest ways you can find your HomePod's model number.

  1. Open the Home app.

  2. Go to the Home tab.

  3. Under Favorite Accessories, long press your HomePod.

  4. Scroll down to the bottom, and the model number will be below the serial number.

Check the Model Number from HomePod

If you're still having a hard time accessing the HomePod model number through the previous steps due to not being the primary user, you can simply check the physical HomePod. 

  1. Lift up your HomePod.
  2. Examine the bottom of the device. The model number will be written along with the serial number and the “Designed by Apple in California”.

HomePod Models & Features

The HomePod comes in two models: the original HomePod and the HomePod Mini. While there are obvious differences between the two models such as the size, shape, and color variations, we have compiled a detailed list of the features for each model.  

HomePod Mini

Introduced in 2020, the HomePod Mini is the most recent model. This model can be paired with other HomePod minis to create a stereo pair. 

 

  • Connectivity
    • Wireless
    • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n with SISO)
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • Direct peer-to-peer access: iOS: iPhone SE or iPhone 6S or later, iPod Touch (7th generation) with latest iOS version, iPadOS: iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation), iPad Air 2 or later, iPad Mini 4 or later with latest iOS version
    • USB-C cable with wall adapter for charging
  • Year Introduced: 2020
  • Color: White, Space Gray, Orange, Yellow
  • Memory 1GB
  • Capacity: N/A
  • Model number: A2374
  • Speakers: 1 full-range driver, 2 passive radiators
  • Microphone: 4 microphones

HomePod

This model was discontinued on March 21, 2021. While this model can't be used in a stereo pair like its mini counterpart, it can be used simultaneously with other AirPlay speakers to play audio from a single source. 

 

  • Connectivity
    • Wireless
    • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO)
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • Direct peer-to-peer access from iPhone 5S or later, iPad Pro, iPad (2017), iPad Air, iPad Mini 2 or later, iPod Touch (6th generation), devices using iOS 12 or later
    • Standard 120V plug that connects to the wall for power
  • Year Introduced: 2018
  • Colors: Space Gray and White
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Capacity: 16 GB
  • Model number: A1639
  • Speakers: 7 tweeters, 4-inch woofer
  • Mircophone: Six-microphone array, Low frequency microphone for real-time wonder collaboration

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    Kenya Smith is a Feature Web Writer for iPhone Life. She has a bachelor's degree in Strategic Communication and has written articles for two newspapers in her home state of Virginia. She also won first place in non-daily column writing for the 2019 and 2020 Virginia Press Association Awards.