Home Hub Setup
Home Hub Setup
You can set up your HomePod, Apple TV 4K, Apple TV (4th generation), or iPad as a home hub to automate and remotely control your HomeKit accessories from your iOS device. The device that you set up as a home hub must remain in your home, connected to your home Wi-Fi network, and powered on
The device you set up as home hub must remain in your home, connected to your home WiFi network, and powered on.
  • If you are using iOS 10.3 or later, go to Settings  >  [your name]  >  iCloud. If you are using 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings  >  iCloud.
  • Sign in with your Apple ID.
  • Check that iCloud keychain and Home are both turned on.
  • Go to Settings  >  Home and turn on Use this iPad as a Home Hub.
  • On your iOS device or Mac, set up two-factor authentication for your Apple ID. Then go to iCloud and make sure that you have iCloud Keychain turned on.
  • On your Apple TV, go to Settings > Accounts and make sure that you're signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID as your iOS device.
  • After you sign in to iCloud, your Apple TV automatically sets itself up as a home hub. To check the status of your home hub, go to Settings > Accounts > iCloud and look under HomeKit to see if your home hub is connected.
HomePod automatically sets itself up as a home hub so you can control your HomeKit accessories remotely with the Home app and use automations. Just make sure that the iOS device you use to set up HomePod is signed in to iCloud with the Apple ID that you used to set up your HomeKit accessories in the Home app.