Note about timers

Cupertino, October 7, 2023

I find it frustrating that timers aren't better integrated between iOS and HomePods, or even between HomePods in different rooms. All devices should be able to access all timers on any device. The iOS clock app should show all timers, including those running on the HomePod. They are all aware of each other because once the timer alert goes off, you can stop that timer from any device. I had an interesting observation today. With the Home app open and one of my HomePods on the screen, I used the side button on the phone to activate Siri. I told it to set a timer for 30 minutes and the timer appeared in the Home app as a HomePod timer, as well as in the Clock app as an iOS timer. Unfortunately, it appears to be a bug in Apple's matrix and they didn't intend for you to see that they are all actually connected. When I went to that HomePod and asked how much time was left, it said there were no timers on the HomePod. At the end of the 30-minute period, the timer only rang on the phone and not on the HomePod, although it continued to count down in the Home app for the entire 30-minute duration. I tested it again, and if I force closed the Home app and reopened it, the timer was no longer listed.

Best selling & Top trending HomeKit product in our shop at this moment

HomeKit.Blog is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Apple Inc. or Apple related subsidiaries.

All images, videos and logos are the copyright of the respective rights holders, and this website does not claim ownership or copyright of the aforementioned.

All information about products mentioned on this site has been collected in good faith. However, the information relating to them, may not be 100% accurate, as we only rely on the information we are able to gather from the companies themselves or the resellers who stock these products, and therefore cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies arising from the aforementioned sources, or any subsequent changes that are made that we have not been made aware of.

HomeKit.Blog Is A Participant In The Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, An Affiliate Advertising Program Designed To Provide A Means For Sites To Earn Advertising Fees By Advertising And Linking To Amazon Store (Amazon.com, Or Endless.com, MYHABIT.com, SmallParts.com, Or AmazonWireless.com).

The opinions expressed on this website by our contributors do not necessarily represent the views of the website owners. 

Copyright © 2022 HomeKit Blog
. All rights reserved
United States