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Apple Intercom: What It Is and How to Use It

Stop shouting and let the intercom feature make the house announcements

Apple has an intercom feature that works on the HomePod, HomePod mini, iPhone, and many other Apple devices that you may find useful. It allows you to communicate with others in your home, even in certain areas of your home, without the need to call, text or shout at them. Here’s what you need to know about the intercom.

Before you start following any of the guidelines in this article, make sure your HomePod, HomePod mini, and other Apple devices are fully updated and running the latest version of their operating systems.

What is Apple intercom?

Apple Intercom is a feature of Apple Home apps that allows you to communicate with others in your home using an Apple device as an intercom. You can even use it with your Apple CarPlay.

When two or more devices are connected via the Apple Home app, you can use one of these devices to make announcements on the other. If you have multiple devices set to different rooms in the Home app, you can choose to do this in just one room or multiple rooms.

Can I activate the intercom in the Home app now?

To enable the Intercom app, your devices must meet three specifications:

  • The Apple Home app installed on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. You can download the Home app for free from the App Store.
  • All your Apple devices have been updated to the latest OS version (iOS, iPadOS, watchOS or HomePod software).
  • Have an Apple HomePod or HomePod mini smart speaker connected to the Apple Home app.

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This much. If you meet both of these qualifications, your device already has Apple Intercom and by default it is probably already enabled. To check it out, go to: house Tap the app and house in the upper left corner of the screen. then tap initial settings > intercom. From there, you can make sure your notifications are enabled and check the others. Intercom Settingslike who can manage their devices and which devices are controlled.

How do you use Apple Intercom?

Once you’re sure your intercom is on, it’s easy to use as your old friend relies on Siri. To create and submit an ad, simply say: “Hey Siri, intercomand then say the message you want to share. For example, “Hey Siri, intercom dinner’s ready, wash the dishes and come eat.” Siri, on every device in your home, says “Dinner is ready. Wash and come eat.”

When you don’t specify a room, your ad goes to all connected devices in the house. If you want to intercom in a particular room, say “intercom” followed by the name of that room. For example, “Hey Siri, intercom in the kitchen, can you get me a soda while you’re there?” Siri will repeat your message, but only in the kitchen (or any room you specify).

If you want to send an intercom message from the home app, tap the wavelength icon in the upper right corner, speak your message and Completed.

Using Apple Intercom in the Home app on an iPhone.

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You can also reply to intercom messages using both methods. Say “Hey Siri, answer…” or respond to a specific room by saying: “Hey Siri, answer the room…” After receiving an intercom message, follow up on your message.

Does the intercom work without the HomePod?

The Apple Intercom functionality will also work without the Apple HomePod, but there is a problem. To set up a home network, you must have a HomePod installed in your home and without it you cannot use the Intercom feature. So while the Intercom will technically work without a HomePod (you can use it on Apple CarPlay before you go home, for example, to make an announcement), you still need a HomePod to set it up.

Common questions

  • How do I use Intercom on an Apple Watch?

    Make sure Siri is enabled on your device to make intercom announcements. To make sure you get ads from other people in your house, select the Home icon in the Home app and initial settings > intercom To manage notifications and decide when to receive notifications on Apple Watch.


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Apple Intercom: What It Is and How to Use It

Quit yelling and let the intercom feature make household announcements

Apple has an Intercom feature that works on HomePod, HomePod mini, iPhone, and many other Apple devices that you may find handy. It lets you communicate with other people in your home, even in specific areas of your home, without having to call, message, or yell at them. Here’s what you need to know about Intercom.

Before you begin to follow any of the instructions in this article, make sure your HomePod, HomePod mini, and other Apple devices are fully updated and run the most recent version of their operating systems.
What Is Apple Intercom?

Apple Intercom is a feature of the Apple Home apps which allows you to communicate with other people in your house using an Apple device as an intercom. You can even use it with your Apple CarPlay.

When two or more devices are connected through the Apple Home app, you can use one of those devices to make an announcement on the other. If you have multiple devices set up in different rooms on the Home App, you can opt to have it made in only one room or multiple rooms.

Now Do I Enable Intercom on the Home App?

Your devices need to meet three qualifications to enable the Intercom app:

Apple Home app installed on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. You can download the Home app for free from the App Store.
All your Apple devices updated to the most recent version of their operating system (whether iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, or the HomePod software).
Have a connected Apple HomePod or HomePod mini smart speaker connected to your Apple Home app.
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That’s it. If you meet those two qualifications, you already have Apple Intercom on your device, and it’s probably already active since that’s the default. To check it, go to the Home app and tap the Home in the upper left corner of the screen. Then tap Home Settings > Intercom. From there, you can make sure that your notifications are enabled, and you can control other Intercom Settings, such as people who can manage your devices and which devices are being controlled.

How Do You Use Apple Intercom?

Once you’re sure that your Intercom is enabled, it’s easy to use because it relies on your old friend Siri. To create and send an announcement, just say, “Hey Siri, intercom…” and then speak the message you want to share. For example, “Hey Siri, intercom dinner is ready, wash up and come eat.” Siri will announce on all the devices in your home, “Dinner is ready. Wash up and come eat.”

When you don’t specify a room, your announcement goes to all the connected devices in the household. If you want to intercom a specific room, say the name of that room after saying “intercom.” For example, “Hey Siri, intercom the kitchen, could you grab me a soda while you’re in there?” Siri will repeat your message, but only in the kitchen (or whatever room you specify).

If you want to send an intercom message from within the Home app, tap the wavelength icon in the upper right corner, then speak your message and tap Done.

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Using either method, you can reply to intercom messages as well. Say “Hey Siri, reply…” or reply to a specific room by saying, “Hey Siri, reply to bedroom…” followed by your message after receiving an intercom message.

Does Intercom Work Without HomePod?

The Apple Intercom function will work without an Apple HomePod, but there’s a catch. You must have a HomePod installed in your home to set up a Home network, and without that, you cannot use the Intercom feature. So, while Intercom will technically work without a HomePod (for example, you can use it from your Apple CarPlay before you get home to make an announcement), you still have to have a HomePod to set it up.

FAQ

How do I use Intercom on an Apple Watch?
Make sure Siri is enabled on your device to make intercom announcements. To ensure that you also receive announcements from others in your home, from the Home app, choose the Home icon and then select Home Settings > Intercom to manage notifications on your Apple Watch and decide when you receive them.

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