Homepod Setup Fails: WPA/WPA2 Error- Here’s the Real Fix

Many Homepod users complained that while setup their Homepod that says “you must be connected to a WPA/WPA2 Personal Wi-Fi network”. It is one of the main issues in Homepod setup. The users don’t know idea about getting rid of this problem. In this article, I am going to share you some solution to fix this problem. If you are having this issue, try out these solutions to resolve your problem.

  1. Your iPhone or iPad must be running on iOs 11 or later.
  2. iOS Device and HomePod both devices must be using same Apple ID.
  3. You must have the Home App and Apple Music App on your iOs devices.

1.Turn On “iCloud Keychain”:

  • To do so, launch “Settings” app on your iPhone and iPad.
  • Click on your “Apple ID” banner.
  • Next, click on “iCloud” under Apple ID.
  • Now, you have to click on “Keychain”. Then turn on “iCloud Keychain”.

2.Reset your HomePod
Reset the HomePod using Home App

  • Open “Home” app on your devices.
  • Then you have to press and hold the “HomePod” in the “Home” tab.
  • Click on the “Details”.
  • Then finally, you have to tap on the “Remove Accessory”.

Reset the HomePod Manually

  • First, you have to unplug the “HomePod” and again pug it.
  • Press and hold the HomePod button at the top.
  • Then you can see the white light turning in to red color. The Siri speaks that the HomPod will go to reset.
  • Next, don’t take your finger until you can hear the three beeps sound.

3.Change your Wi-Fi Network:
Your iOS devices must be connected to WPA/WPA2 strong Wi-Fi network. You have to use strong Wi-Fi to setup your HomePod. If you are using weak signal, it will show some error. Hence, you can’t setup the Homepod to your iOS devices.
Using 802.1X, HomePod won’t accept Enterprise-style deployments. If you think current Wi-Fi is not enough to set up your HomePod, you can try other Wi-Fi networks.
4.Turn Off Auto Login and Auto Join:
Auto Login and Auto Join will help you to connect your iOS devices to any other available Wi-Fi networks. This network is not safety, so you have to turn off Auto-Join and Auto-Login options on your iPhone and iPad.
To do so, open “Settings” -> tap “Wi-Fi” -> tap “i” symbol -> turn off “Auto Join”.
5.Reboot your Router:
You just, turn off your router. And wait for 30 to 40 seconds. After that, turn on it. Then again connect your device to iOS devices. Next, you can try to be set up your HomePod.
6.Forget Wi-Fi Network:

  • You should delete the “Lookout” app.
  • Launch “Settings” -> tap “Wi-Fi” -> tap “Network Name” -> tap “Forget this Network”.forget this network
  • After few second, again reconnect the same network. It may fix this problem.

7.Try out another iPhone or iPad:
This issue may be the reason for your iPhone or iPad. So, you have to change the devices and set up the HomePod.

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