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Question: Data usage when HomePod is in standby?

Hi, I’m not sure if this is happening. But since I have mobile broadband with a limited data allowance at home, I was wondering if leaving HomePod always connected to the internet (even when not using it) would consume data?

I’ve noticed an increased usage of data since I bought it. I also disabled to send reports to Apple to avoid any extra data usage but it looks like it wasn’t the problem. Thank you

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Mar 17, 2018 4:00 AM in response to luca104 In response to luca104

When you're not actively using the HomePod it will be waiting for the phrase "Hey Siri". It may also be serving as your HomeHub, but that traffic, and checking for updates, should be minimal. Short of running some kind of network analyser it would be hard to be absolutely certain, but the increased usage is probably down to you playing with your new device. If you don't use Siri, and only AirPlay to it from sources already downloaded to your device, then the Internet traffic from it should be negligible.


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Mar 17, 2018 4:00 AM in response to luca104 In response to luca104

When you're not actively using the HomePod it will be waiting for the phrase "Hey Siri". It may also be serving as your HomeHub, but that traffic, and checking for updates, should be minimal. Short of running some kind of network analyser it would be hard to be absolutely certain, but the increased usage is probably down to you playing with your new device. If you don't use Siri, and only AirPlay to it from sources already downloaded to your device, then the Internet traffic from it should be negligible.


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