To streamline the media streaming functionality, Apple introduced a new HomePod mini feature in iOS 14.4 that offers haptic feedback when your iPhone is near the smart speaker. As soon as iPhone gets close to the speaker, it starts vibrating and HomePod mini controls appear on the screen, allowing you to perform certain actions. But wouldn’t you find repeated haptic feedback annoying if it wasn’t always on your mind to deliver the media to the speaker? Most likely, you would. This is where this quick guide on how to disable proximity notifications and vibrations on iPhone comes into play.
Turn Off HomePod mini Proximity Notifications and Vibrations on iPhone
For those who don’t know, iOS already lets you stream media to the HomePod by simply bringing the iPhone close to the top of the smart speaker. With the addition of proximity alerts/vibrations, Apple is trying to streamline the process and make it even better.
Although haptic feedback only appears on the iPhone 11 and 12, you can turn off “Pull to HomePod” on any iPhone. Note that on other iPhone models like the Xs or XR, when you close it, the standard transfer interface will stop appearing.
- start Settings app on your iPhone.
2. Now, tap on General.
3. Next, tap on it. AirPlay and Handoff.
4. Next, turn off the switch right next to it. “Export to HomePod”.
Take Control of HomePod Mini Proximity Notifications and Vibrations
This much! Your iPhone won’t try to stream media to your HomePod mini when near the smart speaker. As a result, the haptic feedback and song transfer interface will no longer appear on the screen. Of course, you can change this behavior if you want to take advantage of this new feature.
Priced at $99, the HomePod mini is designed to take on the Amazon Echo and Google Home, which currently dominate the market as leading smart speakers. While Apple’s offering isn’t the most beloved speaker yet, it certainly has the quality to annoy Amazon and Google’s speaker duo. What do you say about this?