You can use iPad as a Home hub like Apple TV. There are two conditions you need to fulfill to turn your iPad into a Home hub: you need to sign in into your Apple ID and your iCloud Keychain should be enabled. Next, follow this guide to setup iPad as a Home hub.
People want to make iPad a Home hub as HomePod’s price prevents many Apple loyalists from buying this smart speaker, which is meant to deliver excellent sound and help users control smart home devices. For the first purpose, you can always rely on some HomePod alternatives, and for the second, you can use Apple’s own iPad as Home hub. Want to turn your iPad into a Home Hub? Follow the steps:
How to Setup and Use iPad as a Home Hub
- Make Sure that you are Signed in with Your Apple ID. If you’re using iOS 10.3 or later Tap on Settings → [your name] → iCloud.
- If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier then tap on Settings → iCloud.
- iCloud Keychain and Home are both Enabled.
Step #1: Open Settings App on your iPad.
Step #2: Tap on Home App in Settings.
Step #3: Toggle ON Use this iPad as a Home Hub option.
That’s all friends!
You have successfully set up your iPad as a Home hub. Now you can control all your smart electronics with your iPad using Siri commands.