Getting started with Zoom at home
Users can join meetings from their home office with a dedicated device using Zoom for Home. Individual users or IT departments can purchase and set up the solution, which offers integrated audio/video conferencing and wireless screen sharing. Zoom accounts and supported devices are required to get started.
This article covers:
- setup preparations
- default setting
- Pairing code with web browser
- Sign up with email
- Set a screen lock passcode and configure auto-lock
- How to provision Zoom for Home devices
- Using Zoom at home
Requirements for using Zoom for Home
- Account on Zoom
- Version 5.1.2 or later of Zoom Rooms for Appliances
- Version 5.9.0 or later of Zoom Room for macOS
- Version 5.9.1 or later of Zoom Rooms for Windows
- The following smart displays are supported: Amazon Echo Show 8, Amazon Echo Show 10, Portal by Facebook, Portal TV by Facebook, or Google Nest Hub Max.
- Your Zoom for Home setup requires space to set up.
- You need a device supported by Zoom for Home – DTEN Me, e.g. B. Zoom for Home – DTEN Me.
- Those who have not yet signed up for a Zoom account or have not been provided with one by their organization will need to sign up if they have not already done so. Zoom for Home does not require a special license to use it. It is available to any user regardless of whether it is a Basic, Pro, Business or Enterprise level.
- Select the area where you want to place your device. Connect the device to the internet after turning it on and completing the initial setup wizard.
- The Sign In button is located on the Zoom application home screen.
- You must manually launch the Zoom app on Zoom for Home Smart Displays.
- Sign in using one of the following methods:
Pairing code with web browser
- Your organization requires the use of single sign-on (SSO). Open a web browser on another device and write down the pairing code that appears on the screen.
- You can enter the pairing code by visiting www.zoom.us/pair.
- If you try to sign in using Zoom for Home, the device will ask you for confirmation. Then tap Yes, I’m here.
- The setup will be completed automatically if you do it yourself. From the list that appears, tap the Zoom personal room that your organization has assigned to you.
Sign up with email
- Sign in with your Zoom account email address and password.
- The setup will be completed automatically if you do it yourself. From the list that appears, tap the personal Zoom room that your organization has set up for you.
Set a screen lock passcode and configure auto-lock
When you’re away from your desk, you can set a passcode or set your device to automatically lock if you forget it.
Note: Lock screen passcodes may be required by your organization.
- You should be prompted to set a lock screen passcode once you’ve completed the initial sign-in process. Tap Settings in the lower-right corner of the screen when you select the Set up later option.
- Lock the screen by tapping it. Confirm your decision by creating and re-entering a passcode.
- On the settings page, select a timeout threshold and tap Auto-lock screen after inactivity to automatically lock the device after inactivity. The device must be locked manually every time you select “Never lock automatically”.
- Your device can be manually locked by tapping the lock icon in the bottom right corner.
How to provision Zoom for Home devices
For Zoom for Home admin options for pre-provisioning devices, see our guide
Using Zoom at home
You can join any meeting you want to join after signing in on your device. Here are some articles where you can learn more about specific features:
- Set up calendar
- ID card for face-to-face meetings
- How to use the whiteboard
- sharing a screen
- Records in the cloud
- Meeting controls