Google Home is a convenient way to connect all the smart devices in your home. For the whole operation to work and allow you to control it via the app or voice commands, however, it must be connected to a working Wi-Fi network.
If you've made recent changes to your network, you may need to make changes to the app to reflect them. Read on as we show you how to update your Wi-Fi network information on Google Home.
How to Change the Wi-Fi Network on a Google Home
To update your Wi-Fi network details, you will first need to forget the current Wi-Fi settings and then configure it again to connect to the new network. Here's how it's done:
- Launch the “Google Home” app.
- Scroll down and tap on the device you want to update.
- Tap the "Settings" icon in the upper right corner.
- In 'Device Settings', next to 'Wi-Fi', tap 'Forget'.
- In the "Are you sure?" dialog box, choose "Forget Network" to confirm.
To configure the device to use your new Wi-Fi:
- In the top left corner of the main app screen, tap the plus sign (+).
- Choose “Configure Device”.
- Tap "Set up new devices in your home".
- From the "Choose a home" list, select a location.
- Once Google finds the device you want to set up, tap it, then tap "Next."
- When you hear your speaker chime, tap "Yes" on the app to confirm.
- Once you have read the legal conditions, press "I accept".
- You will be asked if you want to help Google Home Mini improve. Tap "No thanks" or "Yes, I'm in."
The next time Google Home connects, it will connect to the new Wi-Fi network.
How to Update Wi-Fi Network Password on Google Home
Follow these steps to change the Wi-Fi password on your Google Home:
- Open the “Google Home” app.
- Select "Wi-Fi", then "Show password".
- Press "Edit".
- Change the password, then press "Save".
Why won't my Google Home connect to Wi-Fi?
Here are some troubleshooting tips to get your Google Home to reconnect to your Wi-Fi network:
• Make sure your Google Home is properly plugged in and turned on.
• Try the password you use to sign in to another device to make sure your Google Home is using the correct password.
• Is your router dual-band? If so, try connecting to both frequencies.
• Make sure you are using the latest version of the Google Home app.
• Try moving Google Home closer to your router, especially during setup. You can move it to your desired location later.
• Try restarting your router. Then unplug and replug the power cable to turn it off and then back on.
• On the app, disable and re-enable Wi-Fi.
Still no luck? Contact the Google Home support team for help.
Connect your Google Home
Google Home is a handy personal assistant that lets you connect and manage all the smart devices in your home using one app. It requires access to your Wi-Fi network to work. Using the Google Home app, you can update your Wi-Fi network details or password if you've changed them for a uninterrupted and seamless experience.
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