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How To Change Google Home WiFi Network

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Setting up Google Home to connect Google devices with your Wi-Fi network is very easy. However, many users find it hard to change the Wi-Fi on their Google Home network, but the solution is relatively straightforward.  

Quick Answer

To change the Wi-Fi network on your Google Home device, launch the Google Home app on your device and go to “Settings” > “Device Information” > “Wi-Fi“, and forget the network. Tap on the plus (+) icon and go to “Setup Device” > “Location” > “Next” and agree to the terms. Next, select the new Wi-Fi connection, and tap “Next” to complete the process. 

Google Home system is a helpful personal assistant and is an easy way to connect all of the smart devices in your home through Wi-Fi. Once you connect your devices to Google Home, you can control them all from your Android or iOS phone via the Google Home app.

This article will guide you on how to change Google Home Wi-Fi and update it to a new one with easy step-by-step instructions.

Changing Google Home Wi-Fi

Don’t know how to change Google Home network Wi-Fi? Here is our step-by-step method to complete this task effortlessly. 

To change the network on your Google home, you need to forget the existing Wi-Fi connection in the following way. 

  1. Install and launch the Google Home app on your iPhone or Android device.
  2. Tap on your Google Home device.
  3. Tap on the gear-shaped settings icon at the top-right side of the screen.
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  4. Head to “Device Information” and tap “Wi-Fi.” 
  5. Tap “Forget This Network” and confirm this action. 
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  6. You will be automatically directed to the Google Home app home screen.
  7. Tap on the plus (+) icon to set up a new Wi-Fi connection.
  8. Tap on the “Set Up Device” option. 
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  9. Tap the “New Devices” option and on the next page, select “Location” and tap “Next“.
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  10. Once Google Home detects your device, tap the “Next” option. 
  11. Tap “Yes” to confirm or tap “Retry” if you haven’t heard the sound. 
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  12. Read the terms and conditions and select “I Agree“.

A message will appear on your app screen, asking if you want to help Google Home improve. Select the “No Thanks” or “Yes, I am in” option. 

Done

From now on, your Google Home will connect to the new Wi-Fi network. 

Updating Wi-Fi Password on Google Home

If you have updated your Wi-Fi password, you need to update it on Google Home in the following way. 

  1. Launch the Google Home app on your device.
  2. Tap on the gear icon to go to the Settings.
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  3. Head to the “Device Information” and go to “Wi-Fi” > “Wi-Fi Settings“.
  4. Tap the “Show Password” option and update the password.
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  5. Tap the “Save” option to apply the new changes.
Important

For the Google Home device to control all the smart home appliances, ensure all the devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Google Home Not Connecting to Wi-Fi

Sometimes, the Google Home device won’t connect to your Wi-Fi network, making it difficult for you to utilize its features. Below are some of the reasons for the issue. 

Internet or Wi-Fi Issues

Your network connection might be experiencing poor internet speed or weak or unstable Wi-Fi signals. 

Test the network speed and restart the router to refresh the internet connection. Also, try to bring the device closer to the router. If this fixes the issue, invest in a Wi-Fi extender to increase the range. 

Incorrect Password

If you have reset your Wi-Fi router and the password is set to default, or you have forgotten/changed your Wi-Fi password, Google Home won’t connect. To fix the issue, access the device from the Google Home app on your device and update the password. 

Bandwidth Allocation

Your router and internet connection have a limited bandwidth to support online access. If many devices use the same Wi-Fi connection, Google Home will get less bandwidth, resulting in frequent disconnection

Therefore, either limit the devices using the internet simultaneously or upgrade your bandwidth by contacting your internet service provider. 

Outdated Google Home App

If your Google Home app is outdated, you can often experience Wi-Fi connectivity problems. The latest updates may have a patch for the issues responsible for internet disconnection. So check the Play Store from time to time and update the Google Home app whenever a new update is available. 

Summary

In this guide, we’ve discussed a complete method to change Google Home Wi-Fi. We’ve also discussed how you can update the password on your Google Home device and what to do if the device is not getting connected to the Wi-Fi connection.

Hopefully, your issues are sorted out, and you can now easily control your smart devices with Google Home. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I remove devices from my Google Home Wi-Fi?

To remove devices from your Google Home Wi-Fi, launch the Google Home app on your device. Then, tap and hold the device name and go to Settings. Tap the “Remove” option and confirm the action.

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