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How do I change the Wi-Fi network on Google Home?

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Last updated: 30 March 2022

Google Home is a smart speaker that hosts voice-activated virtual Google Assistant and also integrates all the smart devices in your residence, including Google Nest thermostats, smoke detectors, and security systems. 

Google Home needs a Wi-Fi connection to work. But the device can only remember one Wi-Fi network at a time. So, if you’ve switched to a new broadband provider or moved house, you’ll need to reconnect your Google Home to your new Wi-Fi network. But how do you do this?

To update the Wi-Fi network details, you’ll first need the Google Home to forget its current Wi-Fi settings and then set it up to connect to the new network.

To do this:

  1. Launch the Google Home app on your mobile device.
  2. You’ll see a list of smart devices currently in your home. Scroll down to your Google Home device and click on it. 
  3. Click the Settings icon (shaped like a gear) in the top right corner. 
  4. Press Device information. Next to Wi-Fi, press Forget. You’ll be taken back to Home app home screen.
  5. On that screen, tap Add (+ symbol) on the top left corner.
  6. Choose Set up device then New device.
  7. Follow the in-app steps, which will include connecting the device to the new Wi-Fi network.

If these steps don’t work, you can do a Factory reset on your Google Home device and try to connect it again. To do a factory reset, press and hold the microphone mute button for around 15 seconds.


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Lauren Smith

Author: Lauren Smith

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