“I need to change the WiFi network on my Google Home Mini. How can I do it?”
Changing a WiFi network is necessary to ensure a secure and stable connection.
Plus, it allows your Google Home Mini to communicate well with other smart devices.
Luckily, doing this is very simple.
I swear you won’t even have to leave the Google Home app!
Read on to learn:
- 5 easy steps to change WiFi on Google Home Mini.
- Ways to fix Google Home Mini not connecting to WiFi.
- Whether you have to set up Google Home Mini again.
- And many more…
How to change wifi on Google Home Mini? 5 steps
#1: Launch the Google Home app
First, open your Google Home app.
Google Home Mini is only a speaker device. Plus, it has limited buttons and has no display. So, you can’t really do much with it.
If you want to change its WiFi network, you have to do it on the Google Home app.
This app lets you control your Google Home devices. Including the device’s WiFi connectivity.
When logging in, make sure to log in to the same account you’ve used with your Google Home Mini.
Just tap the Google Home icon to launch the app.
Friendly reminder: This process only works for Google Home Mini devices that have been set up in the app.
#2: Select your Google Home Mini device
Upon opening the Google Home app, you’ll see the list of your Google Home devices.
You should be able to see your Google Home Mini device on the home page. Just scroll up and down to search for your device.
If you’ve assigned it in a “room,” head over to the room’s section.
In that room section, you’d see your Google Home Mini.
Note: The device name you’ve set up is the name that will show up in the list.
So, make sure to remember what you’ve named your Google Home Mini.
Once you’ve found it, tap it once. It will lead you to its information page.
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#3: Click the settings icon
For the 3rd step, you have to go to the Google Home Mini settings.
To do that, click the settings or gear icon at the top-right corner. It’s the one on the left of the three-dot icon.
Doing this will lead you to your Google Home Mini settings page.
Where you can edit or change its network connectivity, linked accounts, name, and more.
Trivia: Did you know that you can play games with your Google Home Mini? Just say, “Hey Google, let’s play a game!” And Google Assistant will offer you some quick-game options.
#4: Choose “WiFi”
Once you’re on the settings page, choose WiFi among the selections.
It’s the second-to-the-last option. So, you may have to scroll down a bit to locate it.
It’s also between the “Group” and “Digital wellbeing” sections.
Once you’ve seen the “WiFi,” tap it once.
Doing this will lead you to the WiFi network page. Where you can disconnect the current WiFi network.
The WiFi page will show you the current WiFi network’s name and IP address.
Those are the only things you can see on that page. Since Google Home devices only recognize one WiFi network.
So, no need to worry about getting lost!
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#5: Tap “Forget This Network”
On the same page, tap “Forget This Network.”
This step is necessary as you can’t connect a second network with Google Home Mini.
So, before you can change its WiFi network, you must first disconnect from its current network.
“What happens when I click ‘Forget This Network’?”
As the name implies, your Google Home Mini will forget that network. Meaning it will disconnect with it.
But more than that, it will not automatically connect with the disconnected network.
So, after clicking this button, your Google Home Mini will lose its WiFi connectivity.
And since Google Assistant works with WiFi, you won’t be able to use your speaker device.
Did you see a “could not communicate with your [device]” message upon clicking the “Forget This Network” button?
Then your Google Home Mini must be experiencing system glitches.
If that’s the case, you have to factory reset your speaker device and set it up again.
Warning: Factory reset deletes data of your speaker device. So, make sure to try the process several times. Before factory resetting your device.
Bonus: Setup your Google Home Mini again
By this time, you’ve disconnected from your Google Home Mini’s previous WiFi network.
To be able to use your speaker device, you have to connect it with the network.
To do that, you have to set up your Google Home Mini to the Google Home app.
This will require you to:
- Assign your device to a “room.”
- Name your Google Home Mini.
- Customize your device settings.
- Connect your device to a WiFi network.
- Link your device to other smart devices.
Given that, make sure to prepare your WiFi network name and password ahead of time.
What to do if Google Home mini won’t connect to WIFI?
If your Google Home Mini won’t connect to WiFi, ensure stable WiFi and power connectivity on your devices.
Also, ensure that your devices are within a good range.
Your Google Home Mini can fail to connect with your WiFi network when your:
- WiFi password is incorrect.
- Google Home app is outdated.
- Google Home Mini is unplugged.
- WiFi network is slow and unstable.
- Google Home Mini is far from the WiFi router.
- Phone is running an outdated Android or IOS.
That said, always make sure that your devices are ready before setting up.
Check whether your Google Home Mini is plugged in and activated.
Also, update both your phone’s software and Google Home app.
While you’re at it, test your WiFi speed to see if it has a stable connection.
If the WiFi keeps cutting off, try soft resetting your WiFi router.