If you are planning to buy Roomba, you should purchase one of the latest Roomba models with WiFi support. You can control the robot and schedule remote cleaning sessions using the iRobot Home app. You can also connect the vacuum cleaner to smart voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
As with most devices connected to a Wi-Fi network, you may have problems connecting Roomba to your home Wi-Fi network. Here’s a quick guide to help you set up and manage WiFi Roomba from anywhere in the world. For more information, visit the iRobot WiFi and Remote Management help page.
Make sure that you have the correct format all Roomba models are connected to Wi-Fi, so be sure to choose the right model before attempting to complete this process. Models with WiFi are Roomba 690, Roomba 890, Roomba 960, and Roomba 980. You can also check the product manual for information on whether it can be connected to a WiFi network.
Make sure that you have the correct path. Roomba vacuum cleaners do not work on 5 GHz networks. So, you need to make sure that you have a 2.4 GHz router or a combined 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz router. Most modern routers support both frequencies, so you should not have trouble connecting your Roomba.
Download the IROBOT HOME app you’ll need the iRobot Home app on your phone to remotely control and schedule Android Cleaner. The app is available free of charge for iPhone and Android phones. You’ll need iOS 9+ or Android 4.4+.
Roomba and Database Setup WizardYou must turn on the vacuum cleaner to establish a WiFi connection. Before proceeding, first set up your home base and connect Roomba.
Turn over Roomba and remove all plastic containers. Then place Roomba on the charging base and make sure it is turned on. If you just purchased a vacuum cleaner, it will take several hours to charge fully, but you can set up WiFi right now.
The app will automatically detect your home network and ask you to confirm whether you want to use it. After confirmation, the application will request a WiFi name and password.
When you successfully set up your home network in the app, it’s time to connect the system to Roomba itself. Make sure the robot vacuum cleaner is turned on, then simultaneously press the Home and Target (spot) buttons for several seconds. You should hear the sound and see the blinking green grid icon. The robot will automatically connect to the app and try to connect to your home network.
The app will notify you when Android is connected successfully. Then you can customize your Android device like name, language and even birthday.
If you can’t connect the app or Android to WiFi, check the user guide and help pages on the iRobot site for tips on troubleshooting a WiFi connection.
You can now use the app from anywhere, whether at home, in the office or on the go, to check and control the vacuum cleaner. You can change settings, check their status and cleaning schedule. You can also view your previous cleaning history and receive notifications when the robot finishes cleaning or crashes.
This is more convenient than pressing the buttons on Roomba or the remote.