Google Home: 3 Common Connection Issues and How to Fix Them Easily

If you have been using Google Home for quite some time, then you might feel frustrated when it stops working due to connection issues. However, there are a few things that you can do to fix this problem. So, today we are going over three common Google Home connection issues and ways to solve them easily.

 

Problem 1: Could Not Communicate With Setup Error

It is one of the most common and frustrating problems which may stand in your way to use your new Google Home Speaker when you plug in your speaker, launch the Google Home app on your mobile, connect it to your Wi-Fi and see your Google Home speaker ready for setup. Frustrating, right?  However, this problem can be easily solved by using a simple trick.  To solve this problem:

  1. Activate “Airplane Mode” on your phone.
  2. Manually switch on your Wi-Fi on your phone.
  3. Finally, open the Google Home app and complete your setup.

Yes, it may look like stupid/weird advice, but it can surely help you out if your Google Home speaker cannot communicate with your Google Home app. So, do use this trick if you are facing this problem.

Problem 2: Google Home Can’t Connect to Your Smart Home

If you have been using Google Home for some time, you might find it very annoying to use switches to use your devices and gadgets like smart bulbs, lights, etc. Yes, you can try to reboot your modem, device, and Google Home speaker to fix this problem, and it might even help you solve this problem. But if this method does not work, you can solve this problem by unlinking and relinking your connected devices. To do this:

  1. Launch the app (Google Home app).
  2. Hit the settings or gear icon.
  3. Now scroll down to the bottom.
  4. Click on the “Works with Google” option and locate the device that is not working or quit working.
  5. Tap on the device and then click on the “Unlink account” option.
  6. Now click on the “Confirm” option to confirm your choice.
  7. After that, click on “Settings>” Works with Google” again.
  8. Now tap/click on the search icon (Located in the upper right corner) and enter your device name to locate it.
  9. Finally, click on the device name from the search results and follow the on-screen directions to reconnect it with Google Home.

Problem 3: Something Went Wrong

Sometimes Google Home can’t complete your commands like play music, turn off lights and respond with this message “Oops, something went wrong. “So, if this is the case, you can solve this problem by rebooting your device, speaker, and modem. However, if this does not solve your problem, then you might be facing this problem due to server-side error.

Why? Because your commands are processed remotely by Google servers, and if they went down, then you may face this problem on your Google Home speaker. To check if this is the case, you can go to DownDetector.com and see if other users are reporting similar issues there or not.

Conclusion There can be many reasons behind Google Home connection problems, but we can easily solve these problems with proper knowledge and patience. So, don’t get panic if you are facing these three problems with your Google Home speaker and try the solutions that we discussed in this article to solve them. These are some tricks that can do wonders for you if you are facing connection problems with your Google Home speaker.

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