The Google Home app allows you to control all of your Google Home devices. It allows you to manage your other smart devices by configuring different routines into your Google Home app. This app can provide you a lot of convenience by saving you a lot of time daily. The overall interface is quite easy to use and helps you better manage your smart home.
Even though this app is very reliable, sometimes users can run into different errors. If you’re having trouble getting your Google Home app to work properly then here are a few fixes that you can follow to overcome this issue.
How to Fix Google Home App Not Working?
- Check Connection
If you’re having trouble getting your Google Home app to work properly with the automation hub then it is likely that there is a problem with your connection. Either your mobile device or the automation hub can’t connect properly to the network which is why you’re unable to control your automation hub using the mobile app.
The first thing you should do is power cycle your router. Doing this will cause both devices to reconnect to the network taking care of any minor bugs that are affecting your network. Sometimes poor signal strength can also cause this error. So, it is recommended that you move the router closer to your Google Home to improve the signal strength.
Also, make sure that your router bandwidth is on 2.4GHz and not 5.0GHz. This will ensure that your smart device has no issue communicating with the mobile app. You can do so by going into the user settings of your router and switching the channel bandwidth from 5.0GHz to 2.4GHz.
- Reboot Phone
If you have made sure that the connection is working properly and the fault is in the app itself, then giving your phone a quick reboot can sometimes sort this issue. This process won’t take you much time and there is a good chance that it will fix your problem. So, just hold down the power button and click on “power off”. After that wait for around 60 seconds before you turn the phone back on. Once the phone boots up try using the app again to check whether or not your issue is fixed.
- Clear App Cache
Another possible fix for this problem is to clear the app cache. If fixing your internet connection does not resolve the Google Home app issue for you then all you have to do is swipe down and open up your phone settings. From there navigate to app settings and click on the Google Home App. Once that is done you can click on storage options and you will see two options.
First, you should click on clear app cache and then force close the app. After that launch, the app again to check if you can get it to work with your smart device. If the issue is not fixed then go into your app storage options again and clear all app data. Doing this will fix any minor bugs that might be affecting your application. Once that is done you can go ahead and launch the app. Log into your Google account linked with the automation hub and try using the app again.
- Pairing Issues
It is also very common that your Google Home app won’t work with your smart device because it has not been properly paired. So, what you can do is remove the smart device from the mobile app and then reset the smart device. You can do so by holding down the reset button for around 30 seconds. Once the smart device has fully reset, put it into pairing mode. After that open up the mobile app and add the device, you want to pair with your mobile phone. Make sure that the Bluetooth is turned on. After successfully pairing the smart device, you can check whether or not your specific issue is fixed.
On the off chance, if your issue persists then the only option, you’re left with is contacting the Google Support team. They are very quick to respond and it will only take around a day or two for them to help you sort out this issue.