Google Wifi

Google, Inc.

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Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Utilities 2.9.2 Aug 30, 2015 Jun 08, 2018 69.7 MB iOS 9.0 or later 4+
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New in version 2.9.2

Network Check: Test the speed to any wireless device on your network
Support for iPhone X

Description

The Google Wifi app lets you set up and control your Google Wifi points or OnHub right from your mobile device. It puts you in control of your network -- easily share your Wi-Fi password, see what devices are online, prioritize them for better performance, or pause the Wi-Fi on kids’ devices. The app also provides insights to help you get the most out of your Wi-Fi.

Here’s what you can do with the Google Wifi app:
• Set up your Google Wifi system or OnHub in just a few minutes
• Prioritize a device for faster speeds when it matters most
• Pause the Wi-Fi on kids’ devices
• See what’s connected to your network and how much bandwidth you’re using
• Create a separate network for your guests
• Run a network check to test your connection speed
• Make changes to your settings, such as your Wi-Fi network name and password
• Add a network manager who can help you monitor your Wi-Fi

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Reviews
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Great app but could use more features
Mikebel3 on 6/22/2018
Google WiFi does the basics well. I get great internet coverage throughout my 2 story home. Full speeds over WiFi everywhere. The app is functional and I like that I’m able to see there overall activity on the network. It would be nice if Google would continue to develop the parental features to compete with service such as Circle by Disney. Some routers even had Circle built into it. Google started off well with the groupings and such but it’s something they should make into a bigger priority. Overall I’m happy with gwifi.
Doesn’t work as well as Android App
MI Rocks on 6/20/2018
Been helping setup Google WiFi units which are really nice, especially from the remote management aspect. However, with the latest firmware 10452.90.12, the iPhone/iPad apps in iOS 11 are unreliable for configuring labels & pauses. Most times if I add a device & hit save, nothing happens. Tried the same exact thing on a cheap Android tablet running Marshmallow, and works as it should. So hopefully an app update will fix this issue.
Looking for more parental controls and security
Chaitu B on 6/19/2018
Thanks for such a wonderful app. Looking for more features like 1) Please give us more parental controls 2) Please provide more security features like end to end encryption of the total network traffic to and from Google hub router. 3) Please provide in built anti virus and trossion controls.
Needs Work
jg051275 on 6/19/2018
This app needs work. I recently had an internet outage with my modem and the app said it it lost the connection when I was away from home, which is what it’s supposed to do. When I came home however my phone connected to the Google Wi Fi right away but the app stopped working and the checking status just kept spinning. I could not check the router status or reboot it from this app. I had to do a hard reset of both my modem and the Google WiFi for it to work again.
Too expensive for the features
Gigogoti on 6/15/2018
I choose Google WiFi expecting security and a great product. But considering how much it costs I was expecting more. Not sure why I need an app to configure it. Most of the routers use a web interface. Internet down = Wifi down. Why?! I cannot split 2.4GHz and 5GHz in 2 networks... I understand wanting to make things simple except that it is impossible doing what a $40 router let you do easily. I also think the app itself it is not very intuitive. Not clear how to update the firmware. Not clear how to find the setting for the light. Not possible to turn on SafeSearch by default on the whole network.
Crashes when trying to edit DNS
PolarCenturion on 6/11/2018
Would be 5 if this wasn’t a problem
Muy bueno pero...
alecastro patagonia on 6/11/2018
Es una pena que solo esté disponible en el App Store de USA. Tuve que bajarlo con mi id de Estados Unidos para poder usarlo en casa.
Great wi-fi solution
cgliechty on 6/9/2018
It was easy to set up and greatly increased the quality of the internet access for all the devices in my home. I also like the tools in the app that let you control and check on the status of the APs.
The perfect app
Feras Alhashimi on 6/8/2018
This app is the best it controls everything I need with wifi google
App works great for me!
AirGuwop on 6/6/2018
Everybody complaining just doesn’t know what they’re doing most likely
Does what it’s supposed to.
Mister Houdini on 5/19/2018
Only change I’d like to see is “share password” in iPhone app icon shortcuts (pressing on icon).
Does nothing but waste time
Apollo49152 on 5/19/2018
My wireless is already setup and I wanted to use this app but it insists on setting up a NEW network. It says “Searching for device” but never finds anything even though I’m connected to the google wireless. It failed to live up to its description in the App Store.
Great app but I really need an iPad app!
Rrk1978 on 5/17/2018
It is great but I wish Google would app direct support for iPad!
👌🏻
{nicknameplaceholder} on 5/16/2018
Thanks for the update! It was long-awaited.
Finally iPhone XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Nachin1 on 5/15/2018
Finally iPhone X. Only 2 stars for taking forever!!!
Finally supports iPhone X!
Greggerzz on 5/15/2018
Thank you for finally supporting the iPhone X. Love the app and the routers!
Can’t be used to connect to an already existing network
Jesse12892 on 5/14/2018
The app is completely unable to connect to my already existing network of 3 Google WiFi routers. Also it has not been updated for the iPhone X.
UI not optimized for iPhone X
TheManyFacedGod on 5/12/2018
App is clean and very user friendly, users familiar with other google apps should feel right at home.. My only complaint is the UI is not optimized for iPhone X .. so dropping off a point !!!! -vj
It’s just okay
=awesome on 5/12/2018
1) Doesn’t offer the end user enough control over their settings. 2) restart time when restarting all pod WiFi routers in your “mesh” (which isn’t a real mesh if you know the true meaning of mesh) is totally ridiculous. 3) the reach of the signal isn’t anything to brag about. I have a 2500 sq ft home with thin walls within it and open large room type architecture and in order to have WiFi in every room (there are 4 bedrooms and those are the only rooms in the house that have doors) I need 4 router pods. I run fiber optic cable directly to house and pay for gigabyte speeds through that cable.. this is not a shared line. Max speed showing up on google WiFi is 650mbps download and 800 upload. Master pod sits on the main floor directly in the center of the house and is connected to the modem that receives internet from fiber optic cable on the other side of the wall directly. About 25 feet away from that is my master bedroom and the fastest speed I receive in there is 25-30 mbps. Pathetic. And no there’s no appliances near it running that would deter the signal. I mine as well have stayed with the giant netgear Router I had. It was just one router for $300 and gave me the same speed all around the house. 4) PRICE when it first came out was $199 per pod. I purchased them about 6 months after release and just a few weeks later they came down almost $80 and started grouping pods on amazon. So 4 pods X $80 equals $320 and then add in tax on top of that and yep, could have saved $380. Jeez.. I’ve never heard of a price jump like that when it comes to tech. Makes us faithful google users feel cheated. 5) I’d like to be able to control what Chanel I’m on.. I’m hoping the next release will allow someone to do this. Yes some people aren’t that smart google, but let the ones that read up on this stuff have control so we can create the perfect environment in our homes.. I’d love to be the one to control my settings. I don’t want this automatic none sense. let me choose which channel to use.
iPhone X
Austin Sheehan on 5/12/2018
Good app but please make it compatible with iPhone X screen.
Update to iPhone X format
Rolando Calderón on 5/10/2018
The app is great pretty usefull, set up is easy, but looks ugly with no iPhone X support.
It’s okay
Ottai on 5/9/2018
Have a few request. 1) Make it iPhone X resolution. 2) Make it easier to find and pause or unpause a device or devices. 3) Integrate with Google Assistant to help manage connected devices.
iPhone X
TwistedMarbles on 5/8/2018
Needs an update for iPhone X display!
Terrible App
Aniphone5suser on 5/6/2018
This is a review of the app itself, not the device. - the Google Wifi app is not updated for iPhone X. I'm writing this in May, 2018 - I can't add custom DNS to IPV6?? Why? - The app should be integrated more to the Google Assistant and Google Home - Why does it have a speaker? It's not a bad thing, but I feel like it's underutilized. If it had a microphone, a Google Home / OnHub mix would be awesome. I'll add to my complaints when I'm not busy
So far all good
S.Bitters on 5/6/2018
Setup went smoothly. We have had no issues so far.
Quick and easy
jwburks on 5/5/2018
Easy setup and great coverage throughout the house.
Full Bar Breeze
onlysunshines on 5/4/2018
It’s the best internet we have ever had in our 2,200 square feet three story home. Everywhere has full bars and it was so easy to create a new network. I think it took about five minutes and I have no network experience whatsoever. I’m so glad we bought this WiFi system! Next is the netgear gig modem. Look out world our internet is gonna be bananas!
Inferior to Android App by Far
Zacshann on 5/3/2018
As someone who uses an android phone primarily and an iPhone for work. This apps iOS counterpart is terrible. Probably the worst of the google bunch. You can’t swipe between tabs. It’s not optimized for the iPhone X like most google apps (which blows my mind because Google WiFi is OS agnostic so of all google apps this one like home should support the top of each OS line.. ) its just so unfortunate because Google WiFi is awesome and the app on iOS just. Isn’t.. Please make this app at least on par with its android equivalent guys.
Update to optimize iPhone X Already
Coltoneagle91 on 5/3/2018
iPhone X has been out since September 17 and the app looks terrible on the iPhone X screen when it is not optimized. Please fix this!
Support for iPhone X please!
Ror7 on 5/3/2018
Amazing home WiFi but would of received 5 stars if this app was updated to support the iPhone X.
Simple & Quick
Haley Bu on 4/29/2018
Everything a set up app should be. Took me 5 minutes to set up 3 WiFi points (not including software update). Anybody with minimum experience with clicking buttons on a device should have no problems.
Needs iPhone X support
cdransf on 4/28/2018
Great product overall.
Can we get a little IPhone X support please?
Vdubya86 on 4/27/2018
All google apps that are free have iPhone X support. The one I paid over $300 for has “0” ZILCH NADA NONE ZERO AS IN NON EXISTENT.....Really???? Google you are better than this.....I mean if I need to support another companies mesh system PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!!
Support for iPhone X?!?
Phantom Pathfinder on 4/25/2018
I love Google WiFi & I love this app. There is only one problem: It doesn't support the iPhone X!! So the app has those ugly black bars at the top and bottom. Come on Google, update this app for the iPhone X already!!
Did Google Abandon WiFi?
FrozenOceanMD on 4/20/2018
I’m hoping the Google didn’t abandon this app on iOS. It is one of the few google apps that is not optimized for iPhone X. I hope they continue to update this app.
Update
Washheightz on 4/20/2018
Hey can we get an update for iPhone x? Don't leave this app behind
Who created this?
VinniePooh1234 on 4/14/2018
Waiting 2 minutes for unplugged devices without ability to skip is ridiculous:(.
garbage
MichaelKlu on 4/10/2018
it’s unbelievable that an app can be that bad in 2018. My iPhone connects to my google wifi mesh network without a problem, but this stupid app is not able to find my google wifi pod - while using the app from the phone that is connected to the wifi from that pod !!! Thankfully the app worked on my son’s iPhone, otherwise we would be screwed. A 50% success rate is not really a compliment to your app writing abilities, Google, especially when your system needs the app to be accessed. Stop embarrassing yourself by having your apps developed by third-graders, Google.
About half way there
ironfone on 4/7/2018
It doesn’t switch to the the node with the strongest signal as you move about unless you you request to renew your lease. It a half assed attempt at a smart mesh. I also have a limksys that works well, except when one of the node crashes, Whig has it does on schedule two to three times a day. It’s a great ideal, but I haven’t found anyone that does it well.
No offline mode
Kitsyuk on 4/5/2018
Love the simplicity. I have a satellite internet so often when there is a Gap in service google WiFi is absolutely useless. Offline all of the settings not accessible and so as local network is paused.
iPhone X support please
Ke'Von Morrow on 3/30/2018
App does everything I need it to, just wish it fit the full screen.
Still no update for iPhone X screen!!!!!
J&J&J&J&A on 3/28/2018
Please Google update your app for iPhone X
Troubled
Shortysbiggestfan on 3/27/2018
Nothing is automatic. If you have any sense, buy something else. I hate wasting time with this product and app. Power outage? Sorry, start over. Really crap for the money.
X is not supported
AzizAJ87 on 3/27/2018
Crash so often on iPhone X and not optimized
Maybe??
Tom10293857 on 3/26/2018
It might or might not be a good app, but it’s definitely misnamed. An app called “Google Wifi” only works with a couple of small routers but not full fledged Google Fiber routers. Naming fail.
Works great
DUHHHNNN on 3/24/2018
Installed Google Wifi and the app worked perfectly. Much better coverage in our home now.
iPad app?
TJroune on 3/17/2018
***Please, Please, Please, Google, make an iPad version!!!!!!***
Lack of VPN is saddening
Ticklemedaly on 3/17/2018
In general, great app and excellent system. However, the lack of VPN client support is very saddening and makes me miss my ASUS routers. In order to bring it back, I would have to install a router that supports VPN and use this strictly for WiFi - but then I’d lose a lot of functionality...
Quirky simplicity<robust controls
Fixitplz on 3/12/2018
It could be great, but it’s not yet. Had to create a new Wifi point because my onhub router/app connection was freaking out. Long story short, so much potential but far from Apple-esque sophistication. And PLEASE, give real-time numbers during the speed test. You know, like every other internet speed test.
Out of Date
Trenkb_4 on 3/12/2018
Please update this app to support the iPhone X display; updating it will help increase usability.
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