Many people have made the choice to pair their Eufy doorbell with Google Home to make it easier to control and manage the device using their voice.
Without a doubt, this is an excellent choice as it allows you to control your doorbell and other home gadgets from a single app while creating useful automations that unite all of your smart devices into a cohesive system.
A short example of an automation task is to turn the living room lights blue once the Eufy doorbell is pressed.
Despite the many features and benefits that this integration brings to its users, the reason for writing this article is not to highlight those features but to provide a solution to a common problem people ask which is how to fix Eufy doorbell not connecting to Google Home.
So stay focused and keep reading because in the rest of this blog post you’re going to find all the tips and solutions you need to reconnect your Eufy doorbell with Google Home.
How To Fix Eufy Doorbell Not Working With Google Home?
This chapter is entirely dedicated to the solution promised earlier, you are going to find different tricks, so try them one by one until you find the one that will fix the problem from its root.
Please note that the tips provided below are not ranked in any particular order, feel free to start with the easiest tip that resonates with you.
Solution 1: Power Cycle The Router.
Whenever you notice connection issues on a device, the first and easiest thing to do is restart your router, I often try this trick when one of my devices has connection issues and believe me, it works.
Restarting your router can help fix some internet connectivity issues, from no internet to slow wireless connections. It will also fix bugs and errors that may affect the proper connection of your Eufy doorbell.
Here’s how to restart your router properly:
- Turn off your router and unplug it from the wall outlet.
- Wait around 60 seconds.
- Then plug your router back in and turn it on.
Note: If your router is old and outdated, it’s best to get a new one. Older versions can slow down your internet speed, limit coverage and cause compatibility problems.
Solution 2: Boost Your Wifi Signals.
To ensure a smooth connection between your Eufy doorbell and your compatible Google Home device, such as a speaker, smart display or phone there is a crucial factor to consider which is maintaining a strong and stable Wifi signal that keeps them connected at all times.
You can ensure stable Wifi signals by moving the router to a location where all gadgets can receive the signal, or you can add an extender or set up a mesh network if you live in a larger house.
Solution 3: Update Your Google Home App.
Updating your Google Home app should also be on your list as this step is crucial to ensure that your app is up to date and capable of adapting to new changes, preventing any potential compatibility issues.
Luckily, the process is easy to implement, just follow the steps below:
Here’s how to do it on Android:
- Open the Google Play Store app.
- Tap Menu, then my apps & games.
- Find the Google Home app and tap Update.
And here’s how to update it on IOS devices:
- Go to the App Store.
- At the bottom right of the screen, tap Search.
- Tap your account.
- Find the Google Home app and tap update.
Solution 4: Check Your Battery Level.
If you’re using the wireless version of the Eufy doorbell, then you should check the battery level. Why? Because when the battery runs out, the doorbell turns off automatically making it impossible to receive Google Home commands.
In this case, all you have to do is remove the doorbell from its holder and recharge it. Here is the process to follow in detail:
- Use the doorbell detaching pin provided if you wish to detach the doorbell from the mounting bracket.
- Press into the pinhole on top of the doorbell, and then lift the top for removal.
- Then you can charge the battery doorbell with a 5V/2A USB charger, or use 5V/1A, it takes about 6 hours to charge from 0% to 100%.
Important: The HomeBase 2 USB port is a 5V/2A USB charging port.
Solution 5: Connect To The Right Frequency Channel.
Another major cause that can prevent Eufy’s doorbell from working properly with Google Home is when the doorbell is connected to the wrong frequency channel.
Eufy has made 2.4 GHz in the list of requirements for using eufySecurity devices including their doorbell, so if you have a dual-band router that supports both 5 and 2.4 GHz at the same time, make sure to disable the 5 GHz when setting up the doorbell.
Put in mind that the 2.4 GHz frequency channel is prone to interference which may cause connectivity issues that affect your Eufy doorbell, so it’s important to take steps to minimize disruptions.
To reduce interference, keep wireless devices away from your doorbell, avoid microwave proximity, eliminate physical barriers and increase Wifi signal strength.
Solution 6: Reset Your Eufy Doorbell.
If you’ve tried all the previous troubleshooting tips for your Eufy doorbell without any success, your final option is to perform a factory reset.
However, before proceeding with the reset, it’s crucial to ensure that you save all your recordings because this process will delete everything, including settings and previously recorded clips.
Here are the steps to follow in order to reset your Eufy doorbell:
- Check if your doorbell is powered On.
- Find the reset button at the back of the device.
- Press and hold this button for 10-12 seconds.
- Then you’ll see a yellow light on the doorbell wait 30 seconds to finish its resetting.
So these are all the solutions you can implement to get your Eufy doorbell working again with Google Home in the same harmony as before.
You have always the option to reach out to Eufy customer support in order to get more information in case the problem is coming from the hardware or something similar.