Update Nest thermostat Wi-Fi settings

If you’ve purchased a new router, the easiest thing to do is use the same network name (SSID) and password as before. Your Google Nest thermostat will typically be able to reconnect easily. But  if you’ve changed your router’s settings, Wi-Fi password, or install a new router, you’ll need to update the Wi-Fi information on your thermostat so it can still connect to the internet. 

Wi-Fi update instructions depend on which thermostat you have.

Select the thermostat you have:

Nest Thermostat
 

Nest Thermostat 3/4ths view

Nest Thermostat E
Nest Learning Thermostat

Nest thermostat e heating  Nest thermostat heating with silver ring

How to tell which thermostat you have

Nest Thermostat 

Important: You’ll need access to your Nest Thermostat to update the network and password. You can’t update Wi-Fi information with the app.

  1. In the Home app, tap your thermostat on the home screen.
  2. Select Settings Nest settings icon  Remove
  3. On your thermostat, go to Settings Account Disconnect.
  4. In the Home app, tap + at the top left of the home screen.
  5. Then select Set up a Nest product.
  6. Begin thermostat setup by scanning the QR code on the back of the thermostat display.
  7. When you reach the Get started screen, select Already installed.
  8. You can then skip most of the usual setup steps until you reach the Wi-Fi setup step. Here you can enter the new password and network name.

Troubleshoot reconnecting

If your network name doesn’t appear in the list of Wi-Fi networks, wait a few minutes while the app scans for networks. If your thermostat still can’t find your new network, go to the article below for more help:

Troubleshoot connecting a Nest thermostat to Wi-Fi

Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Thermostat E

Remove the current Wi-Fi information on your thermostat

  1. Press the thermostat ring to bring up the Quick View menu.
  2. Select Settings Nest settings icon.
  3. Turn the ring and select Reset.
  4. Select Network.
  5. Select Reset to confirm.

Sign in to your Wi-Fi network

  1. Press the thermostat ring to bring up the Quick View menu.
  2. Select Settings Nest settings icon.
  3. Turn the ring and Select Network.
  4. Select the new Wi-Fi network name and enter the new password. It may take a few moments for your network to appear.

Troubleshoot reconnecting

If your network name doesn’t appear in the list of Wi-Fi networks, wait a few minutes while your thermostat scans for networks. If your thermostat still can’t find your new network, go to the article below for more help:

Troubleshoot connecting a Nest thermostat to Wi-Fi

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