Change who can manage your Wi-Fi network

You can give and remove access to others to help manage your Wi-Fi network. People you give access to will be able to view all the same data that you can in the Google Home app and Google Wifi app, and make changes such as resetting passwords and pausing family devices.

Google Nest Wifi and Google Wifi networks set up in the Google Home app

Home members in the Google Home app have the same level of control and access to your home devices and settings that you do. This includes the ability to change your Wi-Fi password, toggle Wi-Fi access on and off for specific devices, and add or remove other home members. Only invite people you trust to become home members. 

Learn how to manage home members in the Google Home app.

Google Wifi networks set up in the Google Wifi app

If you’ve set up Google Wifi in the Google Wifi app, your Wi-Fi network only has one owner, but can have as many managers as you want. Managers can view the same data and edit the same settings as the owner, but can’t factory reset your devices or add new ones. When you add a manager, they'll receive an email notification.

Note: Their email needs to be associated with a Google Account. If it isn’t, they'll automatically receive instructions on how to make their email address Google compatible.

If you’ve added your Wifi devices in the Google Home app, you will not be able to update managers in the Google Wifi app. Learn more about managing your Wifi devices in the Home app.

Add a manager

  1. Open the Google Wifi app .
  2. Tap the Settings and actions tab  and then Network & general.
  3. Tap Managers.
  4. Tap Add managers .
  5. Enter the person’s email address. (The email address must be associated with a Google Account. If it isn’t, the person will receive instructions on how to make it compatible.) You can add as many managers as you want.
  6. When you’re done, tap Save.

Remove a manager

  1. Open the Google Wifi app .
  2. Tap the Settings and actions tab  and then Network & general.
  3. Tap Managers.
  4. In the "Managers" section, find the person you want to remove.
  5. Next to their name, tap Manage your options  and then Remove.
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