Create and delete groups with Family Wi-Fi

Stay on top of your kids' screen time and say goodbye to online distractions with Family Wi-Fi. Once you set up Family Wi-Fi groups, you can:

  • Pause the internet for a group of devices, with a single tap
  • Schedule pauses ahead of time for regular routines like bedtime or distraction-free homework time
  • Automatically block millions of adult websites from devices you specify

Create groups

Groups let you pause several devices at a time. You can create a group for an individual child, e.g. “Nick,” or one for a group, e.g. “Family,” based on the devices they use. 

You’ll see this feature referred to as “groups” in the Google Home app and “labels” in the Google Wifi app. Groups and labels work the same way.

Note: Be careful when adding critical devices to a group. If you add your device to a group or label and later pause that group, you won't be able to access Wi-Fi on that device. Learn more about how to use Family Wi-Fi pause.

With the Google Home app

For first time set up:
  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap Wifi .
  3. Under “Family Wifi,” tap Set up and then Get Started.
  4. Name your group.
  5. Select the devices you want in the group and then tap Next.
  6. If desired, turn on SafeSearch to block sites with adult content and then tap Next.
  7. Tap Done.

Add an additional group:

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap Wifi  and then Family Wi-Fi and then Add  and then Group .
  3. Name your group.
  4. Select the devices you want in the group and then tap Next.
  5. If desired, turn on SafeSearch to block sites with adult content and then tap Next.
  6. Tap Done.

With the Google Wifi app

For first time set up: 

  1. Open the Google Wifi app .
  2. Tap Settings and actions tab  and then Family Wi-Fi .
  3. Tap Set up and then Create.
  4. Create a label name and then tap Next.
  5. Choose the devices you would like to add to the label, and tap Next. (What if I can't find my device?)
  6. Tap New label if you want to add another label or Continue.
  7. If desired, turn on SafeSearch to block sites with adult content and then tap Turn on or Skip.
  8. If you would like to schedule pauses, tap Create schedule and follow the in-app instructions or Not Now to finish.

Add an additional group: 

  1. Open the Google Wifi app .
  2. Tap Settings and actions tab  and then Family Wi-Fi  and then Create label  and then Create.
  3. Create a label name and then tap Next.
  4. Choose the devices you would like to add to the label, and tap Next. (What if I can't find my device?)
  5. Tap New label if you want to add another label or Continue.
  6. If desired, turn on SafeSearch to block sites with adult content and then tap Turn on or Skip

Delete a group

You can remove Family Wi-Fi groups.

With the Google Home app

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap Wifi  and then Family Wi-Fi.
  3. Below the name of the group you would like to delete, tap Edit .
  4. Tap More options and then Delete.

With the Google Wifi app

  1. Open the Google Wifi app .
  2. Tap Settings and actions tab  and then Family Wi-Fi .
  3. Tap the label you want to delete.
  4. In the top right, tap More options and then Delete label.

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