When you buy a new Google Wifi device, you need to check the brightness of the LEDs installed on the device. If they are too bright, then they could ruin your sleep at night. You will have to adjust the intensity of the light, steps of which you can find in the forthcoming sections. Along with that, we will also discuss the process of sharing passwords and managing privacy settings on Google Wifi, so make sure to read the entire post carefully or you won’t be able to perform the processes in the right way.
How to adjust the brightness of the Google Wifi box?
By default, the Google Wifi box emits a light signal in its central part. It is possible to adjust the intensity or switch it off if, for example, the appliance is in a bedroom.
- Open the Google Wifi app on your smartphone and go to the ‘Network and general settings’ section.
- Then, press OnHub and, as you do so, a window will open. Now, you will have to give your Google Wifi a name at the time of installation and the name you will give is how you will be able to recognize your device from the list of devices.
- Use the slider to increase or decrease the brightness until you cut it if necessary.
How to share Google Wifi password?
If you want to allow family members or guests to quickly connect to your Google Wifi point, here’s how to quickly share the password.
- In the Google Wifi app on your smartphone, go to the Shortcuts and Settings section and tap the Show password option.
- In the window that opens, tap Share (lower right corner) and select the application you want to use and the contact: email, SMS, instant messenger…
How to manage Google Wifi privacy settings?
You should know that the Google Wifi router is permanently connected to Google’s cloud via your user account. However, there is a way to control the type of information you want to share.
- To do this, go to the Parameters section and open the ‘Network and General Settings’ menu.
- Scroll down the page and tap ‘Privacy’. There, you can choose to block some or all of the tracking features enabled by default that include the statistics of use of the device and access points.
- You can also opt-out of Google Wifi cloud services that store and analyze data on the network and connected devices. But, you should know that in this case, you will no longer benefit from certain real-time features such as network information.
So, that ends the process of adjusting the Google Wifi LED’s brightness, sharing password and managing privacy settings. If you come across any issue in doing these processes, then you can consult Google Wifi experts for the right assistance.