How to Connect Shark Robot Vacuum to Wi-Fi?

Last updated on April 11th, 2024

Connecting a Shark robot vacuum to a Wi-Fi network is necessary to utilize its complete potential. On connecting to the Wi-Fi, you can control the Robovac via the SharkClean app. The app lets you start and stop cleaning cycles, schedule cleanings, view cleaning history, customize your home map, and more.

With all these benefits under the belt, you should connect your Shark robot vacuum to Wi-Fi as soon as you unpack it. Let us guide you through the process.

You can connect the Shark robot to Wi-Fi via the SharkClean app on both Android and iOS devices. The processes for both vary slightly, but the base remains the same. First, log in to the app and then select your Wi-Fi network, and enter the password. Your robot should be placed in a full network zone to avoid issues while connecting.

Connecting shark robot vacuum to Wi-fi
Connecting shark robot vacuum to Wi-fi

Setup checklist

To ensure that you have a smooth connection between the Shark and Wi-Fi, you have to check whether a few things are in order. If not, it could cause errors while pairing. So, check the following off your list before you start the procedure.

  • Your device must have the latest version of the SharkClean app. Update the app if you have an older version.
  • Your mobile must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network you want to connect your vacuum.
  • The Wi-Fi router should be on and give stable network connectivity.
  • Wi-Fi should be on the 2.4 GHz band as all Shark robots don’t support the 5 GHz network.
  • Your phone should not be connected to any VPN network. Disconnect if it is before you start pairing.
  • The robot should be fully charged so it won’t interrupt the connection process due to low battery.

Connecting Shark Robot to Wi-Fi

The procedure for connecting a Shark to Wi-Fi varies depending on your device. There are different procedures for Android and iOS devices. We’ll cover both of them in detail below.

In Android devices

connecting shark robot to wifi from an Android device
Connecting shark robot to wifi from an Android device

To connect the Shark Robovac to Wi-Fi from your Android phone, you have to follow the below procedure.

  1. Download and install the SharkClean app on your Android device.
  2. Register on the app by providing your email address and setting a password.
  3. Turn on the Robovac and simultaneously press and hold the left and right buttons.
  4. The Wi-Fi indicator light should blink.
  5. From the app, select your Shart robot vacuum.
  6. You’ll be prompted to choose a Wi-Fi network. Select your home Wi-Fi network and enter the password.
  7. This should pair the robot with Wi-Fi. You’ll get the confirmation via a success page that appears on the app.
  8. Even the robot’s Wi-Fi icon will turn a solid blue to indicate Wi-Fi pairing is complete.

In iOS devices

Connecting Shark Robot to wifi from an IOS device
Connecting Shark Robot to wifi from an IOS device

To connect the Shark Robovac to Wi-Fi from your iOS phone, you have to follow the below procedure.

  1. Download and install the SharkClean app on your iOS device.
  2. Sign up to the app with your email address and set a new password.
  3. On the robot, press and hold the left and right buttons simultaneously until the Wi-Fi indicator blinks.
  4. On your phone, go to Wi-Fi settings by exiting the SharkClean app.
  5. Choose the network with your robot’s name from the list of Wi-Fi networks.
  6. Exit the settings and go back to the SharkClean app.
  7. When pairing is complete, you’ll be directed to a success page on the app. This indicates that the robot is connected to the Wi-Fi.
  8. To double-check, see the Wi-Fi indicator on the robot. It should turn steady blue.

Required buttons to setup the vacuum

In the above procedures, we have mentioned that you have to press and hold the left and right buttons on the robot to start the connection process. But the buttons vary depending on which series model you know. To clear any confusion, the table below will rightly indicate which buttons you should press for which Shark series.

Shark seriesLeft buttonRight button
Shark IONDockSpot
Shark IQCleanDock
Shark AICleanDock
Shark EZCleanDock
Buttons to press to connect Shark to Wi-Fi

The Shark IQ, AI, and EZ series have the same set of buttons on the left and right. The only change is in the Shark ION series, which has a different set of buttons on the left and right.

Conclusion

Now you know how to connect Shark robot vacuum to Wi-Fi. The entire process is pretty simple. If you follow it exactly, you shouldn’t face any issues. But in case you do, refer to our troubleshooting guide. Tick things off our checklist to ensure you are doing everything right. So you won’t waste time unnecessarily.

FAQs

Q. Do Shark robots need Wi-Fi?

Ans. No, Shark robots don’t need Wi-Fi to run. But by connecting it to Wi-Fi, you get access to more functions from the SharkClean app.

Q. How to know if my Shark vacuum is connected to Wi-Fi?

Ans. Check the Wi-Fi indicator light on the vacuum to know if your Shark is connected to Wi-Fi. It should be on with a steady blue color. If not, then the robot is not connected to Wi-Fi.

Q. What should I do if my Shark is not connecting to Wi-Fi?

Ans. Check the Wi-Fi network and its frequency (It should be 2.4 GHz.) and update the app to properly connect your Shark vacuum to Wi-Fi.

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