Do You Need WIFI for a Robot Vacuum Cleaner?


The internet has already shaped the way we live in. Thanks to its quick development, everything can keep connected now. A smart home is no longer a fantasy. It is a cool and realizable concept. You may tell your home what to do via WiFi and apps, such as turning on the lights or playing music.


A robot vacuum cleaner is the most common smart device that is gaining increasing popularity. Do you need WiFi for a robot vacuum cleaner? Can you unblock smarter functions of ECOVACS DEEBOT with the help of the internet?


How Does a Robot Vacuum Cleaner Work?


Before figuring out the WiFi issue, you need first to understand how a robot vacuum cleaner works.

In general, most robotic vacuum cleaners employ a rolling brush plus one or two spinning brushes. Empowered by an electric engine, the robot vacuum cleaner produces suction power and its brushes gather dirt. The vacuum cleaner collects whatever it can, including dust, hair, and other debris, and stores it in a detachable dust container. In this way, robot vacuum cleaners complete the cleaning task.


ECOVACS DEEBOT robot vacuum adopts the same working principles of the general robotic vacuums and advances creatively in functions. Let's use ECOVACS DEEBOT X1 OMNI as an example to explore the work logic behind ECOVACS DEEBOT robot vacuum.


ECOVACS DEEBOT X1 OMNI employs three brushes, including dual side brushes and a floating main brush. To deliver deep and efficiently clean, it also adopts the OZMO™ Turbo 2.0 Rotating Mopping System. With a combination of sweep, suction and mop, this intelligent robotic vacuum can remove persistent stains.


A robot vacuum cleaner is smart in the way it knows its own path and won't be trapped. It requires an advanced mapping system and obstacle avoidance ability. ECOVACS DEEBOT X1 OMNI applies the TrueMapping 2.0 technology to generate, store, and navigate a map of your house.


From the perspective of a robot vacuum, our homes are full of obstacles, such as chair legs, sofas, beds, coffee tables and stray toys. To avoid these obstacles accurately and clean the house effectively, ECOVACS DEEBOT X1 OMNI employs AIVI 3D, an AI-driven and astrophotography-grade RGB camera-supported technology that ensures outstanding obstacle avoidance performance.


ECOVACS DEEBOT X1 OMNI can work without WiFi. However, you can only take full advantage of it with a WiFi connection.


How to Connect Your DEEBOT Robot Vacuum to ECOVACS Home App


In fact, most of our ECOVACS DEEBOT robot vacuums can be connected and controlled by ECOVACS Home App.

And here is a step-by-step guide.

1. Check if the WiFi, robot and mobile phone are ready. Please be aware that the ECOVACS DEEBOT does not support 5GHz WiFi or corporate networks; it only enables connection to 2.4 GHz WiFi.


2. Turn on your DEEBOT's power. If you successfully powered on the robot, you will hear the startup melody.

3. Press and hold the RESET button for 1 second before releasing it. Check for a beep or the prompt 'Entering network setup mode.' When you turn on the robot's WiFi, the WiFi indicator light begins to blink.

robot vaccum with a reset button 

4. As the robot receives network information and password, it will attempt to connect to the home WiFi network.

For iOS users, you need to open your phone's settings and pick the WiFi network beginning with 'ECOVACS'. Then you should return to the App and wait until the network setup is finished.

WiFi network beginning with ECOVACS 


For Android users, the operation is much easier. Once activated, the robot will auto-start the network setting and connect to your phone.


However, if the auto connection fails, you must access your phone's settings and manually pick the WiFi starting with 'ECOVACS'. Then return to the App, and wait for several seconds for the network setup to complete.


After finishing the WiFi connection, you can enjoy more functions. However, if you fail in the connection, you can visit ECOVACS support for help or contact us directly.


Features of DEEBOT Robot Vacuum and Mop


After connecting your DEEBOT to WiFi, you can now use the ECOVACS Home App to start, pause or stop cleaning. And, of course, as a robot vacuum cleaner, its cleaning ability plays a core role in its overall performance.


ECOVACS DEEBOT offers a wide range of vacuum and mop in one products that excel in the market with their outstanding cleaning features.


For example, ECOVACS DEEBOT X1 TURBO is a distinguished robot vacuum that brings your cleaning experience to the next level. Its suction force has been boosted by 230% to 5000Pa and can effectively collect and remove dust from both hard floors and carpets.


The OZMO Turbo rotating mopping system is the secret behind DEEBOT X1 TURBO's excellent mopping function. It can rotate up to 180 times every minute, ensuring a spotless floor.


Final Thought


Now, let's get back to your question. Do you need WiFi for a robot vacuum cleaner?


Without WiFi, your DEEBOT robot vacuum can still work. However, you are prevented from scheduling from the ECOVACS Home app or remotely ordering and controlling your cleaner.


We suggest maintaining a WiFi connection for your DEEBOT robot vacuum. It enables you to experience smarter cleaning services. For example, when you have an unexpected guest coming before you arrive home, you can take advantage of the WiFi connection and ECOVACS Home App to let your robot vacuum the house in advance.


Meanwhile, keeping WiFi connected can help you understand your robot vacuum better. You will receive reports on its cleaning tasks, including cleaning modes, duration, etc. You will also get reminders to replace the brushes or make other necessary maintenance.


In conclusion, WiFi-enabled robot vacuums like ECOVACS DEEBOT are shaping the way people clean their homes with smarter cleaning features. It is better to keep your robot vacuum WiFi-connected. Subscribe to the ECOVACS newsletter for exclusive offers! We will continue sharing tips and discounts!