Google Home setup

So, I was setting up a Google Home for a non-tech friend that has a Samsung Galaxy J3 Achieve. Granted, cheap phone but it is running Android 8 so it isn’t outdated. So, it’s finds the Home, puts it on the network but after that, the phone loses connection and will not continue setup. I asked if she had any other devices and she had an old Nexus 7 tablet. Tried with that and worked perfectly the first time. Got it going but just peaked my curiosity. I assume that since Samsung is not pure Android that something they did breaks the Home app. Has anyone else experienced anything similar?

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  • MacLiam

    Premium Member
    27 January, 2019 - 11:32 am

    <p>Wrong band on a dual-range router? If not, and assuming this is a Samsung issue, I'd look on a Samsung, Android or Home forum. I can't address the experience you describe because I don't use Google Home and am still avoiding Samsung phones based on some old irritations and current obstinacy.</p>

    • bharris

      27 January, 2019 - 1:28 pm

      <p><a href="#399885"><em>In reply to MacLiam:</em></a><em> Wrong wi-fi band crossed my mind but I went into the router, checked and both were on same. Plus tablet worked on same. Very thankful she had the tablet there! </em></p>


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