Solution for Yi Home that cannot read the Android WIFI SSID ( problem)

6 Mar

As we know, some device like oppo now having Android os 9 update. Some of the cellphone that has Android os 9 update, experience difficulty on pairing xiaoyi camera to Yi home App. It is because the Yi Home app cannot retreive the WIFI SSID that currently used by the phone, and the app will retrieve <unknown ssid> instead the real wifi SSID used by the phone.

There are some solution to this problem:

1. Login with other phone using the same account, then pair the camera into it. After everything done, you can get back to the phone and drag down the screen to refresh the list of the camera.

2. Set the wifi router ssid to <unknown ssid>. The camera will  try to connect to the wifi.

3. Use my modified Yi Home, you can type the ssid that you want the camera to connect to. You can download the app below.


Yi Home China version (ssid editable):

Yi Home International version (ssid editable):


Updated: After I install the Android pie, now i got a simpler solution for this problem. When the Wifi SSID appear <unknown ssid> , then just go back, then turn on your cellphone Location/gps, and then try it again, it should appear now…

4 Responses to “Solution for Yi Home that cannot read the Android WIFI SSID ( problem)”

  1. Micky June 6, 2019 at 11:19 pm #

    The last paragraph worked ..I just put on my location and viola.thanks

  2. Franz Palfrader June 12, 2019 at 1:10 am #

    I use the Windows software to add the cameras, works well.

    • randy December 24, 2019 at 4:39 pm #

      what windows software did you use

  3. Eugene November 30, 2019 at 3:46 pm #

    Thank you. Last update save for me many time. After enable GPS location app can read WiFi network SSID.

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