By and bloop to you
Thing rarely connects and the vacuum is worse
App makes cleaning a breeze! 5/5
By Mum to Dogs
I love this app! It makes scheduling so easy. It also shows where it cleaned. Setup was easy.
I bought this Roomba, after buying two others, because it was suppose to empty itself and I would only have to change bags in the tower every 30 days. All true! The app maps out the rooms and you can tell your Roomba where to clean. Gets around the house easily.
I had back surgery and bending wasn't an option. I had a caretaker for a few months and she cleaned the house and was awesome. I knew she would be leaving and I needed something to help.
I don’t have to bend much to change bags - could sit on a chair. The app and Roomba are life changers! I have two dogs that shed like crazy. I wake up to a clean house every morning. I run it at night while I the dogs and I sleep. Do my bedroom and bath in the daytime.
You do need to take out the rollers every few weeks and clean them...the ends especially. Also under the steering rubber wheel. Other than that it is easy and awesome!
Constant updates are annoying 2/5
By Chris Reagan
My Roomba is spectacular. I don’t understand why my software needs to be updated every time I open the app.
Can’t see the cleaning map anymore 3/5
Before update to this version, I was able to see the map of where the romba cleaned, but now it won’t show the map anymore
Love this IRobot Vacuum Cleaner! 5/5
By Rosie is the best!
We bought our Rosie, named after the Jetson’s robot, in December of 2018. Economy one to keep the dog hair from 2 very large dogs off from the hardwood floors. Best money we ever spent. You definitely have to learn the routine of keeping things picked up. She doesn’t like dog food or dog bones. She vacuums every day and it’s great having clean floors. Have to save for one that empties itself!
Recent update messed up Alexa skill 1/5
As of the latest update the Alexa skill is more complicated when trying to clean a room. If I tell Alexa to clean the living room it now asks what day I want to schedule. If I just ask it to clean it then proceeds to ask me to say which room I want to clean and then say done when I’m finished listing rooms.......instead of just saying “Alexa tell Roomba to clean the living room”
Nice job guys. Please fix it.
Love my Roomba - Subpar App 3/5
Love my Roomba i7... that said, if you’re going to sell me a $1,000.00 robot vacuum under the pretense it’s a technological marvel please make the app better.
When my Roomba gets stuck... it would be pretty nifty to just drive it out of the mess myself.
Also, how hard is it for me to have the ability to manual control my robot for the occasional spot clean? If you want to make that extra tech, let me select that spot on the map.
Overall, I really hope iRobot actually works on the app now that the Roomba has the tech.
No longer communicating with me 1/5
Since the latest update, my Roomba doesn’t let me know that it has completed a job. It doesn’t even show up in my history. It is actually running bc I the bin is full every day. Not sure what is going on.
Now it’s perfect 5/5
I absolutely love the new update! ,you obviously listen to what the customers are saying. Now I can locate my Roomba without having to end the cleaning job first.
Wtb Siri and HomeKit Support 2/5
By Meecho Weeso
The app layout is needlessly spread out and feels unfinished. Basic options like spot clean are absent. There’s no dark theme, which would be easier on the eyes. There’s no Siri or HomeKit integration, even though HomeKit has the best automation and privacy.
I do like seeing the report of what was cleaned, the map, but it doesn’t actually do anything. It’s just another way to confirm the Roomba did it’s job. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Roomba but the app is a glorified firmware updater.
Love roomba but I bought $1000 robot vacuum that is capable of updating my robot, but instead you keep churning out new features only to new users. It can map my room but you won’t update it to clean certain rooms. Instead I have to spend another $1000 to get a whole new one. Not what I paid for. I have a 980. 3 yrs. not understanding the point of being connected to your servers if u aren’t going to update my robot. Would rather have a remote or program onboard like my older roomba.
Behind the times, weak engineering 2/5
By Ed Brey
• Can’t tell a stick Roomba to make a sound so I can find it.
• Often shows out of date information. For example, shows times that were no longer relevant hours ago. Should use Background App Refresh so that up-to-date data is displayed as soon as the app is opened.
• UI is unintuitive. It says "Cleaning in progress" yet underneath shows a giant "CLEAN" button.
• Can't access device history or settings when charging during a job.
• When renaming the Roobma, the cursor jumps to the end of line if you press space. The cross-platform UI controls in general lack the polish of the native iOS controls.
• Elapsed time had no breakdown of cleaning, charging, and waiting for operator.
• Can’t clear tip read indication when in weak cell area.
• WiFi setup worked on the second try.
• The general aesthetic of the app is nice.
Hangs forever at account screen. Have to reboot iPad or uninstall app.
Wish there was an audible notification 4/5
By linda p r
Roomba and app work beautifully-except—it would be helpful if there was an audible (beep,etc) when Roomba is stuck or bin needs to be emptied. Too easy to miss the visual notification.
Love vacuum but app messed up 3/5
Since the upgrade on the app, I can’t start the vacuum or cancel job or send it home. The app is only good now for seeing time and battery. Had to start manually. Please fix this! Also the find roomba has never worked. Says it has to be on same wifi, which it is
Please fix the bug in the latest App Store update 1/5
The mobile App now states that iRobot cannot be reached at this time...!
Jobs won’t complete 3/5
I’ve had my Roomba 675 for a few months, but didn’t actually get it setup until today (because I also have another vacuum). I ran it twice in the same room and both times it says “job canceled” as the status. One ran for 51 minutes, the second ran for 1 hr, 9 minutes.
Everything I update the app I have to re-sync my Roomba??! 3/5
I enjoy using the app, but every time I install a new update and reopen the app, it requires me to reconnect my Roomba.. I already connected it when I purchased it, why do I continue to have to sync my Roomba? I would rather it came with a remote to use.
App needs more features 4/5
Please add volume control for the voice in roomba, such as a quiet mode. Also please add two functions to the main screen: spot clean (pick area on the map) and “return to home base”. I would also like to see the option to pick after the cleaning option is selected to choose then whether I want “one pass” or “two passes”. I would also like to send the robot to the rooms in a specific order sometimes. Please also let me choose when I can resume the job, often the resume time is too long or too short. Often roomba resumes the job earlier than the app states and it’s very frustrating with a sleeping baby.
Robot is pretty good, app is inconsistent at best 1/5
This roomba pretty effectively cleans the house with 4 dogs and 4 cats. However, the clean base often fails to empty the robot’s bin, resulting in failure to start the next day.
This would be resolved with a persistent “empty the bin” button on the app. Unfortunately, that button seems to be situational, but for the life of me I cannot determine the situations that cause it to show up.
Functionally, this completely automatic vacuum is providing the same automation as the previous generation of roomba, and the $300 cleaning base is little more than an expensive charger.
Great app but... 4/5
I love this app and vacuum. There are a lot of great features. The only thing I would change is add additional users, so that the multiple people in the household can control the same vacuum.
Notification Sounds Don’t Work 1/5
I get a notification on the screen but never get a sound when vacuum completed its job! Please fix!
New update killed... 1/5
By galloway gang
My iRobot can no longer seem to read its maps to get to the home base. What did you do? Please revert back.
Needs to support Siri 2/5
No more than 2 stars until you support Siri.
Need to add Roomba to app after each update 1/5
Can’t iRobot figure out how to update the app without needing to re-add the Roomba ti the app after each update. This time I’m not home and needed to update the app in order to communicate rush the Roomba and now that the app is updated, you need to be home to reconnect it. Dumb.
This app is junk. My roomba 690 is on my home WiFi. Followed instructions. WiFi light is solid white. Verified ip is leased to roomba on router. App won’t complete setup.
Reinstalled app 4 times.
Love my Two Roomba bots. 5/5
Love my Roomba. The ability to map and clean a specific room is amazing. Roomba does an excellent job cleaning carpet and hard surfaces floors. I’ve had both for less than a year and I am very impressed.
I had a few issues with my i7 Roomba but customer service is the best and they are responsive to my emails and always respond in a timely and professional manner. Any issue presented as been resolved and now that the developer is updating the app on a more regular basis my Roomba bots keep getting better.
If you’re on the fence about investing in a Roomba you should go for it. They are pricey but worth every penny. The amount of time you save from vacuuming and the peace of mind in knowing the floors will get cleaned and you don’t have to manually do it is priceless for busy families, pet owners, people with allergies or people who simply hate to vacuum. You can schedule roomba to clean any time day or night and you can clean EVERYDAY, I doubt if there are many people manually vacuuming their home everyday. There are amazing options to help you clean your home as you like and even schedule or start a new cleaning job away from home AND once your map is done (only applicable for the i7) you can specify exactly which room/s you want Roomba to clean AND Roomba can go over a scheduled area up to 2 times.
I’m sorta glad I only took the plunge recently because the i7 is amazing with its ability to map my first floor after only 3-4 cleanings. You can literally modify the map and rename the rooms then schedule Roomba to clean as you see fit.
Upstairs we have carpet and over the years we’ve used carpet fresh. We haven’t used carpet fresh since purchasing, our 980 for upstairs, Roomba and the first couple times the bin contained quite a bit of carpet fresh from who knows how long ago. Luckily we are the only owners of this home, otherwise I’d be seriously grossed out assuming it was all dirt.
Go get your Roomba today!!!
Very much improved… But… 4/5
I have to admit. You guys have done your work based upon all the feedback. I’m no longer experiencing connection errors or having to reset the device in order to connect to the app again.
I still don’t get these things…
Why did you remove the percent charged indicator? It’s hard to tell from the tiny icon whether my device is charged to 95% or to 60%. Put back the indicator. And while I am thinking about it, it could be useful to have a utility that will give you some information about your battery status, such as how the battery is performing compared to its original specifications in order to give me an idea how close to replacement I am.
It still makes absolutely no sense to disable the function to locate Roomba when I am not connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Because of my Wi-Fi in my home, I typically stay disconnected from Wi-Fi on my phone. I don’t get why I can’t play a sound on the Roomba when I am on cellular data. I can start a cleaning job, cancel a cleaning job, and do all sorts of things with the device. But I can’t play a sound to locate it? Someone has told me this limitation is to prevent hackers or someone else from disturbing me by randomly playing a sound. But if that’s the case, why can I start and end jobs? It just makes no sense. And if you are truly worried about having someone starting jobs or playing a sound on the device who shouldn’t be, set up a PIN system as a double verification. If I’m away from home and someone at home is trying to find Roomba, I should be able to play a sound to locate it.
By Aaap qa
Robot is supposed to be flexible/fully programmable, this one is not. I could not schedule freely, e.g. You can not configure it to run every other Wednesday.
It should not be rocket science!
As for the robot itself, more of dumb thing.
When I schedule for it to run in a very small area, it should take more like 15 min at most to finish, it continues to run until battery is out. What a waste.
For New Models Only 2/5
By Brett Schulte
Disappointed no effort towards upgrading older models.
Would it be so hard to update the audio? Maybe have an option to have it make noises when it runs into things!
Broken app 1/5
Love my Roomba but the app is broken - after recent update the app shows Roombas left wheel is stuck and no way to correct it. Roomba makes daily runs and the app stays the same - wheel stuck
Please add option to remind me to pick up before running 4/5
The app and the roomba work great!
Only 4 of 5 stars because there should be an option on the schedule to send me a reminder that the vacuum is going to run. Give me the options to set up to two reminders and the ability to write my own message. Personally, I’d remind myself the night before and an a few hours before to ‘clean up the house’.
What Happened??? A good product gone bad 2/5
My 900 series Roomba worked great initially. One year later more and more problems. Gets stuck without completing jobs. At times app doesn’t connect to Roomba. Doesn’t send status reports. iRobot support is helpful but the issues are only temporarily resolved. From elation a year ago to disappointment today. So much for purchasing the i7 now.
V3.5 mapping now working. 4/5
Update. A day after I wrote this review now new runs are now making maps. The old ones that didn’t have a map still don’t. Weird but it’s working. Update to 4 stars. I’ll make it 5 stars when I can chose to clean every other day or every day etc. rather than specific days of the week.
I’ve never had an issue with the app until this update. Now my Roomba will not create maps since the update. All previous times still have their maps. I’ve tried rebooting the Roomba and reinstalling the app. The problem is with the update and all the recent reviews confirm that. Please update your app and fix this issue.
Latest update 1/5
After the last update the mapping feature lot longer works
Good app, great robots! 5/5
I really like Clean maps on the Roomba 980. Overall ok. Robots themselves (Roomba 980 and Braava Jet 240) are great!
App doesn’t work 2/5
The roomba itself is great but unfortunately the app crashes more often than not.
Horrible!!! Zero Stars 1/5
Almost every time I try to use the app it says the cloud can not communicate with Roomba. I have tried the app in both android and iOS. Works when you first set it up but worthless after a day. Horrible app!!
Maps Not Available 1/5
The last map I have recorded is from the morning of the 17th. I updated the app later that day, and now, no matter what I do, I can’t get it to give me a map report.
Latest version break reporting function of Roomba 960 2/5
After upgrading to the latest version of this app, report does not show map anymore. Hope that you fix this issue soon.
Update broke it 1/5
Updated my app and now can’t connect anymore. No instructions on how to reset or fix from the app. Totally disappointed. Don’t fix what is not broken!
Maps Unavailable 1/5
As others have mentioned, since the update the map function hasn’t worked. This is a problem as the Roomba seems to be skipping rooms now. That may not be app related but without the map I can’t tell if a room was skipped or the unit just did a lousy job of cleaning it.
Maps Unavailable Version 3.5 1/5
“Map Unavailable” after updated Version 3.5. Roomba rebooted, but still doesn’t work.
Latest Update Causes App to Quit 2/5
I wish I could read this higher because before this update things worked pretty well. As others have stated, I had to run multiple training sessions to correctly complete the map. Sometimes the unit does wander but it’s negligible. And very happy with the unit’s performance.
Maps unavailable 1/5
Just got the 960 and loved it ! However, this new update after finished cleaning will not give the given map where it’s cleaned. Just reads, “map unavailable”. I’ve rebooted the Roomba but still nothing. Help. :(
I7 Cannot Connect After Update 1/5
The latest update has left my I7 incapable of updating or simply remaining connected to the cloud. My vacuum has been rendered useless. I now have an $800 corner ornament.
Schedules no longer works.
App worked fine until version 3.5 2/5
I updated to version 3.5 yesterday & now the cloud can no longer connect to my Roomba 690. My internet is working fine & I can see the Roomba network listed in my WiFi networks. I have also rebooted the Roomba several times. At this point I believe the problem is the app update
Not for Braava 2/5
By Paleo Schnauzer
Basically useless for braava. The phone must be in Bluetooth range which in my house is about ten feet. I can’t set the mop and leave the house or even go to another room.