Operation with buttons
You can control the Roborock S7 with three buttons that are on top of the robot vacuum.
(1) Power button - start/stop a cleaning process
(2) Home button - Return to charging station
(3) Spot cleaning / Child lock
Especially the child lock button (3) is pretty exciting. If you press it for 3 seconds, you - or rather, your children - can’t control the robot vacuum with the buttons anymore.
Therefore, children or pets (e.g. cats) can’t "accidentally" interrupt the cleaning process :)
Your Roborock S7 becomes "smart" by using a mobile phone app.
You can choose between two options:
Both apps are identical in terms of functionality.
We recommend the Xiaomi Home App if you have several smart home devices from Xiaomi in use. This way, you can control all devices via one app.
The fact that Roborock releases bug fixes, updates, etc. faster speaks for the in-house Roborock app.
You have to do the following steps to set up the app:
- Download the app from the App Store.
- Sign up with an email address and password.
- Add your Roborock S7 via the menu item "Add device".
- Done. Now you can start the first cleaning trip.
The setup of the mobile app went 100% smoothly. The app was ready to go after about 3 minutes ?
Functionality of the Mobile App
The mobile app offers numerous functions and settings, making daily floor cleaning extremely easy.
The following functions are available in the mobile app:
You can see your robot vacuum live in the mobile app.
The white lines show the area that’s already clean.
The “hazy” lines show where the Roborock S7 also mopped the floor.
Water Intensity/Suction Power per Room
You can set the water intensity or the suction power individually for each room.
Another special feature of the Roborock S7: The vibration speed of the mopping plate also depends on the water intensity level:
- “Low": 1650 vibrations / minute
- “Medium": 2300 vibrations / minute
- "High": 3000 vibrations / minute
Activating "Deep cleaning" (For Mopping only)
Here, the Roborock S7 turns off the suction motor and only mops your home...
...and that very "thoroughly".
The Roborock S7 will mop each path twice. It also reduces the distances between the mopping paths.
Single Room Cleaning
You don't always want the robot to vacuum/mop the entire apartment.
You can also use the "Single Room Cleaning" feature to let Roborock clean only one specific room.
Our kitchen usually looks pretty dirty after cooking. So our little housekeeper has to clean the kitchen almost every day.
Did you drop some chips?
No problem! You can simply define a specific spot in the map that the robot vacuum should clean.
Setting up No-Go Zones and No-Mop Zones
You can also define areas where you don’t want the Roborock S7 to vacuum or mop.
That’s very practical: You can zoom in on the map, making it much easier to "draw" the areas.
Saving up to 4 Maps
The Roborock S7 can save up to 4 maps. That makes it very suitable for homes with several floors.
Separate / Merge Rooms
The robot vacuum automatically separates rooms during the map creation. That worked flawlessly in our apartment.
Nevertheless, you can also separate or merge rooms manually if you want.
Setting up the Cleaning Order
You can also set the order of the rooms where the robot should clean (for example, bedroom first, then the living room, then the kitchen, etc.).
The Roborock S7 will switch to the highest cleaning mode ("Max") every time it drives onto a carpet if you activate this setting.
Dealing with Carpets when the Mopping Function is Activated
You can choose how the vacuum-mop robot should handle the carpets in the mobile app. The following options are available:
- Raising the mopping plate
If the Roborock S7 mistakenly marks an area as a "carpet" on the map, you can edit that as well.
Here you can set when you want the Roborock S7 to clean your home.
Under the menu item "Maintenance", you can check the condition of the individual spare parts. You can also see valuable cleaning/maintenance tips here.
You can name the individual rooms in your apartment.
The Roborock S7 likes to share what it’s up to, "Start cleaning", "Cleaning finished, going back to the dock", etc.
You can switch off the voice output or adjust the volume in the app.
You can choose from many different languages (English, French, Chinese, German etc.)
You can also control the Roborock S7 with a kind of "joystick". It’s pretty entertaining, but we haven’t found an actual use for it yet.
Conclusion on the App
We'll make this quick and easy.
The app is currently the best on the market.
The range of functions is outstanding.
The operation is effortless.
But more importantly, the app runs smoothly and reliably - just like Swiss clockwork.
No bugs, no translation errors, no crashes.
In other words, the mobile app is really good, and no other app can hold a candle to it.
It certainly deserves our highest possible score!
Voice Control with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri
You can control the Roborock S7 via voice commands, too.
It works with Amazon's Alexa, Google Home Assistant and Apple Siri.
We tested the voice control with Alexa (Roborock Home Skill).
It worked wonderfully.
You can use the following commands: