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How To Set Up Boundaries And Virtual Walls For Robot Vacuums And Mops

Many people are interested in buying a robotic vacuum because it is a device that can clean the floor automatically. However, not everyone knows how to set up boundaries and virtual walls for their robot vacuum. Below are some steps on how to do this.

The first step is to use the app to create an Empty Area. To do this, tap on Empty Area or click Import Empty Area from the button at the top of your screen. Fill in the area with a shape that resembles where you want your robot vacuum to go. If you haven’t created any empty areas before, you’ll be prompted with a tutorial on how to do so when selecting this option for the first time.

Set boundaries for your robot vacuum

As we have just mentioned above, the first step is to create the empty area for the robot vacuum. The second step is to define the boundary between this area and your furniture. To do this, tap on the boundary icon to begin editing. You can edit the boundaries to fit a specific space, be it a single room or a whole house. You can also tweak the size to be exact to fit the shape of your furniture. If you have set up a robot vacuum for the first time, you’ll be shown an explainer of the different options available for setting up boundaries. If you want to edit the boundaries, select the entire picture to do so, which is the easiest way to do so. You can always close the window to return to the previous page and start editing the empty area again.

Create virtual walls for your robot vacuum

In order for your robot vacuum to get a better understanding of its surroundings, it should have a boundary around it and it should be able to make quick turns. That’s what creates the virtual walls around it. To create a virtual wall, tap on Create Wall or swipe on the map to the left to view the perimeter of the floor, where you want to place the virtual wall. Once you see your floor, tap and drag to the virtual wall until you see the notification alerting you to make sure that you have placed it in the right place. If you don’t, tap on the arrow next to the virtual wall, select Copy and Paste, and tap on Rename.

Take a look at the App

As mentioned earlier, to keep tabs on where your robot vacuum is and how it’s performing, you will need to access the robot vacuum’s App.

Edit the map of the empty areas

Once you’ve created the empty areas, you can edit them as desired. This allows you to pick where the vacuum will start and stop cleaning. Tap on the arrow icon at the bottom of the map to the right of the perimeter outline. Select a single area for the vacuum to clean, or any individual clean area. Tap on the arrow icon to the right of the perimeter outline. Select any area within the area you just created for the vacuum to clean.

Complete the the navigation tool

The next step is to show the robot vacuum the map that it has already been given. To do this, tap on “Visit” from the bottom menu. Your robot vacuum will go to that map and look for the invisible boundary. When it finds it, tap on “Vacuum”.

To view the entire map, tap on “Vacuum Map”.

Add a new empty area to the map of empty areas

The next step is to mark the location where you want the robot vacuum to go. You can do this by tapping the markers on the map and selecting a marker near where you want the vacuum to go. To do this, tap on the map and then select the area where you want the vacuum to go.

Locate the ‘Area around your base’

Next, you have to ensure that the area around the base of your robot vacuum is considered the area where the robot vacuum can clean. To do this, you’ll have to tap the place where your robot vacuum base sits and tap the Add button to the right of the base. The robot vacuum will have to map the area around the base.

Create a virtual wall

Lastly, you need to add a virtual wall so that the vacuum knows when to clean where it is supposed to.

Viomi SE
With a 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 chip and SLAM algorithm, this smart robot vacuum can provide real-time mapping and routing, making operation faster while delivering more powerful performance. Variable suction strength that can be controlled from the Xiaomi Mi Home app. The Japan-made Nidec brushless motor with high power and powerful performance, to thoroughly clean the room without any dead spots. The air blower upgraded the rotate speed up to 15000 r/min to improve cleaning efficiency. Cleans your entire house in one go, up to 2150sqft. Got a bigger house? No worries, with the recharge and resume function, this cheap robot vacuum will get back to work right where it left off. South Korea’s Samsung lithium-ion battery has upgraded the battery life by 20%, which can be used for 120 minutes at a time.


Like with most devices, setting boundaries is always tricky. If you’re willing to spend the time to ensure your device isn’t constantly interfering with other people or pets, then these steps can help ensure it won’t disturb the people in your house.

Not everyone needs a robot vacuum but if you are one of the people who want one, you should follow these steps in order to make sure it works and doesn’t continuously disturb you.

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