iRobot Roomba s9+ Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum Installation Guide

June 14, 2024

iRobot Roomba s9+ Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum



Read the User Manual
Before using the Roomba s9+, thoroughly read the user manual provided by iRobot. The manual contains essential information about the product’s features, setup, maintenance, and safety instructions.

  • Power Source: Use only the power source specified in the user manual or on the product itself. Do not use an extension cord unless it is the type recommended by iRobot.
  • Charging: Charge the Roomba s9+ using the included charging station or Clean Base. Ensure that the charging station is placed in a well-ventilated area.
  • Environmental Conditions: Operate the Roomba s9+ in environments with temperatures within the specified range outlined in the user manual. Avoid exposing the device to extreme heat, cold, or humidity.
  • Obstacle Removal: Clear the area of potential hazards or obstacles before starting a cleaning cycle. This includes loose cords, small objects, and other items that could interfere with the Roomba’s operation.
  • Maintenance: Regularly clean and maintain the robot vacuum as instructed in the user manual. This may include emptying the dustbin, cleaning the brushes, and checking for any obstructions.
  • Proper Use: Use the Roomba s9+ only as intended for household vacuuming purposes. Do not use it to pick up flammable or combustible materials.
  • Overhead Hazards: Be cautious when using the Roomba s9+ near stairs, ledges, or other areas where the robot could fall. Use provided Virtual Wall barriers or other means to prevent the robot from accessing such areas.
  • Supervision: Supervise the Roomba s9+ when it is in operation, especially if you have pets or small children in the home.
  • Troubleshooting: If you encounter any issues with the Roomba s9+, refer to the troubleshooting section of the user manual or contact iRobot customer support for assistance.
  • Updates: Check for firmware or software updates for your Roomba s9+ through the iRobot Home app and apply them as recommended.

Remember, these are general guidelines, and the specifics may vary. Always refer to the user manual for the most accurate and detailed safety instructions provided by iRobot.

Key Features

  1. Powerful Cleaning Performance: The Roomba s9+ is designed to provide strong suction and effective cleaning on various floor types, including carpets and hard floors.
  2. Smart Mapping and Navigation: It uses advanced sensors and technology to navigate and map your home, enabling it to clean efficiently and avoid obstacles. This helps in creating a more systematic cleaning pattern.
  3. Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal: One notable feature is the Clean Base station, where the Roomba s9+ can automatically empty its dustbin. This is convenient for reducing the frequency of manual emptying.
  4. Wi-Fi Connectivity: The s9+ is Wi-Fi connected, allowing you to control it through a mobile app. This means you can schedule cleanings, monitor its progress, and receive notifications from your smartphone.
  5. Voice Control: Many iRobot models, including the s9+, are compatible with voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, allowing you to start or stop cleaning with simple voice commands.
  6. Imprint™ Smart Mapping: This feature allows the Roomba to learn and adapt to your home’s layout over time. You can also set up “Keep Out Zones” to prevent the robot from going to specific areas.
  7. Adaptive Cleaning Technology: The Roomba s9+ is designed to adapt its cleaning behavior based on the specific needs of your home. For example, it may spend more time on high-traffic areas.
  8. Advanced Filtration System: The robot vacuum is equipped with a high-efficiency filter to capture particles as small as 10 microns, which is beneficial for improving indoor air quality.


  1. Download the iRobot Home App:
    Install the iRobot Home app on your smartphone or tablet. You can find it on the App Store (for iOS devices) or Google Play Store (for Android devices).

  2. Create an Account or Log In:
    Open the iRobot Home app and either sign in if you have an existing account or create a new account.

  3. Prepare Your Roomba:

  4. Make sure your Roomba s9+ is charged and turned on.

  5. Connect to Wi-Fi:
    Follow these general steps:

    • Press the “Clean” button on your Roomba s9+.
    • In the iRobot Home app, look for the option to add a new robot. This is usually in the form of a “+” or “Add Robot” button.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to connect your Roomba to Wi-Fi. This often involves selecting your Wi-Fi network, entering the password, and waiting for the robot to establish a connection.
  6. Verify Connection:
    Once the Roomba is connected, you should see a confirmation in the app. You might also receive a notification on your phone.

  7. Explore App Features:
    With your Roomba connected to Wi-Fi, you can use the iRobot Home app to schedule cleanings, start or stop the robot remotely, receive notifications, and more.

  8. Optional: Connect to Voice Assistants (Alexa, Google Assistant):
    If you have a compatible voice assistant device (such as Amazon Echo or Google Home), you can enable voice control for your Roomba s9+ through the respective voice assistant app. Follow the instructions for linking your iRobot account to the voice assistant.

Remember to consult the specific instructions provided with your Roomba s9+ and the iRobot Home app, as the details may have been updated since my last knowledge update in January 2022. If you encounter any issues, iRobot’s customer support or the product manual can provide additional guidance.


  • Unboxing and Setup:
    • Carefully unpack the Roomba s9+ and remove all packaging materials.
    • Place the charging station in a suitable location with clear access for the Roomba to dock.
    • Connect the charging station to a power source.
  • Charging:
    • Place the Roomba s9+ on the charging station to charge its battery.
    • Allow the robot to charge until the battery is full. This initial charge may take a few hours.
  • App Installation:
    • Download and install the iRobot Home app on your smartphone or tablet.
    • Create an account or log in if you already have one.
  • Connecting to Wi-Fi:
    • Follow the instructions provided in the app to connect your Roomba s9+ to your Wi-Fi network.
  • Mapping Your Home:
    • Allow the Roomba to perform initial cleaning cycles to create a map of your home.
    • You may need to guide the robot initially to help it learn the layout.
  • Using the App:
    • Explore the features in the iRobot Home app, such as scheduling cleaning sessions, monitoring cleaning history, and customizing cleaning preferences.
  • Voice Control (Optional):
    • If you have a compatible voice assistant device (Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant), you can enable voice control.
  • Regular Use:
    • Press the “Clean” button on the Roomba or schedule cleaning sessions through the app.
    • Ensure the area is clear of obstacles and potential hazards.
  • Maintenance:
    • Empty the dustbin regularly, and clean the brushes and filter as recommended in the user manual.
    • Check for any debris or obstructions that may affect the robot’s performance.
  • Troubleshooting:
    • If you encounter any issues, consult the troubleshooting section of the user manual or contact iRobot customer support.
  • Scheduled Maintenance:
    • Periodically check for firmware updates using the app and install them as recommended.
  • Clean Base (if applicable):
    • If your Roomba s9+ is equipped with the Clean Base, empty the Clean Base’s bag when full.

Battery Module

  1. Using a Phillips #2 screwdriver, loosen the four screws in the bottom cover of the vacuum. The screws cannot be removed and should be loosened.
  2. Lift up the bottom cover to reveal the battery module.
  3. Remove the 11mm Phillips #2 screw next to the battery module.
  4. Pull the pull tabs to release the battery. If the battery isn’t releasing, make sure to check the screw next to the battery.
  5. Align the new battery within the battery well and carefully place it into the robot.
  6. Tighten the battery screw.
  7. Reinstall the bottom cover and tighten all six (6), screws making sure the bottom cover is flush with all sensors


  • Dimensions:
    • Diameter: Approximately 12.3 inches (31.24 cm)
    • Height: Approximately 3.5 inches (8.9 cm)
  • Weight:
    • Approximately 8.15 pounds (3.69 kg)
  • Cleaning System:
    • 3-Stage Cleaning System: The Roomba s9+ uses a combination of dual multi-surface rubber brushes, a specially designed edge-sweeping brush, and powerful suction to effectively clean various floor surfaces.
  • Navigation Technology:
    • iAdapt 3.0 Navigation with Visual Localization: The robot uses advanced sensors and visual mapping to navigate and clean in an organized pattern.
  • Smart Features:
    • Imprint™ Smart Mapping: Allows the Roomba to learn and map your home, enabling more efficient cleaning.
    • Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal: The robot can automatically empty its dustbin into the Clean Base, reducing the frequency of manual emptying.
  • Connectivity:
    • Wi-Fi: The Roomba s9+ is Wi-Fi connected, allowing you to control and monitor it through the iRobot Home app.
  • App Control:
    • iRobot Home App: Available for iOS and Android devices, the app provides features such as scheduling, monitoring cleaning status, and accessing maps of cleaned areas.
  • Voice Control:
    • Compatible with voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for hands-free control.
  • Clean Base Capacity:
    • The Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal can hold dirt from approximately 30 cleaning sessions.
  • Filtration:
    • High-Efficiency Filter: Captures 99% of pollen, mold, dust mites, and cat and dog allergens.
  • Battery:
    • Lithium-Ion battery: Provides the power needed for cleaning sessions.
  • Automatic Recharge and Resume:
    • The Roomba s9+ can automatically return to its base to recharge and then resume cleaning until the job is complete.
  • Scheduling:
    • You can schedule cleaning sessions through the iRobot Home app.


The warranty for the iRobot Roomba s9+ robot vacuum can vary based on the region, retailer, and specific terms and conditions set by iRobot. Warranties typically cover defects in materials and workmanship, and the duration of the warranty may vary.

Limited Warranty:
iRobot typically provides a limited warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service. The duration of the limited warranty can vary. It’s essential to check the warranty information provided by iRobot for your specific model and region.
Warranties usually do not cover damage caused by misuse, accidents, unauthorized modifications, or failure to follow the product’s care and maintenance instructions.
Registering Your Robot:
Some manufacturers, including iRobot, may require product registration to activate the warranty. Make sure to register your Roomba s9+ according to the instructions provided in the user manual or on the iRobot website.
Customer Support:
If you experience issues with your Roomba s9+ during the warranty period, contact iRobot’s customer support for assistance. They can provide guidance on warranty claims and troubleshooting.
Extended Warranties:
Some retailers or iRobot may offer extended warranty options for additional coverage beyond the standard warranty period. Be sure to check with the retailer or iRobot for details.

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