If you want to access your Fritzbox while you are out and about, all you have to do is install an AVM app on your mobile device and set up the MyFritz function.
The MyFritz app brings the most important functions of your Fritzbox directly to your mobile device, so that you can access the router anytime and anywhere. The prerequisite for remote access is that you have already set up the router’s own MyFritz function. However, if you have not configured MyFritz, you can only use the app in your home WLAN.
Install the MyFritz app on the iPhone or Android smartphone
On an Android smartphone, search for “MyFritz” in the Play Store. Tap the hit and then tap the green Install button. Install MyFritz in the App Store on the iPhone.
After the first start, the app searches for a Fritzbox in the home WLAN. If the search is successful, you will be asked to log in with your password. This is the password that you use to log into the Fritzbox. If you operate several Fritzboxes in your home network, select the desired model. After authentication, the app loads the data from the Fritzbox, which can take a few seconds.
In the MyFritz Android app, you can access the individual areas via the menu bar that can be displayed.
Show new messages
On an Android device, tap on “Messages” on the left and then on the blue button “Allow access to contacts” at the top of the window. Telephony messages are then assigned to the respective contact. Once this is done and the connection is established, the app displays the “Messages” area. Here you can see the incoming and outgoing phone calls for each day for the past week. Scroll down and tap “View older messages” to load the content. You can see incoming and outgoing calls and missed calls with the time and name – if available in the phone book. If you missed calls, you will see the blue “Call” button. If you tap on it, the call is initiated via the cellular network. If you have also installed the MyFritz Fon app on your smartphone, the call can also be processed via it if you wish – provided the smartphone is logged into the home WLAN. Incidentally, in the message area you can also see Smart Home messages, for example for switching a Fritz DECT 200 on and off in the home network.
Missed calls are displayed. Call the contact or number back at the touch of a finger.
Adjust basic settings
You can specify which messages the app displays in the “Settings”. At the top left of the app window, tap on the three lines and then on “Settings -› Messages “. Here you can set the numbers from which you want to receive messages under “Own numbers”. If you use AVM smart home equipment, you can select further down in the window under “Smart Home – Devices” whether you would like to receive notifications from this accessory as well.
Go back to the “Settings”. The way in which notifications are signaled on the mobile device can be adjusted with a tap on “Notifications”. You can completely deactivate the function and switch it on and off for the individual categories “Important Messages”, “Telephony”, “Home Network”, “Smart Home”, “New Fritz! OS”, “Fritz! NAS” and “Home Network Connection” .
In the “Settings” you can also specify whether “Use while on the move” should be switched on or off. As already mentioned, the MyFritz function must be configured for remote access. The “FRITZ! NAS” option is only displayed if you have set up the corresponding function in your Fritzbox. Here you can only increase the buffer memory available for transferred content in four steps. Its maximum size can be 250 MB.
Access the Fritz NAS content
Access the Fritzbox NAS in the WLAN or via the cellular network and download files.
Do you want to access the content that is stored on a USB storage device connected to the Fritzbox or on the internal Fritzbox storage space? Then tap in the menu that appears on the left on “FRITZ! NAS”. Then navigate with your fingertips through the folder structure to the desired content. Click the three dots at the end of the parts to display the action menu for a file or directory. You can send files and share links, as well as move, rename, download, and delete content. With a tap on the yellow plus symbol, you can load files from the local smartphone storage to the NAS and create new folders.
Devices in the home network
In the “Home network” area, all devices in the Mesh are displayed with further details.
Tap on the left on the menu command “Home Network” to display an overview of all Mesh devices in your home network. At the top of the window you can see a graphic with all Fritz boxes and repeaters and how they are connected to each other. The individual devices are displayed underneath. With a tap of the finger on the blue colored name you get to the user interface of the respective device – but only in the WLAN. If you scroll down further, you will see all home network devices with their names, connection speed and IP address. The Mesh device with which the connection is established is also displayed.
Fritzbox and Smart Home
To access smart home accessories such as the switchable socket Fritz DECT 200, the heating thermostat Fritz DECT 301 or the intelligent LED lamp Fritz DECT 500, access the Fritzbox NAS in the WLAN or cellular network and download files. In the “Home network” area, all devices in the Mesh are displayed with further details. configure, switch to the “Smart Home” area in the menu on the left. The detected AVM devices and compatible accessories are now displayed one below the other. The socket can be switched on and off, with the thermostat you can use the slide control to regulate the temperature.
Control access to the app
AVM has added a useful function to the Fritzbox configuration interface so that unauthorized persons who have obtained your access data cannot access your Fritzbox remotely unnoticed. You can reach them via “System -› FRITZ! Box Users ”and“ Apps ”. In the “Name” area, all apps that have already accessed the Fritzbox are listed together with the device and user names. If an entry appears in this list that you do not know, you have the option of immediately revoking the device’s access authorization by clicking on the red X at the end of the line on the right.
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