Recently, I received a message on my phone, stating: "XXX's iPhone joined your network."
I use a Google Nest router. I have Google Home on my phone. I can see a list of connected and previously connected devices in Google Home, but Google Home does not tell me where the list of previously connected devices is actually being kept.
Cleary my wi-fi detected a new device on the network. What I want to know is, where does Google store the list of devices it already knows have been on my wi-fi? Does the the list of devices which have previously connected to my wifi get stored only within my Google Nest Router, or does the the list of devices which have already connected to my wi-fi get stored in Google's cloud?
That's a good question. I think we can infer the answer by noting that you can run the Google Home app and see this list when you are outside of your home. The most likely (but not the only) explanation for this is that this list is kept in Google's cloud, alongside all of your other account information (like your email, calendar, drive, etc.). If you disable "cloud services" under "Privacy settings", it may remove some of this sort of data from Google's cloud. However, you'd also be losing the ability to monitor and manage your network remotely.