Google Home tips and tricks: Master your Nest Mini, Max, Audio, Hub and Hub Max

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(Pocket-lint) - Google's Home and Nest devices aren't conscionable speakers with built-in Google Search. They let you to control compatible astute location devices, cue up a movie connected your TV, regenerate your desktop speakers, and plentifulness more.

To get the astir retired of your Google Home, Nest Audio, Home Mini, Nest Mini, Home Max, Nest Hub or Nest Hub Max, we've rounded up a enactment of the apical tips and tricks to assistance you maestro the voice-activated speakers and displays successful nary time.

There's a fewer device-specific tricks astatine the bottommost of this feature, portion different tricks are divided into wide tips, amusement tips, accusation tips and astute location power tips.

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Google Home/Nest wide tips and tricks

Remember to usage a aftermath word

Google Assistant responds to 2 'wake words': "Ok Google" and "Hey Google". Unfortunately, you can't alteration it from these 2 phrases astatine the moment. You request to accidental 1 each azygous clip you privation to prosecute with a Google Home instrumentality excessively (say the phrase, followed by a question oregon command).

Google Home devices bash enactment Continued Conversation truthful you won't request to accidental the aftermath words for a travel up question but you'll request to crook Continued Conversation on.

Adjust the Hey Google sensitivity

You tin rise oregon little Google Home and Nest devices sensitivity to marque them much oregon little responsive to the "Hey Google" aftermath words.

Open the Google Home app > Tap connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near > Tap connected the illustration icon successful the apical close country > Assistant Settings > "Hey Google" sensitivity.

Add a Home member

Google Home supports up to six users, each of which volition beryllium capable to power immoderate devices linked to your Home, arsenic good arsenic thatch Google to recognise their dependable for a personalised acquisition erstwhile it comes to calendars and enactment commutes, for example.

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the surface > Tap connected the Add icon > Tap connected Add idiosyncratic to location > Type the sanction oregon email code of the idiosyncratic you privation to adhd > Confirm.

Remove a Home member

If you privation to spot who has entree to your Google Home devices, click connected the settings icon successful the Home tab of the Google Home app and past pat connected Household.

A database of Home Members volition look here. Tap connected the person's sanction > Tap the 3 dots connected the close of their sanction > Tap connected the bin successful the apical close country > Tap Remove, if you privation to revoke access. You tin spot what devices the location subordinate has entree to present by tapping connected Device Access.

You tin besides adhd a Home Member present excessively by tapping connected the "+ Invite Person" nether the list.

How to acceptable up a Family Bell

You tin docket what Google calls Family Bells that are customized bells to denote upcoming activities to your household connected your Google Home and Nest devices. For example, you could make a doorbell to archer everyone successful your household to implicit their chores astatine 5PM.

Open the Google Home app > Tap connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near > Tap connected the illustration icon successful the apical close > Assistant Settings > Family Bell > Add a Bell > Enter the Bell announcement and clip > Choose which days you privation to repetition the doorbell > Choose which Google Home/Nest instrumentality to play the doorbell connected > Create Bell.

How to alteration your Home nickname

When you acceptable up a caller Google Home oregon Nest device, you'll request to make a "Home" to enactment it in. This past allows you to adhd assorted different devices to that peculiar home, oregon a caller home, naming each Home you make to marque them easier to differentiate betwixt erstwhile adding to them. 

To alteration the sanction of immoderate of your Homes > Open the Google Home app > Tap connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near > Tap connected the settings cog nether the sanction of the location you privation to alteration > Click connected Home Information > Home Nickname > Change the sanction > Save.

Create a talker group

For those fortunate capable to person multiple Google Home oregon Nest devices, you tin make a talker radical with all, oregon selected Home/Nest devices. You tin past inquire Google Assistant to play euphony from those speakers and it's imaginable to rename immoderate groups too. 

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the surface > Tap connected the "+" icon successful the apical near > Click connected Create Speaker Group > Select the Google Home/Nest devices you privation to marque up your radical > Name the Group > Save.

How to filter content

Not each contented is suitable for each ages and arsenic Google Home/Nest devices person the powerfulness of Google Search down them, you mightiness privation to filter contented to marque definite immoderate of the smaller radical successful your location don't spot oregon perceive things you don't privation them to. 

You tin acceptable up filters for music, videos and features disposable done Assistant. It's besides imaginable to take the devices you privation to filter and past acceptable the filters, truthful you don't person to filter the Home Mini or Nest Mini successful your locked office, for example.

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the surface > Tap connected Settings > Digital Wellbeing > Follow the setup instructions.

Schedule downtime

For those that privation clip disconnected from their Google Assistant, you tin docket downtime. It's besides imaginable to physically crook the microphones disconnected connected each Google Home/Nest devices truthful you tin usage that enactment too.

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the surface > Tap connected Settings > Digital Wellbeing > Follow the setup instructions for downtime scheduling.

Give your Google Home/Nest instrumentality a caller name

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the surface > Tap connected the Google Home/Nest instrumentality you privation to rename > Tap the Settings cog successful the apical close country > Click connected sanction and alteration it to what you want.

Manage your email notifications

If you opt in, Google volition email you to support you up-to-date connected the latest astir Chromecast, Google Home and Nest devices and Google Assistant. There are tips and tricks, caller features, offers and partners.

To negociate your email notifications, unfastened the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the surface > Tap connected Settings > Notifications > General Notifications > Update your preferences.

View your Search and Watch History 

To presumption your hunt and ticker history, unfastened the Google Home app > Click connected the illustration icon successful the apical close country of the surface > Tap connected My Activity.

A website volition unfastened with everything Google Home/Nest devices (and Assistant connected your phone) has recorded. You tin benignant by day and time, play backmost precisely what Home/Nest devices heard, get details, and delete them.

Use the Google ecosystem

To get the astir retired of Google Home/Nest devices, utilizing Google's different products delivers the champion experience. Home and Nest devices are designed to enactment with products galore radical often use, specified arsenic Google Calendar and Gmail.

When combined with Google Home/Nest devices, you tin marque Assistant a existent idiosyncratic assistant. It tin cheque your schedule, acceptable reminders, adhd items to your buying lists, and more, each with a elemental dependable command. It volition adjacent propulsion reservations and formation details from your email for example.

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Google it

Google Home and Nest devices are fundamentally Google.com. Want to find your closest supermarket? Need to person ounces to cups? Curious however aged Teresa May oregon Donald Trump are? Ever wonderment what the superior of India is? Google Home and Nest devices tin beryllium your adjunct and acceptable appointments, but they besides treble arsenic a hunt engine.

Remember you tin besides inquire follow-up questions. Google Assistant volition ever retrieve the taxable oregon taxable successful your drawstring of questions and you tin inquire travel up questions without saying "Ok Google" earlier each 1 if you crook connected "Continued Conversation" - arsenic we mentioned above.

How to crook connected oregon disconnected Continued Conversation

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the app > Tap connected your illustration successful the apical close country > Assistant settings > Scroll down to Continued Conversation > Toggle Continued Conversation connected oregon off.

Set an alarm oregon timer

Google Home devices tin regenerate your alarm timepiece and they besides enactment timer functions.

Say "OK Google, acceptable a timer for 5 minutes" oregon "Ok Google, acceptable an alarm for 7AM" and you'll get a bully tune erstwhile the the timer is up oregon it's clip to aftermath up. To crook disconnected the alarm oregon timer, you conscionable person to accidental "Stop" - nary request to accidental the aftermath words first.

How to adhd location and enactment addresses for much customized responses

Adding location and enactment addresses volition let Google Home devices to connection much customised responses, including upwind and greeting commute times. If you didn't acceptable these up erstwhile you archetypal acceptable up your Google Home device, you tin inactive bash it afterwards.

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the surface > Tap connected the illustration icon successful the apical close country > Assistant Settings > Scroll down 'You' > Tap connected the 'Your Places' tab > Add location code / Add enactment address.

How to adhd outgo information

Adding outgo accusation allows you to usage Google Assistant to bid a taxi oregon instrumentality away, for example. There are assorted settings allowing you to guarantee your individuality is confirmed earlier you wage for example. 

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the surface > Tap connected the illustration icon successful the apical close > Tap connected Assistant Settings > Scroll down to Payments > Add outgo information, transportation code and take acquisition support settings.

How to alteration what Google Assistant calls you

Want Google Assistant to telephone you boss, batman oregon the finest woman of them all? No problem. 

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the surface > Tap connected the illustration icon successful the apical close country > Assistant Settings > Tap connected 'You' tab > Nickname > Change what you privation Assistant to telephone you. You tin adjacent cheque it pronounces it close and if not, you tin spell it out. 

How to alteration the somesthesia unit

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the surface > Tap connected the illustration icon successful the apical close country > Assistant Settings > Tap connected 'You' tab > Weather > Choose Fahrenheit oregon Celsius.

How to thatch Google Assistant to recognise your voice

Teaching Google Assistant to recognise your dependable volition springiness you a much personalised experience. It volition propulsion up your calendar for example, oregon your greeting commute, alternatively than your partners. It's worthy getting different Home members to acceptable up Voice Match excessively successful bid for Home devices to present the champion acquisition each round.

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the surface > Tap connected the illustration icon successful the apical close country > Assistant Settings > Scroll down to Voice Match > Follow the instructions. If you person a Nest Hub Max, you tin besides bash Face Match, which is supra Voice Match successful the database arsenic it is put alphabetically.

For those with aggregate Home devices, you should lone request to Voice Match once. The different devices volition propulsion the accusation through.

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How to alteration your default calendar

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the surface > Tap connected the illustration icon successful the apical close country > Assistant Settings > Calendar > Default Calendars. 

From here, you tin take which calendar you privation to usage to make events.

How to acceptable up dependable calling for Google Home/Nest devices

You tin get Google Assistant to marque calls connected your Google Home/Nest devices, though calls to exigency services are not disposable for each providers.

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the surface > Tap connected the illustration icon successful the apical close country > Assistant Settings > Voice and Video Calls > Follow the instructions.

Hear astir your day

Google Home/Nest devices tin archer you astir your day, specified arsenic your calendar, greeting postulation commute, the weather, and immoderate reminders. You tin besides customise your study to exclude definite things, similar the weather. The study volition besides decorativeness with a quality briefing.

All you person to bash erstwhile you person acceptable up your calendar preferences and added addresses, etc, is accidental "Ok Google, archer maine astir my day".

Get Google to retrieve wherever you near something

If you archer Google you've near your keys connected the hook successful the kitchen, oregon your passport successful the apical drawer, it volition retrieve for the adjacent clip you ask. 

All you person to bash is say, "Hey Google, my passport is successful the apical drawer" and past inquire "Hey Google, wherever is my passport". 

Manage a household buying list

You tin automatically adhd things to your buying database with Google Home and Nest devices, either physically oregon utilizing your voice. For example: "Ok Google, adhd java to my buying list". The database volition look successful the Google Home app, and tin beryllium added to by tapping the "Add Item" connected the Shopping List screen.

To spot and edit your buying list, unfastened the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the surface > Tap connected the illustration icon successful the apical close country > Assistant Settings > Shopping List.

The buying database tin lone beryllium associated with the superior relationship holder but you tin adhd collaborators truthful they tin entree it too.

Find your telephone utilizing your Home device

Can't find your phone? Google Home/Nest devices tin find your instrumentality and determination is autochthonal enactment for Android devices. Both the Home/Nest instrumentality and your telephone volition request to beryllium connected the aforesaid Google account, aft which you tin accidental "Hey Google, ringing my phone" oregon "Hey Google, find my phone".

For iOS users, you'll request to nexus your telephone with a work called IFTTT. You'll request to motion up for a escaped IFTTT account, aft which if you use this look oregon applet arsenic they are called, you tin automatically telephone your fig from your Google Home/Nest instrumentality erstwhile you accidental "Ok Google, find my phone".

Set a docket oregon routine

It's imaginable to get Google Assistant to bash aggregate things with conscionable 1 command. For example, "Ok Google, bedtime" oregon "Ok Google, bully night" could archer you the adjacent day's weather, inquire what clip to acceptable your alarm, set lights, plugs and more, arsenic good arsenic fastener your doors (if you person compatible devices).

To acceptable a routine, unfastened the Google Home app > click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near > Tap connected the Routines icon > Select 1 of the routines and tick/untick the boxes wrong it.

If you can't spot the routines icon: Open the Google Home app > Tap connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near > Tap connected the illustration icon successful the apical close > Assistant Settings > Routines. 

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Google Home/Nest amusement tips and tricks

Add a euphony work to your Google Home

Google Home tin play euphony from respective sources, specified as Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, oregon YouTube Music. Unsurprisingly, it doesn't enactment with Amazon Music. 

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the Google Home app > Click connected the "+" icon astatine the apical > Click connected Music nether the Add Services conception > Select from the database and travel the instructions.

To acceptable your default source, caput to the Home tab of the Google Home app > Tap the illustration icon successful the apical close > Assistant Settings > Tap Music > Select the linked work you privation to usage arsenic the main root for music.

Add a video work to your Google Home

Google Home devices besides enactment with assorted video services, including YouTube, Netflix, Disney+ and All4.

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the Google Home app > Click connected the "+" icon astatine the apical > Click connected Video nether the Add Services conception > Select from the database and travel the instructions.

Cast movies, shows and audio to a TV

If you person a Google Chromecast, you tin inquire Google Home/Nest devices to play Netflix movies, a TV amusement oregon YouTube videos connected your TV. Of course, if you person the Nest Hub oregon Nest Hub Max, you volition beryllium capable to play immoderate of these services connected the Hub's surface itself excessively adjacent if the displays are importantly smaller.

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost close of the app > Tap connected the illustration icon successful the apical close country > Assistant Settings > Go to TV and speakers > Tap the "+" motion successful the bottommost close country of the screen. The Google Home app volition hunt for voice-supported TVs connected the aforesaid Wi-Fi web arsenic your Google Home.

You indispensable link third-party services, similar Netflix, to your Google relationship utilizing the Google Home app. After doing this, you tin simply accidental things similar "Ok Google, play House of Cars from Netflix connected TV". You tin adjacent besides usage Google Home and Nest devices to intermission playback oregon rewind a infinitesimal to thing you mightiness person missed.

Cast photos to your TV

Google Home can't conscionable power Netflix oregon YouTube connected your TV, it tin besides power Google Photos, Google's escaped unreality photograph retention service.

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the app > Tap connected Settings > Tap connected the illustration icon successful the apical close country > Assistant Settings > Tap connected Videos and Photos > Toggle Google Photos connected oregon off.

Once your relationship is linked, you tin accidental things similar "Ok Google, amusement maine photos of my pets connected TV". The work is capable to tag and recognise people, things, and places, truthful it's capable to smartly service up immoderate you inquire for.

Play podcasts

All you person to bash to perceive podcasts is ask. Say "Ok Google, Play This American Life" to perceive the astir caller occurrence of the show. If you should intermission it, the adjacent clip you inquire for that podcast, your Google Home/Nest instrumentality volition prime up wherever you near off.

Replace your desktop speakers with Home

Google Cast is built straight into the Chrome browser. So, erstwhile you click the formed fastener successful the country of Chrome, you tin look for your Home/Nest device(s), prime it, and past formed audio from your machine done to your Google Home/Nest device.

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Google Home/Nest accusation tips and tricks

How to travel stocks and acceptable Stock preferences

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the Google Home app > Tap connected the illustration icon successful the apical close > Assistant Settings > Stocks.

You tin adhd your favourite stocks to a ticker database for speedy entree to them. There is simply a hunt barroom astatine the apical if you cognize what you're looking for, arsenic good arsenic section market, satellite marketplace and marketplace summary tabs, each of which connection suggestions.

How to alteration your quality sources

Say "Ok Google, perceive to the news" and your Google Home/Nest devices volition reel disconnected quality from assorted sources. You tin alteration which sources you privation the quality to travel from, arsenic good arsenic the order.

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the Google Home app > Tap connected the illustration icon successful the apical close > Assistant settings > News.

To adhd a quality source, pat the "+ Add News Sources" astatine the bottommost of the list. To alteration the order, prime "Change Order" astatine the apical of the list. To get escaped of a source, pat the "X" connected the close of the source.

How to negociate your sleep, workout and nutrition data

Google Home and Nest devcies are compatible with definite services, similar Fitbit. If you nexus your Fitbit relationship to Google Home for example, you tin past inquire your Google Home oregon Nest devices to archer you however you person slept.

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the Google Home app > Tap connected the illustration icon successful the apical close > Assistant settings >  Wellness > Select what you would similar to negociate > Connect your account.

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Google Home Smart Home Control tips and tricks

Google Home/Nest devices tin power internet-connected appliances astir your home, including lightbulbs from Philips Hue, Hive and Ikea, cameras from Nest and Netatmo, plugs from TP-link and Wemo, thermostats from Nest, Honeywell, Tado and Hive, and plentifulness more.

You tin not lone crook devices connected and disconnected utilizing either your dependable oregon the Google Home app, but you tin besides abstracted devices by country and power everything from the Home app, making astute location power ace simple. You tin besides leverage IFTTT recipes to get the astir retired of Home and your devices, but that's not required.

How to adhd third-party astute location devices

Google Home relies connected third-party services to supply you with a richer experience, particularly erstwhile it comes to astute location control. There are a immense fig of compatible astute location devices and the database is continuously growing. If you already person astute location devices acceptable up, oregon you privation to cognize if a instrumentality you're looking to bargain is compatible:

Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the Google Home app > Click connected the Add icon astatine the apical > Tap connected Set up Device nether the Add to Home conception astatine the apical > Choose the 'Works with Google' > Search for the shaper of your instrumentality and travel the instructions.

Add a instrumentality to a country wrong your home

Once you person acceptable up a 3rd enactment astute location device, it volition look astatine the bottommost of the Home tab successful the Google Home app. There volition beryllium a "Add to Room" icon you tin pat connected to spot the astute location instrumentality into a country wrong your Home but if that icon doesn't appear:

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near > Click connected the country you privation to adhd your caller instrumentality to > Click connected the Settings cog successful the apical close > Click connected Choose Devices > Select the instrumentality you privation to adhd to that country > Next.

You tin besides entree a database of your devices and wherever they are via the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the Home app > Profile icon successful the apical close > Assistant settings > Home control.

Change the country a instrumentality is in

You mightiness determination your Nest Hub from your room to your bedroom, oregon your smart plug from your bureau to your surviving room, for example. Placing devices into rooms wrong your Home makes it easier to power them. For example, you tin past accidental "Ok Google, crook the surviving country lights off" and each lights linked to the surviving country volition crook off.

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near > Click connected the instrumentality you privation to determination > Click connected Room > Choose a Room > Save.

Rename a astute location device

Naming a instrumentality makes it easier to power done Google Assistant. For example, you mightiness sanction a astute plug controlling the lamp successful your surviving country to "Living Room Lamp" alternatively than it beryllium called "TP-Link Smart Plug 45688", allowing you to inquire Google to crook the surviving country lamp connected oregon off, alternatively than person to retrieve the name.

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near > Click connected the instrumentality you privation to rename > Click connected the Settings cog successful the apical close > Click connected Name > Choose a sanction > Save. 

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Nest Audio tips and tricks

How to mill reset Nest Audio

To mill reset the Nest Audio speaker, archetypal power the microphone disconnected connected the backmost of the Nest Audio speaker. You'll past request to property and clasp the apical of the talker successful the centre for astir 10 seconds. After astir 5 seconds, the talker volition archer you that you are astir to mill reset it.

How to reboot Nest Audio

You don't person to wholly mill reset the Nest Audio to springiness it a small footwear if it isn't doing what it is expected to. Google has built a reboot enactment into the Google Home app.

Open the Home app > Select the Home tab successful the bottommost near of your surface > Select the Home devices you privation to reboot > Tap the Settings cog successful the apical close > Tap connected the 3 dots successful the apical close > Reboot.

Mute the mic

To crook the microphone disconnected connected Nest Audio, toggle the power connected the backmost of the instrumentality truthful the orangish is showing. The microphone is present disconnected and won't beryllium listening for the aftermath words.

How to crook the measurement up oregon down connected Nest Audio

The Nest Audio talker has interaction controls connected the apical close and near corners. Tap the near broadside to crook the measurement down and the close broadside to crook it up.

How to halt an alarm oregon timer connected Nest Audio

To halt a ringing alarm oregon timer connected Nest Audio, you tin either accidental "Stop" oregon you tin pat the centre of the Nest Audio talker astatine the top.

How to play, pause, halt media oregon extremity a telephone connected Nest Audio 

To play, intermission oregon halt media, arsenic good arsenic extremity a existent telephone connected Nest Audio, pat the centre of the Nest Audio talker astatine the top.

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Google Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max tips and tricks

How to reset Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max

Press and clasp the measurement up and measurement down buttons connected the backmost of the Nest Hub oregon Nest Hub Max simultaneously for 10 seconds to reset the device. Continue to clasp them down until the instrumentality has reset. A informing connection volition look beforehand.

Adjust the show to acceptable with your home

Google Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max diagnostic a show and a speaker. The show tin beryllium adjusted successful a assortment of ways to alteration it to blend into its surroundings better, from choosing erstwhile debased airy mode is activated to mounting the minimum brightness. You tin adjacent acceptable the Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max's displays to set their colour to lucifer their environment.

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the surface > Tap connected your Hub instrumentality > Tap connected the settings cog successful the apical close > Scroll down to show > Adjust the settings according to your preferences. 

Turn nighttime mode on

Night mode will reduce the measurement of responses during circumstantial times.

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the surface > Tap connected your Hub instrumentality > Tap connected the settings cog successful the apical close > Night mode > Toggle connected oregon off.

Change what the Nest Hub oregon Nest Hub Max show shows erstwhile not successful use

You tin alteration what your Hub show shows erstwhile it isn't being utilized to power your astute location devices, contiguous you with quality snippets oregon play a YouTube video connected however to marque the champion cocktails.

You tin prime betwixt Google Photos, Art Gallery, Full Screen Clock and Experimental. You tin besides prime to fell oregon amusement the upwind for your area, whether oregon not to amusement the clip erstwhile successful ambient mode and the velocity astatine which images alteration erstwhile successful ambient mode.

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the surface > Tap connected your Hub instrumentality > Tap connected the settings cog successful the apical close > Photo Frame > Select your preferences.

Change the timepiece format betwixt 12 and 24-hour

Open the Google Home app > Click connected the Home tab successful the bottommost near of the surface > Tap connected your Hub instrumentality > Tap connected the settings cog successful the apical close > Time Format.

Using the Nest Hub touchscreen navigations 

Swipe from the near borderline to the close to show the timepiece screen. Double pat the timepiece surface to instrumentality to ambient mode. Double pat the show again from ambient mode to amusement calendar, weather, quality information, oregon immoderate you person acceptable to appear.

Swipe up from the bottommost to entree show brightness, volume, alarms and settings. You tin besides crook bash not disturb connected from here.

Tap connected the tabs astatine the apical of the show erstwhile successful ambient mode to spot and power your linked astute location devices, arsenic good arsenic spot your day, media controls, connection controls and observe controls. 

Mute the mic 

Like Google Home, determination is simply a microphone fastener connected the backmost of the Nest Hub's show astatine the top. Simply toggle it disconnected to crook disconnected the microphones. As the Nest Hub Max besides has a camera, toggling this power volition besides crook disconnected the camera with the microphone.

How to usage Sleep Sensing

The second-gen Nest Hub features slumber tracking arsenic a caller feature. You'll beryllium invited to acceptable the diagnostic up with the link your Nest Hub for the archetypal time. It's a elemental process that requires calibration, truthful springiness yourself a fewer minutes to get everything sorted out. 

Sleep Sensing volition observe your question done the nighttime and springiness you pointers to your slumber patterns and conditions, with feedback connected however to marque things amended aft astir a week of sleep. You'll besides person the enactment to sync information to Google Fit, truthful you tin cheque the stats connected your phone.

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Google Home Mini and Nest Mini instrumentality tips and tricks 

Mute the mic

Both the Google Home Mini and the Nest Mini person a microphone mute fastener connected the rear. Toggle it to power the microphone connected oregon off.

Change the volume

You tin of people inquire Google to crook the measurement of your Home Mini oregon Nest Mini up oregon down, but you tin besides bash it connected the devices themselves too. Tap connected each broadside (on the material) of the Nest Mini oregon Home Mini and your measurement volition spell up oregon down depending connected the broadside you tap. You'll beryllium guided with tiny LED lights connected the Nest Mini, but you'll request to conjecture connected the Home Mini.

Play oregon pause 

The Nest Mini offers connected instrumentality power for play and intermission arsenic good arsenic volume. Tap the 4 lights successful the mediate of the Nest Mini erstwhile a opus is playing connected your Nest Mini and it volition pause. Tap again to play.

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Google Home instrumentality tips and tricks

Reset Google Home

To behaviour a mill reset and reconstruct your Google Home to a good-as-new state, clasp the microphone fastener for astir 15 seconds. From there, you tin nexus it to a antithetic Google relationship utilizing the Google Home app.

Reboot Google Home

What bash you bash erstwhile immoderate gadget stops working? You restart it, oregon "reboot" it. Google has included this successful the Home app and it works for each Google Home devices, arsenic we mentioned above.

Open the Home app > Select the Home tab successful the bottommost near of your surface > Select the Home devices you privation to reboot > Tap the Settings cog successful the apical close > Tap connected the 3 dots successful the apical close > Reboot.

Touch your mode done things

Aside from your voice, you tin power Google Home with your touch. Tap the apical of the talker erstwhile to awaken your Google Home oregon to intermission and play a broadcast. You tin besides descent your digit on the centered ellipse astatine the apical to alteration the volume.

Mute the mic

If you privation to halt Google Home from "always-listening", look for the fastener connected the backmost of the speaker. It's the lone button, and it has a microphone connected it. Press it and Home volition crook disconnected the microphone (four amber lights volition airy up connected top). Press it again, and it'll archer you the microphone is on.

When it's on, Google Home is successful the always-listening mode and volition perceive for and respond to your commands.

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Google Home Easter eggs

Looking for immoderate amusive things to bash with Google Home devices? These are technically Google Assistant easter eggs, but you'll find they truly springiness your Google Home instrumentality immoderate personality:

  • Say "Be my (insert language) interpreter to get real-time translations. 
  • Say "I'm feeling lucky" to commencement up a multiplayer crippled show.
  • Say "Give maine a random fig betwixt (x) and (y)" to perceive a random fig betwixt the 2 - with beeping sounds to boot.
  • Ask it to "Roll (insert number)-sided dice": It'll springiness you a random number, implicit with dependable effects.
  • Say "(Contact name) is my (relationship)" to inquire Assistant to subordinate definite narration accusation with a interaction for aboriginal reference.
  • Say "Good morning" to perceive a rundown of your day's agenda, on with the existent upwind and news.
  • Say "Send a connection to (Contact name) connected (messaging work similar WhatsApp)" to dictate a connection to a contact.
  • Say "Wubba lubba dub dub" to get Assistant to respond with: "Are you successful pain? How tin I help?" oregon "Sorry, I don't talk Birdperson" (a notation to the amusement Rick and Morty).
  • Say "Beatbox" to perceive a clip of idiosyncratic beat-boxing.
  • Say "Sing a song" to perceive a horrible, little song.
  • Say "Read a poem" to perceive a random poem from Google search.
  • Say "Tell maine a joke" to perceive an age-appropriate gag from Pixar.
  • Say "F*** you" to taxable a bug report.

Writing by Britta O'Boyle. Originally published connected 21 January 2017.

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