Get help with your daily routines

Important: Some features aren't available in all languages or countries.

You can ask your Google Assistant to help with routines throughout your day. Say one command and your Assistant can do multiple actions.

For example, if you say:

  • Hey Google, good morning,” your Assistant can turn on the lights, tell you about the weather, play music or news, and more.
  • Hey Google, let’s go home,” your Assistant can give a traffic update, send and read texts, play a podcast, and more.
  • Hey Google, bedtime,” your Assistant can set an alarm, turn off lights, play sleep sounds, and more.

To find other routines you can get help with, follow steps 1—4 below.

Create a routine

Important: If your routine is set to start automatically and it includes actions with audio, make sure you select an Assistant device when you add a starter.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, say "Hey Google, open Assistant settings" or go to Assistant settings.
  2. Under "Popular settings," tap Routines.
    • Tip: You can also say "Hey Google, open Routine settings."
  3. At the top, tap New Add. Then, choose a starter and action.
  4. At the bottom, tap Save.

You can have a Routine automatically start when you dismiss your morning alarm in the Clock app.

Edit a routine

  1.  On your Android phone or tablet, say "Hey Google, open Assistant settings" or go to Assistant settings.
  2. Under "Popular settings," tap Routines.
  3. Tap a routine.
  4. Edit your routine:
    • Add or edit starter: You can set a routine to start with voice command,  at a specific time, or at sunrise or sunset. To start a routine at sunrise or sunset, Google Assistant will use your home address and ask you to select an Assistant device for the routine.
    • Add or edit actions: You can add or edit actions.

Create a shortcut for a routine

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, say "Hey Google, open Assistant settings" or go to Assistant settings.
  2. Under "Popular settings," tap Routines.
  3. Tap a routine and then Add to Home screen Home.

Delete a routine

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, say "Hey Google, open Assistant settings" or go to Assistant settings.
  2. Under "Popular settings," tap Routines.
  3. Tap a routine.
  4. At the top, tap Edit Edit.
  5. At the bottom, tap Remove routine.

Commands you can use

When you create a custom routine, you can enter a command that works with your Google Assistant or choose a popular action. Here are examples of commands you can use:

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