Get help with your daily routines

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:

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

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

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

Create or change a routine

  1. On your iPhone, open the Google Assistant app Assistant (iOS).
  2. At the top right, tap your profile image or initial.
  3. Tap Assistant and then Routines.
  4. Choose which kind of routine you want:
    • Ready-made routine: Select an existing routine, then choose actions. 
    • Custom routine: Tap Add Add, then choose a command and action. To delete a custom routine, at the top, tap Delete Delete.
  5. Optional: To change an action, tap Settings Settings.
  6. Tap Save

Note: Shortcuts will no longer be available in the Google Assistant. Your shortcuts will automatically be turned into custom routines.  

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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