Set, manage, & assign reminders

You can ask the Google Assistant to set, repeat, and delete reminders.

Note: Reminders might be restricted or blocked if you use Digital Wellbeing tools like Downtime or Filters.

Set up personalization

To use reminders on a shared Google Assistant device, like a speaker or Smart Display: turn on Personal Results and set up Voice Match.

To use reminders with your family: make sure each person turns on Personal Results and sets up Voice Match.

Create a reminder

You can ask your Google Assistant to set a reminder for you. For example, you can say:

  • "Ok Google, set a reminder."
  • "Ok Google, remind me to call Mom at noon tomorrow. 

You can set the reminder for a certain time or location, but not both.

Assign a reminder to someone

Important: This feature isn't available in all languages and it won't work if you use a Google Account through work or school.

You can assign reminders to someone if one of these is true:

For example, you can say:

  • "Ok Google, remind Ryan to load the dishwasher every day at 8pm.
  • "Ok Google, remind Tom to get a latte when he’s at Starbucks.

When you assign a reminder to someone, they'll get notifications on their device if they're signed in to the Google Assistant app. Both you and the person you assign a reminder to can edit or delete the reminder at any time. 

Manage assigned reminder settings

Control who can assign a reminder to you

You can choose who can assign reminders to you. You can block or unblock people at any time.

Google Assistant on your phone

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, touch and hold the Home button. Or say "OK Google" or "Hey Google."
  2. At the bottom right, tap Explore.
  3. In the top right, tap your profile picture or initial and then Settings and then Services and then Assignable reminders.
  4. Choose who can and can’t assign reminders to you.

Check reminders for you

You can ask the Google Assistant to tell you about your assigned reminders for the day.

For example, you can say:

  • “Ok Google, what are my reminders from Dave.”

Check reminders you made for others

You can ask the Google Assistant about what reminders you assigned to other people. For example, you can say:

  • “Ok Google, what reminders have I sent to Katie?”
  • “Ok Google, show me the reminders for Bill.”
  • “Ok Google, show me the reminders completed by Molly."

Edit a reminder

You can change the details of an assigned reminder, like the time it's due or the person it’s assigned to. For example, you can say:
  • “Ok Google, show the next reminder for Ellie”; “Ok Google, change it to 5pm”
If you edit a reminder you assigned to someone else, that person will get a notification.

Delete a reminder

You can delete a reminder you made for someone else. For example, you can say:
  • “Ok Google, delete the reminder from Elizabeth”.
If you delete a reminder you assigned to someone else, that person will get a notification.

Manage your reminder settings

Edit a reminder on your phone

You can manage your reminders in the Google Assistant settings.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, touch and hold the Home button.
  2. At the bottom right, tap Explore.
  3. At the top right, tap your profile picture or initial and then Settings.
  4. Tap Services and then Reminders.
  5. Tap a reminder and then Edit Edit.
  6. Enter the reminder details.

Edit a reminder with your voice

You can change the details of a reminder, like the time, location. For example, you can say:

  • “Ok Google, what’s my next reminder?”; “Ok Google, change it to 5 PM”

Close a reminder

When you don’t need a reminder anymore, you can mark it as ‘Done’. 
On a phone 
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, touch and hold the Home button. Or say "OK Google" or "Hey Google."
  2. At the bottom right, tap Explore.
  3. At the top right, tap your profile picture or initial and then Settings.  
  4. Tap Services and then Reminders  
  5. Check the box next to the reminder you want to mark as complete.
On a computer
  1. On your computer, go to assistant.google.com/reminders/mainview.
  2. Check the box next to the reminder you want to close.

Delete a reminder

You can delete a single reminder or all of your reminders. For example, you can say:
  • “Ok Google, delete my reminder to empty the dishwasher.”
  • “Ok Google, delete all of my reminders.”

Manage your reminder notifications

Important: Settings can vary by phone. For more info, contact your device manufacturer.

In your Settings app

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Apps & notifications And then Notifications.
  3. Tap your Google app Google Search.
  4. Turn Reminders on or off. 
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