Manage your Google Home app notifications

The Google Home app can notify you of a variety of home and device updates, such as new home members, account changes, product updates and device-specific notifications. You can control whether to receive these notifications in the settings of the Google Home app.

Notifications in the Home app are set to off by default. If you're setting up the app for the first time, or you're adding a new device to your home, the app will ask you if you want to turn notifications on. If you keep notifications off, you won't receive alerts about activity in your home, such as if a camera detects motion or if someone has rung the doorbell.

Change general notifications

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap Settings and then Notifications.
    • If push notifications are not enabled in your phone's settings, a banner will appear at the top of the screen. To turn on push notifications in your phone's settings, tap the link in the banner and follow the steps.
  3. Select General notifications.
  4. Turn any notifications on or off.
    • If you turn on critical alerts, but they're not enabled in your phone’s settings, a banner will appear at the top of the screen. To turn on critical alerts in your phone's settings, tap the link in the banner and follow the steps.

Change email notifications

After you have set up your Pixel Tablet, Chromecast, or Nest speaker or display in the Google Home app, you'll receive a welcome email that provides helpful information to get you started.

If you choose to receive emails, it'll keep you up to date with the latest information about your device. You'll get tips and tricks, and learn about new features, partners, offers, research surveys and much more.

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. At the top right, tap your account.
  3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your Nest speaker or display. If correct, tap Close  to close the account window. To switch accounts, tap the triangle next to the Google Account, then tap another account or Add another account.

  4. Tap Home app settings  Email notifications.
  5. Turn any email notifications on or off. You can also opt out of email updates by selecting the 'Unsubscribe' link at the bottom of any email that you receive.

System-level notifications

If there's an important update regarding your device, you may receive a notification or email even if you've opted out of receiving other types of notifications from the Home app.

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