Remove Google Nest devices from the Google Home app

There are a few different ways you can remove the connection between your Google Account and your Google Nest or Home devices, and services:

  • Remove specific devices from a home: Keeps your home set up with your other devices and services, but removes the device you want to remove.
  • Remove yourself or others from a home: Unlinks the selected account(s) from your home and devices.
  • Delete a home: Removes the home itself, as well as the devices, services and data associated with that home.

Remove Google Nest devices from a home

When you remove a device from a home in the Google Home app:

  • It will disconnect the device from members in the home in the Google Home app.
  • It will be unlinked from your Google Account.
  • Data associated with this device, such as video history, will be deleted. Note: Some basic device data may remain associated with the home.
  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. Touch and hold your device's tile.
  3. Tap Settings   Remove device  Remove.

Note: 

Remove yourself from a home

When you remove yourself from a home:

  • You no longer have access to the home and the devices and services associated with that home.
  • Other members continue to have access to the home.
  • Other members should no longer have access to the devices or services you set up, including Nest thermostats, alarms, locks or cameras. If you set up a Nest Cam with your Nest Hub Max, the Nest Hub Max should also no longer be available.

    Exceptions: Google Nest Wifi, Google Wifi, Assistant-enabled speakers and displays, and Chromecast devices should still be available to other home members even if you remove yourself from the home. 
  • You no longer have access to Nest Aware features, including video history.
  • Other members continue to have access to Nest Aware features.
  • Your Google TV account isn't removed from this home. You have to sign out of this account on this home’s Google TVs or in account.google.com.
  • If you’re the only member of the home, the home gets deleted, including home data such as video history footage and thermostat settings.

To remove yourself:

  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. Switch to the home you want to edit.
  3. Tap Settings   Household.
  4. Tap your account.
  5. At the top right, tap Remove member  and then Leave home.
Remove other members from a home

When you remove members from a home:

  • They are notified that they were removed from the home.
  • They no longer have access to the devices or services in the home, and their account is no longer linked to the devices.
  • Assistant devices such as speakers and displays, including those set up by the removed member, should remain in your home. These devices are no longer linked to the home member you removed.

    Exception: Nest Hub Max might get removed and video history footage could be deleted.
  • They no longer have access to Nest Aware features, including video history.
  • Your Google TV account isn't removed from this home. You have to sign out of this account on this home’s Google TVs or in account.google.com.
  • If the member you remove from the home migrated their Nest Account and Nest devices (such as cameras and thermostats) to a Google Account, those devices may be removed from the home. Data associated with their Nest devices and the home may be permanently deleted, including video history footage and thermostat settings.

To remove other members:

  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. Switch to the home you want to edit.
  3. Tap Settings   Household.
  4. Tap the home member you want to remove.
  5. At the top right, tap Remove .

Delete a home

You can delete a home from the Home app if you’re the only home member.

If you aren’t the only member of a home, you first need to remove all other members from the home with the Google Home app. Otherwise, you can only remove yourself from the home, and the remaining home members still have access to the home and its devices.

When you delete a home:

  • The home is removed from your Google Account.
  • You can't use the Home app to control devices you added to a particular home, including lights, displays, speakers, cameras, thermostats, and locks, unless you set those devices up again in a new home.
  • Data associated with the home, such as video history from Nest cameras you might own or thermostat settings, is deleted. Note: Data associated with your Google Account is not deleted if you delete your home. Learn how to remove data associated with your account.

To delete a home:

  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. Switch to the home you want to delete.
  3. Tap Settings   Delete this home  Delete.

Remove Voice Match or Face Match from your devices

Voice Match recognizes your voice to help ensure that only you can access things like your calendar, contacts and reminders, while Face Match allows Google Assistant to proactively identify you and show you personal and helpful content without you having to ask first.

Note: If you turn off Voice Match for individual devices within a home, your voice and face patterns will still be available in the home. You can also continue to let Voice Match and Face Match automatically be enabled on new speakers and displays.

To access or remove the audio clips or photos you took during Voice Match and Face Match setup, go to https://myactivity.google.com/ or follow the steps below.

To remove Voice Match or Face Match from your device or home in the Google Home app, follow these steps:

To remove your Voice Match and Face Match enrollment recordings:

  1. On your mobile device, go to My activity.
  2. Tap Menu Menu  Other Google activity.
  3. Scroll down to “Voice and Face Match enrollment,” and tap View data.
  4. Tap Delete all enrollments  Delete.

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