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To get the most out of Google Home, choose your Help Center: U.S. Help Center, U.K Help Center, Canada Help Center, Australia Help Center.  Need help? Speak to a Google Home support specialist: U.S.: 1-855-971-9121,  U.K.: 0800 026 1217, Canada: 844-701-7229.

Set up & manage My Day

Start your day the right way with Google Home. Wake up and hear the information you need without going online or opening your calendar.

Step 1. Set up personalization

One person using Google Home

Personal results must be turned on to hear your My Day briefing. 

  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi as your Google Home device.
  2. Open the Google Home app .
  3. In the top left corner of the Home screen, tap Menu .
  4. Verify that the Google Account  listed is the one linked to Google Home.  To switch accounts, click the triangle to the right of the account name and email address.
  5. Tap More settings. 
  6. Under "Devices," tap a Google Home device.
  7. Turn Personal results on  or off 
Multiple people using Google Home
If multiple users are using the same Google Home, everyone who wants to My Day on Google Home must link their Google Account and voice to Google Home, even the person who set up Google Home. If you've already linked your Google Account and voice, skip these steps. 
  1. Open the Google Home app .
    1. Make sure the Google Home app is updated with the latest version.
  2. Make sure your phone or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as Google Home.
  3. Tap Menu  and make sure the Google Account listed is the one you want to link to your voice. To switch accounts, click the triangle next to the Account name and choose the correct Account. 
  4. In the top right corner of the app Home screen, tap Devices . Find the device card of the Google Home you'd like to link to your voice. 
  5. From the device card, tap the blue banner labeled Multi user is now available or Link your account.
  6. Tap CONTINUE. 
  7. If you haven’t already agreed to what is required to get help from your Assistant, you’ll see a screen outlining the permissions. Tap YES I’M IN. 
  8. Follow the prompts to teach Google Home to recognize your voice. You'll say "Ok Google” twice and “Hey Google” twice. Note: This turns on Personal results.
  9. To test a few phrases, say something like, “Ok Google, tell me about my day.” Tap CONTINUE. 
  10. To invite other people to link their Google Account & voice for tailored results, tap INVITE, choose your communication method, and send the invite. To skip this step, tap No thanks.
  11. You'll see a list of devices you've linked to your voice. These devices will read personal info when they hear your voice. If your Assistant isn’t recognizing your voice correctly, tap Teach it your voice again to try again. 
 

Step 2: Listen to My Day

To listen to My Day, say "Ok Google, tell me about My Day" whenever you’re ready to hear your daily brief.

What you can hear & add to My Day

  • Weather: Hear the day’s forecast.
  • News: Hear news from your default news source. 
  • Commute: Hear an overview of traffic to work and an estimated travel time. Learn how to set your home and work locations.
  • Reminders: Hear a list of reminders that you have set for the day.
  • Calendar: Hear details about your next meeting. Note: This calendar is linked to the Google Account that was used to set up Google Home.  
  • Flight status: Hear the status of your upcoming flights. Note: You can't turn off flight status.

Fix problems

  1. Within the My Day section of the Google Home app , Make sure that you've checked the categories you expect to hear.
  2. For commute and weather to work properly, make sure you've set your home and work locations.
  3. Make sure you've turned on Personal results to hear reminders and calendar information. 

 

Elise is a Google Home expert and author of this help page. Leave her feedback below about the page.

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