Set up & manage Routines

Get daily help with your personal routines. Simply say one command and your Google Assistant will do multiple things. 
My Day is now the Good Morning Routine. 

Note: Routines will become available in the next few days. If you don't see them yet, check back soon.

Routines are currently available in the U.S. Other countries use My Day. 

Step 1. Set up personalization

One person using Google Home

Personal results must be turned on to hear personal information, like calendar events and reminders.

  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 Google Home app.
  3. In the top left corner of the Home screen, tap Menu 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 On or off Off
Multiple people using Google Home
If multiple users are using the same Google Home, everyone who wants to hear personal info 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 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 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's Home screen, tap Devices Devices . Find the device card or the device you're setting up with Voice Match. 
  5. From the device card, tap the blue banner labeled Multi user is now available, Link your account, or Get personal results with Voice Match and then CONTINUE. 
  6. 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. 
  7. Training your voice:
    1. If you've never set up Voice Match and trained your voice, follow the prompts to teach your Assistant to recognize your voice. You'll say "Ok Google” twice and “Hey Google” twice. Tap CONTINUE.  Note: This turns on Personal results. 
    2. ​If you've set up Voice Match before, you won't need to teach your Assistant to recognize your voice. Tap CONTINUE. 
    3. To retrain the voice model, tap Retrain voice model and follow the prompts. Tap CONTINUE.
  8. To invite others to set up Voice Match for tailored results, tap INVITE, choose your communication method, and send the invite. To skip this step, tap No thanks.
 

Step 2. Set up a Routine 

You can choose from a list of actions for each Routine.

  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 Google Home app.
  3. In the top left corner of the Home screen, tap Menu Menu .
  4. Verify that the Google Account that is listed is the one linked to Google Home.  To switch accounts, click the triangle to the right of the account name.
  5. Tap More settings and then Routines and then choose a Routine and then tap the box next to an action and then Done .

Note: You can adjust the settings for individual actions by tapping Settings gear next to the action. 

What can a Routine do?

Good morning

Say "Hey Google, good morning"...

And your Assistant can:

  • Take your phone off silent (only when initiated via an Android device). 
  • Adjust lights, plugs, thermostats, and more
  • Tell you about today's:
    • Weather 
    • Commute
    • Calendar
    • Reminders
  • Adjust the media volume

And then play:

  • Music 
  • News 
  • Radio 
  • Podcast where you left off
  • Audiobook where you left off 
  • Nothing

Bedtime

Say "Hey Google, bedtime"...

And your Assistant can:

  • Put your phone on silent (only when initiated via an Android device). 
  • Tell you about tomorrow's:
    • Weather
    • First calendar event
  • Set an alarm. 
  • Adjust lights, plugs, thermostats, and more
  • Adjust the media volume

And then play:

  • Music 
    • Set a sleep timer for X minutes (you must be playing music)
  • Sleep sounds. Note: Sleep sounds will play for one hour if not turned off. 
  • Nothing

Leaving home

Say "Hey Google, I’m leaving" ...

And your Assistant can:

  • Adjust lights, plugs, thermostats, and more 

I'm home

Say "Hey Google, I'm home"...

And your Assistant can:

  • Adjust lights, plugs, thermostats, and more 
  • Broadcast to Google Home's that are in your home
  • Tell youhome (location-based) reminders
  • Adjust the media volume

And then play:

  • Music 
  • News 
  • Radio 
  • Podcasts
  • Audiobooks
  • Nothing

 Commuting to work

Say "Hey Google, let's go to work"...

Note: Must be initiated via an Android or iOS device. Not supported on Home devices.

And your Assistant can:

  • Tell you about today's:
    • Commute
    • Weather
    • Calendar
    • Reminders
  • Adjust lights, plugs, thermostats, and more 
  • Adjust the media volume

And then play:

  • Music
  • News
  • Radio 
  • Podcast 
  • Nothing

Commuting home

Say "Hey Google, let's go home"...

Note: Must be initiated via an Android or iOS device. Not supported on Home devices.

And your Assistant can:

  • Tell you about your commute
  • Adjust lights, plugs, thermostats, and more 
  • Send texts
  • Read unread texts
  • Broadcast to Google Home that you're on the way home
  • Adjust the media volume

And then play:

  • Music
  • News
  • Radio 
  • Podcast 
  • Nothing

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

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