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Google Home LED lights

Google Home and Google Home Mini have LED lights on its top that visually illustrate what it's doing. Choose your device below.


Google Home

Google Assistant

Status LED light on top of Google Home will: (light color)  
Google Home heard "Hey, Google" or "Ok Google" and is waiting for your response Spins clockwise and pulses (multi-colored)
Google Home is thinking Continuously spin clockwise (multi-colored)
Google Home is responding Continuously pulse (multi-colored)
Microphone is muted (Google Home isn't listening and can't respond) Static light (orange)
Note: Here's more on Data security and privacy on Google Home.

 Setup

Status LED light on top of Google Home will: (light color)  
Ready to set up Pulse slowly (white)
Verify device Pulse slowly (blue)
Connecting Wi-Fi Spin clockwise (white)
Downloading Light up from top to bottom (white)
Installing Spin clockwise (white)

 System

Status LED light on top of Google Home will: (light color)  
Bootup Spin and blink (white and multi-colored)
Factory Data Reset (FDR) Countdown (orange)
Alarm ringing Pulse slowly (white)
Timer ringing Spin (white)

  Volume

Status LED light on top of Google Home will: (light color)  
Volume mute 1 centered dot (white)
Volume 1 / Volume 10 1 dot (white) / 10 dots (white)


 Error

Status LED light on top of Google Home will: (light color)  
Update taking longer than expected 6 static lights (orange)
Google Home Mini

Google Assistant

Status LED light on top of Google Home will: (light color)  
Google Home heard "Hey, Google" or "Ok Google" and is waiting for your response Turn on (white)
Google Home is thinking Run (white
Google Home is responding Pulse continuously (white)
Microphone is off (Google Home isn't listening and can't respond) Remain static (orange)
Note: Here's more on Data security and privacy on Google Home.

 Setup

Status LED light on top of Google Home will: (light color)  
Ready to set up Pulse slowly (white)
Verify device Remain static (blue)
Connecting Wi-Fi Bounce back and forth (white)
Downloading Light up from left to right (white)
Installing Light up from left to right (white)

 System

Status LED light on top of Google Home will: (light color)  
Bootup

Light up from left to right (multi-colored)

Factory Data Reset

(FDR)

1 dot lights up when FDR starts

/ 4 dots light up  when FDR ends (orange)

Alarm ringing Pulse slowly (white)
Timer ringing Run slowly (white)

  Volume

Status LED light on top of Google Home will: (light color)  
Volume mute 4 lights flash dimly (white)
Volume 1 / Volume 10 1 dot lights up / 4 dots light up (white)


 Error

Status LED light on top of Google Home will: (light color)  
Update taking longer
than expected
2 static lights (red)

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