Send information from Google Home to your phone

Your Google Assistant on Google Home can send information to your phone and help you learn more about the topic. This includes things like directions, traffic information, and sports standings.

Step 1. Get started with the Google Assistant app 

Here's how to get started with the Google Assistant app. If you've already used the Google Assistant app, skip to the next step. 

To use the Google Assistant, you’ll need a phone with:

  • Android 6.0 or higher
  • Google app 6.13 or higher
  • Google Play services
  • 1.5 GB of memory and 720p screen resolution

Step 2. Make sure your phone and Google Home are signed into the same Google Account

Phone:

Touch and hold the Home button and then Explore & Your stuff and thenSettings and thenAccount and then choose your Google Account. 

Google Home: 

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. In the top left corner of the Home screen, tap Menu Menu.
  3. At the top of the screen, you'll see the Google Account you're currently signed into.
  4. To change this account, tap the arrow to the right of the account and choose a different account. 

Step 3. Turn on notifications on your phone 

Touch and hold the Home button and then Explore & Your stuff and thenSettings and thenDevices and thentap your phone and thenturn on Notifications.

Step 4. Set up Voice Match on Google Home

If you’re the only person using the device,  you can skip this step. If multiple people are using a Google Home device, each person needs to set up Voice Match on Google Home to get information on their phone. 

Anyone who hasn't set up Voice Match can't send information to phones. 

Set up Voice Match
  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 I agree. 
  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. 
    2. ​If you've set up Voice Match before, you won't need to teach your Assistant to recognize your voice. 
  8. To hear personal information, you must turn on Personal results. Tap I agree. 
  9. 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.

Note: Your Assistant uses your voice to access your personal information. But a similar voice might be able to access this info, too. Only turn on Personal Results if you're comfortable sharing your personal information with others.

Step 5. Send information to your phone

After your Google Assistant responds to your initial query, say "Ok Google, send this to my phone." 

Note: If you ask for things on Google Home where your phone or a screen would be helpful, your Assistant will send the information to your phone automatically. This includes things like directions, traffic information, and sports standings.

Supported features

You can send information on these features to your phone:

  • Calendar information  
    • Say "Hey Google, what’s on my agenda?" > “Send to my phone”
  • Shopping list
    • Say "Hey Google, what’s on my shopping list?" > “Send to my phone”
  • Weather
    • Say "Hey Google, what’s the weather in Paris next week?” > “Send to my phone”
  • Sports standings and schedules
    • Say "Hey Google, how are the Giants doing?" > “Send to my phone”
  • Movies
    • Say "Hey Google, what movies are playing nearby?" > “Send to my phone”
  • Lists
    • Say "Hey Google, attractions in San Francisco" > “Send to my phone”
  • Images and photos
    • Say "Hey Google, pictures of Elvis Presley" > “Send to my phone”
  • Translations
    • Say "Hey Google, How do you say Hello in Japanese?" > “Send to my phone”
  • Finance information
    • Say "Hey Google, stock price of Google" > “Send to my phone”
  • Directions
    • Say "Hey Google, how do I get to Costco?" > “Send to my phone”
  • Traffic information
    • Say "Hey Google, how long is my commute?" > “Send to my phone”

Step 6. Get information on your phone

If you’ve activated the Assistant on your phone and have notifications turned on, you’ll see a notification on your phone. Tap on the notification for more information. If you don't need the information/notification anymore, you can swipe it away. 

Unread notifications remain on your phone for 24 hours.

Turn off notifications

Touch and hold the Home button and then Explore & Your stuff and thenSettings and thenDevices and thentap your phone and thenturn off Notifications. 

Fix a problem

If you're not getting information on your phone,

  1. Make sure you've activated your Assistant.
  2. You're requesting information on a supported feature. Music, alarms, and timers are a few features that can't be sent to your phone.
  3. Make sure your phone and Google Home are signed into the same Google Account.
  4. Make sure notifications are turned on.
  5. If multiple people are using Google Home, make sure you've linked your Google Account and voice. If your Assistant can't recognize your voice, it can't send information to your phone. 

 

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