Change your nickname

By default your nickname is the first name associated with your Google Account. However you can set a different nickname and teach the Google Assistant the correct pronunciation.

Change your nickname

  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 app's Home screen, tap Account .
  4. Tap Settings  and then Personal Info and then Nickname.
  5. Under "What should the Assistant call you?" tap Edit  and then type your nickname and then OK.
  6. .To check the pronunciation, choose one of three options:
    1.  Use default: Tap the radio button next to Use default. To hear the pronunciation, tap Play. If it’s incorrect, try spelling it out or recording your own.
    2. Spell it out: Tap the radio button next to Spell it out and then Type your name and tap OK and then Play.
      Tip: Use latin characters to spell out the pronunciation. For example, Eva can be spelled as Ayva. 
    3. Record your own: Tap the radio button next to Record your own and then Record and then Say your name. To hear the pronunciation, tap Play. To record again, tap Record again. 
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