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'sHome screen, tap Menu Menu.
  4. Verify that the Google Account listed is the one linked to Google Home. To switch accounts, click the triangle next to the account name and email address.
  5. Tap More settings and then Personal Info and then Nickname.
  6. To check the pronunciation, choose one of three options:
    1. Use default: Tap the radio button next to “Use default”. To hear 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 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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