Set & manage alarms and media alarms

You can set general alarms, play your favorite music or choose a character as an alarm with just your voice. Alarms will sound for 10 minutes if not stopped or snoozed. 

You can turn off a timer or an alarm without saying, “Hey Google.” Just say, “stop.” This is available on Google Home and Google Nest speakers and displays in English-speaking countries.

Note: If Digital Wellbeing is enabled, this feature may be restricted or blocked by Downtime, Filters, or Do not disturb. Please go here for more information on Digital Wellbeing.

Alarms

General alarms

To do this:  Say "Ok Google" or “Hey Google”, then...
Set new alarm "Set alarm for 6am tomorrow”
Set alarm with name “Set an alarm for 7 am called Medicine” 
Set recurring alarm "Set alarm for 7am every day of the week”
Ask about existing alarm "When is my alarm set for?”
“When is my Friday alarm?”  
"When is my medicine alarm?"
Ask about all alarms “What alarms are set?”
Cancel an existing alarm "Cancel my alarm"
"Cancel my medicine alarm”
Stop a ringing alarm

"Stop"

To stop an alarm, you don’t need to say “Ok, Google”; just say “Stop”.
(English language only)

To control by touch:

  • Google Home - Tap the top.
  • Google Nest Mini (2nd gen) -  Tap the center.
  • Google Home Mini (1st gen) -  Press and hold either side.
  • Google Home Max - Tap the line on the top or right side. 
  • Google Nest displays - Tap Stop on the screen.
Snooze “Snooze for 10 minutes.” "Snooze"

Media alarms

Media alarms

You can set your favorite music as an alarm. Select a song, artist, genre or playlist from your default music service in the Google Home app. If you have a premium account with your default music service, you can also use the premium options the service offers. You cannot use music uploaded on Google Play Music.

Note: This feature is currently available in English (US) on all Google Nest speakers and displays, and English (UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore, India), Spanish, French (France and Canada), German and Japanese on all Google speakers as well as the Google Nest Hub Max.

To do this:  Say "Ok Google" or “Hey Google”, then...
Set media, music, or radio alarm "Set J-pop radio alarm for 6am tomorrow” or “Set birthday music alarm for 7:30 am Monday”
Set recurring media, music, or radio alarm "Set Beethoven music alarm for 7am every day”
Ask about existing alarm "When is my alarm set for?”
Ask about all alarms “What alarms are set?”
Cancel an existing alarm "Cancel my alarm"
Stop a ringing alarm

"Stop"

To control by touch:

  • Google Home - Tap the top.
  • Google Nest Mini (2nd gen) -  Tap the center.
  • Google Home Mini (1st gen) -  Press and hold either side.
  • Google Home Max - Tap the line on the top or right side. 
  • Google Nest displays - Tap Stop on the screen.
Snooze “Snooze for 10 minutes.” "Snooze"

Note: If your speaker or display isn't connected to Wi-Fi at the time of the media alarm, a general alarm will sound instead.  

Character alarms

You can set fun alarms from some of your favorite characters for an entertaining and easy way to get your day started.

Note: This feature is currently only available in English in Canada and the U.S. on Google Home,  Google Nest Mini (2nd gen), Google Home Mini (1st gen), Google Home Max, Google Nest Hub, and Google Nest Hub Max.

You can set the following characters as an alarm:

  • Lego City
  • Lego Life
  • Lego Friends
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    • Leonardo
    • Michelangelo
    • Raphael
    • Donatello
    • April O’Neil
  • Hatchimals

Check back for new characters!

Use Family Link to create a Google Account for your child or add supervision to your child’s existing Google Account, here.

 

To do this:

Say "Ok Google" or “Hey Google”, then...

Set Character alarm

"Set a [character name] alarm for 6 am tomorrow" 

Set recurring Character alarm

"Set [character] for 7am every day of the week”

Ask about existing alarm

"When is my alarm set for?”

Ask about all alarms

“What alarms are set?”

Cancel an existing alarm

"Cancel my alarm"

Stop a ringing alarm

"Stop"

To control by touch:

  • Google Home - Tap the top.
  • Google Nest Mini (2nd gen) -  Tap the center.
  • Google Home Mini (1st gen) -  Press and hold either side.
  • Google Home Max - Tap the line on the top or right side.
  • Google Nest displays - Tap Stop on the screen.

Snooze

“Snooze for 10 minutes.” "Snooze"

Note: If your speaker or display isn't connected to Wi-Fi at the time of the media alarm, a general alarm will sound instead.

Change alarm volume

Change general alarm volume

  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi as your Google Nest or Home device.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Within Home , tap the device you want to change the alarm volume..
  4. In the top right corner of the device card, tap Settings  and then Alarms & Timers.
  5. Move the slider to adjust the volume.

Change media alarm volume

The media alarm plays back at the volume of media. Here's how to change the media volume by voice or touch. 

  • Alarm sounds are only played from Google Nest and Home speakers or displays. Alarm sounds don't play on other Cast devices (ex. TVs, other speakers) that are associated with your Google Nest or Home device.
  • You can't change your alarm tone for general alarms. 
  • Alarm will sound for ten minutes if not turned off.
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