Google Nest and Google Home device LED lights

Google Home, Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen), Google Home Mini (1st gen), and Google Home Max have LED lights on top that visually illustrate what they are doing. Choose your device below.


Google Home Google Home

Google Assistant

Status LED light on top of Google Home will: (light colour)  
Google Home heard "Ok Google" and is waiting for your response Spins clockwise and pulses (multi-coloured) Listening
Google Home is thinking Continuously spin clockwise (multi-coloured) Thinking
Google Home is responding Continuously pulse (multi-coloured) Responding
Microphone is muted (Google Home isn't listening and can't respond) Solid light (orange) Mic muted
Note: Here's more on Data security and privacy on Google Nest and Home devices.

Setup Setup

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

system System

Status LED light on top of Google Home will: (light colour)  
Boot up Spin and blink (white and multi-coloured) Bootup
Factory reset Countdown (orange) FDR
Alarm ringing Pulse slowly (white) Alarm ringing
Timer ringing Spin (white) Timer ringing
Reminder notification

1 solid light (white) that stays on for
~10 minutes when a notification is available.

Say "Hey Google, what's up?" to hear the notification

Reminder / volume mute

 Volume Volume

Status LED light on top of Google Home will: (light colour)  
Volume mute

1 centred dot (white)

Only visible when making volume control gesture

Reminder / volume mute
Volume 1/Volume 10 1 dot (white)/10 dots (white) volume level


Error Error

Status LED light on top of Google Home will: (light colour)  
Update taking longer than expected 6 solid lights (orange) Long update

Googel Nest Mini Google Nest Mini (2nd gen)

 Note: The Google Nest Mini (2nd gen) has a wall mount screw slot on the back. If your device doesn’t have a wall mount screw slot, it is a Google Home Mini (1st gen).

Google Assistant

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

Setup Setup

Status LED light on top of Nest Mini will: (light colour)  
Ready to set up Pulse slowly (white) Ready to set up
Verify device Solid light (blue) Verify device
Connecting Wi-Fi Bounce back and forth (white) Wi-Fi
Downloading Light up from left to right (white) Downloading
Installing Light up from left to right (white) installing

system System

Status LED light on top of Nest Mini will: (light colour)  
Boot up

Light up from left to right (multi-coloured or white depending on the colour of your Nest Mini)

Bootup
Alarm ringing Pulse slowly (white) Alarm ringing
Timer ringing Pulse slowly (white) Timer ringing
Reminder notification

1 solid light (white) that stays on for

~10 minutes when a notification is available.

Say "Hey Google, what's up?" to hear the notification

Reminder

 Volume Volume

Status LED light on top of Nest Mini will: (light colour)  
Volume mute 4 lights flash dimly (white) Volume mute
Volume 1/Volume 10 1 dot lights up/4 dots light up (white) Volume change
Hand detection When music is playing, lights will turn on as your hand gets close


Error Error

Status LED light on top of Nest Mini will: (light colour)  
Update taking longer
than expected
2 solid lights (red) Long update

Google Home Mini Google Home Mini (1st gen)

Google Assistant

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

Setup Setup

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

system System

Status LED light on top of Home Mini will: (light colour)  
Boot up

Lights up from left to right (multi-coloured)

Bootup

Factory reset

1 dot lights up when factory reset confirmation starts

4 dots light up when factory reset confirmation completes (orange)

FDR
Alarm ringing Pulse slowly (white) Alarm ringing
Timer ringing Pulse slowly (white) Timer ringing
Reminder notification

1 solid light (white) that stays on for
~10 minutes when a notification is available.

Say "Hey Google, what's up?" to hear the notification

Reminder

 Volume Volume

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


Error Error

Status LED light on top of Home Mini will: (light colour)  
Update taking longer
than expected
2 solid lights (red) Long update
Google Home Max Google Home Max

Google Assistant

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

Setup Setup

Status LED light on top of Max will: (light colour)  
Ready to set up Pulse slowly (white) Ready to set up
Verify device Solid light (blue) Verify device
Connecting Wi-Fi Bounce back and forth (white) Wi-Fi
Downloading Light up from left to right (white) Downloading
Installing Light up from left to right (white) installing

system System

Status LED light on top of Max will: (light colour)  
Boot up

Lights up from left to right (multi-coloured)

Bootup

Factory reset

1 dot lights up when factory reset confirmation starts

4 dots light up when factory reset confirmation completes (orange)

FDR
Alarm ringing Pulse slowly (white) Alarm ringing
Timer ringing Pulse slowly (white) Timer ringing
Reminder notification

1 solid light (white) that stays on for
~10 minutes when a notification is available.

Say "Hey Google, what's up?" to hear the notification

Reminder
Skip track Pulse quickly (white) Volume mute
Stereo pairing Pulse slowly (white) Alarm ringing

 Volume Volume

Status LED light on top of Max will: (light colour)  
Volume mute 4 lights flash dimly (white) Volume mute
Volume 1/Volume 10 1 dot lights up/4 dots light up (white) Volume change


Error Error

Status LED light on top of Max will: (light colour)  
Update taking longer
than expected
2 solid lights (red) Long update
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