Set and manage reminders

You can ask your Google Nest or Google Home speaker or display to set, repeat back, or delete reminders. Reminders can be set for yourself or for others. They can be set for a certain time or for when someone is at a certain place.

Notifications will appear on your Google Nest or Home device and on your phone at the time you scheduled them to occur or on your phone when you reach your set location. When you assign a reminder to someone else, they can get a notification on their device. Assignable reminders are not available in all languages or for G Suite accounts.

Note: If Digital Wellbeing is enabled, this feature may be restricted or blocked by Downtime, Filters, or Do not disturb. Learn more about Digital Wellbeing.

Step 1. Make sure your phone is running Android 6.0 or later. 

Your phone must be running Android version 6.0 or later. Check and update your Android version. 

Step 2. Set up personalization

One person using a Google Nest or Home device

Personal results must be turned on to manage reminders. If you don't turn on Personal results, you'll still get a reminder notification on your speaker or display but you won't be able to hear the reminder. 

  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi network or linked to the same account as your speaker or display.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. At the top right corner of the screen, tap your account.
  4. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.

  5. Go back to the home screen Home.
  6. Tap your device.
  7. At the top right corner, tap Settings .
  8. Under "More," tap Recognition & Personalization.
  9. Turn on Allow personal results.
To prevent others from accessing your reminders, link your Google Account and voice to your speaker or display.
Multiple people using a Google Nest or Home device

If multiple people are using the same speaker or display, everyone who wants to check, set, and manage personal reminders must set up Voice Match, even the person who set up the device. This will prevent others from checking and managing your reminders.

If you've already set up Voice Match, skip these steps.

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. At the top right, tap your account.
  3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  4. Tap Assistant settings  Assistant  Voice Match  Add devices.
  5. Make sure any devices you want to link your voice to are checked.
  6. Tap Continue  I agree.
  7. Follow the in-app steps.
  8. To hear personal information, you must turn on Personal results. Tap I agree and proceed with the Voice Match setup.
  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.

Set and manage reminders

You can create and manage reminders directly on your speaker or display, or from the Google Home app on your phone. 

Note: You can set a reminder for either a time or location, but not both. For example, you can't set a reminder for at home at 3 PM.  

On speakers and displays
To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then:

Create a time-based reminder

Important:

  • If you say "Set a reminder for tomorrow" before 5 AM, the reminder occurs that same day. 
  • If you say "Set a reminder for tomorrow" after 5 AM, the reminder occurs that next day. 

Remind <name> to <title> <date> <time>.

"Remind me to call Mom this Sunday at noon."

Create a recurring reminder

Remind <name> to <action> <frequency> <time>.

"Remind me to take my medicine every day at 5 PM."

Create a reminder for someone else

Note: To assign a reminder to others, the person must be in a family group with them.

OR

You and the person you're assigning a reminder to are 
both signed in to the same device, such as a speaker or display.
Learn how to link your voice to your Google Assistant device
with Voice Match
and how to share devices in your home with other people.

Remind <name> to <action> <frequency> <time>.

“Remind Ryan to load the dishwasher every day at 8 PM.”

Create a location-based reminder

Location categories:

  • Specific places and addresses
  • Specific businesses
  • Business categories, like grocery store, mall, or pet store
  • Home or work address (Not assignable)

Remind <name> to <action> <location>.

"Remind me to empty the dishwasher when I get home.” 

"Remind Tom to get a latte when he’s at Starbucks.”

Ask about a reminder

"What are my reminders?"

"What are my reminders tomorrow?"

"When is my reminder to <title>?"

“What are my reminders from Dave?”

Check reminders you assigned to someone else “What reminders have I sent to Katie?”
Delete a single or all reminders

"Delete my reminders for tomorrow."

"Delete reminder to <title>."

"Delete the reminder from Elizabeth.”

"Delete all of my reminders."

 
On your phone
  1. Make sure your phone or tablet is on the same Wi-Fi network as your speaker or display.
  2. Make sure the Google Account signed in to your mobile phone or tablet browser is the same account used to link to your speaker or display. 

Create a reminder 

  1. Touch and hold the Home button on your phone.
  2. Tap Set a reminder or say “Add a reminder.”
  3. Say or type the reminder information.

Check your reminders

There are two ways to check your reminders.

  1. Touch and hold the Home button and then say "What are my reminders?"
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
    1. At the top right, tap your account.
    2. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
    3. Tap Assistant settings  Services  Reminders.
 

Edit your reminders

 
  1. At the top right, tap your account.
  2. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  3. Tap Assistant settings  Services  Reminders.
  4. Tap the reminder you want to edit and then Edit ​​ and then make your edits and then Save

Note: To edit reminders that you create for others, use a voice command.

Edit reminders with your voice

You can change the details of a reminder, like the time, location, or the person it’s assigned to.

For example, you can say: “Hey Google, show the next reminder for Ellie” and then “Hey Google, change it to 5 PM.”

If you edit a reminder you assigned to someone else, that person can get a notification.

Delete your reminders

  1.  At the top right, tap your account.
  2. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  3. Tap Assistant settings  Services  Reminders.
  4.  Tap the reminder you want to delete and then Delete and then OK.
Note: To delete reminders that you create for others, use a voice command.

Delete reminders with your voice

You can delete a reminder you made for yourself or for someone else.

For example, you can say: “Hey Google, delete the reminder from Elizabeth.”

If you delete a reminder you assigned to someone else, that person can get a notification.

Get reminders

Time-based reminders set on your device or on any Google app, like Calendar or Inbox, can be accessed on speakers and displays, as well as on your phone. 

Location-based reminders only appear on your phone. They don't play on speakers and displays. 

On speakers and displays

When it's time for your reminder:

  1. The LED light on your device will flash. Then a single white light on the device will remain on for 10 minutes. 
  2. Get the reminder by using one of these voice commands:
    1. "Hey Google, what's up?"
    2. "Hey Google, what are my notifications?"
    3. "Hey Google, what are my reminders?"
  3. After your Assistant reads your reminder, it will be marked as read.

You can ask about the day's reminders at any time by saying "Hey Google, what are my reminders?"

Note: Your device will only say out loud that you have a reminder if you previously set the reminder on the speaker or display with your voice.

On your phone
When it’s time for your reminder to appear, you'll get a notification on your device. If you don't need the reminder anymore, swipe it away. 

Learn how to Turn notifications on or off

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