Set and manage reminders on Google Home

You can set, ask about and delete reminders on Google Home. Notifications will appear on Google Home and your phone at the time you set. Location reminders are coming soon. 

 

Note: If Digital Wellbeing is enabled, this feature may be restricted or blocked by either Downtime or Filters. Please go here for more information on Digital Wellbeing.

 

Step 1. Make sure that your phone is running Android version M+. 

Your phone must be running Android version M+. Here's how to check and update your Android version. 

Step 2. Set up personalisation

One person using Google Home

Personal results must be turned on to manage reminders. If you don't turn on Personal results, you'll still see a reminder notification on Google Home 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 as your Google Home device.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. In the bottom right corner of the Home screen, tap Account .
  4. Verify that the Google Account  listed is the one linked to Google Home.  To switch accounts, click the triangle to the right of the account name and email address.
  5. In the bottom left corner of the screen, tap Home
  6. Tap the device you want to set up personal results for and then Settings .
  7. Turn Personal results on On or off Off
To prevent others from accessing your reminders, link your Google Account and voice to Google Home.
Multiple people using Google Home

If multiple people are using the same Google Home, everyone who wants to hear, set, and manage personal reminders on Google Home must set up Voice Match, even the person who set up Google Home. This will prevent others from hearing 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. In the bottom right corner, tap Account .
  3. Verify that the Google Account that is listed is the one linked to Google Home. To switch accounts, click the triangle to the right of the account name.
  4. Tap SettingsSettings icon or More settings Nest and then image. Assistant tab Nest and then image. Voice match Nest and then image. plus.
  5. Make sure any devices you want to link your voice to are checked.
  6. Tap Continue Nest and then image. I agree.
  7. Follow the 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 Google Home or from the Google Assistant app on your phone. 

On Google Home
To do this…  Say 'Ok Google' or 'Hey Google,' then…

Create a time-based reminder

Note: Location-based reminders aren't supported

'Remind me to <title> <date> <time>.'

E.g. 'Remind me to call Mom this Sunday at noon.

Create a recurring time-based reminder

'Remind me to <action> <frequency> <time>.'

E.g. 'Remind me to take my medicine every day at 8.00 p.m.'

Ask about a reminder

'What are my reminders?'

'What are my reminders tomorrow?'

'When is my reminder to <title>?'

Delete a single or all reminders

'Delete my reminders for tomorrow'

'Delete reminder to <title>.'

'Delete all of my reminders.'

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

Create a reminder 

There are two ways to create a reminder. On your phone, touch and hold the Home button, then…

  • Say 'Add a reminder' and thensay or type the reminder information or
  • Tap Explore & Your stuff and thenYour stuff and thenReminders and then Add reminder and thensay or type the reminder information.

See your reminders

There are two ways to see your reminders. On your phone, touch and hold the Home button, then…

  • Tap  Explore & Your stuffand thenYour stuff and thenUnder 'Reminders', tap See all. You'll see your top three reminders sorted by time or 
  • Say 'What are my reminders?'

Mark as done

  1. On your phone, touch and hold the Home button and then Explore & Your stuffand thenYour stuff and then find the reminder and thenMark as done.

Edit a reminder 

  1. On your phone, touch and hold the Home button and then Explore & Your stuffand thenYour stuff.
  2. Tap the reminder and thenmake your edits and thenSave. 

Delete a reminder

  1. On your phone, touch and hold the Home button and then Explore & Your stuffand thenYour stuff.
  2. Tap the reminder and then  Delete and then OK.

Get reminders

Reminders set on Google Home and any Google app, including the Google app, Google Assistant app, Calendar and Inbox can be accessed on Google Home and your phone. 

On Google Home

Reminder set on Google Home using a voice command

When it's time for your reminder, your Google Assistant on Google Home will:

  1. Say 'I have a reminder for [name]' and the LED light on Google Home will flash. Then a single white light on Google Home will remain on for 10 minutes. 
  2. Hear the reminder by using one of these voice commands:
    1. 'Ok Google, what's up?'
    2. 'Ok, Google, what are my notifications?'
    3. 'Ok Google, what are my reminders?'
  3. After your Assistant reads your reminder, it will be marked as read. 

Reminder set on phone

When it's time for your reminder:

  1. The LED light on Google Home will flash. Then a single white light on Google Home will remain on for 10 minutes. 
  2. Hear the reminder by using one of these voice commands:
    1. 'Ok Google, what's up?'
    2. 'Ok Google, what are my notifications?'
    3. 'Ok 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 'Ok Google, what are my reminders?'

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

 

Manage reminder notifications 


Turn off all reminder notifications on Google Home

To turn off the vocal notifications and the LED light notification on your Google Home,

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. From Home , tap Account and then  Settings and then Assistant and then the Google Home device you want to change.
  3. Tap the slider next to Home screen & notifications to turn it off. 

 

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