Send information from Google Home to your phone

Your Google Assistant on Google Home can send information to your phone and help you learn more about the topic. This includes things like directions, traffic information, and sports standings.

Send information from Google Home to your phone

Step 1. Get started with the Google Assistant app

Download and set up the Google Assistant app. If you've already used the Google Assistant app, skip to the next step.

Step 2. Make sure your phone and speaker or display are signed into the same Google Account

Google Home:

  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 Google Home or Google Nest device. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.

Step 3. Turn on notifications on your phone

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap your device  Settings  
  3. Scroll down to "More," then turn Notifications on On.

Step 4. Set up Voice Match on Google Home

If you’re the only person using the device, you can skip this step. If multiple people are using a Google Home device, each person needs to set up Voice Match on Google Home to get information on their phone.

Anyone who hasn't set up Voice Match can't send information to phones.

Set up Voice Match

  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 Google Home or Google Nest device. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  4. Go back to the home screen, then tap Settings .
  5. Scroll down to "Google Assistant services," then tap More settings.
  6. Tap Assistant  Voice Match  Add devices.
  7. Make sure any devices you want to link your voice to are checked.
  8. Tap Continue  Next I agree.
  9. Follow the in-app steps.
  10. To hear personal information, you must turn on Personal results. Tap I agree and proceed with the Voice Match setup.
  11. 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.

Step 5. Send information to your phone

After your Google Assistant responds to your initial query, say "OK Google, send this to my phone."

Note: If you ask for things on Google Home where your phone or a screen would be helpful, your Assistant will send the information to your phone automatically. This includes things like directions, traffic information, and sports standings.

Supported features

You can send information on these features to your phone.

Calendar information  

  • Say "Hey Google, what’s on my agenda?"and then“Send to my phone.”

Shopping list

  • Say "Hey Google, what’s on my shopping list?"and then“Send to my phone.”

Weather

  • Say "Hey Google, what’s the weather in Paris next week?”and then“Send to my phone.”

Sports standings and schedules

  • Say "Hey Google, how are the Giants doing?"and then“Send to my phone.”

Movies

  • Say "Hey Google, what movies are playing nearby?"and then“Send to my phone.”

Lists

  • Say "Hey Google, attractions in San Francisco."and then“Send to my phone.”

Images and photos

  • Say "Hey Google, pictures of Elvis Presley."and then“Send to my phone.”

Translations

  • Say "Hey Google, How do you say Hello in Japanese?"and then“Send to my phone.”

Finance information

  • Say "Hey Google, stock price of Google."and then“Send to my phone.”

Directions

  • Say "Hey Google, how do I get to Costco?"and then“Send to my phone.”

Traffic information

  • Say "Hey Google, how long is my commute?"and then“Send to my phone.”

Step 6. Get information on your phone

You’ll see a notification on your phone. Tap the notification to view more information.

Unread notifications remain on your phone for 24 hours.

Turn off notifications

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap your device  Settings  
  3. Scroll down to "More," then turn Notifications off Off .

Fix a problem

If you're not getting information on your phone,

  1. Make sure you've downloaded and set up the Google Assistant app.
  2. You're requesting information on a supported feature. Music, alarms, and timers are a few features that can't be sent to your phone.
  3. Make sure your phone and Google Home are signed into the same Google Account.
  4. Make sure notifications are turned onOn.
  5. If multiple people are using Google Home, make sure you've linked your Google Account and voice. If your Assistant can't recognize your voice, it can't send information to your phone. You might want to retrain your Assistant to learn your voice again.
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