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Temporarily turn off Google Assistant

With Downtime, you can set a schedule to limit when your Google Nest speaker or display can be used. Downtime is part of the Google Home app’s Digital Wellbeing tools and can help you manage the use of your family’s speakers and displays. Only home members can create and manage Downtime schedules. Learn more how to share a home and devices in the Google Home app.

Create a Downtime schedule

  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. Tap Settings   Digital Wellbeing  Set up. You can set up Filters or skip to Downtime setup. If you’ve previously set up Filters, under "Downtime," tap New schedule.
  3. Follow the in-app steps to schedule Downtime.

Change Downtime schedule

  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. Tap Settings  and then Digital Wellbeing.
  3. Tap the schedule that you want to change.
  4. Turn off your schedule or make changes, and then tap Save.

What happens when Downtime is on

  • Your device won’t respond to most commands or questions. Commands to stop or cancel activities will still work.
  • You won’t receive notifications on your device.
  • Routines won’t work unless you started one before you turned on Downtime.
  • Activities that started before Downtime begins will continue. For example, you can play music before Downtime starts, and it'll continue to play until you stop it.
  • You can set an alarm or timer, or ask for the time.
  • You can use commands to control your smart devices for home automation, like when you ask your Assistant to turn the lights on or off.

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