How to change the language spoken by your Nest Protect

Depending on where you purchased it, your Google Nest Protect will come with one or more languages installed. These are the languages spoken by Nest Protect during setup, Heads-Up alerts and Emergency alarms. You can change the language spoken by your Nest Protect in the Nest app.

Languages available

Country

Pre-installed languages

United States
Mexico

English
Spanish (US)

Canada

English
French (CA)

United Kingdom
Ireland
Australia
New Zealand

English (UK)

France
Belgium
Netherlands

French
Dutch

Italy
Spain

Italian
Spanish

Germany
Austria

German
French

Denmark
Norway

Danish
Norwegian

Finland
Sweden

Finnish
Swedish

 

Languages available after installation

Note: Your Nest Protect needs to be added to the Nest app and connected to your Wi-Fi network to download the new language and update it.

  • English
  • English (UK)
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • French
  • French (CA)
  • German
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Spanish
  • Spanish (US)
  • Swedish

How to change the language spoken by your Nest Protect 

How to change the language spoken by your Nest Protect>
  1. Tap the Settings Nest settings icon icon.
  2. Scroll down and tap to select the Protect for which you want to change the language.
  3. Tap Spoken language.

    Note: You might have to wait up to 24 hours for your Protect to check in with the Nest Service before you see the option to change the language.

  4. Select the language that you'd like to use.
  5. Nest Protect will automatically download and change the language spoken within 24 hours.
Spoken language settings

Troubleshoot if your Nest Protect language doesn't change

Here are some steps for you to take if your Nest Protect doesn't update its spoken language.

  1. Make sure that your Protect shows up in the Nest app before you try to change the language. If your Protect is set to another language, add it to the Nest app anyway. You just need to scan the QR code on the back.

    How to add your Nest Protect to the Nest app >

    Once your Nest Protect is added to your Nest app, try the directions above to change the language. You might have to wait up to 24 hours for your Protect to check in with the Nest Service before you see the option to change the language. Once the option shows up in the Nest app, you should be able to change the language by following the directions above.

  2. Your Nest Protect needs to be connected to your Wi-Fi network to download the new language and update it. Check that your Nest Protect does not say offline in the Nest app. If it does, try troubleshooting your Nest Protect’s connection or move it closer to your Wi-Fi router.
  3. Remove your Nest Protect and reset it to the default settings. Remove your Nest Protect from your account in the app, then reset your Nest Protect to factory defaults and add your Nest Protect to your account again. Then try changing the language again.
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