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How to Use Reminders on Your Google Home

Use Reminders on Your Google Home

We’ve all had the Experience of the Day. It’s when your Google Home keeps saying things like, “Hey, tell me about the weather,” or “Hey, do you want to play a game?” 

But did you know that you can set reminders on your Google Home

Yep! You can set reminders for yourself and other people in several different ways. Let’s explore how:


Set a reminder using “remember”

To set a reminder, say “Hey Google, remind me to [task] at [time].”

Remembering a task with Google Home is easy. Just say “remember” and add whatever you want! For example:

“Remember to buy milk.” (This will be added as an event)

“Remind me once an hour for 30 minutes.” (This will be added as an event)

Set a reminder using the Google Home app

To set a reminder, open the Google Home app on your phone. Tap the menu button, then tap Settings. 

Next to Reminders, tap Add reminder. If you don’t see this option yet, scroll down and tap “More.”

Type or say what you want to be reminded of in the search bar at the bottom of this screen. 

Then choose whether to have Google Assistant remind me when I’m home (this is called “When I leave”) when my next appointment starts (this is called “At work”) or both at once by tapping Next > At work then choosing between them as appropriate under When leaving/at work. 

You can also choose whether or not there should be an icon displayed in my Day view so I know which reminders have been added; if so select “Show Icon” before saving your changes

Set a reminder using Google Assistant on your phone or tablet

To set a reminder on your Google Home, you’ll need to open up the Google Assistant on your phone or tablet. 

Then, tap the blue circle in the right-hand corner of the screen and select Reminders (it looks like a blue circle).

You can also tap “Reminders” from within any app that supports reminders. 

This will bring you to another screen where all of your app’s reminders are listed by date and time. If there are no existing ones listed in this view, then go ahead and create one!

Once you’ve created a new item for yourself, tap on its title bar so that it highlights red before tapping “Add.” 

You’ll see an option for adding more details if needed; otherwise just proceed with creating or editing whatever else might need modifying as well (e.g., changing who gets notified about this upcoming event/task).

Once everything looks good enough for us (or not), simply hit the checkmark icon next to each item’s name once complete – we’ll let them know they’ve been scheduled correctly soon enough!

Common problems with reminders

  • You can’t set reminders on Google Home.
  • You can’t set reminders for someone else.
  • You can’t set reminders for a specific time or date.
  • You can set reminders for yourself in several different ways.
  • You can set reminders for yourself in several different ways.

Using Google Assistant on your phone or tablet: If you have the Google Assistant app, open it and say “Remind me to do [task]” The reminder will appear in the Reminders list on your device at the time you specify.

Using the Google Home app: If you’re connected to Wi-Fi, open the Home app and tap Settings > Reminders (or use this shortcut). 

On this page, tap Add New Reminder and enter a name for each task; then select how long until it should be done—for example, “Do laundry before bed” or “Get ready tomorrow morning.” 

Finally, tap Save & Continue when done typing so that future reminders are saved without having to retype them each time they need updating!



Remember is a great feature that can help you stay fully informed about what’s important in your life. 

You can set reminders for yourself as well as others, and use them to remind yourself of upcoming events or appointments. 

We hope this guide has helped you figure out how to get started with using reminders on Google Home.