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Set and manage alarms on your Google Nest speaker or display

Note:​ Conversational actions are no longer available. Learn more here.

Set an alarm on your Google Nest or Home speaker or display to help you wake up or start an important task at the desired time.

You can use your voice or the Nest display screen to set an alarm. The alarm will play only on the speaker or display that you used to set it up.

On Nest displays, you can change your alarm's default settings, such as the alarm tone or length of time it sounds. On speakers, the default settings can't be changed.

Note: Media alarms are no longer available. To start music or other media at a desired time, schedule a Routine.

Set, cancel, snooze, or stop an alarm

Use your voice to set and manage alarms

Use voice commands to set, cancel, ask about an alarm, and stop or snooze a ringing alarm.

To do this: Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then:
Set new alarm "Set alarm for 6 AM tomorrow"
Set an alarm with a name "Set an alarm for 7 AM called Medicine"
Set a recurring alarm "Set alarm for 7 AM every day of the week"
Ask about an existing alarm "When is my alarm set for?"
"When is my Friday alarm?"
"When is my medicine alarm?"
Ask about all alarms "What alarms are set?"
Cancel an existing alarm "Cancel my alarm"
"Cancel my medicine alarm"

Stop a ringing alarm

"Stop"

To stop an alarm, you don't need to say "Hey Google." Just say "Stop." (English language only)

Snooze "Snooze for 10 minutes"
"Snooze"

Use your Nest display screen to set and manage alarms

On Nest displays, you can use the screen to set and manage alarms and adjust alarm settings.

To open alarm settings, swipe up from the bottom of your screen and then tap Alarms .

  • To set a new alarm, tap Set an alarm and then choose a time and then tap Set and then customize your settings and then tap Done.
  • To delete or change the settings of an existing alarm, tap the alarm.
    • To delete, tap Delete.
    • To change the settings, choose the settings you want and then tap Done.

Use touch controls to silence or snooze alarms

  • Google Home: Tap the top.
  • Google Nest Mini: Tap the center.
  • Google Home Mini: Press and hold either side.
  • Google Home Max: Tap the line on the top or right side.
  • Google Nest Audio: Tap the center.
  • Google Nest displays: Tap Stop or Snooze on the screen.
  • Google Nest Wifi point: Tap the center.

Use a Quick Gesture to silence or snooze alarms (Nest Hub (2nd gen) and Nest Hub Max only)

To set up the snooze alarm gesture:

  1. In the Google Home app:
  2. On your Nest display:

To snooze a ringing alarm:

  • Nest Hub Max: Hold your hand with the palm facing the camera.
  • Nest Hub (2nd gen): Wave your hand close to the display.

Use the Google Home app to remove an alarm

  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi network or linked to the same account as your speaker or display.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Tap Favorites or Devices .
  4. Select the speaker or display with the alarm.
  5. Tap Settings and then Audio and then Alarms & Timers.
  6. Tap Delete and then Delete for each alarm you want to remove.

Change alarm volume

Use the Google Home app

  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi network or linked to the same account as your speaker or display.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Tap Favorites or Devices .
  4. Tap and hold your device's tile.
  5. Tap Settings and then Audio and then Alarms & Timers.
  6. Adjust the volume.

Use the Nest display screen

Use the Quick settings menu to change the volume of alarms and timers on your Nest display.

  1. On your Nest display, swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap Volume and then set the alarm and timer volume to the desired level. Note: If the alarm and timer volume control doesn't open automatically, tap Expand .

Change and customize alarm settings on Nest displays

On Nest displays, you can change your alarm's default settings, like the alarm sound and snooze length.

Change alarm tone

To change the sound of your alarm:

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of your display and then tap Alarms .
  2. Tap Settings and then Alarm tone.
  3. Choose the sound you want.
  4. Tap Set.

Change alarm or snooze length

To change the length of time your alarm sounds and snoozes:

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of your display and then tap Alarms .
  2. Tap Settings and then Silence after or Snooze length.
  3. Choose the length of time you want.
  4. Tap Done.
Set a sunrise alarm

Sunrise alarms gradually brighten the screen until it's time to wake up. You can add a sunrise alarm to a new or existing alarm.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of your display and then tap Alarms .
    • To use an existing alarm, tap its description on the screen.
    • To use a new alarm, tap Set an alarm and then choose a time and then tap Set.
  2. Turn on Sunrise Alarm.
  3. To customize your settings, tap Sunrise Alarm:
    • With compatible smart lights, you can have the lights in your room brighten during your sunrise.
    • Adjust the sunrise window for a faster or slower paced sunrise.
    • Select a pre-alarm. With a pre-alarm, soft sounds like birds chirping will play in the last minutes prior to the alarm.
  4. When finished, tap Done.

Play a morning routine

On Nest displays, you can schedule a morning routine to play after you dismiss your alarm. You can use this feature to play music, automate smart home devices, or adjust device settings after your alarm goes off.

  1. Set up your "Good morning" Routine in the Google Home app.
  2. Swipe up from the bottom of your display and then tap Alarms .
    • To use an existing alarm, tap its description on the screen.
    • To use a new alarm, tap Set an alarm and then choose a time and then tap Set.
  3. Turn on Morning routine.

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