Greetings for stepping to the new incredible world of a digital personal assistant. The Google Assistant Powered Google Home is one of the most popular smart speakers which allows you to control lights, play music, set schedule, answer queries, and manage more things smartly with its commands. If you have started to wonder how you are going to set up Google Home and get started to use it, then you are at the right place.
In this post, we will show you the complete guide to set up and what to do once you have successfully established the Google Home. You will also get here the guidance on how to control, mute, reboot, FDR, or enable guest mode in Google Home. Well, if you are using Gmail, Google Maps, Google Control, and other Google services, it would become very convenient for you. Without further ado, let’s go through the process to setup and use Google Home.
- How to Set Up Google Home Device
- How to Use Google Home Device
- How to Control the Google Home Volume
- How to Mute the Google Home Device
- How to Reboot Google Home Device
- How to Factory Data Reset (FDR) Google Home
- How to Enable the Guest Mode in Google Home
How to Set Up Google Home Device
Step #2. Plug the power adaptor clubbed into the Google Home and plugged the other end into the input which you will find at the bottom of the speaker. You Google Home will start booting up, and you will see the colorful lights.
Step #3. Next, open Google Home app on your smartphone, tap on Device at the top-right corner and look for the Google Home on the Device screen. After that, tap on Set Up → Continue.
Step #4. Now you can see your smartphone connected to WiFi network; you have to make that your smartphone is connected your Google Home. For that, tap on Play Test Sound button, and you will hear the sound then tap on ‘I heard it’.
Step #5. After that, you can give a name to your device depending on the place where you want to put it. Either you can select from different options or select Other to provide a new name and then Continue.
Step #6. Next, connect your Google Home device to your home’s WiFi network. Once it was done, tap on Continue. Then, it will automatically download and install the update.
Step #7. Once the update installed successfully, tap on Sign in → add your Google Account. After that, it will ask you get personal access, tap Allow.
Step #8. Now, you need to Set Location along with an address to get perfect information about weather and traffic around the home.
Step #9. Next, it will ask you to switch the toggle to get the email notification and then it will also ask you to add music playlist from Google Play Music, YouTube Music, Spotify, and Pandora. Just select music service and tap Continue to get it done.
How to Use Google Home Device
After correctly following all above steps, your new Google Home smart speaker is ready to obey your commands. But, do you have any idea to command and control Google Home? If no, then go ahead!
How to Control the Google Home Volume
You can certainly control the Google Home volume depending on what you are listening to and also depending on your mood and the surrounding atmosphere. It is straightforward to control the volume of Google Home volume both physically and also by giving orders to Google Assistant. Here is how you can do that.
Method #1: Because the top of the Google Home is like a touchpad you can actually increase and decrease the volume by touching it. So if you are near to your Google Home then just press your finger at the top gently and move it clockwise to increase the volume and anti-clockwise to decrease it.
Method #2: If you are far from Google Home then you need to say “Hey Google, increase/decrease volume” or “Hey Google, increase the volume to the maximum/minimum’ depending on your choice.
How to Mute the Google Home Device
There is a microphone button at the top of Google Play if you press it once it will Mute the device completely. When you do that the Google Assistant will say “microphone off.” Once the microphone is off, it will not be able to answer any of queries, play music, etc. If you want to unmute it, you need to press the microphone button again, and Google Assistant will say “microphone on.” You can even say “Hey Google mute your microphone, ” and it will be muted but to unmute it you need to press the microphone button at the top physically.
How to Reboot Google Home Device
Just like any other smart device if Google Home too doesn’t work properly then it probably needs a reboot. Here is how you can do that.
Launch Google Home App → Tap on Devices → Find your Google Home device and tap on three vertical dots → Tap on Reboot → Tap on OK when asked to confirm.
Your device will be rebooted.
How to Factory Data Reset (FDR) Google Home
It is possible sometimes that no other option works to get back your Google Home on track hence you need to do a factory reset. Although it is straightforward to do the factory reset on Google Home but remember you will lose everything including data and other settings you have done. So if you are ready then follow this procedure.
Step #1. Find the microphone button on the Google Home and press it for about 15 seconds.
Step #2. Google Assistant will confirm that it is resetting your device.
Step #3. Series of lights filling up the circle on the top of your device and once the circle is completed your connected speaker will be reset to factory settings.
How to Enable the Guest Mode in Google Home
If there is a social gathering at your home and you won’t mind your guests having access to your Google Home, then you can enable the Guest Mode with your password protection. Here is how you can do that.
Step #1. Launch the Google Home app and tap on Devices at the top right corner of your screen.
Step #2. Find your Google Home device and tap on three vertical dots and tap on Settings.
Step #3. Scroll down and find Guest Mode, turn the Guest Mode on with the toggle switch.
Step #4. Now the app will generate a four-digit PIN which you will share with your Guests, and they can use your Google Home without any trouble.
If you are a guest and what to use your host’s Google Home then just open any Google Cast-enabled app and then tap the Cast Icon. Then tap on a Nearby device and then follow what it prompts you to do. If you can’t pair your device with your host’s Google Home then asks him to provide you the four-digit PIN. You may also find the PIN on the Devices screen of the Google Home App. Now you can use your host’s Google Home without being on the same Wi-Fi network he is using.
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