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How To Set an Alarm on Google Home

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Do you want to set the alarm with Google Home but don’t know how to do so? Fortunately, it is very easy and can be done in simple steps. 

Quick Answer

To set the alarm with Google Home, wake your device by saying, “OK, Google.” Now, give your command with your specific time. For instance, to set the alarm at 8 AM, say, “OK, Google, set the alarm for 8 AM”.

We have created a guide on how to set the alarm on Google Home with step-by-step methods that you can use to set the alarm on Google Home. 

Setting an Alarm on Google Home

If you don’t know how to set the alarm on your Google Home device, follow our 3 easy-to-follow methods to complete this task with minimal effort. 

Method #1: Setting a One-Time Alarm 

Follow these simple steps to set a one-time alarm using your Google Home device. 

  1. Wake your device by saying, “OK, Google”.
  2. Say, “Set the alarm for 8”, but with your specific details.
Quick Tip

Add a backup alarm on a phone or alarm clock for important events in case your device’s power or internet goes out. 

Method #2: Setting a Recurring Alarm 

To set a recurring alarm using your Google Home Device, do these steps.

  1. Wake your device by saying, “OK, Google”.
  2. Say, “Set an alarm for 7 AM every Monday”, but with your specific details. 
Additional Features

You can snooze or stop your alarms on Google Home by saying, “OK, Google. Snooze” or “OK, Google. Stop”.

Special Features for Alarms on Google Home

With your Google Home device, you can do more with your alarms with the features mentioned below. 

Feature #1: Setting a Music Alarm 

If you’d like to wake up to the sound of your favorite song, you can set a music alarm on your Google Home device with the following steps. 

  1. Wake your device by saying, “OK, Google”.
  2. Say, “Set an alarm for 7 AM that plays Halo by Beyoncé”, but with your specific details. 
Quick Trivia

If you don’t want to play just one song, you can say the artist’s name, and Google Home will play any song by that artist at random. You must also ensure that your Google Home can access the music you’re requesting by connecting a music streaming service to it, like Spotify, SoundCloud, etc. 

Feature #2: Setting a Named Alarm

You can also name the alarms you want to set with your Google Home device with the help of the following steps. 

  1. Wake your device by saying, “OK, Google”.
  2. Say, “Set an alarm for 6 AM called ‘Work'”, but with your specific details. 

Feature #3: Setting Character Alarms

Just like your favorite music alarm, Google Home also allows you to set alarms with the voice of your favorite characters. 

  1. Wake your device by saying, “OK, Google”.
  2. Say, “Set a Raphael alarm for 7 AM”, but with your specific details. 
Quick Note

You can check the list of characters that are live on Google Home here. Currently, this feature is only available in English in Canada and the United States. 

Feature #4: Asking the Status of Your Alarms

If you tend to forget what alarms you’ve set, you can ask your Google Home device about the status of your alarms using our simple steps. 

  1. Wake your device by saying, “OK, Google”.
  2. Ask, “What alarms are set for tomorrow?” but with your specific details. 
Alternate Steps

If you’ve set the alarm with a name, you can also ask the status of that alarm by asking, “What time is my ‘Work’ alarm?” but with your specific details. 

Canceling an Alarm on Google Home

If you want to cancel any alarm you previously set with your Google Home device, follow our given steps.

  1. Wake your device by saying, “OK, Google”
  2. Say, “Cancel my alarm for 7 AM on Monday”, but with your specific details. 
More Options

You can also ask Google to cancel multiple alarms at once. Say, “OK, Google. Cancel all alarms for this Sunday”, but with your specific details.

Changing the Alarm Volume on Google Home

If you want to change your alarm volume on Google Home, follow our easy step-by-step method. 

  1. Launch the Google Home app
  2. Tap “Alarms & timers”.
  3. Use the slider to set your desired volume. 
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Summary

In this guide, we’ve discussed many methods to set the alarm on Google Home, with many cool features. We also discussed how to cancel an alarm and change its volume with simple instructions. 

Hopefully, with one of these methods, you can now utilize all the alarm features on Google Home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Google Home turn on lights with an alarm?

Say, “Hey Google, turn on Gentle Wake Up”. Then, the assistant will begin gradually illuminating the smart lights in the room 30 minutes before your next alarm.

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