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Sunday, January 9, 2022

Restrict When Kids Can Use Google Assistant Speakers


Google Home Nest Mini

To get started, open the Google Home app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Scroll down and select the smart speaker or display you want to control.

Tap the device you want.

Next, tap the gear icon in the top right to open the Settings.

Head over to “Notifications & Digital Wellbeing.”

Select "Notifications and Digital Wellbeing."

Finally, select “Digital Wellbeing.” You’ll be guided through a couple of splash screens.

Tap "Digital Wellbeing" and follow steps.

We want the “Downtime” settings, but first you’ll have to go through “Filters.”

It’s a good idea to set this up if you have kids, but you can skip through it until you get to “Downtime” if you just want to restrict access at certain times.

Skip Filters to get to Downtime.

Select “Set Up” to proceed with the Downtime settings.

Tap "Set Up."

Downtime will block all responses, music, and videos, but alarms and timers will still work. Tap “Next.”

Tap "Next."

The first thing to decide is who you want the Downtime settings to apply to. You can select one of the two options here:

  • Everyone: Everyone.
  • Only Supervised Accounts and Guests: “Supervised Accounts” are accounts set up under Family Link to be supervised. “Guests” are any people not recognized by Voice Match.

Choose people to include.

Scroll down and select any other devices you’d like Downtime to apply to, then tap “Next.”

Select devices and tap "Next."

Now you can use one of the premade schedules or choose your own days. Tap “Next” when you’re done.

Choose a day schedule.

Select the start and end time for Downtime, and then tap “Next.”

Choose the time window.

Tap “Done” to finish up.

Tap "Done" to finish.

That’s it! Your kids won’t be able to interact with the Google Assistant smart speakers or displays during this time. No more late-night jam sessions when they’re supposed to be sleeping!

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