How to Setup Google Assistant Routines

You can get more out of your Google Assistant by setting routines. Routines are the commands upon which the Assistant performs multiple actions. Now there are certain ready-made routines made available by Google Assistant, plus you add more according to your needs and wants.

Such custom routines can get a lot of your tasks done, like turn on Bluetooth, open YouTube, and read the weather report, and more. You can run Google Assistant routines on phones, tablets, and smart speakers like Google Home Max.

Google Assistant Ready-Made Routines

There are six ready-made routines on Google Assistant that are set to on by default. You can view and edit these routines by following the steps below.

Step 1: Launch the Assistant and tap the Explore (compass) icon located on the bottom-right corner.

Step 2: Tap on your profile image on the top-right and choose “Settings,” then open the “Assistant” tab here.

Step 3: Scroll down and select the “Routines” option.

You will find a categorization of all six routines here. You can customize these routines by setting a new phrase to enable it, add further actions, disable any of its activities, or change their order.

Good morning routine

The moment you say, “Good morning,” “Tell me about my day,” or “I’m up” to the Assistant, it can:

  • Take your phone off silent.
  • Adjust the thermostat, lights, plugs, and scenes (if you have any).
  • Tell you about the weather, your commute, your today’s calendar events, tell you today’s reminders.
  • Adjust media volume.
  • It can also play music, news, radio, a podcast, an audiobook if you want to.

Also, it allows you to change the order of these events according to your likings.

Bedtime Routine

The moment you say, “Bedtime,” “Good night,” or “Time to hit the hay” to the Assistant, it can:

  • Put your phone on silent.
  • Tell you tomorrow’s weather, tomorrow’s first calendar event.
  • Ask what time the alarm should be set.
  • Adjust the thermostat, lights, plugs, scenes, door locks, and security systems (if you have any).
  • Adjust media volume.
  • Play sleep sounds, music, or just nothing.

Leaving home routine

The moment you say, “I’m leaving,” or “I’m heading out” to the Assistant, it can:

  • Adjust the thermostat, lights, plugs, scenes, door locks, and security systems (if you have any).
  • Play media if you want any.

I’m home routine

The moment you say, “I’m home,” or “I’m back” to the Assistant, it can:

  • Adjust the thermostat, lights, plugs, and scenes(if you have any).
  • Announce that you’re home through a Google Home device (if you have one).
  • Notify your home reminders.
  • Adjust media volume.
  • Play news, music, radio, an audiobook, a podcast if you want.

You can change the order of these events as per your likings.

Commuting to work routine

The moment you say, “Let’s go to work” to the Assistant, it can:

  • Explain your commute to work, the weather, today’s calendar, today’s reminders.
  • Adjust the thermostat, lights, plugs, and scenes (if you have any).
  • Adjust media volume.
  • Play music, radio, news, a podcast, an audiobook if you want any.

Commuting back home routine

The moment you say, “Let’s go home” to the Assistant, it can:

  • Inform you about your commute to home.
  • Send a text.
  • Read unread texts.
  • Announce that you are on your way home through a Google Home device (if you have one).
  • Adjust the thermostat, lights, plugs, and scenes (if you have any).
  • Adjust media volume.
  • Play music, radio, news, an audiobook, a podcast, or nothing.

Google Assistant Custom Routines

You can also create custom Google Assistant routines. If the ready-made ones aren’t working for you, you can also create custom routines for yourself.

Here is how you can set up custom routines.

Step 1: Launch the Assistant and tap on your profile image.

Step 2: Open “Settings” move to the “Assistant” tab, then select “Routines.”

Step 3: Here, tap “+ Add a routine” button up top, this will navigate you to a page where you can set up a routine.

Step 4: Select the “Add commands” option to type the command. Step 5: Then tap “Add action” to type in all the actions you want to be performed on a given command.

These were the ready-made routines and how you can personalize every routine to your requirements.

We hope you will enjoy this feature by Google Assistant and perform most of the tasks possible through your virtual assistant.

Elina John is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for norton security products at norton.com/setup.

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