How to Manage Your Calendar With Google Home

The very first voice action that I actually “used” on my Google Home Mini was “Okay Google, add ginger to my shopping list”. I was using Google Home mostly to demo the product to friends and family. Managing lists with Google Assistant is not that easy (upcoming blog post!), but I think I should start using Home for managing my calendar more. Why? Google has improved Calendar integration with Home.

Things are not perfect yet, but the whole Assistant thing is still new, right? We are still getting used to doing things using voice. Google is also learning how to do things better. However, one thing is clear. Google wants to improve Calendar integration with Google Home. This is good news. This makes me want to use Google Calendar more. I started using it more after the recent Material Design update. The fact that all my reminders are also available on Calendar makes it much more useful.

Calendar Settings for Google Home

 

Here is how to access Google Calendar settings in Home:

  1. Open Google Assistant on your phone.
  2. Touch the blue circle icon
  3. Touch the settings icon (three dots)
  4. Choose Settings
  5. Go to Calendar

From this screen, you can do the following:

Select calendars to be used with Google Home

Your primary calendar is selected by default. If you have more calendars, you can select them to be included in Google Home voice commands. If you have a private calendar that you would rather not have read out by Home, you can uncheck them here.

Change Default Calendar for Google Home

When you use voice commands on Google Home to create calendar entries, they are added to the default calendar. You can change your default calendar from this screen. When you change the default calendar, Google Home will start adding new calendar entries to the new calendar.

This screen also shows the availability of calendar features on various platforms. For now it has only Google Home listed here.

Do you have calendar related questions about Google Home or Google Assistant? Drop me a comment here and I will find the answer for you!

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Dinsan

Hello, my name is Dinsan. I help Assistant users on Google's official forum . Get Me Assistant is where my Assistant tips and tricks. Questions? Drop me a comment!

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  • Laura Hill May 15, 2018, 8:05 pm Link Reply

    How do I change the default of 30 minutes notification to a different amount of time for notification. I have to change it each time I set an appointment, vs have an easy way to change the default.

    also, How can I make it default to show me all actions on the screen vs having to click an extra time each time to see the whole screen to delete or set time.

    Also, is there an option to write in the time, for I have many appts at quarter past the hour, and the times in the drop down only offer every half hour.

    thank you

  • Scott Carlton December 4, 2018, 11:45 pm Link Reply

    try changing the default time on the desk top application, might work

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