Google Home speakers can now put your Android phone into Do Not Disturb mode
One of the handiest and lesser-known features of Google Home devices is the integration with phones. Can’t find your phone in your house? Just ask Google Home to ring it for you. Another cool feature that was supposed to roll out late last year is the ability to silence devices from Google Home speakers. It is finally working for users.
The feature is pretty simple and it works from phones and Home devices. You can ask your Google Home to silence your phone or ask Google Assistant on your phone to silence the Google Home speaker. The command will put your phone or speaker in Do Not Disturb mode (you can also turn Do Not Disturb off with a command). It can be directed at specific devices or all of your devices at once. Here are some examples.
- “Set the kitchen display to Do Not Disturb”
- “Silence my phone”
- “Turn off Do Not Disturb on the living room speaker”
- “Take my phone off silent”
- “Set all devices to Do Not Disturb”
- “Silence all devices”
- “Turn off Do Not Disturb on all devices”
- “Disable Do Not Disturb on all devices”
I was able to confirm that this is working on my Google Home Mini and Pixel 3. Google Assistant will ask which device you want to silence if you have multiple phones. Skip that step by specifying device from the beginning, like “silence my Pixel 3.” This is a pretty handy feature if you have a bunch of devices around the house.