I wish the google homepage had a “short mode” like the Amazon Echo that you can set to “simple” when executing certain commands. Instead, Google Home proudly announces every time a light is turned off. There’s a somewhat lengthy workaround for this on the Google Home page (you’ll have to create a separate routine for each command you don’t want to hear confirmation for), but there’s nothing on the Google Home page support pages to address those unwanted To suppress suggestions.
Thankfully, that hasn’t stopped internet users from experimenting with various solutions that, at least anecdotally, seem to be doing the trick. If your Google homepage’s command suggestions are as annoying as mine, here are some things you can do to make them stop.
Try this to keep Google Home tips to a minimum
There is no official Google Home support document on the matter, so I scoured the internet for homemade hacks. Some Google Home users reported success when they said: “Hey Google, no thanks” or, “OK, Google, no thanks” after the Google homepage offered an unwanted suggestion. Some commenters said they didn’t wait for their Google homepage to suggest the tip and said the command out of the blue and it still seemed to work.
When we tried it with various Google Home smart speakers, the answers were different. To “Hey Google, no thanks she“One replied,” It’s been a pleasure. “Another replied,” Sorry, I don’t understand. ”
The answer to “No, thank you” was “No. Received.” It’s not clear if this worked.
A software hack you could also try
A commenter on a Google Home support forum suggested joining the Google Home app and change an action so in a routine save up After telling Google Home, “No thanks.”
I could see how this could at least trigger an end to the routine suggestions, so I tried changing itso now it sets mine to 72 instead of 70, then saved, just in case changing my preference might help to stay. Again it was only two days, but no additional tips so far.
Don’t try to do these things
Other Google Home owners have reportedly tried all sorts of things that definitely didn’t work for them. Here are some commands that don’t seem to stop the unwanted tips:
- “Stop telling me about routines!” (Google Home says I’m sorry, it doesn’t know how to help with this.)
- Restoring the device to factory settings (this could make it even worse).
- Complain to Google Home support about it.
If you’ve never automated a series of Google Home actions before,. And if you have other pet sleeves with Google Home (I sure do), for my three biggest exacerbations plus from all.