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Imagine you’re in the middle of writing an important report, and then your boss comes to tell you about an unexpected appointment with a customer tomorrow at noon. Isn’t it tedious to interrupt your work just to check your calendar and plan the meeting?
Luckily, Google Home, which integrates with Google Calendar, offers a better way to help you stay on top of your commitments. How to use Google Calendar with Google Home to better organize your life.
Step 1: Enable “Personal Results” and “Voice Match”.
Before you can use Google Calendar on any of your Google Home devices, you must first turn on personal results. This allows the Google Assistant to access your calendar, along with other personal information such as Google Keep, Gmail, Google Photos, and YouTube Music, among others.
You may have come across an option to turn on personal results when you first set up Google Home. But if you haven’t, just follow these steps:
- Connect your smartphone or tablet to the same WiFi network that your Google Home device is connected to.
- Launch the Google Home app on your Android or iOS Device.
- Tap your profile icon in the top right.
- Make sure you’re signed in with the same Google Account that you used to set up your Google Home device.
- Return to the home screen.
- Tap on the device.
- Select the gear icon in the top right corner.
- Go to Recognition & Sharing.
- Under Google Assistant Settings Tap below Personal results.
- To turn on Personal results.
If you’re the only one using your Google Home device, this is the only setting you need to turn on. However, if you share your device with other family members, you must enable and use Voice Match on your Google Home as well. This helps the Google Assistant recognize who is speaking so it can provide the appropriate results.
Step 2: Add events to your calendar using voice commands
Now that you’ve configured Google Assistant to access your Google calendar, you can now add appointments using voice commands. You can say something along the lines of:
- “Hey Google, add Kate’s birthday to my calendar.”
- “OK Google, make my dentist appointment.”
- “Hey Google, add a calendar event.”
If you didn’t provide a name for your event, the Google Assistant will ask you for the title and the date and time. If your appointment is all day, you can enter “all day” as the time.
However, it’s important to note that adding an event to your calendar is the only thing you can do verbally. You cannot edit, delete, cancel or add any other details to your appointments. These actions require you to open Google Calendar and run it manually.
Step 3: Get event information with Google Assistant
After adding your appointments, you can easily get information about your upcoming meeting just by asking your Google Home device. Say, “OK Google, what’s my next event?” and it will show you the next event on your calendar with the date, time, and location if you’ve added one.
You can also ask the wizard for information about multiple events with the following commands:
- “Hey Google, what’s on the agenda today?”
- “OK Google, what’s on my calendar for next week?”
- “Hey Google, list all events for January 25.”
The wizard will then give you the first three scheduled events for the dates you selected.
Stay organized and on track with Google Calendar and Google Home
With Google Calendar, keeping track of your schedule is a breeze. When paired with your Google Home device, it becomes even easier to keep track of your meetings and appointments, as you can check your calendar hands-free at any time. Note that Google Home does not support Google Workspace calendars and other imported calendars from URLs.
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