How to Find and Use Google Home Hub Hidden Settings

Adjust brightness, volume, alarms, Wi-Fi, and Do Not Disturb settings

One of the greatest advantages of owning a Google Home Hub is controlling as many smart devices from a single unit using voice commands. However, what do you do when you want to adjust the Home Hub settings without voice commands? You use its hidden settings, of course. It might not be the most common way to do it, but these hidden settings come in handy when there's a lot of background noise or you just don't want to talk to the assistant.

How to Access Google Home Hub's Hidden Settings

To access your Google Home Hub's hidden settings:

  1. Tap the Google Home Hub screen and swipe up.

    An illustration of how to swipe up on Google Home Hub.
  2. Once the hidden settings show up, you can use them to adjust the settings on your Google Home Hub, including brightness, volume, Do Not Disturb, and Alarms.

    The setting on Google Home Hub.
  3. Tap the Gear icon in the far right to access other information like Wi-Fi, license information, device version, etc.

    Advanced settings on Google Home Hub.
  4. That's it!

Use Home Hub Settings for Brightness, Volume, and Do Not Disturb

  1. Tap the Brightness icon on the far left. Swipe the brightness bar at the bottom of the screen to adjust the brightness accordingly.

    Adjust brightness on Google Home Hub.
  2. Tap the Volume icon second from the left. Swipe left or right on the volume bar to adjust the volume accordingly.

    Adjust volume on Google Home Hub.
  3. Tap the icon in the middle in order to enable Do Not Disturb; the setting is enabled when the icon is blue.

    How to access Do Not Disturb on Google Home Hub.

    Tap the same icon to disable Do Not Disturb.

  4. You're done!

How to Set an Alarm Using the Hidden Screen Settings

  1. Tap the Alarms icon second from the right.

    How to access Alarms on Google Home Hub.
  2. Once in the alarms menu, tap the Plus (+) to create a new alarm.

    How to add an alarm on Google Home Hub.
  3. Swipe up and down on the hours and minutes to set the designated time for the alarm, then tap Set to create the alarm.

    Set alarm time on Google Home Hub.

    If there is already an alarm that you want to edit, just tap on it and modify the time.

  4. You're done!

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