When you setup your Google Home on your iPhone or Android phone, you give your first name and last name, apart from your Google account credentials. During this process, your first name becomes your nickname by default. Normally, when you have first registered your Google Account (probably many moons ago), you must have given your real name. If you want to add some spice to your interaction with smart speaker, you can change your nickname on Google Home.
Note that a nickname is your humorous name that shows your funny or eccentric side of character; and Google Home might face some difficulty in pronouncing your nickname. Well, you can always teach your Google Assistant how to pronounce your nickname correctly. But as of now, you want to change your nickname on your Google Home.
What nicknames you can use?
As mentioned above, your nickname reveals your humorous character or funny side of your personality. However, many users got their nicknames for their habits. Moreover, your nickname could be your childhood name affectionately given by your parents or grandparents. It is your cute name that you are going to change on your Google Home. First, confirm which nickname you want to use on your Google Home as you have to train Google Assistant so that it can identify your name.
People also like to use some historical characters or some famous characters from literature. In both cases, it will be difficult for Google Assistant to pronounce; so my advice is that keep your nickname simple.
How to Change Nickname on Google Home and Google Home Mini
First off, you have to ensure that your smart phone/tablet is connected with the same device as your Google Home is connected with.
Step #1: Launch Google Home app on your smart device.
Step #2: Tap on Menu icon from the top left corner of the app’s home screen.
Step #3: Now you need to confirm that your Google Account listed is the one that is linked with Google Home. You can change your account here by tapping on inverted triangle next to your account name and email address.
Step #4: Next, you need to tap on More Settings → Personal Info → Nickname.
Step #5: To check your pronunciation, select one of the three options given below:
Use Default: Tap on radio button next to “Use default”. You can listen to pronunciation by tapping on Play. If the pronunciation is incorrect, you can try to spell it out or record your own.
Spell your name: Tap on radio button near “Spell it out” and next, type your name and then Play.
Note that you should use Latin characters to spell out your name’s pronunciation. For example, Eva can be spelled as Ayva.
Record your own: Tap radio button next to “Record your own” and then Record; next, speak your name. To listen to the pronunciation, tap on Play. You can record again by tapping on Record again.
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