Controlling Google Home mini by touch

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You can control Google Home’s volume, media playback functions, and more by touching the top or back surface of the device.

 

To do this: Touch Google Home Mini like this: Image
Play / Pause / Stop media orend a current phone call  Press and hold (long press) either side of Mini.
Stop a ringingalarm or timer   Tap either side of Mini.
Turn up the volume Tap on right side of Mini.

To reach maximum volume, tap to volume level 10.

Note: This only adjusts the volume of media and your Google Assistant. At volume level 0, all media will be muted but your Google Assistant will still speak at a minimum level.  It doesn’t adjust the volume of alarms and timers.

Turn down the volume Tap on left side of Mini.

10 total taps will mute all audio except your Google Assistant.

Note: This only adjusts the volume of media and your Google Assistant. At volume level 0, all media will be muted but your Google Assistant will still speak at a minimum level.  It doesn’t adjust the volume of alarms and timers.

Turn mic on/off Toggle the mic on/off switch found next to the power cord. The switch will display orange when the microphone is turned off.

Note: Turning off the microphone prevents Google Home from listening or responding. To interact with Google Home, the microphone must be on.

Factory Data Reset (FDR) the device Press and hold the FDR button located below the power cord on the bottom of Mini. Look for a circle etched into the base.

Hold for about 12 seconds.

Turn off power Unplug the power cable from Mini.
Start your request  Note: You can’t press and hold the top of Mini to start a request with your Assistant.

Instead, say “Ok Google” to start your request.