The Google Home Hub is one of the best Smart Display options on the market, albeit there are very few options. One of the greatest advantages of owning a Google Home Hub is controlling as many smart devices from a single unit using voice commands.
But instead of always using the voice commands to adjust the Home Hub settings you can use its hidden settings. 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.
STEPS TO ACCESS GOOGLE HOME HUB’S HIDDEN SETTINGS
- Tap the Google Home Hub screen and swipe up.
- The hidden settings show up.
- Adjust the settings on your Google Home Hub, including brightness, volume, Do Not Disturb, and Alarms.
- Tap the Gear icon in the far right to access other information like Wi-Fi, license information, device version, etc.
STEPS TO USE HOME HUB SETTINGS FOR BRIGHTNESS, VOLUME, AND DO NOT DISTURB
- Tap the Brightness icon on the far left.
- Swipe the brightness bar at the bottom of the screen to adjust the brightness accordingly.
- Tap the Volume icon second from the left.
- Swipe left or right on the volume bar to adjust the volume accordingly.
- Tap the icon in the middle in order to enable Do Not Disturb; the setting is enabled when the icon is blue.
- Tap the same icon to disable Do Not Disturb.
STEPS TO SET AN ALARM USING THE HIDDEN SCREEN SETTINGS
- Tap the Alarms icon second from the right.
- Once in the alarms menu, tap the Plus (+) to create a new alarm.
- Swipe up and down on the hours and minutes to set the designated time for the alarm
- Tap Set to create the alarm.
- If there is already an alarm that you want to edit, just tap on it and modify the time.
The best thing is that most of these tips and tricks are not just limited to the Google Home Hub, they almost all work with the Google Assistant on your smartphone, tablet, Wear OS smartwatch, Google Home and Google Home Mini, plus a few third-party speakers that support Google Assistant.