The touch panel and LED colour also play an important role in using Google Home.
This guide will show you Google Home layout, functions of individual parts and how to change the base of Google Home.
Google Home layout: front and top view
Front and top view of Google Home is shown below.
In front of Google Home, actually, there is nothing.
In the top of Google Home, you can find:
- A touch panel.
- LED indicators (LED lights).
- Two microphones
A touch panel
The entire top surface of Google Home is a touch panel. You can swipe clockwise to increase the volume and anticlockwise to reduce the volume.
You can also use the touch panel to pause or play music, or to stop the alarm. Please refer to this guide on how to use touch panel in Google Home.
LED indicators (LED lights)
The LED indicators light up when it is active.
Two microphones are located on the left and right side, as shown. You should not block them.
Google Home uses these two microphones to listen to you.
Google Home layout: Rearview
In the rear of Google Home layout, you can find:
- a button for turning on/off the microphone in Google Home.
- a LED indicator for power.
The microphone button is the only physical button in Google Home.
Press this button to turn on or turn off the microphone in Google Home. The LED indicators will turn into orange when the microphone is disabled, as shown in Meaning of Google Home LED lights (and colours) page.
You will also get a voice prompt when you turn on or turn off the microphone in Google Home.
This button can also be used to reset your Google Home. You can factory data reset Google Home by holding this button for more than 1o seconds.
Please note, after a factory data reset, you need to set up the Google Home again.
This LED indicates the power supply status. If this LED is not lighted up, you may need to check the power adapter or the power cable.
Please note, there is no power button on Google Home, you just need to connect the power adapter to Google Home to power on it.
Google Home layout: changeable base
One of the interesting features of Google Home is the changeable base.
You can choose a different base (at the cost of $20 0r $40)) if the default one does not match your furniture or your taste.
To change the base, you need to unplug the power. Then pull off the base, which connects to the main part magnetically.
Once you remove the base, you can find the hidden micro USB port in Google Home. The micro USB port is for device maintenance. At this time, it is not usable for owners.
Currently, there are 6 different colours you can choose for your Google Home:
- Mango, Marine, and Violet. These are fabric covered.
- Carbon, Copper, and Snow. These are metal painted.
Anyway, it is very easy to find a base to match your expectations.
Do you have any questions on Google Home layout?
If you have any questions on Google Home layout or any questions related to the buttons or Google Home base, please let us know in the comment box below.
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Please check other Google Home guides here.
For Google Home Mini owners, you may check Google Home Mini guides page.
You can find Nest Audio guides here.