The touch panel and LED color 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.
Please note, Google Home layout and buttons are different from those of Google Home Mini and Google Home Max.
For owners of Google Home Mini, please check Google Home Mini layout and buttons page.
Google Home layout: front and top view
Front and top view of Google Home is shown below.
In the front of Google Home, actually, there is nothing.
In the top of Google Home, you can find:
- A touch panel.
- LED indicators.
- Two microphones
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.
Two microphones are located in left and right side as shown. You should not block them.
Google Home layout: Rear view
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 colors) 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.
Google Home layout: changeable base
One of the interesting features of Google Home is the changeable base.
You can choose the different base (at a 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 colors 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.
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Please check other Google Home guides here.
For Google Home Mini owners, you may check Google Home Mini guides page.