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How to turn Home/Away assist Nest Cam battery

KenzoJumps
Community Member

Really do not know why it is so hard to find this solution.

Originally, I had one of my cameras set up in my lounge room and it turned off when my family or I were home.

I moved it to my shed and now I want it to always be on, but it still turns off when I come home. I can not find where to change the home/away settings for this device in the Home app. All I can find on any support site is "go to settings on the Nest app". I don't have the Nest app.

Thanks 🙏 

 

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tajennifer
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi KenzoJumps,

 

Thanks for posting. I understand you're looking for instructions on enabling the Home/Away Assist setting for your Nest Camera battery in the Google Home app. Here's how to do it:

 

Set up Home & Away Routines for your home:

  1. To set up Home & Away Routines for the first time:
  2. Open the Google Home app.
  3. Tap Automations.
  4. Under Household Routines, tap Home  or Away .
  5. Set up your Home and Away Routines by selecting the devices and settings you want to adjust when someone comes home or when everyone is away.
  6. (Optional step) Set up your phone's location to be used for presence sensing. To do this, you'll need to enter your home address and confirm it by placing a pin on a map.
  7. (Optional step) Select any other devices you want to use to determine if someone's home.

You can check the "Change Home & Away Routines settings" article for more detail information.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions, I'll be more than happy to help.

 

Regards,

Jenny

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tajennifer
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi KenzoJumps,

 

Thanks for posting. I understand you're looking for instructions on enabling the Home/Away Assist setting for your Nest Camera battery in the Google Home app. Here's how to do it:

 

Set up Home & Away Routines for your home:

  1. To set up Home & Away Routines for the first time:
  2. Open the Google Home app.
  3. Tap Automations.
  4. Under Household Routines, tap Home  or Away .
  5. Set up your Home and Away Routines by selecting the devices and settings you want to adjust when someone comes home or when everyone is away.
  6. (Optional step) Set up your phone's location to be used for presence sensing. To do this, you'll need to enter your home address and confirm it by placing a pin on a map.
  7. (Optional step) Select any other devices you want to use to determine if someone's home.

You can check the "Change Home & Away Routines settings" article for more detail information.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions, I'll be more than happy to help.

 

Regards,

Jenny

KenzoJumps
Community Member

Automations .... How did I not see that?

tajennifer
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi KenzoJumps,

 

No worries. That's great to hear you were able to find the instructions for enabling Home/Away Assist for your Nest Camera battery! If you have any questions while setting it up, feel free to ask.

 

Best regards,
Jenny