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Where can I find the Family Bell so I can disable them?

Guava456
Community Member

I had used the Family Bell functionality to remind my family of chores and random stuff. Since the Google Home upgrade I cannot get into Family Bell. Is there a way to disable the existing Family Bell alerts?

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DWB1973
Community Member

Open the Home app and then tap the Settings tab.  On the Settings menu, select Google Assistant. On the Google Assistant menu, select Manage all Assistant settings. On the next menu, scroll down and you will see the Family Bell option listed between Face Match and Food Preferences.

Settings MenuSettings MenuGoogle Assistant MenuGoogle Assistant MenuAll Assistant Settings MenuAll Assistant Settings Menu

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DWB1973
Community Member

Open the Home app and then tap the Settings tab.  On the Settings menu, select Google Assistant. On the Google Assistant menu, select Manage all Assistant settings. On the next menu, scroll down and you will see the Family Bell option listed between Face Match and Food Preferences.

Settings MenuSettings MenuGoogle Assistant MenuGoogle Assistant MenuAll Assistant Settings MenuAll Assistant Settings Menu

Guava456
Community Member

I found it. Thank you so much!

LovelyM
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello everyone,

I'm grateful for your help, @DWB1973

@Guava456, thanks for posting. It looks like your question was already answered and you got your Family Bell alerts disabled. If you have other questions or concerns in mind, feel free to let me know.

Cheers, 
Lovely

Alex_S
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Guava456,

 

We're checking in to see if you still need help. Please tell me if you have other questions or concerns. We want to make sure you're all good now.

 

Best,
Alex

Guava456
Community Member

I don't need further assistance. 

Family Bell option is not between face match and food preferences.  They are side by side

Alex_S
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Bcaldwellmusic,

 

Thanks for sharing this. Should you need assistance with your Google Nest device, let us know.


Regards,
Alex

I Still CAN'T FIND Family Bell.  Problem is not solved.  I need assistance.

Alex_S
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello,

 

Apologies. I misunderstood what you’ve previously mentioned. Let’s further look into it. What country are you in? What’s the make and model of your phone? Try to uninstall and reinstall the Google Home app, then check again for Family Bell.


Warmly,
Alex

It seems like the menu has changed again. I can’t find family bell using these instructions. Google needs to make it easier to find these family bells.

They’ve removed the feature! But didn’t delete our bells, it’s beyond nuts… 

Following… having the same issue 

Surptac
Community Member

Turning them off via the webview of Assistant settings finally solved it for me: https://assistant.google.com/settings/bellschedule

4clogs
Community Member

You absolute legend! I’ve been looking all over for a web version. You’ve saved Google! Thank you 

Surptac
Community Member

Happy to help! Cheers

Guava456
Community Member

No further assistance needed.

Alex_S
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,

 

I’m glad to hear that you’re all set. Should you have future questions or concerns, you know where to find us. We’ll be more than happy to assist you.


Cheers,
Alex 

4clogs
Community Member

Please can you help or direct to the best place. There are several new comments on this thread which are coming about because the family bell has been disabled but people still have them set and now cannot edit them or delete them. We're stuck with announcements being made which are no longer necessary. In some cases this could be exceptionally distressing for people (e.g. if the family bell was care related). I question the decision making behind leaving people unable to edit bells, we need help! 

Yes.  I had school

wale up alarms for kids but now it’s summer and I can’t turn them off!!   Please help us Google!

I had an old Google Pixel 4, fired it up and the family bell screen was there showing up, so it’s just an iOS issue. So I was able to delete them all... but that was just me on my account yesterday. The way Google operates, clearly mileage may vary.

Surptac
Community Member

Can you please check the latest comments in the thread? Thanks! 

I found the option but nothing is loaded after clicking the family bells. Help please!

this leads to a blank screen for me. i've tried restarting my phone and deleting and reinstalling the app. i get a blank screen everytime. 

Turning them off via the webview of Assistant settings finally solved it for me: https:// assistant.google.com/settings/bellschedule

I actually JUST found the webview via a reddit post. Exactly what I needed. I don't understand why google tech support didn't tell me about this. https://assistant.google.com/settings/bellschedule

This finally worked !  Got the bells to turn off for the summer !

Yep, that was me on Reddit. 😄

DWB1973
Community Member

You're welcome.  Please mark the accepted answer.

boldamiga6889
Community Member

thank goodness for this post! I keep forgetting how to find Family Bell and getting so angry every time the bell i set a couple years ago went off and I had no idea how to disable (especially since it was supposed to go off every week but for some reason would skip a week...?). I also just found out Family bell is being disabled as a feature - makes sense because it clearly didn't work well (skipping randomly) and they never made it easy to access via the Google Home app. Thank you!

foodblogger
Community Member

Good afternoon! That's a thoughtful gift for your husband. Unfortunately, the BBC Good Food app currently isn't compatible with most smart TVs, so directly connecting his phone app to the TV likely won't work.

KE5ZZO
Community Member

Family bell is no longer available via home app. Was moved to google assistant setting family bell.  But now the title family bell is still there but it opens up a blank screen 

Surptac
Community Member

Dealing with this now. School is out and NEED to disable our family bells. Go to the family bell screen and get a white loading screen. Time and time again…. 

mtsekm
Community Member

I am deeply disappointed with the recent changes to the Family Bell feature. The inability to modify or disable existing Family Bells on my devices is causing significant frustration. This lack of foresight in planning a feature rollback is unacceptable and diminishes the user experience.

Grrlash
Community Member

I have the same sentiments 

realllyausernam
Community Member

How do we turn off the Family Bell announcements that are already in place if the Family Bell feature on the Google Assistant app is blank? I don't want to set up a new routine. I want to end the Family Bell announcements I already put in place before the feature was discountinued.

Fresh
Community Member

When I click Family Bell on my iPhone a blank screen appears and nothing loads. Any help appreciated.

Same here. Very frustrated. Google home team, please help!

Jionni505
Community Member

Google support we need answers to this please. I can navigate to the family bell but when I click it it is a blank screen. I have a family bell that is set in the middle of the night that I don’t need anymore and I can’t edit it. I NEED HELP!!! 

Surptac
Community Member

Like the other members in this thread, we can all GET to the family bell screen on android/ios, HOWEVER we are faced with a blank loading screen that will load for two seconds and then go back to being blank. This offers no option to remove the multiple family bells we have set up… very frustrating.