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Family Wifi - Is there any way to allow more time?

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I have set up a group, called Bedtime.

It has all the devices my children use in the group.

It is set to start at 7:30pm and goes through till the morning., "all week".

At 7:30 the wifi stops serving. Great!

But there are some times where I want to allow the internet to work again on those devices JUST THIS ONCE.

When I tap "UNPAUSE" it tells me "One of more schedules are active, please update the schedule(s) directly". Which to me is highly UNintuitive - I expect a pause/play type button like youtube that makes it stop and go. Pressing a button and telling me to go elsewhere to perform the action written on that button is dumb.

Which means I have to change the schedule to allow the time, and then remember to change it back again tomorrow.

If I tap on the three dots next to the schedule, the options are:

  1. End now - which turns off the schedule and I have to remember to turn it back on again.
  2. Disable - which turns off the schedule and I have to remember to turn it back on again.

Wait a moment, I just typed the same thing twice.

Didn't there used be an option to pause for 30 minutes? When/Why was that removed?


Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey frumbert,


You bring up a really good point about adding an option for temporary pauses. I'm going to go ahead and pass that suggestion along to our internal teams in the form of a feature request. I can definitely see how that would be useful, and I have actually thought of doing the same with my own kids when I want to give them bonus time online during the weekends or holidays. It's a great idea. You can also leave feedback yourself in the Google Home app if you would like. Other than passing your comments to our team, is there anything else I can do for you at this time?



Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi frumbert,

I just wanted to check in real fast to see if you saw my reply and to find out if you still needed any help on this. If you're still needing assistance, please just let me know and I'll be happy to continue helping.


Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello frumbert,

We haven't heard from you in a while so we'll be locking this thread if there is no update within 24 hours. If you have any new issues, updates or just a discussion topic, feel free to start a new thread in the Community.