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How to get device to identify itself?

Tschrock123
Community Member

I have an unknown Google Home Mini in front of me, and I want to figure out which one it is in my list of devices so I can fix it's name. I've tried asking it what it's current name is - I've tried asking it what room it's in - nothing seems to be working. It always responds with something completely unrelated, or "You can find the names of all your devices in the Google Home app" - (Wow, so helpful!). I just want it to identify itself somehow. Is there anything I can ask it to figure out which device it is, without having to go though every single device in the list and try playing something?

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Muddi
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey Tschrock123,

 

Chiming in to ensure everything is covered here. Just to add, to know your speaker name you can say, "Hey Google, what speaker are you?" 

 

By the way, thanks to @Ellie1 for helping here.

 

Let me know if that works.

 

Cheers,

Muddi

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Ellie1
Community Member

Maybe if you unplug your nest and open up your bluetooth on your phone then plug it back in the device number will pop up to pair and then you can rename it from there

Muddi
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey Tschrock123,

 

Chiming in to ensure everything is covered here. Just to add, to know your speaker name you can say, "Hey Google, what speaker are you?" 

 

By the way, thanks to @Ellie1 for helping here.

 

Let me know if that works.

 

Cheers,

Muddi

Muddi
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey Tschrock123,

 

I just wanted to follow up on this. Let us know if you still need help, and were glad to assist you further.

 

Cheers,

Muddi

Muddi
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey Tschrock123,

 

I haven’t heard back, so I'll be locking this thread if we won't hear back from you again in 24 hrs. Feel free to create a new one if you have more questions or have other concerns in the future.

 

Cheers,

Muddi

Jake
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey Tschrock123,

 

Sorry to hear you are having trouble with finding the name of the device. I wanted to jump in, and see if I could be of any help. I did find an article that has more details on what you may be running into. Please let me know if that helps, or if you have any questions from here.


Best regards,

Jake

Jake
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey Tschrock123,


I wanted to follow up with you, and see if the article was of any help. Please let me know if you have any questions from here, as I would be happy to review.

 

Best regards,

Jake

Tschrock123
Community Member

That article appears to be specific to Google Family WiFi, not Google Home devices. I don't have any of Google's WiFi devices.