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"By the way, the microphone's off right now...."

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Does anyone know how to stop Google from helpfully reminding me that, "By the way, the microphone's off right now. You can turn the microphone back on by toggling the switch on the back." (I may have some words wrong. My memory is not what it once was.)

So far this morning, it has helpfully reminded me five times. I know the microphone is off. The four orange lights that I can't turn off make it kind of hard to forget. I don't need to be helpfully reminded, certainly not five times before 10 AM.


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Community Specialist

Hi bblackmoor,


This is not the experience we wanted you to have, let me help you. A few things: which Nest speakers are we working with? When did your issue begin? Were there any recent changes made?


It would help a lot if you could do a sequential reboot first: 


  1. Unplug the power cord of your router followed by your Nest speakers.
  2. Plug them back in after 3 minutes tops.
  3. Restarting your phone might also help.


Tell me how it goes.



Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,


I just wanted to follow up to see if you still need our help. Please let us know as we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.



Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello there,


We haven’t heard back from you, so I'll be locking this thread in 24 hours. Feel free to create a new one if you have other concerns in the future.