Google Nest Display with its screen turn off
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The Google Nest Hub is great at adjusting display brightness and color temperature to match the room’s lighting. It will even switch to a dim clock mode when in complete darkness, but if you’re using it on your bedside table, that may still be too bright at night.

The second-generation Nest Hub has a lot of sleep-tracking features, which require the device to be situated close to your bed. You may also just like to use a Nest Hub as a bedside companion. If the light from the dim clock mode bothers you, it can be turned off completely.

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To do this, you’ll need to open the Google Home app on your iPhoneiPad, or Android device. Find your Google Nest Hub in the list of devices.

select your nest hub

Now, tap the gear icon in the top-right corner to open the Settings.

Next, go to the “Display” option.

display settings

First, you can decide when you want the Low light mode to be activated. This is what will decide when the screen turns off. Your options are “Dark” or “Dim.”

low light screen brightness


Then, you can switch the “During Low Light” action to “Turn Off Screen” instead of to the default “Show Clock.”

turn off screen in low light

Also, while you’re on this screen, you can adjust the “Minimum Brightness” and the “Screen Timeout” settings.

more display options to adjust

It’s as easy as that! No more “dim” display keeping you up at night! In the morning, when the light comes back—or when your alarm goes off—your display will turn on again.

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