Google Assistant like most virtual assistance programs (Alexa and Siri) records your commands to improve the accuracy of voice technology online. But rest assured, it is possible to delete everything you say to your virtual assistant. We will also explain how to block this function in order to prevent Google Assistant from recording everything you say to it..
Delete Google voice history
No need to introduce you to Google Assistant. The American giant's voice control application is now present on many devices (smartphone, tablet, connected speaker such as Google Home).
If you have an Android smartphone, you've probably used the Ok Google feature for your research before. But what you don't necessarily know is that the American firm records and stores everything you say to it on its servers..
This information is then analyzed in order to improve the accuracy of the results and enrich the user experience. Obviously this can be quite disturbing in terms of your privacy, especially if you are used to doing voice searches very regularly.
For example, it is recommended to learn to place orders without having to regret it later. If this seems difficult to you and you do not want your privacy to escape you, know that it is possible to delete all these recordings..
- Open the Google Home app.
- Tap on the profile icon placed in the upper right corner of the window
- Select the My activity tab.
- Scroll down to see all your voice recordings
- Tap the letter x to the right of the day of the recording to delete it.
- You can also click on the trash can icon to delete a whole day of recording
Although very effective, this method has a big flaw. It will have to be repeated several times during the year. The good news is that it is possible to completely disable the collection of this data.
Turn off audio recordings on Google Assistant
Google keeps audio recordings of all kinds. You will find in your history a large number of so-called basic voice commands, such as: what the weather will be like tomorrow or launch the Spotify music application.
However, Google also keeps more sensitive data such as the recording of emails or SMS that you have dictated with your phone. Some of these messages may contain very personal information.
For security reasons, it is therefore advisable to deactivate audio recordings from Google. This can be done directly from your smartphone. You will find the procedure below.
- Open your phone settings
- Click on the Accounts section
- Select the Gmail address used when configuring your phone
- Tap on the Google Account section
- Scroll through the different tabs and select the data and privacy option
- Click on the Activity section on the web and applications
- Make sure the Include audio recordings box is unchecked
As you can see, it is extremely easy to block Google Assistant recordings.