How To Stop Google And Alexa Recording Your Voice.

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Google and Amazon doesn’t publicize the fact but you can use their smart speakers without having your every voice command recorded as you’d expect, it’s not the default option. 

Here, I am going to tell you the process by which you can stop these companies snaffling all your personal info and storing it on their servers indefinitely.

If you have multiple Google and Amazon accounts, you’ll need to tweak these settings for each one.

Following Steps To Stop Google Recording Your voice.


Step 1: At first open your browser and search for Google’s Activity controls site.

You can also find a link to this portal via the Google Home app. Press the Account icon, then tap My Activity. This will takes you to the site on your phone. 

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Step 2: Scroll down to Voice & Audio Activity and use the toggle to turn it off. Google warns that doing so ‘may limit or disable more personalized experiences across Google Services’ but this generally won’t affect how your smart speaker operates. Click Turn On, then click Manage Activity.




Step 3: You can delete each day’s recordings by tapping the bin icon or individual recordings by clicking the three dots beside each recorded command and selecting Delete.

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Step 4: For bulk deletion, choose ‘Delete activity by’. In the ‘Delete by date’ drop-down, choose ‘All-time’. Click Delete to confirm.



Following Steps To Stop Alexa Recording your Voice. 



Amazon’s Alexa is less opaque.

Step 1: Open the Alexa app (Android App, iOS App ) or head to Alexa.amazon.co.uk. If you’re using the app, press the three-line icon in the top-left corner. Open Settings and under Alexa Account, click Alexa Privacy. This opens a new window.

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Step 2: To stop Amazon storing your voice recordings, visit Manage How Your Data Improves Alexa. Once again, you’re warned that toying with this setting means Alexa ‘may not work well for you’. 

Step 3: Switch off Help Develop New Features, then confirm the setting by pressing Turn Off.

Step 4: Now click Review Voice History in the sidebar. This is where your every command is listed. Change the Date Range drop-down menu to display All History, then press ‘Delete All Recordings for All History’.

Step 5: In the pop-up, confirm your selection by clicking Yes. 

So this is the two process by which you can stop Google and Alexa recording your PC. And if you have any suggestion related to this post, submit them in the comment section.

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