Google simply tracks everything. The good thing is that it allows you to control some of the info that is passed through its servers. Such information includes; YouTube videos watched, searches, browsing history and anything else done to suite Google’s products.
This includes anything you speak to your phone using the ‘OK Google’ command. Furthermore, these recordings are saved to the Google account. While these recordings can only be accessed by you, they include some private info you do not feel comfortable being saved on Google. Fortunately, there is no reason you should panic. It is very easy to access and delete the recordings. There is also a way to prevent Google from saving it in the first place.
Voice activity management
Go to Voice & Audio Activity page. Sometimes you are prompted to sign-in. Listen to any of your recordings by tapping the Play option. This is useful more so if you remember using the voice search when looking for something such as a book or a movie title but cannot recall the exact words you used.
To delete the recordings. Check the box next to the recordings you would like to delete and then hit the delete option. The recordings can be deleted one at a time or filter by specific dates ranges.
In case you want to be more selective, navigate to sidebar and tap on Delete activity by. You’ll see a few alternatives for Delete by date. Choose All Time in case you want to get rid of them in one go. Moreover, instead of controlling the audio recordings, you can turn the feature off in one tap.
Turn off the recording history
Google uses the saved recordings to improve speech recognition and help recognize your voice. The data is only is only assessed by you. However, if you are not comfortable having your voice on the Google servers, there is a simple way to disable the recording feature. To do that, follow the steps below.
Go to the Voice & Audio Activity page. Hit on the overflow menu – the 3-dot icon. Then tap Settings.
Toggle the blue switch off. You will then be prompted to confirm whether you want to pause the recording history. Tap ‘Pause’.
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