Manage Google Voice & Audio Activity

You can let Google save a recording of your voice and other audio to your Google Account by turning on Voice & Audio Activity.

What's saved in your Voice & Audio Activity

Google records your voice and other audio, plus a few seconds before, when you use audio activations like:

  • Saying commands like "Ok Google"
  • Tapping the microphone icon

Your audio is saved to your account only when you're signed in and Voice & Audio Activity is turned on. Audio can be saved even when your device is offline.

Note: Not all apps support saving audio to your account.

How Voice & Audio Activity improves your experience

To help you get better results using your voice, Google uses your Voice & Audio Activity to:

  • Learn the sound of your voice
  • Learn how you say words and phrases
  • Recognize when you say "Ok Google"
  • Improve speech recognition across Google products that use your voice

Turn Voice & Audio Activity on or off

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open your device's Settings app Settings app and then Google and then Google Account.
  2. At the top, tap Data & personalization.
  3. Under "Activity controls," tap Voice & Audio Activity.
  4. Turn the setting on or off.

When Voice & Audio Activity is off, voice inputs won't be saved to your Google Account, even if you're signed in.

See or delete your Voice & Audio Activity

Your Voice & Audio Activity is private, and can only be seen if you're signed in to your Google Account.

See your Voice & Audio Activity

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open your device's Settings app Settings app and then Google and then Google Account.
  2. At the top, tap Data & personalization.
  3. Under "Activity and timeline," tap My Activity.
  4. Under the search bar, tap Filter by date & product.
  5. Uncheck the box next to "All products."
  6. Check the boxes next to "Assistant" and "Voice & Audio." If one or both of these products aren't listed, you don't have any relevant activity saved to your account.
  7. Tap Apply.
  8. You'll see a list of your past voice inputs, and the date they were recorded.

If you see the "Transcript not available" message, your microphone was turned off or there was too much background noise during that activity.

Delete recordings from your Voice & Audio Activity

Delete recordings one at at time

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open your device's Settings app Settings app and then Google and then Google Account.
  2. At the top, tap Data & personalization.
  3. Under "Activity and timeline," tap My Activity.
  4. Under the search bar, tap Filter by date & product.
  5. Uncheck the box next to "All products."
  6. Check the boxes next to "Assistant" and "Voice & Audio." If one or both of these products aren't listed, you don't have any relevant activity saved to your account.
  7. Tap Apply.
  8. Next to the item you want to delete, tap More More and then Delete.

Delete all recordings at once

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open your device's Settings app Settings app and then Google and then Google Account.
  2. At the top, tap Data & personalization.
  3. Under "Activity and timeline," tap My Activity.
  4. Under the search bar, tap Filter by date & product.
  5. Uncheck the box next to "All products."
  6. Check the boxes next to "Assistant" and "Voice & Audio." If one or both of these products aren't listed, you don't have any relevant activity saved to your account.
  7. Tap Apply.
  8. At the top right, tap More More and then Delete activity by.
  9. Under "Delete by date," tap Down arrow Down arrow and then All time.
  10. At the bottom, tap Delete and then Delete.

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