Choose what to share with your Google Assistant

When you set up your Google Assistant, you may be asked to turn on certain settings.

Settings that you may be asked to turn on

Your Assistant may ask you to turn on these settings:

When you turn on these settings, you turn them on for your Assistant and other Google services that you use.

Choose not to turn on these settings 
You can still get a less personalised Assistant experience without turning on these settings.
Your Assistant can still help you to do things, such as find answers on the web and local info, play media, set reminders and more. Depending on which setting(s) you choose not to turn on, your Assistant may be less personalised for you. For example, if 'Contact info from your devices' isn’t turned on, your Assistant might not recognise which contact you want to connect with if you ask to call someone.

How to turn these settings on or off 

Follow these steps:

  1. On your device, go to your Google Account. You might need to sign in to your account.
  2. Turn these settings on or off:
You can turn these settings on or off at any time. Learn more about how these settings let your Assistant help you
What else you can share
You can share other information with your Assistant in order to get responses that are more tailored to you. The permissions that you can give depend on the device that you’re using, and can include:
  • What’s on your screen. On some devices, like Android phones, Android tablets and ChromeOS laptops, you can ask your Assistant to show you info related to what’s on your screen. For example, if there’s a film title on your screen, you can find info about the cast members.
  • Voice Match, available on some devices, which lets your Assistant and the Google app recognise your voice. When this setting is on:
    • Multiple people can enrol on shared devices 
    • Your Assistant can use your voice to access your personal results like calendar (if you turn on the personal results setting)

Delete your Google Assistant activity

If you have Web & App Activity turned on, your interactions with your Assistant may be saved in your Google Account and shown in your My Activity page. Learn how to delete your Google Assistant activity at any time.

Common questions

How does Google use my information?

We use data to make our services, like the Google Assistant, more useful to you. You can find out more at Google's Privacy Policy page.

Are my interactions with the Google Assistant used to improve it?

We'll continue to improve the usefulness of the Google Assistant over time, and part of this is through learning from past activity with the Google Assistant.

Does Google use my interactions with the Google Assistant to personalise ads that I see?

If you interact with the Google Assistant, we may use these interactions to deliver more useful ads. You can delete past interactions with your Assistant at any time.

Learn how to control the ads that you see

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