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:
- Web & app activity, which includes your activity on Google sites and apps. This info helps your Assistant provide more personalised experiences and suggestions.
- Audio recordings, which saves audio recordings from your interactions with Google Search, Google Assistant and Maps to help improve audio recognition.
When you turn on these settings, you turn them on for your Assistant and other Google services that you use.
Learn more about audio collection from children's features on the Google Assistant.
How to turn these settings on or off
Follow these steps:
- 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.
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.
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.
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