Choose which services remember you

When you use a service other than Google with your Assistant, a unique ID code is sent to the service so it can remember your actions and preferences during conversations.

  • If you do not want a service to remember your past actions and preferences, reset your ID.
  • If you do not want a service to remember your past or future actions and preferences, stop the service from remembering you.

Reset your app & ID

How to reset your app & ID

Important: If you don't find Reset, you can manage your app data in My Activity.

Google Assistant on a phone or tablet

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, say "Hey Google, open Assistant settings." 
  2. Under "All settings," tap Explore.
  3. To the left of a service, tap its icon.
  4. At the bottom, tap Reset.

Google Assistant on a Pixel 4

1. On your Pixel 4, go to Assistant settings.

Tip: You can also say "Hey Google, open Assistant settings" and then tap See all Assistant settings.

2. Under "All settings," tap Explore.

3. To the left of a service, tap its icon.

4. At the bottom, tap Reset.

Google Assistant on a speaker

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. Tap Browse Browse .
  3. To the left of a service, tap its icon.
  4. At the bottom, tap Reset app.
What happens when you reset your app & ID

What happens when you reset your app & ID

  • If you have an account linked to the service, it's signed out and unlinked.
  • The service forgets you, so you look like someone new the next time you use the service.
  • Your preferences and current state with the service are reset.
  • If you share a Google Assistant device with others, they won’t know you used the service.

What doesn’t happen

  • Resetting your ID doesn't prevent the service from remembering you when you’re signed in to your account with that service on the Google Assistant.
  • Your past activity with a service isn't deleted from your Google Account. Learn how to delete activity saved in your Google Account.
  • Your past activity, including purchases, isn't deleted from the service’s app.

Stop a service from remembering you

How to stop a service from remembering you

Google Assistant on a phone or tablet

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, say "Hey Google, open Assistant settings." 
  2. Under "All settings," tap Explore.
  3. To the left of a service, tap its icon.
  4. Near the top, tap Unlink.

Google Assistant on a speaker

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Assistant settings.
  3. Tap the service you want to update, like Music, Videos & Photos, and Radio.
  4. Below the service provider, tap Unlink.

Tip: To unlink a music service that’s currently your default, first select a new default service or No default.

What happens when you stop a service from remembering you

What happens when you stop a service from remembering you

  • The service forgets you, so you look like someone new the next time you use the service.
  • The service won't remember future actions or preferences.
  • If you share a Google Assistant device with others, they won't know you used the service.

What doesn't happen

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