Allow personal results on your shared Assistant devices

Some Google Assistant devices, like speakers, Smart Displays, Smart Clocks, and the Pixel Stand, can be shared with multiple people. For any shared device, you can turn on personal results to allow the Google Assistant to read or show results specific to you. For example, the Google Assistant may show:

  • Results from your Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Photos
  • Recommendations for recipes based on your activity across other Google products
  • Playlists you've created and marked as "Private" on YouTube
  • YouTube Music personal playlists, liked songs, uploads, or library content

Important: The personal results setting doesn’t control certain Assistant features provided by third parties like Spotify or Pandora.

On the Pixel Stand, some apps require you to unlock your phone even if you have personal results turned on.

Learn more about what happens when you turn on personal results at Google privacy policy.

Turn personal results on or off

Important: Some personal results are only available in certain languages and countries.

Speakers, Smart Displays, Smart Clocks & Chromecasts
Important: For Chromecast devices, personal results is only available on Chromecast with Google TV.

Set up personal results in your home

Important: If you have personal results and Voice Match turned on and then later turn off Voice Match, personal results also turns off automatically. You can always turn personal results back on without Voice Match.

When you set up personal results in your home, you turn it on for all devices in your home and can choose to turn it on automatically for any new devices. You can turn off personal results for a specific device at any time.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home Home and then Settings Settings.
  3. Under “Features,” tap Google Assistant and then Personal results.
  4. Edit settings for the devices in your home.

Tip: You can also set up personal results when you set up Voice Match.

Turn off personal results in your home

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home Home and then Settings Settings.
  3. Under “Features,” tap Google Assistant and then Personal results.
  4. Tap Turn off personal results in this home.

Turn personal results on or off for a device

Important: Before you can turn on personal results for a device, you must turn on personal results for the home.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home Home and then Settings Settings.
  3. Under “Features,” tap Google Assistant and then Personal results.
  4. Tap the name of your device.
    • To turn on personal results: Check the box next to the device name.
    • To turn off personal results: Uncheck the box next to the device name.
Other shared devices
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Assistant app Assistant (iOS).
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial.
  3. Tap Devices > select your device.
  4. Under "Personalization," turn Personal results on or off.
Auto accessories
Personal results on some Google Assistant auto accessories, like the Anker Roav Bolt and the JBL Link Drive, are managed with headphones settings. Learn how to get personal results on headphones.
Watches

For Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 watches, follow these instructions:

  1. On your iPhone, open the Google Assistant app Assistant (iOS).
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial.
  3. Tap Devices and then Your watch and then Settings.
  4. Under "Personalization," turn Personal results on or off.

For watches running Wear OS by Google, follow these instructions:

  1. On your iPhone, open the Google Assistant app Assistant (iOS).
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial.
  3. Tap Devices and then Your watch.
  4. Under "Personalization," turn Personal results on or off.

Hide personal results

When you turn on personal results for your Smart Display, results appear on your home screen as notifications. Results include upcoming calendar events, commute info, and YouTube video recommendations. Anyone near the device can view, tap, or act on them.

To stop personal results on the home screen and as notifications:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home Home.
  3. Select your Smart Display.
  4. At the top right, tap Device settings Settings and then Recognition & sharing and then Recognition & Personalization.
    • If you don’t find that option, check that you're signed in to the account linked to your Google Assistant.
    • To switch accounts, at the top right of the Home screen, tap your Profile picture or initial. Then, choose an account.
  5. Under “How personal results appear,” select Never show proactively.
Tip: When you turn off personal results, you will also stop seeing personal results on your home screen and as notifications.

Get lock screen personal results

On some Android devices you can get personal results on your lock screen. Learn more how to allow lock screen personal results on your device.

How personal results work with other settings

Google Photos

Personal results doesn’t control whether you can show your photos in ambient mode on your Smart Display.

Payments

If you have Pay through your Assistant turned on and personal results turned on, you can make purchases on your shared device. If you turn off either of them, you can’t make purchases on your shared device.

Voice Match

If Voice Match is turned on, the Google Assistant won't respond with your personal results to a voice it doesn’t recognize as yours. Learn how to use voice match and personal results.

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