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

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

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

Speakers, Smart Displays & Smart Clocks
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home Home and then your device.
  3. At the top right, tap Device settings Settings.
  4. Under "More," turn Personal results on or off.
Other shared devices
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Assistant app Assistant (iOS).
  2. At the top right, tap your profile image or initial.
  3. Tap Devices and then your device.
  4. Turn Personal results on or off.

Hide personal results from your Smart Display home screen and notifications 

If you turn on personal results for your Smart Display, you will automatically see personal results like upcoming calendar events and commute info, as well as personalized YouTube video recommendations, on your home screen and as notifications. Anyone near the device can see, tap, and act on them.

To stop them from showing 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 Homeand then your Smart Display.
  3. At the top right, tap Device settings Settings.
  4. Turn off Home screen & notifications.

Note: When you turn off personal results, you will also stop seeing personal results on your home screen and as notifications.

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 with 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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