Allow personal results on your shared devices

Some Google Assistant devices, like speakers, TVs, and Smart Displays, 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 personal results from your:

  • Google Photos
  • Email, including personal results from Gmail, like flight reservations and bills
  • Google Calendar
  • Contacts
  • Reminders
  • Memory aids
  • Shopping lists
  • Purchases
  • Recipe recommendations

Note: Personal results don’t control certain Assistant features provided by third parties like Spotify or Pandora.

Turn personal results on or off

Speakers & Smart Displays
  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. Tap Menu Menu.
  3. Make sure that the Google Account listed is the one linked to your device. To switch accounts, click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  4. Tap More settings.
  5. Under "Devices," select your device.
  6. Turn Personal results on or off.
Other shared devices
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, touch and hold the Home button or say "Ok Google."
  2. Tap Explore & Your stuff and then More More and then Settings.
  3. Under "Devices," select your device.
  4. Turn Personal results on or off.

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 will not respond with your personal results to a voice it doesn’t recognize as yours.

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 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 notifications:

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then More settings.
  3. Under "Devices," select your Smart Display.
  4. Turn off Home screen & notifications.

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

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