Allow personal results on your shared 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 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: 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.

Turn personal results on or off

Speakers, Smart Displays & Smart Clocks
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home .
  3. Tap your device and then Settings .
  4. Under "More," turn on Personal results.
Other shared devices
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, touch and hold the Home button or say "OK Google."
  2. In the bottom right, tap Explore & Your stuff.
  3. In the top right, tap your profile picture or initial and then Settings   and then Assistant.
  4. Under "Assistant devices," select your device.
  5. 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 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. Open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Account Account and then Settings and then Assistant.
  3. Under "Assistant 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 home screen and as notifications.

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