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. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home .
  3. Tap your speaker or Smart Display and then Device settings .
  4. Make sure that the Google account listed is the one linked to your device. To switch accounts, click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  5. 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.


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 recognise 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 personalised 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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