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 that 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 and Smart Clocks
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, 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", tap Recognition and personalisation.
  5. Turn Allow personal results on or off.
Other shared devices
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, say "Hey Google, open Assistant settings" or go to Assistant settings.
  2. Tap Devices and then your device.
  3. Under "Personalisation", turn Personal results on or off.
Cars
Important: In cars, Voice Match isn't available.
  1. Tap your car display home screen.
  2. Go to your apps.
  3. Tap Settings Settings and then Google and then Google Assistant.
  4. Turn Allow personal results on or off.
    • To change your settings, you might have to enter your password.
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.

Hide personal results from your smart display home screen and notifications

On a smart display
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 Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home Home and then your smart display.
  3. At the top right, tap Device settings Settings and then Recognition and personalisation.
  4. Under "How personal results appear", select Never show proactively.
In a car
When you turn on personal results, results appear on your car display home screen. Results include destination or media recommendations. Anyone in the car can view, tap or act on them.

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

  1. Tap your car display home screen.
  2. Go to your apps.
  3. Tap Settings Settings and then Google and then Google Assistant.
  4. Turn off Allow personal results.

Get lock screen personal results

On some Android devices you can get personal results on your lock screen. Learn more on 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 recognise as yours. Learn how to use Voice Match and personal results.

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