Teach Google Assistant to recognize your voice with Voice Match

When you turn on Voice Match, you can teach Google Assistant to recognize your voice so it can verify who you are before it gives you personal results. You can turn on Voice Match for a home or specific Assistant-enabled devices, like a speaker, Smart Display, or Smart Clock. Up to 6 people can turn on Voice Match for one home in the Google Home app.

Learn more about Voice Match and personal results.

Important: The languages you can use depend on the device. Learn which languages work on your device.

Turn on Voice Match

Important: These steps won’t work with your Google Workspace account. Learn how to use a Google Workspace account on a device.
To use Voice Match, you must link a Google Account to the Google Assistant-enabled device. If you have multiple Google Accounts, you can choose which account you want to use.
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Assistant settings.
  3. Tap Hey Google & Voice Match and then Other devices.
    • If you have more than one home, tap the home you want to add Voice Match to.
  4. Tap Get started.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
    • To turn on Voice Match automatically for a speaker, Smart Display, or Smart Clock you add later to the same home, turn on Devices you add later.

Tip: If you get an error when you try to add a device, try to join the home linked to the device.

Manage your voice & Voice Match settings

Find which shared devices you’ve turned on Voice Match for

To find a list of shared devices, like speakers, Smart Displays, and Smart Clocks:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Assistant settings and then Hey Google & Voice Match and then Other devices.
    • If you have more than one home, tap the home you want to check.
  3. Scroll down for a list of shared devices that you’ve turned on Voice Match for.
Teach Google Assistant your voice again
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Assistant settings and then Hey Google & Voice Matchand then Other devices.
  3. Tap Teach your Assistant your voice again and then Retrain.
Turn off Voice Match for your home

When you turn off Voice Match for your home, you'll no longer get personal results on any device in that home unless you set up personal results again. Also, when you turn off this setting, it won't turn off other Assistant audio or personalization settings.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Assistant settings and then Hey Google & Voice Match and then Other devices.
  3. Tap the home you want to remove your voice from and then Remove Voice Match from this home and then Remove.
Turn off Voice Match for a specific device

When you turn off Voice Match for a device, you'll no longer get personal results on that device unless you set up personal results again. Also, when you turn off this setting, it won't turn off other Assistant audio or personalization settings.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Assistant settings and then Hey Google & Voice Match and then Other devices.
    • If you have more than one home, tap the home with the device that you want to turn off Voice Match for.
  3. Uncheck the box next to the device you want to turn off Voice Match for.
  4. Follow the onscreen steps.
Turn off Voice Match for devices you add later

When you turn off Voice Match for devices you add later, your Assistant won't recognize your voice and won't give personal results on new devices added to your home.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Assistant settings and then Hey Google & Voice Match and then Other devices.
    • If you have more than one home, tap the home you want to update Voice Match settings for.
  3. Turn off Devices you add later.
Use Voice Match to make payments

Important: This feature is only available in English in the US.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, say "Hey Google, open Assistant settings." 
  2. Under "Popular settings," tap You and then Payments.
  3. Turn on Pay through your Assistant.
  4. Turn on Pay with Voice Match.

Understand how your voice works with other settings

How Voice Match works
  • After you teach Google Assistant to recognize your voice, a unique voice model is created. This voice model is created on Google’s servers and then stored only on the devices where you’ve turned on Voice Match.
  • When someone speaks to your device, your device sends the voice model to Google to process the query and determine if it’s you by comparing it against the voice model. Google deletes the voice model and comparison data immediately after processing.
  • If Google identifies you, your device will provide your personal results.
  • Without a match, the device will treat the query as a guest query and will not provide personal results.
Voice Match & personal results
  • If no one turns on Voice Match for the Google Assistant device and the person who set up the device allows personal results, anyone can access those personal results.
  • After you turn on Voice Match, Google Assistant won't respond with your personal results to a voice it doesn’t recognize as yours.
  • A voice that sounds like yours might be able to access your personal results, such as sending an email, making a payment (if you’ve turned on Confirm with Voice Match), or viewing your calendar. If you aren't comfortable with this you can turn off personal results.
Voice Match & media services
Voice Match & saved voice and audio activity

Google may also temporarily process a model of your voice from your audio saved on Google servers to develop and improve Google's voice technologies if you:

This setting helps Google improve its audio technologies and the Google services that use them.

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