Turn on voice recognition with Voice Match

When you turn on Voice Match, Google Assistant learns your voice to give you personal results. You can turn on Voice Match for a home or specific Assistant-enabled devices like speakers, Smart Display, or Smart Clock. Up to 6 people can use Voice Match in one home through 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.

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 iPhone or iPad, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Assistant settings and then Voice Match.
    • If you don't find "Voice Match," tap View more settings.
    • If you have more than one home, tap the home you want to add Voice Match to.
  3. Tap Get started.
  4. Follow the on-screen steps.
    • 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 iPhone or iPad, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Assistant settings and then Voice match.
    • If you don't find "Voice Match," tap View more settings.
    • 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 iPhone or iPad, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Assistant settings and then Voice Match.
    • If you don't find "Voice Match," tap View more settings.
  3. Tap Teach your Assistant your voice again and then Retrain.

Turn off Voice Match

When you turn off Voice Match for your home or a device, you won’t receive personal results on any device unless you set it up again. This won’t affect other Assistant audio or personalization settings. For new devices, Assistant won’t recognize your voice or give personal results.

Turn off Voice Match for your home
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Assistant settings and then Voice Match.
    • If you don't find "Voice Match," tap View more settings.
  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
  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Assistant settings and then Voice match.
    • If you don't find "Voice Match," tap View more settings.
    • If you have more than one home, tap the home that the device is in.
  3. Uncheck the box next to the device you want to turn off Voice Match for.
  4. Tap Remove.
Turn off Voice Match for devices you add later
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Assistant settings and then Voice Match.
    • If you don't find "Voice Match," tap View more settings.
    • 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.

Tip: You can also remove Voice Match from all devices. To remove Voice Match, tap Remove Voice Match from all my devices.

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, it 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 the process.
  • If Google identifies you, your device provides your personal results.
  • Without a match, the device treats the query as a guest query and won't provide personal results.
Voice Match & personal results
  • Anyone can access 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.
  • After you turn on Voice Match, Google Assistant won't respond with your personal results to a voice it doesn’t recognize as yours.
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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