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Turn off Voice Match for your home or device

You can turn off voice recognition on your home in the Google Home app, or on individual devices.

When you use Voice Match on your Google Nest or Home speaker or display, your Assistant can recognize your voice and provide personalized information based on your Google Account, including calendar events, your commute, and your day. If you turn off Voice Match, you can still use your devices, but they won’t be able to provide personalized help.

What happens if you turn off Voice Match

For your home

  • Your voice pattern will be completely removed from this home and all the devices in it. If you’ve set up Face Match, your face pattern will also be removed.
  • Google Assistant will no longer be able to recognize your voice or face.
  • Personal results will turn off. You can always turn personal results back on without Voice Match.

For an individual speaker or display

  • Your Google Account and voice pattern will be completely removed from the device. On a Nest Hub Max, Face Match will also be removed. 
  • Google Assistant will no longer be able to recognize your voice or face on the device.
  • Personal results will turn off for this device. You can always turn personal results back on without Voice Match.

Note: If you turn off Voice Match for individual devices within a home, your voice and face patterns will still be available in the home. You can also continue to let Voice Match and Face Match automatically be enabled on new speakers and displays.

To access or remove the audio clips or photos you took during Voice Match and Face Match setup, go to https://myactivity.google.com/ or follow the steps below.

Turn off Voice Match

For a home in the Google Home app

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap Home  and then Settings  and then Google Assistant and then Voice Match and then Other devices.
    • If you have more than one home, tap the home you want to remove Voice Match from.
  3. Tap Remove Voice Match from the home and then Remove.

For a speaker or display

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap Home  and then Settings  and then Google Assistant and then Voice Match and then Other devices.
  3. Uncheck the box next to the device you want to turn off Voice Match for and then follow the steps.

Remove your Voice Match and Face Match enrollment recordings

  1. On your mobile device, go to My activity.
  2. Tap Menu Menu  Other Google activity.
  3. Scroll down to “Voice and Face Match enrollment,” and tap View data.
  4. Tap Delete all enrollments  Delete.
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