Choose what to share with your Google Assistant

When you set up your Google Assistant on your Pixel Slate, you may be asked to turn on certain settings.

Settings you may be asked to turn on

Your Assistant may ask you to turn on these settings:

When you turn on these settings, you turn them on for your Assistant and other Google services you use.

Choose your settings

You can still get a limited, less personalized Assistant experience without turning on these settings.
Your Assistant can still help you do things like find answers on the web and local info, and enjoy jokes and fun facts. Depending on which setting(s) you choose not to turn on, your Assistant will be limited in how it can help you, for example:


  • You can call a business or phone number
  • You can't call one of your contacts


  • You can navigate to an address
  • You can't say "navigate home" or "navigate to work"


  • You can't cast music to your speaker or TV


  • You can set an alarm
  • You can't set a reminder or add an event to your calendar

How to turn these settings on or off 

Follow these steps:

  1. On your device, go to your Google Account activity controls. You might need to sign in to your account.
  2. Turn these settings on or off:
    • Web & App Activity
    • Device Information
    • Voice & Audio activity

You can turn these settings on or off at any time. Learn more about how these settings let your Assistant help you

What else you can share

You can share other information with your Assistant in order to get responses that are more tailored to you. The permissions you can give depend on the device you're using, and can include:
  • What's on your screen. On Pixelbooks and Pixel Slate devices, you can ask your Assistant to show you info related to what's on your screen. For example, if there's a movie title on your screen, you can find info about the cast members.
  • Voice Match, available on some devices, which lets your Assistant and the Google app recognize your voice. When this setting is on:
    • Multiple people can enroll on shared devices
    • Your Assistant can use your voice to access your personal results like calendar (if you turn on the Personal Results setting)

Delete your Google Assistant activity

If your Assistant has access to your Google Account and your Web & App Activity is turned on, your interactions with your Assistant will be saved to your account's My Activity page. Learn how to delete your Google Assistant activity any time.

Common questions

How does Google use my information?

We use data to make our services, like the Google Assistant, more useful to you. Learn more about Google's Privacy Policy.

Learn more about how we secure and protect your data in the Google Safety Center.

Are my interactions with the Google Assistant used to improve it?

We'll continue to improve the usefulness of the Google Assistant over time, and part of this is through learning from past activity with the Google Assistant.

Does Google use my interactions with the Google Assistant to personalize ads I see?

If you interact with the Google Assistant, we may use these interactions to deliver more useful ads. You can delete past interactions with your Assistant at any time.

Learn how to control the ads you see

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