Google Voice & Audio Activity

When you do a voice search, what you've said is saved in your Voice & Audio Activity.

What's saved in your Voice & Audio Activity

A recording of your speech and audio, plus a few seconds before, is sent to Google when you do things like:

  • Say "Ok Google"
  • Touch a microphone icon

Note: Those recordings are only saved to your Google Account if you're signed into your Google Account and have Voice & Audio Activity on.

Turn Voice & Audio Activity on or off

  1. Visit the Activity controls page. You may be asked to sign in to your Google Account.
  2. Turn the switch on or off.

When Voice & Audio Activity is off, voice searches will be stored using anonymous identifiers. This information won’t be saved to your Google Account even if you're signed in. 

See or delete your Voice & Audio Activity

Your Voice & Audio Activity is private, and you can only see your activity if you’re signed in to your Google Account.

See your Voice & Audio Activity
  1. Visit the Voice & Audio Activity page. You may be asked to sign in to your Google Account.
  2. On this page, you can see a list of your past searches or actions you did with your voice and the date they were recorded.

Note: The "Transcript not available" message shows when the transcription system isn’t confident enough to transcribe Voice & Audio Activity. This may happen when your microphone is turned off or if there’s background noise.

Delete items from your Voice & Audio Activity

Delete items one at at time

  1. Visit the Voice & Audio Activity page. You may be asked to sign in to your Google Account.
  2. Check the box next to the items you want to delete.
  3. At the top of the page, touch Delete.

Delete all items at once

  1. Visit the Voice & Audio Activity page. You may be asked to sign in to your Google Account.
  2. In the top right corner, touch MenuMenu > Delete > Advanced.
  3. Touch All time > Remove > Delete.

How Voice & Audio Activity improves your experience

To help you get better results using your voice, Google uses your Voice & Audio Activity to:

  • Learn the sound of your voice
  • Learn how you pronounce words and phrases
  • Recognize when you say "Ok Google"
  • Improve speech recognition across Google products that use your voice

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