Settings to protect your privacy when using Google Assistant

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Google Assistant

Google Assistant, it has been known to do with a hole in Android phones. In addition, the wizard has more and more functions, so that for many users is essential. We can make use of the same for all types of actions, such as check the weather, the news or even make calls using apps such as WhatsApp.

These are all great features, that allow a good use of Google Assistant on the phone. To make a continued use of the same, accumulate a lot of data about us. That’s why, privacy is a topic that is of concern to many usersbut we can protect by making the appropriate adjustments.

Below we show you some of these adjustments, they are going to allow protect your privacy when you use the wizard on your Android phone or if you use it in other devices, such as speakers Google Home. Although it is impossible to maintain a 100% privacy, these settings help you to have the best protection possible at the time of using the wizard. In addition, they are tricks simple for all users.

Do not save the recordings of audio

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All the recordings and conversations that you have with Google Assistant to be saved, by doing that we have to delete at some point. Although at the time of manage the activity of the account, it is possible to avoid recordings that are going to save. If you want to avoid that these data are stored in the account activity, you can make use of one of the options that are available in the same. You must follow these steps:

  1. Go on this link.
  2. Look for the option to Include voice recordings and audio.
  3. Turn off this option.
  4. Tap Pause in the pop-up window.

If you have such data stored, you can always resort to the option of doing that Google delete your data automatically after a time, an option of which we have already spoken in the past. This will make those recordings, are also eliminated. Although this option that we have off now will prevent you to be saved, so that we will not have to worry about them.

Check out the activity of Google Assistant

Google Assistant history

Everything you do in your Google account and your apps is registered in your activity and activity history. Therefore, also the conversations and consultations you have made to Google Assistant is displayed in said activity log. It is good to be able to see them by if there is something that you really do not want to store in said record, which already in the past we have used. The steps to view the article are the following:

  1. Go on this link.
  2. Click on Filter by date and product.
  3. In the section ” Filter by product of Google, uncheck all the options.
  4. Click on the option Voice and audio.
  5. Tap the search button.
  6. If you want to delete the history, look for the date query you want to delete in the history.
  7. Tap the three vertical dots on the right.
  8. Tap the delete option.
  9. The record is deleted.

This can be especially useful if we see that Google’s Assistant has registered something that really had not said or asked the wizard. As its sensitivity is too high in some cases, something that should be corrected in the near future. This section lets you see if there is anything out of the ordinary.

Clears voice commands

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There are times in which you’ve done consultations on a particular day, as the current day or the last conversation, that you really do not want saved in your history. Luckily, it is not necessary to enter in the section of activity and having to find these commands or queries. It suffices with a simple voice command to clear the activity that day or the more recent conversation.

  1. Open Google Assistant on Android.
  2. Use the command “OK, Google, eliminates the activity of today,” or “OK ,Google, removes the last conversation”…
  3. Wait for the wizard to confirm that it has been deleted.

It is a good method to specific questionsif you are just asking a question, or query, the wizard who really don’t want to be in the history. In addition to being an option especially quick to remove a part of the history of Google Assistant. If you want to make sure that you have deleted really, you can consult the section of activity that we have seen in the previous section. You will see that there is no trace of that conversation deleted.

Manages the accessibility

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The sensitivity of Google Assistant is knownwhich is why Google is working on changes. There are times in which the wizard believes that you have said “OK, Google” or “Hey, Google” without what you’ve done, but it will start to record and log everything you say in that moment. This is something that bothers many users, in addition to be an annoying problem when using the wizard in your phone or on a speaker-Google Home.

If you use the wizard on multiple devices, you can choose to go to work on some, not all. In addition, you can do that you go to make a sound, such as a beep, when the wizard starts to burn. This way you will not be caught by surprise and you’ll be able to stop it before you burn something. A good way to avoid scares, which is achieved with these steps:

  1. Open Google Assistant.
  2. Tap your profile photo.
  3. Enters the section of the Wizard.
  4. Go to the section of Devices with a Wizard.
  5. Click on the device in question.
  6. Comes into Accessibility.
  7. Enable the first option “Play sound”.

In this way, if at any time the wizard thinks that what we have called, but you are wrong, we will hear that beep that tells us that it is working. We will be able to tell it to stop recording, or operate, thus avoiding that something that we say, that could be very personal, is recorded by the wizard.

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