Any Time You Ask Something – Amazon Alexa Records You – Here How to Delete Those Recordings

Amazon says that Alexa only begins recording when it thinks you’ve said the wake word (the default is “Alexa”), so it’s not listening all the time.

But often it requires a limited sample of speech samples to teach the voice assistant to perform properly, which suggests that, in rare situations, people could review such recordings to learn whether a request was misinterpreted by Alexa.

If you’re using Amazon Alexa a lot, it’s worth learning how to avoid those recordings from being stored or used for instruction.

Here’s what you do.

How to view your voice history on Amazon Alexa

There are several ways to view your Amazon Alexa voice history. I would suggest using the Alexa app on a phone, since it’s always in your pocket, but you can also visit Amazon’s website. Here’s what to do on your phone:

  • Download the Alexa app for iPhone or Android.
  • Open the Alexa app.
  • Tap “More” on the bottom right.
  • Tap “Activity.”
  • Choose the “Voice History” tab on top.
  • Next to “Displaying” choose “All History” and “All devices.”

Now you’ll see a list of everything Alexa has recorded. Move through these to play a snippet of the audio Alexa has recorded.

To delete your Amazon Alexa voice history

The easiest way to delete everything at once is to simply say:

“Alexa, delete everything I’ve ever said.”

You can change that to “Alexa, delete what I just said” to delete the last question you asked,

Or “Alexa, delete everything I’ve said today” to remove everything you’ve said in a single day.

You can also set Alexa to automatically delete everything after a certain amount of time.

  • Download the Alexa app for iPhone or Android.
  • Open the Alexa app.
  • Tap “More” on the bottom right.
  • Tap “Settings”
  • Choose “Alexa Privacy”
  • Tap “Manage your Alexa Data”
  • Change the setting under “Choose how long to save recordings” to your preferred time frame, either indefinitely, for 18 months, for 3 months or never.

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How to ensure that your Alexa voice recordings are not used by Amazon for training

To do that:

  • Download the Alexa app for iPhone or Android.
  • Open the Alexa app.
  • Tap “More” on the bottom right.
  • Tap “Settings”
  • Choose “Alexa Privacy”
  • Tap “Manage your Alexa Data”
  • Scroll down and turn off the toggle button under “Help improve Alexa.”
  • Make sure the toggle buttons on the bottom for family members (if you have them attached to your account) are also off.
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