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How to Delete Google Voice History?

remove google voice search history

Google Voice enables users to set reminders and alarms as well carry out searches with only a voice command. Deleting your Google data is one thing but deleting voice searches is a whole new level. But don’t worry, we’ve got it covered.

Here how you can delete your google voice search history:

  1. Login to your Google account
  2. On Google Activity Panel, access your voice search history
  3. Click on the three dots at the right end of voice search bar
  4. It will open up a drop down menu. Select Delete results
  5. When asked Delete all results matching this search and filter, hit Delete button

That is how it’s done on your desktop/ PC. For mobile, The set of instructions are exactly the same.

Prevent Google from recording voice activity completely

Congratulations, you have successfully deleted your Google Voice history. But does the stop Google from recording your voice searches? The answer is ‘No! It does not’.

Here you will have to stop Google from doing so.

  1. Go to My Activity and login
  2. Click on Activity controls in the sidebar
  3. Therein toggle Voice and Audio activity as off

It will pause Google from collecting any recordings at least 99.9% of the time on mobile. Top stop even 0.1% of the recordings, block Google from using your device’s mic.

How to restrict Google app from using your phone’s microphone

This is the best way at stopping Google from recording any of your voice searches, like the best ever! Here’s how:

  1. Go to Settings menu by accessing your device’s Apps & notifications
  2. Find Google app
  3. If you can’t find it, click on See all and locate it
  4. Once located, go to Permissions tab
  5. Herein, turn off your microphone permission. Don’t worry, no other app or setting will be affected.

You’re welcome.

Before deleting your Google Voice search data

It is important that you listen to your voice searches/ recordings. That way you will learn if you have used the service the way it’s meant to be, and whether or not you need it.

Voice recordings are generally grouped together by the days they were saved on. You can listen to each one of them by simply clicking play next. This can be scary, knowing whatever’s said is recorded.

One can only imagine the consequences of these recordings, if a hacker were to get a hold of it.

What does Google Voice history contain?

Officially, Google Voice records queries and searches where the user has activated it by saying “OK, Google”. But any internet user can tell that recordings are not JUST based on activation. The proof of this is private conversation topics showing up in suggested searches as well targeted ads following you all over the web.

It’s high time, you took charge of your privacy.