Delete Alexa voice history from your Amazon account

July 3, 2020

It is absolutely necessary and vital to understand the risks associated with using voice recognition software. Voice data residing under your Google Home and Alexa devices can be manipulated. As such, users must take all essential precautions to prevent abuse of their smart devices. Removing your Alexa voice history first can be a right approach in this direction. Here’s a tutorial describing you how to delete Alexa voice history from Amazon servers.

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How to remove your Alexa voice history from Amazon account

Alexa app is designed to carry out scores of tasks. For example, it can be used to set alarms, provide quick weather reports, or check latest sports scores. But, on a bad day, anything could go wrong. So, it’s useful to take best possible steps to protect your voice data.Read to find how to remove Alexa voice history from your Amazon account.

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  1. Go to the Alexa Privacy Hub page.
  2. Choose Manage voice recordings tab.
  3. Click Alexa Privacy Settings link.
  4. Select Go to Manage your Content and Devices Page at Amazon.
  5. Switch to the Devices tab.
  6. Hit the Actions button
  7. Choose Delete voice recordings option.

Please note that Voice recordings are used to improve the accuracy of your interactions with Alexa. As such, deleting voice recordings associated with your Amazon account could degrade your experience. If you don’t mind experiencing some lag, go ahead, and complete your action.

Does Alexa record your voice?

It’s true, an Alexa-enabled device can hear everything you say within range of its far-field microphones. However, it eavesdrops only when called upon or when it fears the wake word before actually starting to record anything.

How to clear your Alexa voice history?

Open the Alexa Privacy Hub page in your browser.

Voice Recordings Amazon
Voice Recordings Amazon

On the page, you’ll find the following tabs,

  • Make Word
  • Indicators
  • Microphone controls
  • Camera controls
  • Manage voice recordings

Select the last tab i.e., ‘Manage voice recordings’.

Amazon Alexa Privacy Settings
Amazon Alexa Privacy Settings

Next, click ‘Alexa Privacy Settings’ link displayed above.

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Amazon Manage Devices
Amazon Manage Devices

When directed to a new page, select the ‘Go to Manage your Content and Devices Page at Amazon.com’ link.

Switch from the ‘Content’ tab to the ‘Devices’ tab.

Select an entry from the list and hit the ‘Actions’ button to display more information related to the device.

Amazon Delete Voice Recordings
Amazon Delete Voice Recordings

Now, to delete your voice history from the Amazon account, click the link that reads ‘Delete voice recordings’.

once done, your Amazon Alexa voice history will be cleared completely.

Hope it makes sense!

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