In this day and age of data-collection and cookies (no, not the good kind), we constantly have to wonder whether or not our devices are selling our information. If you’re worried about whether or not Alexa has heard too much, fret not! There are ways to get her to forget that info so the marketing companies can’t have it.
Step 1: Try Doing it Online
First and foremost, you’ll want to see if the easiest route works before continuing. Go to this section of Amazon, click which setting you’d like to adjust, and hopefully that will take you to the voice recordings that you want gone.
Step 2: Download the App
Log into the App Store or Google Play and download the Alexa app. Once it’s finished downloading, move on to step three.
Step 3: Adjust Settings in the App
Open the app on your device and tap “Settings.” From there, you’ll see an option entitled “History.” Tapping that will allow you to individually browse most of the voice recordings that Alexa has taken of you and delete them one-by-one.
Step 4: Delete All
If you haven’t been satisfied by step three, odds are you’re looking to delete every voice recording all at once rather than one-by-one. If that’s the case, you’ll have to log into Amazon.com and go to “Manage Your Content.” When you find your device, click “Manage Voice Recordings” and finish it up in a pop-up window.
Hopefully this has explained in enough detail to allow you more control over your home devices, as well as more security in knowing that your voice recordings will be kept at least a little more private. If you’re still not satisfied, check out this great guide for more in-depth details for steps 3 and 4.