How to Delete Voice Recordings Stored by Amazon Alexa

The introduction of the Amazon Echo, a smart speaker released by Amazon in 2014 brought with it Amazon’s digital assistant – Alexa. Alexa is to the Echo what Siri is to the iPhone. She is an interactive software installed within smart devices that can actually work together with other devices that fall under the Internet of Things umbrella by using voice commands. Alexa is known to perform commands at the sound of a voice – even turning things within your home on and off and reminding you outloud of appointments. With big technology comes big concern, though. Consumers pushed to be able to delete their voice recordings from Alexa. Amazon responded and that is how you are reading this article about how to delete voice recordings story by Amazon Alexa.

Deleting Your Data

The easiest way to delete your voice recordings from Alexa is to simply give her a voice command to do so. You say, “Alexa, delete everything I say.” Before you can use this method, however, you must go inside Alexa’s settings and enable the Deletion By Voice option.

There are two other methods of deleting your data from Alexa as well. You can go inside the settings of the Alexa companion app on your phone or tablet, choose Alexa Privacy, then Review Voice History. You’ll be given two options – choose the recording(s) you want to delete or Delete All Recordings For Today. Another option you have is using your web browser to delete your Alexa data. This is a rather simple process as well. Simply sign into your Amazon account, choose Your Device, find your Echo, and then choose to Delete Voice Recordings. You’ll be prompted with a message to make sure you want to delete it all, and you just click Delete to do so.

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Carry On with Your Day

There is some speculation as to whether or not any of these deletion methods actually delete all of the data that Alexa records, but, for now, these are the security precautions you can take to do your part to protect your personal information. For most people, that’s considered a win.