How to Delete Amazon Alexa Voice Recording History


Hi. I’m Max Dalton, and in this video I’m going
to talk through how to delete the voice recording history captured by Alexa on your Amazon Echo
devices. Amazon’s Alexa captures a recording of every
request, which gets saved and stored on Amazon’s servers. Amazon’s purpose for doing this is to build
a history that can be analyzed and referenced to help Alexa better serve individual users,
but ultimately all users. Contrary to popular belief, Alexa is not always
recording everything all of the time, but rather only the moments when you’re interacting
with the service. Amazon does give you the ability to delete
Alexa’s recording history, and there are two different paths you can go down, depending
on what you want to delete. If you want to delete everything, you have
to work through your profile on Amazon’s website. If you want to delete invidual Alexa voice
recordings, you can only do that through the Alexa app on your smart device. Let’s get started by walking through how to
delete all of the voice recordings Alexa has saved that are associated with your account. Step 1. Open a Web browser and navigate to Amazon.com. Enter your username and password to sign in
to your account when prompted. You’ll arrive at your Amazon home screen. Step 2. Click the “Account & List” drop-down in the
upper right corner of the screen to open a window. Click “Your Content and Devices” in the Your
Account section on the right side of the window. The Manage Your Content and Devices screen
appears. Step 3. Click “Your Devices” in the list of tabs beneath
the title of the page. A list of Amazon devices associated with your
account appears. Step 4. Click the icon featuring three ellipses that
appears to the left of the Amazon Echo device you want to delete all Alexa voice recordings
for. A dialog box appears associated with that
Echo device. Step 5. Click “Manage Voice Recordings” in the dialog
box. Another dialog box appears, giving you an
overview of why Amazon captures and stores all voice recordings on Alexa-based devices. Step 6. Click the orange “Delete” button in the lower
right corner of this dialog box. A green dialog box with a check mark on the
left side of it appears after a few seconds with a message telling you that your request
to delete all of the voice recordings associated with this Amazon Echo device was received. The amount of time it takes Amazon to delete
all of these voice recordings depends on how many voice recordings there are. And now, I’ll talk through how to delete individual
Alexa voice recordings on an Amazon Echo device. This does require the Amazon Alexa app for
your smart device, so if you don’t have it, you’ll need to go download it from your device’s
app store to continue. Step 1. Open the Alexa app, and then tap the “Menu”
icon in the upper left corner of the app. The Menu icon features three horizontal lines. A menu flys out from the left side of the
screen. Step 2. Tap “Settings” in the list of menu options. The Setting screen appears, displaying a list
of your Amazon devices, and the various accounts you can set up associated with your devices. Step 3. Scroll down and tap “History” in the General
section toward the bottom of the screen. A detailed list of all voice recordings associated
with this Amazon Echo device are displayed. Step 4. Tap one of the individual voice recordings
you want to delete. A new window appears, containing information
associated with this specific voice recording. Step 5. Tap the “Play” icon to the left of the voice
recording name to hear it. Tap “Delete Voice Recordings” if you want
to delete that specific voice recording. The voice recording will be automatically
deleted, and you’ll be returned to the full list of individual voice recordings. Repeat this process to delete any other individual
voice recordings. There is no way within the Alexa app to delete
all Alexa voice recordings associated with a specific device. Congratulations! You can now delete Alexa’s voice recording
history. Thanks for watching. Click the video link on the right side of
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