Did you know that your phone is always listening to you secretly? If you didn’t know that then today we are going to tell you about how Google is secretly listening to you. In today’s time, every smartphone has a microphone and companies like Google and Apple use it to secretly listen to you. In this article, we are going to tell you how to stop Google from secretly listening to you without your permission. Google and Apple collect some data from you to give you the best OS (Operating System) experience. But all of you might be thinking do they record everything we say or just some few words. So you don’t have to worry we will clear all your doubts in this article. So without taking any more time let’s get started.
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Is Google Always Listening?
Many of us use Google Assistant to make our day-to-day tasks more easy and fast, we just have to say phrases like “OK Google” or “Hey Google” and the assistant will respond to you. Even if you have not enabled the “OK Google” phrase, you can still use the assistant by clicking on the mic on the search bar. Before we continue any further we must tell you what exactly Google records, Google listens for the phase words so that when you say a word like “OK Google” or “Hey Google” it will respond to your voice quickly. To do that Google has to continuously listen to your voice. Google wants to give you the best user experience so that they store some of your data. In this article, we are also going to tell you how you can listen to your Google recordings that are done by Google.
How to Listen to Your Google Recordings?
Google allows you to view all your interactions with their services and also you can see all your interactions with the recent apps. You can see the apps that you have used recently your recent Google search, recent YouTube search, and much more. You can even view this on your phone through the Google category in the settings app. But it will be a little bit easier on the web. Here are the steps for how to listen to your Google recordings.
Step 1: Open the Google My Activity page or click on the direct link.
Step 2: Under the search bar click on the Filter option.
Step 3: Select Voice & Audio from the list.
Note: You can even select the time like the last 30 days by using the Filter by date option.
Step 4: Click Apply.
How to Stop Google from Listening to You?
Here’s how you can disable Google from listening to you. The process may vary from device to device. But you don’t have to worry we will tell you everything that you will figure out everything easily. Just follow these easy steps and you will be able to stop Google from secretly listening to you.
Step 1: Open Settings on your device.
Step 2: Search Google and then select Account services.
Step 3: Select the Search, Assistant, and voice option.
Step 4: Then select the Google Assistant option.
Step 5: Now click on the Voice Match option.
Step 6: Disable the Hey Google slider to stop “OK Google” detection.
Once you are done with all the steps the Google Assistant will no longer respond to “OK Google” or “Hey Google” on your phone. Also, you don’t have to worry it will also stop recording you.
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