Having Alexa cater to your every whim and request is certainly very useful, but do you really want her to remember everything you've said? Fear not; it's easy to remove your voice recordings from your Echo speakers and Amazon's servers. We'll show you how in the step-by-step guide.
We'll be showing you how to delete your voice recordings from Amazon's servers through the Alexa app on your phone. However, it's worth noting that you can also follow these same steps on the Amazon Privacy Hub website. For more information on how to use the Amazon Privacy Hub, check out our previous post .
For now, here's how to delete those voice recordings:
From the main menu, click on Settings at the bottom of the menu list.
From the Alexa Privacy screen, click on Review Voice History .
While on this screen, make sure you also click on the Enable deletion by voice setting. This will help in the next section.
As you can see, deleting your voice recordings from your Echo devices is straightforward, whether you choose to do so from the Alexa app or on the Amazon website. You should now have a better understanding of how to control your personal data with Alexa. Now let's take a look at how to delete your recordings verbally.
Get within range of one your Echo devices and call out "Alexa, delete what I just said" or "Alexa, delete everything I said today."
That's it! Deleting commands from your Echo verbally is fast and easy. Just like with the manual method you'll have to remember to delete your voice recordings on a regular basis, as it is not a recurring setting.
There are some third-party apps that you can use to automatically delete your Alexa voice recordings on a regular schedule. The Jumbo privacy app (currently available on iOS but coming soon to Android) is one such option that allows you to connect your Alexa service. It will then send you regular reminders asking if it can delete your recordings.
On the face of it this may not seem any more convenient than going into the Alexa app or asking your Echo to delete the recordings yourself. However, Jumbo also has ties into other services and networks like Twitter, Facebook, and Google, and allows you to manage your privacy settings for all of those accounts in one centralized and secure place.
We've mentioned this many times on Android Central, but the new Amazon Echo Show 5 is the most privacy-focused Echo device to date. Pair it with the optional Echo Show 5 Adjustable Stand to make using your personal privacy command center even easier!
Security you can see
The latest in the Echo Show line offers physical mute and shutter switches as well as on-screen access to the Amazon Privacy Hub.
The Echo Show 5 is arguably the pinnacle of the Show line. Its size means that you can put one just about anywhere, and its features mean that you don't miss out on any functionality from the larger Echo Show.