Amazon Alexa stores all your voice commands on its servers. Amazon Alexa is known for sharing private conversations. It is unofficially confirmed that it is a bug, but no one wants to get scrutinized on their home at least. If you are concerned about your privacy, you should wipe those voice recordings. Amazon has provided specific methods to delete them.
Why delete the recordings?
Alexa gets awakened when you say the triggered word. It keeps on listening to your conversation for picking up the trigger word whenever you speak. It listens to everything. At times, it may misunderstand the conversation that you have said the triggered word. If Alexa misunderstood your conversation, then your talks can be picked up for command.
How to delete the recordings
There is risk involved with the voice command that is stored by Alexa. However, deleting these recordings may help you claim back your privacy. These recordings are used for improving the experience.
Delete them one-by-one
If you want to delete some recordings which may harm your privacy, follow below steps for removing those certain recordings:
- Open Alexa, then menu and then Choose Settings.
- Go to the section “general’ and then choose history.
- Choose the recording from the list, and then select the option to delete. You will get an option of “Delete voice recordings.” Now the audio file will be deleted. If you want to listen to it before deleting, click play.
Deleting all the recordings at once
If you are concerned about the privacy and have planned to delete all voice recordings, follow the below steps. This is a one-time action that will degrade your experience while using Alexa.
- Just Open Amazon in a web browser and sign into your account.
- Open the link with named, “Manage your content and Devices.”
- Select the tab with the name, “Your Devices.”
- Select the device from the list of the devices shown in the account. Remember to choose the correct device.
- Select Manage voice recordings, select Delete.