Don’t Want Amazon to Store Your Alexa Recordings?
You can now automatically delete them!
You can easily have recordings of your interactions with Alexa that are 3+ or 18+ months old automatically deleted on an ongoing basis. With this fantastic (and brand new) privacy feature, you can set it and forget it — and know your voice recordings won’t be stored.
Wondering why Alexa needs to record you at all?
In order to process what you have asked for when you say “Alexa, what’s the weather?” and give you a helpful response, Alexa needs to send what you said to the Amazon cloud. That’s where the actual analysis — taking your voice recording’s sound waves and figuring out a response — happens.
Do This Now: To automatically delete Alexa recordings, follow these easy steps
- Open the Alexa App
- Tap/click the hamburger icon in the upper left corner
- Tap “Settings”Tap “Alexa Privacy”
- Tap “Manage Your Alexa Data”
- Tap “Automatically delete recordings,” make your selection and tap the “Confirm” button
I decided to auto-delete my recordings that are 18+ months old. My hope is this will improve my privacy while not significantly degrading Alexa’s ability to provide a personalized experience.
For more privacy pro tips, check out The 5 Alexa Privacy Tips You Need To Know