How to Stop Human Review of Amazon Alexa Voice Recordings

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Have you ever been worried that someone is spying on you through your Amazon Alexa device? Well, you may be right. In mid-2019 it was discovered that Amazon, Google and Apple have been having people review user voice recordings without giving users the option to opt out of having those recordings reviewed. If you don’t like the idea of other people listening to your Alexa voice recordings, I’ll show you how to opt out. Examples of all instructions in the steps can be seen in both the YouTube video above and the image collection located beneath the steps.

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Steps to Opt Out of Human Review of Your Alexa Voice Recordings

  1. Open the Alexa app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You’ll arrive at your Alexa home screen.
  2. Tap the “Menu” icon in the upper left corner of the screen, and then tap “Settings” in the menu. The Settings screen appears.
  3. Tap “Alexa Privacy” toward the top of the Settings screen. The Alexa Privacy screen appears.
  4. Tap “Manage How Your Data Improves Alexa.” The Manage How Your Data Improves Privacy screen appears.
  5. Tap to turn off the toggle to the right of “Help Improve Amazon Services and Develop New Features.” A dialog box appears, warning you that if you turn this off voice recognition and new features may not work well for you. Tap “Turn Off.” All human review of your Alexa voice interactions will now be stopped. You can always return back to this screen to turn the feature back on at any time.
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