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How to prevent Amazon listen to what you talk about with Alexa

Alexa is a wonder of the technological world. Easily manage your smart home, organize your itinerary, it obeys all of your voice commands and you can even play. At the beginning of 2019 had already been sold 100 million devices with Alexa. This voice assistant is all around, from thermostats to home appliances, through headphones and devices Echo. We cannot deny the utility that we offer the devices with Alexa, but, however, there is a detail that you might not be aware: Alexa listens to your conversations and record on the cloud of Amazon. If you estremeces with thought alone, have the solution in this guide in which we explain how to prevent Amazon listen to your conversations with Alexa.

How to avoid Amazon listen to the recordings of your conversations

Step 1: Open the application from Alexa.

Step 2: Open the menu in the top left corner and click on Settings.

Cómo impedir que Amazon oiga lo que hablas con Alexa

Step 3: In the settings menu, choose the option that says Account Alexa.

Cómo impedir que Amazon oiga lo que hablas con Alexa

Step 4: In the menu of the features of Alexa, choose the option that says Privacy to Alexa.

Cómo impedir que Amazon oiga lo que hablas con Alexa

Step 5: The privacy menu in Alexa is where you tell Amazon that you do not want to use the recordings of your voice with the purpose of research and development. First, you select Manage data from Alexa.

Cómo impedir que Amazon oiga lo que hablas con Alexa

Step 6: In this menu, you will find two sections very important. In the first you can manage your voice recordings. You choose the option to delete the recording automatically and set a time to periodically delete all voice commands recorded. With this your data will be protected. You can also do this at the time you want by saying, “Alexa, delete everything I’ve said today.”

Cómo impedir que Amazon oiga lo que hablas con Alexa

The second section serves to help improve to Alexa. Here make sure that the option of using voice recordings to improve the services of Alexa and to develop new functions to be turned off. This will prevent the recordings of your voice to be used directly by the computer of Alexa. Now your voice commands are much more private.

Cómo impedir que Amazon oiga lo que hablas con Alexa

Other tips privacy

In the privacy menu of Alexa you can view a history of all your interactions with Alexa recorded; this can be deleted. You can also review your history of alerts smart, manage the history of your devices for smart home (this is the information that is sent to Amazon about your devices of smart home), and manage your permissions skills (this is more or less manage permissions of the applications on your phone). In Manage permissions of skills you can find out what skills you have requested access to data such as your address, name, Amazon pay, your phone and your e-mail.

Regularly consulting the privacy menu of Alexa you can view and adjust the settings, so that your experience with Alexa is a little more private.

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