Smart & Connected Life Smart Home How to Delete Alexa History The virtual assistant is always listening (and recording) by Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated on December 17, 2019 Smart Home Amazon Smart Home: Alexa & Amazon Echo Your Best Year Ever: College Tech Tips Appliances & Lighting Google Tweet Share Email Did Alexa record something you'd really rather no one else hears? Don't worry: You can easily delete Alexa's recording history so no one will be the wiser. The virtual assistant is integrated with numerous devices including Amazon's Echo and Fire product lines plus third-party offerings ranging from coffee makers to robotic vacuums. This widespread integration poses potential privacy concerns centered around the fact that almost everything you say to your devices is recorded and stored on Amazon's servers. These recordings are used by Alexa's artificial intelligence to better recognize and understand your voice and speech patterns, resulting in an improved back-and-forth each time you make a request. Lifewire Nevertheless, you may wish to delete these recordings on occasion. Here's exactly how to delete recordings on the Amazon Alexa. Delete Individual Alexa Recordings Amazon provides the ability to delete your previous Alexa requests one by one, which is very helpful if there are only select recordings that you wish to erase. Take the steps below to manually delete individual recordings, which can be done via the Alexa app on Fire OS, Android and iOS or in most modern web browsers. Open the Alexa app or navigate your browser to https://alexa.amazon.com.Select the menu button, represented by three horizontal lines and located in the upper left-hand corner.When the drop-down menu appears, click on or tap Settings.Alexa's settings interface should now be displayed. Scroll to the bottom and select the History option, located in the General section.A list of your interactions with Alexa will now be shown, each accompanied by the text of your request (if available) along with the date and time as well as the corresponding device. Select the request that you want to delete.A new screen will appear containing in-depth details about the respective request and a Play button which lets you listen to the actual audio recording. Tap the Delete Voice Recordings button. Clear All Alexa History Screenshot from iOS If you'd prefer to delete all of your Alexa history in one fell swoop, this can be achieved in almost any browser through Amazon's website. Navigate to Amazon's Manage Your Content and Devices page. You will be prompted to enter your Amazon credentials if you are not already logged in.Select the Your Devices tab (available from the drop-down menu if you're on a mobile device).A list of your registered Amazon devices should be displayed. Locate the Alexa-enabled device for which you'd like to clear your history and click on or tap the button to the left of its name, containing three dots and positioned in the Actions column. If on a mobile device, you'll need to select a device from the menu provided.A pop-up window should appear containing information about the device in question, including its serial number along with multiple options. Select the one labeled Manage voice recordings. If on a mobile device, select Manage voice recordings from the Device Actions menu.Another pop-up window will now be displayed, overlaying your main browser window. To clear all Alexa recordings from the chosen device, press the Delete button. You'll now receive a message that your deletion request was received. It may take a while for the actual recordings to be fully removed, during which time they'll still be available for playback.