2.6 Ensure 'Voice & Audio Activity' is set to 'Disabled'


Disable saving your voice and other audio to your Google Account.
Note: This setting is applicable only for Google Pixel range of devices.
The recommended state for this setting is: Disabled.


Google records your voice and other audio when you use audio activations. Audio can be saved even when your device is offline. When Voice & Audio Activity is off, voice inputs won't be saved to your Google Account, even if you're signed in. Instead, they may only be saved using anonymous identifiers. This could be privacy-invasive and hence it is recommended to disable this setting.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Follow the below steps to disable Voice & Audio Activity setting:

Tap Settings Gear Icon.
Tap Privacy.
Tap Advanced.
Tap Activity Controls.
Toggle Voice & Audio Activity setting to OFF position.


You might not get personalized user experience.

Default Value:

By default, Voice & Audio Activity setting is enabled.

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