Some of this information applies only to devices running Android 5.0 and higher. If your device is running 4.4 or lower, the Menu icon looks like this
. If your device is running 4.3 or lower, the Settings icon looks like this
You can use Google Settings to manage settings for Google apps and services on any Android device that has Google Play installed. To use Google Settings on your device, touch All Apps , then Google Settings .
Settings you can manage
Expand the sections below to learn more about settings you can manage with Google Settings:
Touch Connected apps to manage apps that are connected to your Google account. This includes apps with Google+ sign-in permissions and apps connected with Google Fit.
Touch Play Games to manage your game profile visibility, notifications, and other settings for games you've downloaded from the Play Store.
Search & Now
Touch Search & Now
to manage settings and preferences for the Google Search app
and Google Now.
Touch Ads to manage Google ad preferences, opt out of interest-based ads, and reset your advertising ID.
Android Device Manager
You can verify apps prior to installing to know if they're potentially harmful to your device. To verify apps, touch Security
, then turn on "Scan device for security threats." Learn more about protecting your device against harmful apps
Touch Drive-enabled apps to manage sync preferences for Drive-enabled apps.
Touch Account History
to manage your account history. Only you can see your account history. From this menu you can control your settings and manage any existing saved data.
For some account history settings, you can also turn reporting from specific devices on or off. If you turn it off, activity from that device won't be recorded in your account history. Learn more about managing your account history.
Clear third-party app data
You can clear third-party app data that's being stored using cloud save. To clear app data, touch Menu > Clear app data on the main Google Settings screen.
Get verification codes
You can get verification codes for Google sign-in screens even if your device is offline. To do this, touch Menu > Get verification code.
Usage and diagnostics
You can help improve the Android experience by allowing information to be sent to Google about how you use your device and how it's working. To manage these settings, touch Menu > Usage & diagnostics.