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Manage Google Settings

You can use Google Settings to manage settings for Google apps and services on any Android device that has Google Play installed.

Find Google Settings

You can find Google Settings in one of these places (depending on your device):

  • In your device's main Settings app Settings, under "Personal," tap Google.
  • Open a separate app called Google Settings Google Settings.

What you can manage in Google Settings

Available settings can vary by device and version of Android.

Connected apps

To manage apps that are connected to your Google Account, tap Connected apps. This includes apps with Google+ sign-in permissions and apps connected with Google Fit.


To manage location settings, Location Reporting, and Location History, tap Location.

Learn about managing location in Google Settings.

Google Fit

To manage all fitness information tied to your Google Account and share it with other apps and devices, tap Google Fit.

Learn about managing your Google Fit settings with Google Settings.


To manage settings and preferences for the Google app Google , tap Search.

Learn about the Google app.


To manage Google ad preferences, opt out of interest-based ads, and reset your advertising ID, tap Ads.

Android Device Manager

To manage settings for remotely locating and erasing a lost device with Android Device Manager, tap Security.

Learn how to set up and use Android Device Manager.

Verify apps

You can verify apps before installing to learn whether they're potentially harmful to your device. To start verifying apps:

  1. Tap Security.
  2. Tap Verify apps.
  3. Turn on "Scan device for security threats."

Learn about protecting your device against harmful apps.

and security

To manage and review your Google Account access and security settings, including the way you sign into your account and how you get notifications, tap Sign-in & security.

Personal info & privacy

To manage and review your Google Account’s privacy settings, and items like your personal information or account history settings, tap Personal info & privacy.

Account preferences

To manage and review your Google Account preferences like your Google Drive Storage, tap Account preferences. You can also delete individual Google services here.

Clear third-party app data

You can clear third-party app data that's stored using cloud save. To clear app data, on your main Google Settings screen, tap More More and then Clear app data.

Learn about managing storage and memory.

Get security codes

You can get security verification codes for Google sign-in screens even if your device is offline. To get security verification codes, tap Security and then Security code.

Learn about confirming your identity using your Android device.

Share usage & diagnostics

You can help improve the Android experience by sending information to Google about how you use your device and how it's working. To manage these settings, tap More More and then Usage & diagnostics.

Learn about sharing usage and diagnostics information.


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