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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.

How to find Google Settings

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

  • In your main Settings app Settings, scroll down and touch Google
  • Open a separate app called Google Settings Google Settings

Settings you can manage

Available settings may 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.
Play Games
To manage your game profile visibility, notifications, and other settings for games you've downloaded from the Play Store, tap Play Games.
To manage location settings, Location Reporting, and Location History, tap Location. You can learn more about managing location in Google Settings.
Google Fit
To manage all fitness information tied to your Google Account and share it with the other apps and devices you use to stay healthy, tap Google Fit. Learn more about managing your Google Fit settings with Google Settings.
To manage settings and preferences for the Google app Google , tap Search.
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 verify apps, tap Security, and then switch on "Scan device for security threats." Learn more about protecting your device against harmful apps.
Drive-enabled apps
To manage sync preferences for Drive-enabled apps, tap Drive-enabled 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 info 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 being stored using cloud save. To clear app data, on your main Google Settings screen, tap More More and then Clear app data.

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.

Usage and 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.


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