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About 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):

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

Settings you can manage

Expand the sections below to learn more about settings you can manage with Google Settings:

Connected apps
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.
Play Games
Touch Play Games to manage your game profile visibility, notifications, and other settings for games you've downloaded from the Play Store.
Touch Location to manage location settings, Location Reporting, and Location History. Learn more about managing location in Google Settings.
Google Fit
Touch 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. Learn more about managing your Google Fit settings with Google Settings.
Search & Now
Touch Search & Now to manage settings and preferences for the Google Search app Google   and Google Now.
Touch Ads to manage Google ad preferences, opt out of interest-based ads, and reset your advertising ID.
Android Device Manager
Touch Security to manage settings for remotely locating and erasing a lost device with Android Device Manager. Learn how to set up and use Android Device Manager.
Verify apps
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.
Drive-enabled apps
Touch Drive-enabled apps to manage sync preferences for Drive-enabled apps.
and security
Touch Sign-in & 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.
Personal info & privacy
Touch Personal info & privacy to manage and review your Google Account’s privacy settings, and items like your personal info or account history settings.
Account preferences
Touch Account preferences to manage and review your Google Account preferences like your Google Drive Storage. 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, touch Menu More > 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 More > 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 More > Usage & diagnostics.


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