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If your Android device uses Google Play Services, you can manage your Google apps and services in Google Settings.

Note: Some of these steps work only on Android 8.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Open Google Settings

Depending on your device:

  • Open your device's Settings app Settings app and then Google.
  • Open a separate app called Google Settings Google Settings.

Manage your Google Settings

Depending on your device and Android version, your Google Settings can include:

Account

  • Sign-in & security
    See or change your Google Account's security settings, like your password, recovery information, and security alerts. You can also start a Security Checkup.
  • Personal info & privacy
    See or change your Google Account’s privacy settings, like your name, email addresses, and types of data to save. You can also start a Privacy Checkup.
  • Account preferences

    See or change your Google Account's preferences, like your language and Google Drive storage. You can also delete individual Google services.

Services

  • Ads
    Opt out of ad personalization or reset your advertising ID.
  • Connected apps
    Manage apps connected to your Google Account, like those with Google Sign-In permissions.
  • Device phone number
    Manage how Google uses your phone's number to help people connect with you.
  • Google Fit
    See or disconnect apps and devices connected to Google Fit. Learn how to manage Google Fit settings.
  • Location
    Manage location settings. Learn how to manage Location History.
  • Search
    Manage settings and preferences for the Google app Google . Learn about the Google app.

Security

Security code

To get security verification codes for Google sign-in screens:

  1. Under "Services," tap Security
  2. Tap Security code.

You can get a security code even if your device is offline.

Learn how to confirm your identity using your Android device.

Find My Device

To manage settings for remotely locating and erasing a lost device:

  1. Under "Services," tap Security.
  2. Tap Find My Device.

Learn how to find, lock, or erase a lost device.

Google Play Protect

You can scan apps to learn whether they're potentially harmful. To start verifying apps:

  1. Under "Services," tap Security.
  2. Tap Google Play Protect.
  3. Turn on Scan device for security threats.

Learn about protecting your device against harmful apps.

Clear app data

If an app isn't made by Google, you can delete its app data from your Google Account. On your main Google Settings screen, tap More More and then Clear app data.

Learn how to free up space.

Usage & diagnostics

You can send information to Google about how you use your device and how it's working. Sharing this information can help Google improve Android for everyone. On your main Google Settings screen, tap More More and then Usage & diagnostics.

Learn about sharing information to improve Android.

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