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Manage Google Settings

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

Open Google Settings

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

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

Manage your Google Settings

Some devices and Android versions have different Google Settings. Your settings can include:


  • 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 which 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.



Security code

To get security verification codes for Google sign-in screens, tap Security and then 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 (Android Device Manager)

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

  1. Tap Security.
  2. Tap Find My Device or Android Device Manager.

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

Google Play Protect (Verify Apps)

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

  1. Tap Security.
  2. Tap Google Play Protect or Verify Apps.
  3. Turn on Scan device for security threats.

Learn about protecting your device against harmful apps.

Clear app data

If an app isn't a Google app, 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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