You can view security-related activity from the past 28 days to check for suspicious activity and help protect your account. For example, this page will show important actions like:
- Sign-ins on new devices
- Password changes
- Recovery info changes
- Requests to download your data
If there’s one or more important actions in your account, Google will send you a security alert using methods like email and notifications.
Check for suspicious activity in your account
- Go to your security activity page. You might need to sign in.
- Select any activity. If a "critical security alert" is listed, one or more suspicious actions was detected.
- Review whether you recognize info like the following.
- Activity: Do you remember taking the action at the time and approximate location listed? If not, select No, secure account.
- Device: Do you use the type of device that’s listed? If not, select No, secure account.
Check if a security alert is from Google
If you got a security alert and want to make sure it's really from Google, go to your security activity page.
- If you don’t see activity on the page that matches the alert you received, the alert might be fake and you shouldn’t click anything in it.
- If you see activity on the page that matches the alert you received, you can select it and see if you recognize that activity.