Share usage & diagnostics information with Google
To help us improve Android, you can let your device send us information about how you use it and how it’s working.
This information won't be used to identify you and isn't associated with your Google Account. We use this information to improve our products and services for everyone.
Note: Android isn't the same on all devices. These instructions are for devices running Android 7.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.
Turn usage & diagnostics on or off
When you set up your device, you choose whether to send usage and diagnostics information to Google. You can change this setting at any time:
- Open your device's Settings app .
- Under "Personal," tap Google More .
- Tap Usage & diagnostics.
- Tap the On/Off switch.
If you turn off usage and diagnostics, your device can still get essential services, like a new version of Android. Turning off usage and diagnostics won't affect information that apps might collect.
What information is shared with Google
If you turn on usage and diagnostics, your device sends information to Google about what’s working and not working. For example, your device may send information like battery level, how often you use your apps, and the quality and length of your network connections (like mobile, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth).
None of this information is used to identify you.
How Google uses this information to improve
For example, Google can use usage and diagnostics information to improve:
- Battery life
Google can use information about what's using the most battery on your device to help make common features use less battery.
- Crashing or freezing on devices
Google can use information about when apps crash and freeze on your device to help make the Android operating system more reliable.
Some aggregated information can help partners, like Android developers, make their apps and products better, too.
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