Add Google’s strongest layer of security to your Google Account and devices. Learn more about Google’s Advanced Protection.
When you’re enrolled in Advanced Protection, your Android devices have extra security measures that help guard your data against sophisticated hacks.
Automatic protections for Android devices
Google Play Protect app
Your Android devices come with protection against harmful software. You can use the Google Play Protect app, which scans for harmful software on your Android devices. Learn more about Google Play Protect.
When you’re enrolled in Advanced Protection, the Google Play Protect app scans your Android devices automatically.
Limited installations outside the Play Store
When you’re enrolled in Advanced Protection, harmful software sources are blocked for your Android devices. You can’t download new app installations from most sources outside the Play Store.
You’ll still be able to install Android apps from:
Some apps aren't approved by Advanced Protection
Install an app that hasn’t been approved
- On the app’s details page, tap See details Continue to install.
- Tap Install.
Information for developers
To get your app reviewed for approval, fill out the Advanced Protection submission form.
Remove Advanced Protection from your device
Unenroll your account from Advanced Protection
Important: After you follow these steps, it may take up to 24 hours for these automatic protections to stop.