Run a Safety Check on an Android device
- Compromised passwords
- Safe browsing status
- Available Chrome updates
- On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app .
- Tap More Settings.
- Tap Safety Check Check now.
- If Chrome finds any issues:
- Tap the item with the issue.
- Follow the instructions on screen.
When a website’s URL has HTTPS, it can indicate a secure connection. Connections to sites that use HTTPS are more secure than those that don’t. When you turn on Always use secure connections, Chrome attempts to load all sites over HTTPS and displays a warning before you visit a site that doesn’t support it.
- Open Chrome .
- At the top right, tap More Settings.
- Tap Privacy and Security.
- Under “Security,” turn on Always use secure connections.
Tip: When you’re about to load a site that doesn’t use HTTPS in its URL, a “Not Secure” warning appears in the address bar.
When you visit a site, Chrome looks up the site’s host server’s IP address. To protect your privacy and security, if Secure DNS lookup is turned on, Chrome encrypts your information during the lookup process.
By default, Secure DNS in Chrome is turned on in automatic mode. If Chrome has issues looking up a site in this mode, it'll look up the site in the unencrypted mode.
You can select a custom provider. When you select a custom provider, Chrome won't default to unencrypted mode. If you have issues, like error messages, you can check your provider setting or turn Secure DNS off. The error messages may say that the server’s IP address couldn't be found.
Important: If your device is managed or parental controls are turned on, you can’t use Chrome’s secure DNS feature.
- Open Chrome .
- At the top right, tap More Settings Privacy and security.
- Under “Security,” tap Use secure DNS.
- Turn Use Secure DNS on or off.
- Choose your current service provider or select another provider.