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App install optimization on Google Play

App install optimization can help improve the app installation experience for everyone who uses an Android device.

How it works

When you turn on app install optimization, Google can tell which parts of an app you use the first time you open it after installation. When enough people do this, Google can optimize the app to install, open, and run faster for everyone.

What information Google collects

If app install optimization is turned on, your device tells Google which parts of the app you accessed and in what order when you first open the app after installing. This information is combined with data from other people who use the app to find trends and identify which parts of the app are most important to everyone.

This feature doesn’t collect any personal information, such as your name or email address, and doesn’t look at anything outside of the app, such as other apps or content on your device. It also doesn’t collect information about content uploaded or downloaded in the app, such as images in a social feed, or rankings on a leaderboard.

How Google uses this information

All info is used in accordance with Google’s Privacy Policy.

Google can use this data to:

  • Speed up installation for apps from Google Play
  • Reduce the amount of time it takes to open and run apps
  • Reduce strain on your device’s CPU, battery, and storage

Turn app install optimization on or off

Important: If you turn off app install optimization, your apps can still benefit from data gathered from other people.

  1. Open the Play Store app Google Play.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and open Settings.
  3. Turn App install optimization on or off.
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