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.

If you have additional Web & App Activity turned on, this info will be stored with your account. You can see and delete it in My Activity. We use this info to personalize your Google services more, and to improve our products and services for everyone.

Note: Some of these steps work only on Android 8.0 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 info to Google. You can change this setting at any time:

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Google and then More More and then Usage & diagnostics.
  3. Turn Usage & diagnostics on or off.

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 info that apps might collect.

What information is shared with Google

If you turn on usage and diagnostics, your device sends info to Google about what’s working and not working. For example, your device can send info like:

  • Battery level
  • How often you use your apps
  • Quality and length of your network connections (like mobile, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth)

How Google uses this information

Google uses usage and diagnostics info to improve products and services, like Google apps and Android devices. All info is used in accordance with Google’s Privacy Policy.

For example, Google can use usage and diagnostics info to improve:

  • Battery life
    Google can use info 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 info about when apps crash and freeze on your device to help make the Android operating system more reliable.

Some aggregated info can help partners, like Android developers, make their apps and products better, too.

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