Check or change security settings for Android devices

You can help protect your phone by updating your security settings.

You can manage most of your phone's security settings in its Settings app. Tap Security & location.

Note: Some of these steps work only on Android 9 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Security status

Device security


  • Location
    Change location settings for your phone. Learn how to turn location on or off.
  • Show passwords
    To help you use passwords that are more complex and secure, you can see what you type.
  • Device admin apps
    See or remove apps that can administer your phone.
  • Trust agents
    Let your phone use automatic-unlock options like Trusted Places or Voice Match. Learn how to turn on automatic unlock.
  • Screen pinning
    You can pin a screen to keep it in view until you unpin it. Learn how to pin screens.
  • Apps with usage access
    Manage what apps have access to app-usage data on your phone.
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