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How to disable apps with usage access on android Oreo

Here’s complete guide to enable/disable apps with usage access on android Oreo devices. By default enable apps with usage access permission on android Oreo 8.1 & 8.0 and other devices. This usage access feature allows an app to track what other apps that you’re using on your device and how often, as well as your operator, language settings and other details.

In android Oreo devices, by default three apps enable usage access permission including Google play services, Google play store and Pixel launcher. Different android device has slightly different settings to disable it. Follow below given step by step guide to disable apps with usage access on android Oreo devices such as Google Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Google Pixel, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Galaxy Note 8/S8/S8 Plus, OnePlus 5T/5/3T and more.

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By default turn on apps with usage access on android Oreo devices. You can disable it using below settings.

Step 1: Go to settings in your android Oreo devices

Step 2: Tap on Apps & notifications


Advanced settings in android Oreo

Step 3: Scroll down at the end of the page and tap on Advanced

Special app access feature in android Oreo

Step 4: Tap on Special app access

Here you’ll see several settings such as Battery optimization in Oreo, Display over other apps, Usage access, Unrestricted data, DND access, Picture-in-picture mode, install unknown apps and more.

Usage access settings in android Oreo devices

Step 5: Tap on usage access

List of supported apps are view in your Oreo device screen. You can also select show system apps to disable app permit usage access.

Apps with usage access on android Oreo

Step 6: Tap on app you want to disable usage access

Enable usage access permission in android 8.1 Oreo

By default enable app usage access.

How to disable apps with usage access on android Oreo

Step 7: Turn off toggle button of permit usage access

Now stop app usage access permission on your android Oreo devices.

Now that’s all. I hope this tutorial helpful to enable/disable apps with usage access on android Oreo 8.0 & 8.1 devices. If you have any kind of trouble, tell us in below comment box. We’ll respond as soon as possible. Don’t miss out our other android Oreo tips.

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