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How to enable Google Play protect on Google Pixel XL

Recently Google has announced Google Play Protect for android device safety. Google Play protect feature is one type of security to keep your android device apps safe and secure data. Now it check play store app before you download it. It will scan your device and find harmful apps & remove it from your device. It’s quite simple to enable Google Play protect on Google Pixel and other android 7.0 or later version.

While scanning app and found malicious app on play store, send notification to you. But in some cases, directly delete app and you’ll get a notification. It will scan all installed apps from unknown sources also in your android phone. Several user also reported can’t find Google play protect on Google Pixel or Nexus 7.1.2 devices. Follow below given steps to enable Google Play protect on Google Pixel and Pixel XL phone.


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How to enable Google Play protect on Google Pixel 7.1.2, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6

Different android device has slightly different settings to enable / disable Google play protect on android phone. Check below given three methods.

1st Method: Enable Google Play protect on Google Pixel using Google App

Step 1: Go to settings in your Google Pixel 7.1.2

Step 2: Under personal section, tap on Google

Tap on security to open Google Play protect in android phone

Step 3: Tap on security under services section

Use Google Play Protect in Pixel XL phone

Step 4: Tap on Google Play protect under security status

How to enable Google Play protect on Google Pixel XL

Step 5: By default enable scan device for security threats

Turn off toggle button if you want to disable Google play protect on Pixel and Pixel XL.

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You can see other option improve harmful app detection below. Also enable in your device so whenever founds any suspicious app, it will alert you. It will protect your android device from harmful apps and useful to safe browsing in Google Chrome.

2nd Method: How to protect android phone from harmful apps using Google Play protect feature

Step 1: Open Google Play Store in your android devices

Step 2: Tap on three horizontal lines

Step 3: Scroll down until Play protect and tap on it

Several Pixel and other android users not find Play protect option in Play store settings. For those users, try second method mention below.

Step 4: Turn on scan device for security threats to turn on Google Play protect

Now Google will check your device apps and other data regularly. If found any problem, you’ll be notified. By default turn on Google play protect. To disable Google play protect on android, follow below given steps.

Google Play store app > Menu > Play protect > Turn off scan device for security threats

3rd Method: enable Google Play protect on Google Pixel using phone settings

Step 1: Go to settings

Step 2: Tap on Google play protect under security & location

By default turn off Google play protect.

Step 3: Turn on it to protect your phone data and apps

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Settings > Security & location > Google Play protect > enable scan device for security threats

And that’s it. Are you satisfied with our solutions? If you have any tips to enable Google Play protect on Google Pixel and Pixel XL, share with us in below comment box. For more great ideas visit bestusefultips.com

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