Google play protect is the new security feature to scan applications before download in your android Oreo 8.1/8.0 and other devices. By default enable Google play protect in all devices. This feature keeps your Oreo device apps and data safe. Your device automatically scans your Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and protect against harmful apps. Here’s how to use Google play protect on android 8.1 Oreo devices.
When Google Play protects is scan apps and found any harmful apps, it will warn you about that app or sometimes removes that app from your android devices. You’ll get this removed app notification in your device. Also turn off Google play protect in your android Oreo and other devices. Let see how to enable/disable Google play protect on android 8.1 Oreo devices such as Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X etc.
How to use Google Play Protect on android 8.1 Oreo
There are three various methods to find Google Play protect settings in your android Oreo 8.1/8.0 devices. To safe your android device data, access Google Play protect in your android Oreo, Nougat and other supported devices. Let see one by one methods.
1st Method: How to protect android Oreo 8.1 from harmful apps
Step 1: Open Google Play Store in your android Oreo devices
Step 2: Tap on three horizontal lines
Step 3: Scroll down until Play protect and tap on it
Step 4: By default Enable Scan device for security threats
Now Google will check your device apps and other data regularly. If found any trouble, you’ll be notified. By default turn on Google play protect. To turn off Google Play protect on android Oreo, follow below given steps.
Google Play store app > Menu > Play protect > Turn off scan device for security threats
You can see other option improve harmful app detection. Also enable in your device so whenever founds any suspicious app, it will inform you. It will protect your android Oreo 8.0 device from harmful apps and useful to safe browsing in Google Chrome.
Several Pixel and other android users not find Play protect option in Play store settings. For those users, try below given method.
2nd Method: Google Play Protect on android 8.1 Oreo using phone settings
Step 1: Go to settings
Step 2: Tap Google play protect under security & location
By default turn on Google play protect. Disable it if you want to turn off Google Play protect on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
3rd Method: Enable/disable Google Play protect on Android Oreo using Google App
Step 1: Go to settings in your Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Oreo
Step 2: Tap Google
Step 3: Tap security under services section
Step 4: Tap Google Play protect under security status
Step 5: By default enable scan device for security threats
And that’s it. Do you have questions about use Google Play Protect on android 8.1 Oreo devices? Are you using the Google Play Protect feature on your android devices? Tell us in below comment section. Stay connected with us for latest android Oreo tips and tricks.