Google brings Google Play Protect feature to keep your Android device safe and secure from any malware. It designed to automatically keep scanning every installed or non-installed more than 50 billion apps every day from the Play Store on your device and alert you if it founds any harmful activity. So, we are here to tell you how to enable Google Play Protect on Android to keep your device scanned.

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Well, Google Play Protect service is automatically activated and run in the background on every Android device. But, there is also an option to start scanning yourself whenever you want. Hence, whether you are playing your favorite games or communicating through emails, the Google Play Protect will always keep your device’s data safe from any malware. Let find out how to enable & disable Google Play Protect and enjoy the malware-free ride.

How To Enable & Disable Google Play Protect on Android OreoHow To Enable & Disable Google Play Protect on Android Oreo

Whether you have downloaded the app from Play Store or any third party source, you can scan every app using Google Play Protect service. Here are steps:

Step #1. Open Settings on your Android phone.

Go to Settings on Android Oreo runnig deviceStep #2. Scroll down and tap on Google.

Tap on Google on AndroidStep #3. Next, tap on Security under the Services menu.

Tap on Security on AndroidStep #4. Tap on Google Play Protect Under Security Status.

Tap on Google Play Protect Under Security on AndroidStep #5. You need to turn the toggle on next to “Scan device for security threats.”

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Turn ON the Switch Next to Scan device for security threats on AndroidStep #6. Now you can see “Looks good” with no harmful apps found in the screenshot. It means there is no malware. To scan all apps, just tap on round arrow icon next to “Looks good” option. Once it is done, you will see the recently scanned apps.

Tap on round arrow for scan appsStep #7. You can also turn the toggle on next to “Improve harm app detection” to let Google scan any third party app.

Turn ON the switch Improve harm app detection on AndroidYou’re done!

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Well, you can also disable Google Play Protect by following the same procedure. Once you turn on Google Play Protect, it will every so often scan your device’s data, make sure that there is no any harmful activity found on your device. If any malware can be found, Google Play Protect will notify you to uninstall the app otherwise it will harm your device.

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