‘Play Protect’ is an in-house Android app scanning tool by Google. Although its intentions are good, it do refrains to welcome Apk installation or side loading applications. It comes by default in the latest Android gadgets. Very less Android users know that with ‘Play Protect’ enabled, the Android phone sends APKs to Google. So if that’s not ok, there’s the way to disable it. Read on how –
What is Google’s ‘Play Protect’?
Play protect is a malware protection service developed by Google for the security of Android phones. It scans Android phone and the apps installed therein to keep it away from threats.
It works in real time round the clock. Before appearing on the Google Play Store, an app undergoes strict testing and security check. Apps which fails remains out of the loop. ‘Play Protect’ feature is for all the Android apps, either installed from Google Play or some other sources. In-all, it’s Google’s safety tool.
Does ‘Play Protect’ Sends All The Apks To Google – Go Disable it!
- Open ‘Google Play Store’ on your Android phone.
- Go to ‘Menu’.
- Scroll down and tap on ‘Play Protect’.
- Turn off the full scanning.
- “Scan device for security threat’’ option needs to be turned off.
- Doing that would no longer send APKs to Google.
You’ll be notified of any security risks found. To disable such notifications, do the following.
- Now in your phone, visit the ‘Settings’ app.
- Dig into ‘Notifications’ settings.
- Hit the ‘Google Play Store’.
- Opt for ‘Block all’.
No doubt that ‘Play Protect’ is Google’s flagship service to warn about the potential harm but sometimes a user is ok to take a risk where ‘Play Protect’ feature intervenes. In such a case, the above suggested steps would help in disabling it. Let us know what you think about ‘Play Protect’.
This’s Deborah Rosales from California. Although I’m a housewife, cling a keen interest in tech. Therefrom, I’ve created this website to unleash my zest on the latest Apps and everything else related to Mobile technology.