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Manage Google Services settings on your phone

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Back in 2013 or thereabout, Google added the Google Settings app to Android. It didn’t have or do much initially, but over the years they've added a bunch of useful functions and features. Plus, you can tailor the Google Services settings to match your preferences, especially for the privacy-conscious. Check it out, it’s worth a look.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider, software version, and phone model. 

Google Services settings

Did you search for cats on Google on time and now you're getting endless cat ads? No worries, you can reset your ad settings or adjust other settings for Google Services.

To manage the Google Services setting on your phone, go to Settings, tap Google, and then select the Google Services setting you want to change. After that, adjust those settings according to what you prefer.

  • Ads: Opt out of ad personalization or reset your advertising ID.

  • Connected apps: Manage apps connected to your Google Account, like those with Google Sign-In permissions.

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  • Device phone number: Manage how Google uses your phone's number to help people connect with you.

  • Google Fit: See or disconnect apps and devices connected to Google Fit.

  • Location: Manage location settings.

  • Search, Assistant & Voice: Manage settings and preferences for your Google Assistant and Google app.

  • Security: Manage settings for remotely locating and erasing a lost device.

Note: These options vary. For full details, please visit Google support.

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