Wondering what is the tiny green color settings logo () on your android device? Where did this suddenly come from? Have you no knowledge of installing it? The answer is here, It is Google Settings App.
It’s a supporting application to manage google products and services on mobile devices.
It comes along with any android device that has Google Play Store App installed.
As per the Techcrunch article published on Sep 29, 2015, Android has 1.4 Billion active users globally. Hence, we can arrive at a conclusion that Google Settings App will be installed on 1.4 billion devices.
This report was published by Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Nexus event in San Francisco.
Where Can I Find Google Settings App on My Phone?
Depending on your phone model and manufacturer, you can locate the Google Settings App on your phone in two ways:
- Under the Google App. Go to “Personal” and Google Settings
- Go to Google settings App on the phone’s app menu.
The settings for the apps that are installed using google account can be managed. It was introduced by google in 2013.
The update automatically happened without any notification. With this app, you can do several activities like tracking your lost android phone, display or remove ads on your google device and much more.
What Does Google Settings Do?
You can understand the google play services in detail in this video.
You can manage the settings for the following service:
|Name of App||Description of the Function|
|Connected apps||To manage the accounts connected using google account or google+ account or Google Fit account.|
|Play Games||To manage profile visibility of your game such as notifications and other settings that are downloaded from the Play Store.|
|Location||To manage location history, Reporting, and Settings.|
|Google Fit||To manage information tied to your Google Account. Helps to share it with other apps and devices used to stay healthy.|
|Search & Now||To manage preferences, settings for Google Now and Google Search app|
|Ads||To opt out of interest-based ads, reset your advertising ID and manage Google ad preferences|
|Android Device Manager||To manage settings for remotely locating and erasing a lost device using Android Device Manager.|
|Verify apps||Helps to verify whether the app is potentially harmful to your device.|
Can we Uninstall Google Settings App?
Yes, you can uninstall google settings app. But, it is highly recommended not to delete the application. Even if you do so,
Even if you do so, google settings app will be automatically downloaded after some time and installed on your phone. This is because it comes as a supporting app for Google Play Store. The only option to delete it is to remove Google Play Store app from
This is because it comes as a supporting app for Google Play Store. The only option to delete it is to remove Google Play Store app from the android phone. But, having an android phone without play store is of no use. However, if you are having a basic android mobile with low internal memory, it can help you.
Steps To Turn Verify Apps off or Back on in Android Marshmallow:
The separate Google settings app for the android marshmallow operating system is not available. It is merged or integrated into the mobile settings page. The marshmallow update is available for the following selected phones from the below manufacturer:
The steps given below will help you.
- Open your device’s Settings app on your android phone.
- Look for “Personal,” and tap on Google Security.
- In “Verify apps,” section, tap Scan device for security threats.
List of Google Services that Can Be Managed Using GSA (Google Settings App)
You can find the list of apps that can be managed. Especially the details related to privacy policies.
- Google Maps
- Google Chrome
- Android Nexus Devices
- Google Play
- Google Drive
- Google Docs (including Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Drawings)
- Google Photos
- Book Search
- Google News
- Google Keep
- Google Payments
- Google Analytics
- Google Groups
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