Pixel 3 XL: How to Find Google Play Protect

Google Play Protect is a name for Google’s entire Android security philosophy, a multi-part system, designed to keep your phone safe and some sort of an intelligent malware scanner that makes sure nothing could go wrong on your Pixel 3 XL. Don’t you want to find out more about it? Well, Google’s latest update adds an extra layer of security for users who exchange APK files using the app (the Files Go feature is doing that, to be more precise).

Once shared, it seems that Google Play Protect scans that APK and the app for harmful behavior. In developing countries, this is clearly an appreciated addition. Of course, Google Play Protect also kicks in any time a new app is downloaded from the Play Store on your Pixel 3 XL. All Android apps undergo rigorous security testing before appearing in the Google Play Store and those who violate the strict policies are usually suspended.

However, I bet that you will feel better to know that you also have Play Protect scanning the apps you are interested about daily to make sure everything remains spot on. That way, no matter where you download an app from, you know for sure that it’s been checked by Google Play Protect.

And besides all these, Google Play Protect continuously works to keep your Pixel 3 XL device, data and apps safe since it automatically scans your device and makes sure you have the latest in mobile security.

How to Find Google Play Protect:

  1. First of all, open the Google Play app;
  2. I can assure you that you’ll see it at the top of the My apps & games list. In fact, the top option on the My Apps & Games page is the Play Protect status summary, so do not hesitate to tap it to find out more;
  3. The Play Protect page reveals info such as recently scanned apps, it lets you know if it has found anything questionable, and gives you a few options to play with. I am sure that you will love it!

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