Warning For Billions – Important Setting To Turn On Now For Protection Against Malicious Apps

We’re constantly hearing reports of dubious apps being caught with sneaky malware and other nasties.

So it’s important to always think twice about what you download, even if it’s from the Google Play Store. Aside from that, there is also some stuff on your smartphone that can help. Google Play Protect is a free service that claims to help keep your apps safe and your data private.

It does this by checking your apps and devices for harmful behavior. Some of the benefits include a scan of any apps from Google Play before you download them.

It’ll even deactivate or remove harmful apps from your device if it detects something fishy.

How to turn on Google Play Protect

Google Play Protect should be switched on already by default.

But if you want to be sure, you can have a look by opening the Google Play Store first.

Tap your profile icon in the top right.

Find Play Protect, then select Settings.

Finally, ensure Scan apps with Play Protect is on.

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