Google Play Protect protects your Android device from unknown or apps that can harm your device. Basically, it scans for apps that are malware or things in an app that could cause harm to your device or data. While this feature is a great addition to the Android operating system, it could stop you from installing rooting apps such as Kingroot or any other app which could do a system level modification.
You’re looking for the steps to disable or enable it and I’ve written them, but before you begin doing either of it, wouldn’t you want to know if this feature is worth keeping or better when turned off? That’s why, before I’ve written a bit about, “what it is” and also have embedded a video to help you understand it in an easier way. But feel free to jump to the steps, if you already know about it.
What is Google Play Protect?
The Google Play Protect is enabled by all the latest Android versions by default. However, if you’re using an older version of the OS, you won’t have it in your device. It’s an Essential feature and one of the ways in which Google is trying to stop malware and harmful apps on the Android platform and works quite well. You should consider watching this video to learn more about it.
Disabling Google Play Protect: The Steps
Before we begin with the steps, I’d like to make sure that you trust the app for which you’ll be disabling this. If you don’t trust it or know much about it, comment down with the name and we’ll have a background check done for you. However, if you know what you’re doing and it’s the Google Play Protect that’s stopping you, then the steps are here.
- Open the Google Play Store.
- Click on the Three horizontal lines on the left-hand side to open the slideout menu.
- Look for “Play Protect” and click on it.
- Find the “Scan device for security threats” and disable it.
- That’s it you’ve successfully disabled it. After it’s disabled it should look like the below screenshot. But the article isn’t over yet, scroll down.
How to Enable Google Play Protect?
- Go to the Google Play Store
- Click on the menu icon (three horizontal lines) on the top left-hand side.
- Look for “Play Protect.” and click on it.
- Find the “Scan device for security threats” and ENABLE it.
- Alternatively, you might also want to enable the second option “Improve harmful app detection” to send unknown apps to Google.
- If it gets enabled, It’ll show a message, “Looks good” on the screen and above it, it’ll show the apps that were scanned recently.
The guide has finally come to an end, we hope that you were able to solve your problem. In case any of the steps had an error or didn’t work for you, comment down below with the details and I’ll try to work it out for you and help you solve it.
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