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View recent scan details Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNETTo view the current scan status and make sure Play Protect is enabled go to Settings > Google > Security > Google Play Protect.
On an app’s GooglePlay Store pageGoogle, Inc.As Google completes the rollout of Play Protect, you’ll begin to see verification badges on an app’s Play Store page.
The easiest way to keep your device safe is to install apps from the Play Store, and the Play Store alone.
Keep in mind, Play Protect is designed to scan and identify bad apps in the Play Store, not from third-party websites that host apps.
There are a few different ways to check if an app is Play Protect approved.
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Play Protect is built into every device with Google Play, is always updating, and automatically takes action to keep your data and device safe, so you don’t have to lift a finger.
Today we introduced Google Play Protect—Google’s comprehensive security services for Android, providing powerful new protections and greater visibility into your device security.
As we’ve grown, so have our security services, which constantly protect the 2 billion active Android devices globally.
We know you want to be confident that your Android devices are safe and secure, which is why we are doubling down on our commitment to security.
Whether you’re checking email for work, playing Pokémon Go with your kids or watching your favorite movie, confidence in the security of your device and data is important.
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You can find Play Protect by going into your Google settings, then Security and Google Play Protect.
Google’s new (and now properly branded) security system, Google Play Protect, is now widely available and should at this point be active on any phone with the latest version of Google Play Services.
After a slow rollout with varied reports that Play Protect was available, as we look at our own devices here every one of them has it.
Google announced Play Protect back at Google I/O as a revamped and more consumer-friendly version of the old “verify apps” system, but with an identical goal: to protect you from harmful apps installed on your phone.
But the aim of Play Protect is to let the user know what’s going on with the scanning in a way that wasn’t really available before.