A Quick Guide for Stopping Google Tracking on Your Android Device

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    Muhid Suleman, An expert writer from Pureprivacy's content team, Dedicate to make data privacy simple and accessible for you. Muhid, Our Content Wizard, weaves tales about online privacy using simple and user friendly procedures. He firmly believes that online privacy is your right and a big deal in the digital jungle.

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  • 5 June 2024
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Google tracks website visitors to 86% of the top 50,000 websites on the internet.

This means that Google can track the vast bulk of online activity.

Are you concerned about your privacy and tired of Google tracking everything you do on your Android device? You are not alone. 

While Google's services are accessible, they also collect a lot of personal information. You may take action to reduce tracking and maintain your privacy.

This post will talk about how to stop Google from tracking Android with PurePrivacy.

Is Google Tracking You?

Yes, if you use Android, you may feel like all of your activity is being tracked. Google may follow you in various ways, including your location, online activity, app use, and personalized ads. 

7 Warning Signs That Your Android Device Is Tracked by Google

Google can track your Android device in various ways. Here are some signs that your device may be being tracked:

  1. High Battery Drain

Unusual battery drain could be a sign of tracking or background location services using up energy.

  1. Extensive Activity Logs in Your Google Account

Visit your Google Account to get full logs of visited locations, websites, and apps used. This precise tracking shows that Google monitors your activity.

  1. Google Assistant Is Frequently Activated

If Google Assistant frequently activates without your command, it could be a result of voice recognition tracking. Overly sensitive activation may result in excessive tracking of your vocal activity.

  1. Overheating 

If your phone seems unusually warm, even when not in use, it could be because tracking is running in the background and generating too much heat.

  1. Data Usage Increases

Unexpected increases in data usage can indicate that your device is sending large amounts of data to Google, such as location data and app usage data.

  1. Current Activities Google Notifications

Google continues to track your account if you receive notifications concerning recent activity, such as new logins or unusual activity.

  1. Location-Based Services Are Always On

Even when you're not using location-dependent apps, if your location services icon is continuously on, Google can follow you around using Google Maps or Location History.

6 Effective Methods to Stop Google Tracking on Android

Here are some helpful tips to turn off the tracker from your Android Phone:

  1. Disable Location Tracking in Android Settings
  • Select the Settings app on your Android device.
  • Tap on Location.
Tap on Location
  • Switch the Location switch to the off position.
Switch the Location switch
  1. Turn Off App & Web Activity
  • Go to the Settings.
  • Go to Google in Settings > Manage Your Google Account.
Go to Google in Settings
Manage Your Google Account
  • Tap the “Data and Privacy" tab and go to the Web and App Activity option.
Tap the “Data and Privacy" tab
  • To stop the tracking, turn off the web and app activity options.
turn off the web and app activity
  1. Turn off location history.
  • Go to the Settings.
  • Go to Google in Settings > Manage Your Google Account.
Go to Google in Settings
Manage Your Google Account
  • Tap the “Data and Privacy tab and go to the timeline option.
Tap the “Data and Privacy tab
go to the timeline option
  • To pause the location history,  mark it as turned off.
mark it as turned off
  1. Disable Location Tracking With Google Maps
  • Open Google Maps on the device you are using.
  • Select your profile in the top right corner of the app.
Select your profile in the top right corner
  • Tap on "Your data in Maps."
Tap on "Your data in Maps."
  • Scroll down and tap the location history.
Scroll down and tap the location history
  • Select to turn tracking off.
Select to turn tracking off
Time line is off
  1. Turn off the Location Permissions of Apps
  • Go to Settings > Apps Management.
Go to Settings > Apps Management
  • Select the app and then tap "App permissions."
Select the app and then tap "App permissions."
google permissions option
  • Tap "Location" and restrict location access. For each app you want to stop tracking, such as Google and Maps, tap it, then tap "Deny," and tap again to confirm. 
Tap "Location"
and restrict location access
  1. Disable Google Assistant
  • Open your Google account.
  • Navigate to Google Settings  > Google Assistant.
Navigate to Google Settings  > Google Assistant
Google assistant option
  • Tap "Hey Google and Voice Match".
Tap "Hey Google and Voice Match"
  • To turn off the Google Assistant, toggle off Hey Google.
turn off the Google Assistant
toggle off Hey Google

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Does Google delete all history?


    Suppose you find “Auto-delete (On).” Google automatically deletes your Web & App Activity, including your Search history, after a specific period. To change the period or turn it off, click Auto-delete (On).

  • Why is Google trying to track me?


    Google collects personal data from Google Analytics, Global Site Tag, and a variety of other trackers and products to target you with ads and content they think you'll want to see.

  • Can Google see everything I do?


    The most straightforward answer is yes; Google gathers data about how people use its products, apps, and services.

  • Does Google track you Incognito?


    Although using Incognito mode on your device protects your privacy locally, it has no impact on how Google gathers information about your usage of other goods and services.

  • Simplify your online presence today

    With PurePrivacy, make sure all your personal data remains safe without a hassle!

Prevent Your Android Phone Against Unwanted Tracking!

Following the instructions in this blog may reduce Google's level of tracking on your Android device. 

Maintaining control of your privacy is not only beneficial but also necessary. 

Make these changes right away to protect the privacy and security of your personal information.

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